MINI Countryman (2010–2016)

Model History

January 2010

MINI Countryman launched

Bridges the gap between the MINI and a modern Sports Activity Vehicle. The MINI Countryman offers unique MINI driving pleasure to people who require more space and flexibility. The first model in the MINI range with four doors and a wide-opening rear hatch, the MINI Countryman provides a slightly elevated seating position, and optimized driving comfort. Optional MINI ALL4 all-wheel drive offers additional capability.

As an option the MINI Cooper S Countryman and MINI Cooper D Countryman are available with permanent MINI ALL4 all-wheel drive, an electrohydraulic differential positioned directly on the final drive varying the distribution from front to rear in an infinite process.

The wide range of customisation options on both the exterior and interior again typical of MINI are supplemented by new, model-specific features exclusive to the MINI Countryman. New combinations in the range of interior colours, trim strips and upholstery enable even the most discerning customer to create his – or her – very special car with truly unique character.

At launch the Countryman range will include three petrol and two diesel models, as well as two ALL4 all wheel drive models – the Cooper D ALL4 and Cooper S ALL4. The petrol engines are the new 1.6 litre power plants already announced for the Hatch, Convertible and Clubman models due in March 2010. 1.6 litre, chain-cam N47 diesel engines replace the previous PSA 1.6 diesels engines and are shared with the rest of the MINI range.

The petrol engines all feature Variable Valve Timing (VVT) similar to the BMW Valvetronic system that produces more torque low down and aids overall efficiency. The Cooper S model also features a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct fuel injection that gives blistering performance with modest fuel economy and low CO² emissions. All engines meet EU5 emissions standards. The key performance data are listed below.

MINI Countryman One OTR Price: £16,000
MINI Countryman Cooper OTR Price: £17,510
MINI Countryman Cooper S OTR Price: £20,810
MINI Countryman One D OTR Price: £17,000
MINI Countryman Cooper D OTR Price: £18,810

The ALL4 models costs a modest £1,065 for the Cooper D and £1,220 for the Cooper S above the standard front wheel drive Countryman models and the penalty in terms of fuel consumption and emissions is smaller than one might expect.

16” wheels are fitted with 205/60 R14 tyres

17” wheels are fitted with 205/55 R17 tyres

19” wheels are fitted with 225/40 R19 tyres

February 2011

MINI Cooper SD goes on sale

The two litre four cylinder power unit follows the design philosophy of the familiar 1.6 litre engine but produces 143PS.

The MINIMALISM features include Brake Energy Generation, Auto Start/Stop, Shift Point Display, Electric Power Steering and demand-based ancillaries such as the alternator. Claimed economy is 65.7mpg on the EU cycle with CO2 of 114g/km.

SD Model

Top Speed

0-62 mph

Consumption

(mpg combined)

Emissions

OTR Price

Hatch

134 mph

8.1 secs

65.7 mpg

114 grams

£18,750

Clubman

134 mph

8.6 secs

64.2 mpg

115 grams

£19,790

Convertible

130 mph

8.7 secs

62.8 mpg

118 grams

£21,130

Countryman

123 mph

9.3 secs

61.4 mpg

122 grams

£21,970

Countryman ALL4

121 mph

9.4 secs

57.6 mpg

130 grams

£23,190

March 2012

MINI John Cooper Works Countryman announced

Has ALL4 all-wheel drive system. MINI's six-speed automatic transmission is an optional extra. Body kit, lowered sport suspension, 18-inch light alloy wheels, sports stripes. On sale in Autumn 2012 priced at £27,800 in the UK. .

Newly developed 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and variable valve control based on BMW Group's VALVETRONIC technology. Maximum output 218PS at 6,100 rpm and peak torque of 280Nm between 2,000 and 5,600 rpm. Overboost briefly pushes this up to 300 Nm. 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds with either manual or automatic transmission. Top speed 140mph.

