MINI is to officially reveal its brand new hybrid version of the Countryman at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June.
Named the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, the plug-in hybrid will combine a three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 224bhp and offer impressive efficiency and emissions statistics.
The electric range is up to 25 miles at speeds up to 78mph and this helps to provide 134.5mpg and emissions as low as 49 g/km CO2 – impressive in a car of the Countryman’s size.
With the combined force of the turbocharged petrol and electric motors, the S E Countryman can get from 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds.
The intelligent four-wheel drive is provided by the BMW eDrive system, which sends the combustion engine’s power to the front wheels and the electric power to the rear. This helps to offer much better grip and torque in slippery conditions.
MINI’s lithium-ion battery pack can be fully charged in just over three hours and can be charged through a conventional household plug, a MINI wallbox or at public charging points.
The S E Countryman comes with satellite navigation, Bluetooth, cruise control, a six-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox, MINI driving modes and sports steering wheel, as well as a 405-litre boot – which can be enlarged to 1,275 litres with the rear seats folded down.
The S E Countryman ALL4 starts from £31,585 and is eligible for the government’s OLEV grant of £2,500. For more information on the new plug-in hybrid model, contact JCT600 MINI Bradford
Added: 14 June 2017