2018 Mini Countryman: Biggest Mini ever at 4.3m (169-in) long

Based on a stretched version of the FWD/AWD UKL platform, the second generation Mini Countryman is the biggest Mini ever.


No firm numbers have been supplied, but BMW says that the new Mini Countryman is 20cm (7.9 inches) longer than the first generation model. It’s also 3cm (1.2 inches) wider, and has a wheelbase that’s 7.5cm (3 inches) longer.

The trunk area has a volume of 450L (15.9 cu ft) with the seats up. With 40/20/40 split rear seats down that increases to 1,309L (46.2 cu ft).

There are four conventional and one plug-in hybrid available. The two gas models are the 1.5-liter I3 turbo gas Cooper with 110kW (136hp) and 220Nm (162 lb-ft); and the Cooper S with a 2-liter I4 turbo gas with 141kW (192hp) and 280Nm (207 lb-ft).

The two diesel models are the Cooper D with a 1.5-liter I3 turbo diesel with 110kW (150hp) and 330Nm (243 lb-ft); and the Cooper SD with a 2-liter I4 turbo diesel with 140kW (190hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft).

A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on the Cooper, Cooper S, and Cooper D. An 8-speed auto is standard on the Cooper SD, and available on the Cooper S and Cooper D. A 6-speed auto is optional on the Cooper.

Front wheel drive is standard on all gas and diesel engine models, with all wheel drive (All4) optional.

The new plug-in hybrid Cooper S E All4, has the 1.5-liter I3 turbo gas engine, and a 65kW (88hp) electric motor. In total they make 165kW (224hp) and 385Nm (284 lb-ft).

On sale in Europe from February 2017.

Dimensions

Length: ~4,300mm (+200mm) | ~169 inches (+7.9 inches)
Width: ~1,819mm (+30mm) | ~71.6 inches (+1.2 inches)
Height: [unknown]
Wheelbase: ~2,670mm (+75mm) | ~105.1 inches (+3 inches)




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2018 Mini Countryman: Biggest Mini ever at 4.3m (169-in) long