MINI Countryman Models and Countryman History
Debuting in the United States for 2011, the MINI Countryman was a source of several bold undertakings for the premium compact brand. MINI's first crossover vehicle, the vehicle was also the first product from the brand to features of four-door layout and available all-wheel drive. Sharing the same design theme as the Cooper compact car line, the MINI Countryman was constructed on an all-new crossover platform. Two trim level choices were available for the Countryman for its debut year. A base level featured a 121-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine while a Countryman S received a turbocharged engine that produced 181 horsepower. ALL4 all-wheel drive was only offered on the MINI Countryman S until the 2013 model year. For 2013, a high-performance tailored John Cooper Works version of the Countryman came with a 208-horsepower turbocharged engine in addition to other sport enhancements. For 2017, an all-new second generation version of the MINI Countryman arrives on a platform shared with the BMW X1. More than eight inches longer than the previous iteration of the vehicle, the 2017 Countryman also gained greater design distinguishment from the rest of the MINI range. MINI's first plug-in hybrid vehicle will be part of the 2018 Countryman lineup. Capable of travelling up to 24 miles on battery power alone, the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 pairs an electric powertrain with a three-cylinder gasoline engine.