Mini is a reputed brand internationally and has quite an amazing history on its account in terms of its accomplishments. Most importantly, it has been a part of the automobile history as a whole. The vehicles from the brand are not just random cars released by a yesteryear success, these are what one might call a design excellence back when they were launched. So, when such a brand shifted places along the years and its current home, BMW did quite a lot in terms of reviving the brand without affecting the quality and the true DNA of MINI.
Mini Countryman is the first car launched by BMW under its newly owned MINI marque. Plus, in terms of design innovation, the Mini Countryman has quite a lot to look forward to. The car is the first crossover SUV and the vehicle has a higher ground clearance and longer wheel base. Mini has finally launched the new Countryman that comes with some design updates and new features and tech as well.
2018 Mini Countryman comes bigger and better. The vehicle is all pumped up and muscular with enough to give a tough time to some of the toughest SUVs in the market. The vehicle’s front profile has all the same look as other Mini cars. The front grill is larger and boasts extensive chrome finishing and its air vents reflects aggressiveness. There are LED daytime running lights with LED projector headlamps. A chunky bumper with large fog lamps with black housing are there, while the central air intake comes blackened.
The body decals, new alloy wheels, protruding black wheel arch mouldings, floating roof add zing to the car, while at the back, it gets LED taillight with new design and new muscular bumper. The skid plates at front and rear add practicality and masculinity to the SUV. It comes available in exciting colour options.
Interior of the car comes with luxury meets power vibe. The interior of the Mini Countryman comes sporting plush luxurious features. It boasts new steering wheel, new instrument cluster, a larger touchscreen infotainment system with the Mini signature look and iDrive.
Thanks to the bigger look, the car offers more space and comfort for the occupants inside compared to the previous model. Boot space too has became bigger.
ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
The new Mini Countryman is based on the same UKL architecture that houses the BMW X1 as well. Available in both petrol and diesel engine options, the 2018 Mini Countryman comes with a 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged engine that kicks out around 190 bhp of peak power and 280 Nm of peak torque. The diesel variant is powered by a 2.0-litre engine with capability to churn out around 190 bhp of peak power and 400 Nm of massive torque output as well. Power is sent to the front wheels using an 8-speed automatic gearbox. While the international market gets AWD versions of the car, Indian market-spec model is available with front wheel drive technology.
The 2018 Mini Countryman is available in two petrol variants and a single diesel powered model is there as well. The petrol engine is capable of returning 14.41 kmpl of mileage, while the diesel powered model generates 19.19 kmpl of fuel efficiency.
For handling duties, the Mini JCW 2019 is offered with standard sports suspension As always, nothing beats Mini in terms of handling. The car comes not only generating power packed performance, but immense driving pleasure as well. Also, stability and safety of the vehicle is very impressive. A high ground clearance makes sure that it takes on rough roads at ease.
BRAKING AND SAFETY
The 2018 Mini Countryman gets disc brakes on all the four wheels generating impressive braking power. Additionally, the car gets ABS, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program and Traction Control System. All these features add more safety to the car.
The new Mini Countryman is an absolute go if you want to go for the Mini brand and have sufficient money. It comes priced between Rs 34.9 lakh and Rs 41.4 lakh.
|Avg Ex Showroom Price||₹ 38.50 Lakh|
|Top Speed||225 kph|
|0-100 Speed Time||7.50s|
|Engine||1998cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC|
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)||189 bhp @|
|Max Torque (Nm@rpm)||280 Nm @ 1350 rpm|
|Transmission||Automatic - 8 Gears, Manual Override, Sport Mode|
|Turbocharger / Supercharger||Turbocharged, Fixed Geometry|
|Emission Standard||BS 6|
|Kerb Weight||1583 kg|
|Seating Capacity||5 Person|
|No of Seating Rows||2 Rows|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||47 litres|
|Front Suspension||McPherson Strut|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Minimum Turning Radius||12 mm|
|Steering Type||Power assisted (Electric)|
|Front Tyres||205 / 55 R17|
|Rear Tyres||205 / 55 R17|
|Airbags||2 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger)|
|Middle rear three-point seatbelt||Yes|
|Child Seat Anchor Points||Yes|
|Seat Belt Warning||Yes|
|Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)||Yes|
|Brake Assist (BA)||Yes|
|Traction Control System (TC/TCS)||Yes|
|Electronic Stability Program (ESP)||Yes|
|Speed Sensing Door Lock||Yes|
|Child Safety Lock||Yes|
|Air Conditioner||Yes (Automatic Dual Zone)|
|Front AC||Two Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls|
|Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors||Co-Driver Only|
|Parking Assist||Reverse Camera|
|Parking Sensors||Front & Rear|
|Headlight & Ignition On Reminder||Yes|
|Keyless Start/ Button Start||No|
|Steering Adjustment||Tilt & Telescopic|
|12V Power Outlets||1|
|Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel||Yes|
|Leather-wrapped Gear Knob||No|
|Rear Passenger Seats Type||Bench|
|Folding Rear Seat||Partial|
|Split Rear Seat||Yes|
|Front Seatback Pockets||No|
|Cup Holders||Front Only|
|Driver Armrest Storage||Yes|
|Power Windows||Front & Rear|
|One Touch -Down||Driver|
|One Touch – Up||Driver|
|Adjustable ORVM||Electrically Adjustable|
|Turn Indicators on ORVM||Yes|
|Exterior Door Handles||Body Coloured|
|Interior Door Handles||Painted|
|Boot-lid Opener||Internal with Remote|
|Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe||Yes|
|Roof Mounted Antenna||Yes|
|Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe||yes|
|Daytime Running Lights||LED|
|Fog Lights||LED on front, LED on rear|
|Automatic Head Lamps||Yes|
|Follow me home headlamps||Yes|
|Cabin Lamps||Front and Rear|
|Headlight Height Adjuster||Yes|
|Glove Box Lamp||Yes|
|Lights on Vanity Mirrors||Co-Driver Only|
|Rear Reading Lamp||No|
|Trip Meter||Electronic 2 Trips|
|Average Fuel Consumption||Yes|
|Distance to Empty||Yes|
|Low Fuel Level Warning||Yes|
|Door Ajar Warning||Yes|
|Adjustable Cluster Brightness||Yes|
|Heads Up Display (HUD)||Yes|
|Head Unit Size||2 Din|
|Integrated (in-dash) Music System||Yes|
|GPS Navigation System||No|
|Steering mounted controls||Yes|
Stand Out Features
When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.
A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.
In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.
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The colours of a rainbow
for Mini Countryman
So, I was thinking of upgrading my car to a luxury car and anyone would shortlist the big 3 first. A Merc, an Audi or a BMW. I preferred a Minj. The reason, the unique style and performance.
for Mini Countryman
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Thrill to drive
for Mini Countryman
Its a thrill to drive, it drives smooth , feel powered to drive , Excellent stuff iconic car i would must say . You would not be disappointed. Feel the car atleast once . .
Just buy it
for Mini Countryman
Extraordinary car made by mini i love it best for long drives superb pick up.. looking small but one who drive will get to know how it is good except other i am deiving this car from 2 years back n i am fall in with her i am thinking to buy another one plzz inform me if any offer you having then i just like it
|Drive||Front wheel Drive|
|Exterior Color||Black, British Racing Green, Chilli Red, Island Blue, Light White, Melting Silver, Thunder Grey|
|Interior Color||Beige, Black, Multi-pattern|
|Kilometers Driven||14.41 kmpl|