ALL4 all-wheel-drive system uses electromagnetic centre differential to distribute drive seamlessly between the front and rear axles. In normal conditions ALL4 allows 50 per cent of power to the rear wheels, rising to anything up to 100 per cent when the going gets tough.

A Sport Button is also fitted, sharpening the engine's responses, retuning the exhaust note and adjusting the steering's power assistance. MINIMALISM technology - including Brake Energy Regeneration, Shift Point Display and Auto Start/Stop for models with a manual gearbox - means maximum efficiency. The result is fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures of 39.2mpg and 167g/km respectively (35.3mpg and 187g/km on the auto).

June 2013

ALL4 available for the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman in Europe from July 2013. The new models are also fitted with 6-speed manual transmission as standard, with 6-speed automatic transmission available as an option.

In the new models MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 and MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4, the all-wheel drive system distributes the power of a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine with an output of 90 kW/122 bhp between the front and rear wheels. Spontaneous forward thrust is guaranteed by the engine's maximum torque of 160 Newton metres (190 Nm with automatic transmission), at an engine speed of 4,250 rpm.

As a result, the MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds (automatic: 11.7 seconds). The top speed is 184 km/h (182 km/h). Due to the high level of efficiency of both engine and drivetrain as well as extensive MINIMALISM technology, the boost in driving fun goes hand in hand with low levels of fuel consumption and emissions. The MINI Countryman ALL4 has an average fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres (automatic: 7.5 litres) on the EU test cycle and CO2 emissions of 167 (175) grams per kilometre.

July 2013

MINI Countryman Camp ALL4 Top Tent Camper Launched

Finding overnight accommodation can be a real headache, especially for drivers who have taken a spontaneous trip to a festival or beach. But there's no need to worry about finding the perfect place to bed down when travelling in this MINI. Even when completely off the beaten track, all the owner has to do is head upstairs.

The innovative roof-top tent is showcased above a MINI Countryman which, thanks to its intelligent all-wheel drive system ALL4, is well-suited to travelling over rough terrain. But this simple and practical sleeping solution can easily be mounted on a MINI or MINI Clubman. The upper half of the tent is simply folded out of its storage box. Plump up the pillows and two occupants are ready to relax, then wake up to a perfect view of the ocean, mountain or valley.

April 2014

MINI Countryman updated with styling changes and revised and improved engine range

Model

Power

0-62 mph

Fuel Consumption

CO2

One

89 hp

11.9 sec

49.6 mpg

134 g/km

One D

90 hp

12.9 sec

67.3 mpg

111 g/km

Cooper

122 hp

10.4 sec

47.9 mpg

137 g/km

Cooper D

111 hp

10.9 sec

67.3 mpg

111 g/km

Cooper S

190 hp

7.5 sec

47.1 mpg

139 g/km

Cooper SD

143 hp

9.2 sec

62.8 mpg

119 g/km

John Cooper Works

218 hp

6.9 sec

39.8 mpg

165 g/km

December 2015

MINI Countryman Special Edition launched

Fitted with a Space Grey Metallic roof and mirror caps, teamed with 18-inch 5-Star Double Spoke alloy wheels in black and Absolute Black Metallic body paint, up to 250 MINI Countryman Special Edition models will be available for customers in the UK.

Standard equipment includes MINI Navigation System, Voice Control, MINI Connected, Enhanced Bluetooth with USB audio and multi-function steering wheel. Front Seat Heating, Automatic Air Conditioning and Xenon Headlights are also included as standard.

Two trim levels, the MINI Cooper S ALL4 Countryman or the MINI Cooper SD ALL4 Countryman in either manual or automatic transmissions. Both model options are paired with MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system.

Inside, the MINI Countryman Special Edition has interior surfaces in Piano Black and leather upholstery in Gravity-Carbon Black.

What does a MINI Countryman (2010 – 2016) cost?

Contract hire from £248.80 per month