The new MINI Countryman D in Favoured Trim: Efficient drive with brand-typical driving pleasure [Gallery]

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The MINI Countryman is the all-rounder of the new MINI family: agile in the city, comfortable across the countryside and with noticeably more interior space. With its efficient two-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, the MINI Countryman D adds another drive option to the drive portfolio.

With purely electric drives and gasoline engines already available for the MINI Countryman, MINI customers can choose from the entire range of advanced engine technology.

Efficient diesel drive with excellent smooth running.
An electric motor with 48-volt mild hybrid technology integrated into the transmission is used to recover braking energy and supports the performance of the twin power motor with 14 kW electric drive power. As a result, the MINI Countryman D reacts more directly at low engine speeds and is also particularly efficient on the move.

Overall, the quiet diesel engine of the MINI Countryman D (combined fuel consumption: 4.9 — 4.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 127 — 120 g/km in accordance with WLTP) offers an output of 120 kW/163 hp and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds. Direct steering and the combination of single-joint McPherson strut front axle and multi-link rear axle guarantee the brand-typical go-kart feeling.

Purist design with individual expression.
The vehicle design reduced to the essentials can be individually showcased with four trim variants — Essential, Classic, Favoured or John Cooper Works — for the exterior and interior. In Favoured Trim and Midnight Black metallic, the MINI Countryman D is particularly present thanks to the wide and upright stance. When viewed from the front, the octagonal front grille is highlighted in vibrant silver and, together with the distinctive MINI LED headlamps, contributes to the strong appearance.

Brand-typical short overhangs underline the agile vehicle character and contrast with the elegantly stretched vehicle roof. The stylishly designed C-pillar follows in the same color and a badge points to the chosen trim variant. With the standard piano black roof rails, the transport options of the MINI Countryman D can be further expanded. Light alloy wheels are also available in various designs and sizes ranging from 17 to 21 inches.

Spacious interior with innovative technologies.
The increased dimensions of the MINI Countryman body increase comfort. The driver and passenger have an additional three centimeters of width in the shoulder and elbow area. In the back, the rear seat, which can be moved up to 13 centimeters, offers either additional legroom or more cargo space. On the three rear seats, the backrest can be individually adjusted by up to 12 degrees in six positions. The trunk volume increases from 450 liters to up to 1460 liters due to the rear seat back that can be folded down at a ratio of 40:20:40.

New textile surfaces on the dashboard and interior door panels make the interior feel pleasantly homely. The generous, reduced aesthetics of the design are enhanced by the Panaroma glass roof with additional brightness and all-round visibility.

The round OLED display with a diameter of 240 mm and high-quality glass surface is the new central instrument in the cockpit of the MINI Countryman D. From here, the infotainment and assistance systems can be operated conveniently and intuitively via touch or voice command. All driving functions can be controlled via the characteristic MINI toggle switch strip below.

The MINI Experience Modes can make the driving experience in the cockpit particularly immersive through a combination of visual design, ambient lighting and innovative sound design.

For the first time, Driving Assistant Plus expands the MINI Countryman with the option of partially automated Level 2 driving on motorway-like routes. This allows the driver to take his hands off the steering wheel up to a speed of 60 km/h, provided that he continues to closely monitor the traffic and remains ready to intervene at any time.

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