2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled — The Biggest Mini Of All Time

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British carmaker Mini has unveiled its largest car till date in the form of the all-new 2017 Countryman crossover SUV.

2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled

The new Mini is available with three engine options, one diesel and two petrol engine.

The diesel is available in two states of tune while the smaller three cylinder petrol is also available as part of the drivetrain for Mini's first ever hybrid model.

2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled

The two diesel models - The Countryman Cooper D and the Countryman Cooper SD both use the same engine - a 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine.

In the Cooper D the engine pushes out 148bhp and 330Nm of torque which propels the car to 100km/h from standstill in 8.9 seconds.

The Cooper SD uses a tweaked version of the same engine which produces 187bhp and 400Nm of torque. The Countryman Cooper SD will sprint from 0-100km/h in just 7.7 seconds.

2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled

There are two petrol engines available - a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol three-cylinder and 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine.

The smaller engine powers the Countryman Cooper and pushes out 134bhp and 220Nm of torque which allows the base Countryman to sprint from 0-100km/h in 9.6 seconds.

The larger turbocharged 2.0-litre engine powers the Cooper S and pushes out 189bhp and 280Nm of torque which is enough to push the car from 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds.

2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled

The smaller engine is also found under the hood of the Cooper S E ALL4, the hybrid variant of the Countryman, where it will combine with an electric motor for a combined output of 221bhp and 384Nm of torque.

Mini claims that the hybrid countryman can travel on electric power alone for 125 kilometers. The 7.6kWh battery pack can be recharged in 3hr 15min from an ordinary wall plug. It takes one hour less to charge using a faster charger.

2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled

There are three gearbox options available - a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic and an 8-speed automatic.

The hybrid version uses the 6-speed automatic gearbox to drive the front wheels while the rear wheels are are controlled with the help of a 2-speed automatic gearbox.

2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled

The new Countryman is 200mm longer and 30mm wider than the outgoing model. Quite a bit of that extra length has been added to the wheelbase which has grown by 75mm.

2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled

The all-new Countryman looks even more muscular than before with its chunkier front end, larger wheels and squarish rear end.

2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled

Inside, the new Countryman features an all-new dashboard with rectangular A/C vents but retains the the large circular display for the infotainment system.

The insides have been upgraded as well with quilted leather seats available as an option.

2017 Mini Countryman Unveiled

The new Countryman will go on sale in the UK in February 2017 with prices starting at £22,465 (Rs. 18.32 lakh).

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 16:01 [IST]
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