The all-new MINI Countryman launched in India

Versatile, five-seater Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) with more space and comfort than ever

The all-new MINI Countryman was launched in India today. Locally-produced
at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the second-generation all-new MINI Countryman will be
available in both petrol and diesel variants with deliveries beginning from June 2018
The two petrol variants include the MINI Countryman Cooper S and MINI Countryman
Cooper S JCW Inspired while the diesel variant includes the MINI Countryman Cooper SD.

Bird Automotive, authorised MINI Dealership in New Delhi where the launch took place,
showcases MINI’s new personality combining all aspects of the brand and bringing them
to life. The new MINI showroom design concept is an amalgamation of functionality,
creativity and authenticity. The creative use of space combined with the use of natural
materials is true to MINI’s progressive and inventive spirit. A simple yet contrasting
ambience creates a sense of design and exclusivity. MINI’s passionate and inspiring
character is reflected through the entire styling concept right from the furnishing to the
smallest details. The urban environment facilitates engaging conversations between
people and creates an energetic atmosphere.

MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired is equipped with John Cooper Works
aerodynamic kit, rear roof spoiler and impressive 18-inch JCW thrill spoke alloy wheels.
John Cooper Works influence continues in the illuminated cockpit with the JCW sports
leather steering wheel. The car is equipped with premium features such as the ‘Leather
Cross Punch’ Sport Seats, Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi Speaker System, MINI Find Mate and the
MINI Wired Package. The MINI Wired Package includes Navigation System Professional
and MINI Connected XL 8.8” screen with Touch Controller and Bluetooth mobile
MINI Countryman Cooper SD features the Cooper SD engine for the first time in India
that delivers 190 hp and 400 nm torque. With superior handling, no city corner or hill
climb is a challenge. The Panorama Glass Roof and Electric Seat Adjustment with
memory further adds convenience and driving fun.
MINI Countryman Cooper S offers more premium technology and design features than
ever before. With the Automatic Tail Gate, Cruise Control, LED Headlight, Fog Light,
Multifunction steering wheel, Centre armrest in front and rear and the Radio MINI Boost
6.5” as standard, the all-new MINI Countryman comes ready for any adventure.
The all-new MINI Countryman will be available in five colours: Island Blue, Light White,
Chilli Red, Melting Silver and Thunder Grey as well as British Racing Green offered
exclusively for the MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired.
The all-new MINI Countryman will be available with Leatherette Carbon Black as standard
upholstery and Leather Cross Punch Carbon Black for the all-new MINI Countryman
Cooper S JCW Inspired.

The ex-showroom prices (effective June 2018) of the three variants are as follows –
MINI Countryman Cooper S (Petrol) : INR 34,90,000
MINI Countryman Cooper SD (Diesel) : INR 37,40,000
MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired (Petrol) : INR 41,40,000

The all-new MINI Countryman.
Exterior of the all-new MINI Countryman goes even further in versatility, agility and
premium character. Its powerful proportions lend a particularly distinctive presence that
combine iconic MINI design language with enhanced functionality. Precise contours on
the surface underline the cars athletic shape and vertical orientation. Contrasting roof,
upright rear lights, hexagonal radiator grille and large headlamps have undergone
revolutionary development. The roof-rails in satin-finished aluminium are combined with
silver-coloured side sill tops, thereby lending greater visual emphasis to the height of the
car. The distinctive, slightly asymmetrically rounded contour of the LED headlamp
together with the radiator grille produces a distinctive front view.
The all-new MINI Countryman is the roomiest and the most spacious MINI yet, extending
20 centimetres longer and 3 centimetres wider than its predecessor. This increased space
allows five adults to sit comfortably with ample luggage space, making the all-new MINI
Countryman a perfect companion for long journeys.
The interior blends modern aesthetics and refined craftsmanship with practical
functionality. The typical MINI cockpit impresses with its clear horizontal structure,
stretched lines and generously sized surfaces. The iconic circular central instrument panel
is surrounded by an LED ring offering a brilliant colour display in 6.5-inch or 8.8-inch touchscreen. The intuitive use is complemented by the controller on the middle console for
easy operation of multimedia, phone and car functions.
The electric seat adjustment with memory function now offers enhanced head and
shoulder space for both the driver and front passenger. The three full-fledged seats at the
rear make for ample and comfortable seating for rear passengers.
Using the cargo function, boot capacity can be increased from 450 litres to 1,309 litres by
folding down the rear backrest with its 40:20:40 split. Park your all-new MINI Countryman
at a scenic space and enjoy the view with the unique Picnic Bench that folds out of the
luggage compartment to provide seating space for two while protecting your clothing with
a fender dirt protection flap. Automatic Tailgate combined with Comfort Access System
allows the boot to be opened and closed just by waving your foot under the rear fender.
The MINI Excitement Pack features LED interior and ambient lighting which illuminates
the cockpit with a choice of selectable colours as well as projection of the MINI logo from
the exterior mirror on the driver’s side when opening and closing the car door.
The all-new MINI Countryman is powered by an all-new range of petrol and diesel engines
developed from the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology offering outstanding
performance and efficiency. The 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with TwinPower Turbo
Technology makes the MINI Countryman Cooper S, high on performance and light on fuel.
It mobilises a peak output of 141 kW/192 hp and a maximum torque of 280 Nm torque. It
sprints to 100 km/hr in 7.5 seconds and the top speed is 225 km/hr. The MINI
Countryman Cooper SD 4-cylinder diesel engine generates a peak output of 140 kW/190
hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm torque. It sprints to 100 km/hr in 7.7 seconds and
the top speed is 220 km/hr.
The standard 8-speed automatic steptronic transmission offers even more efficient,
comfortable and sporty driving due to a broader gear spread and smaller engine speed
steps. The 8-speed sports automatic steptronic transmission in the MINI Countryman
Cooper S JCW Inspired with shift paddles makes for even sportier driving.
MINI Driving Modes enable an individualised vehicle set-up focusing on ride comfort,
sportiness or efficiency, according to driver’s preference. In addition to the standard MID
mode there is a choice of SPORT and GREEN mode. Driver Assistance Systems include
Cruise Control, Park Assistant, Rear View Camera and Head-Up DisplayThe all-new MINI Countryman is stacked with cutting-edge safety technology. The
standard safety equipment comprises of front and passenger airbags, Brake Assist, 3-Point
Seat Belts, Dynamic Stability Control, Crash Sensor, Anti-lock Braking System, Cornering
Brake Control and Run-flat tyres as standard.
The standard MINIMALISM technology includes auto start/stop function, brake energy
recuperation, active cooling air flaps and electromechanical power steering.

Source : BMW India

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