Mini Countryman D: The Versatile Addition to the Mini Family

The new Mini Countryman D is the versatile all-rounder of the Mini lineup, seamlessly blending agility for city driving with comfort for countryside travels. This model, featuring a two-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, expands the drive options available to Mini enthusiasts, complementing the existing electric and petrol variants.

Advanced Diesel Efficiency and Performance

The Mini Countryman D boasts an efficient diesel engine coupled with 48-volt mild hybrid technology, which recovers braking energy and provides an additional 18hp of electric drive power. This hybrid integration allows for more responsive performance at low engine speeds and enhances overall fuel efficiency.

  • Fuel Consumption: 4.9 — 4.6 l/100 km
  • CO2 Emissions: 127 — 120 g/km (WLTP)
  • Output: 163hp
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds

The Countryman D offers a quiet, smooth driving experience with the hallmark Mini go-kart feeling, thanks to its direct steering and the combination of single-joint McPherson strut front axle and multi-link rear axle.

Distinctive and Customisable Design

The Mini Countryman D’s design is Minimalist yet expressive, with four trim variants—Essential, Classic, Favoured, and John Cooper Works—allowing for personalised styling.

  • Exterior Features:
    • Favoured Trim with Midnight Black metallic paint
    • Octagonal front grille in vibrant silver
    • Mini LED headlamps
    • Short overhangs and an elegantly stretched roof
    • C-pillar in matching colour with a trim badge
    • Standard piano black roof rails
    • Light alloy wheels available in 17 to 21 inches

Spacious and Innovative Interior

Increased dimensions enhance interior comfort, providing more space for both driver and passengers. The rear seat can be adjusted for additional legroom or cargo space, and the backrest can be positioned in six different ways.

  • Interior Features:
    • Additional three centimetres of width in shoulder and elbow area
    • Adjustable rear seats and backrest
    • Trunk volume expandable from 450 to 1460 litres
    • New textile surfaces on dashboard and interior door panels
    • Panoramic glass roof for added brightness and visibility
    • Central 10″ diameter OLED display for infotainment and assistance systems
    • Mini toggle switch strip for controlling driving functions

Enhanced Driving Experience

The Mini Countryman D includes several innovative technologies to enhance the driving experience:

  • Mini Experience Modes: Combine visual design, ambient lighting, and sound design for an immersive experience.
  • Driving Assistant Plus: Offers partially automated Level 2 driving on motorways, allowing hands-off steering up to 60 km/h, provided the driver remains attentive and ready to intervene.

The Mini Countryman D epitomises versatility and innovation, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a car that excels in both urban and rural environments. With its efficient diesel engine, customisable design, spacious interior, and advanced technologies, the Countryman D continues Mini’s tradition of delivering unique and high-performing cars.

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