2011 MINI Countryman review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 , 19:01:06 byVeronica

Filed under MiniEuropeanCrossovers/CUVs

MINI Countryman

Mini is offering a new model, the Mini Countryman, the perfect link between the classic concept of the Mini and a modern Sports Activity Vehicle. It provides even greater freedom of space for truly versatile use, a slightly elevated seating position, and optimized driving comfort. The new Countryman carries on the design of the brand in superior style and quality, combining larger body dimensions, greater ground clearance and four doors at the side with those unmistakable design features found in every Mini. Its front end bears out strong presence and serves to optimize pedestrian safety. It stands out from the start as a brand-new, highly innovative model, but is nevertheless clearly identifiable from the very beginning as a genuine Mini. The elevated seating position guarantees comfortable and pleasant access to the car and underlines the powerful character of this new model. It comes as standard with four seats and the interior offers superior comfort also on long distances, with generous legroom, headroom and shoulder freedom. The model is entering the market with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines. The power range extends from 90 horsepower in the Mini One D Countryman all the way to 184 horsepower in the Mini Cooper S Countryman. As an option, both are available with permanent Mini ALL4 all-wheel drive, an electro-hydraulic differential positioned directly on the final drive varying the distribution from front to rear in an infinite process. The Countryman also comes as standard with DSC Dynamic Stability Control, DTC Dynamic Traction Control coming either as an option or as a standard feature on the Mini Cooper S Countryman and the Mini Cooper D Countryman with ALL4, but also as an electronic limited-slip function for the front axle differential. The model is perfect for big families or drivers who require quite a lot of space.