It was the start of the year when Mini first tempted us with images of its Countryman, and most expected to get the full spec when it was debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. But to keep us hanging on Mini has kept the information to themselves right up until now.
The Countryman will come in two models, the standard and the S version’s, both will have 1.6 liter four cylinder petrol engines, with the S gaining a turbocharger. U.S buyers will get both petrol version’s whilst the European market will also see a diesel. Charging the 1.6 increases the horsepower to 184 over the 122 from the normally aspirated engine.
Front-wheel-drive transmission options will be manual and automatic both with 6 speeds, with the base model auto taking 11 seconds to get to 60 mph. Obviously the turbocharged model is the one to go for with 60 coming up in a fraction under eight seconds in manual form. There will also be the option of an all-wheel-drive model badged All4 but only in the S.
Although labelled as a Countryman crossover the Mini doesn’t exactly stand tall in the ground clearance department, so there wont be much scope for going to far off-road. Click on the link below to check out the extensive spec list from Mini.
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