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Feb 07, 2018 10:19 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Auto Expo 2018: BMW unveils Mini Countryman in three variants

BMW will start delivery of the car later this year. It didn't divulge pricing details either.

Shubham Raj @jaRmahbuhS

BMW unveiled its second generation Mini Countryman at the Auto Expo 2018 on Wednesday. Locally-produced at BMW’s Chennai plant, the car will be available in two petrol variants — Mini Countryman Cooper S and Mini Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired — and one diesel model — Mini Countryman Cooper SD.

The delivery of the car will begin in the latter half of the year, but customers can test-drive the vehicle at Mini India showrooms and dealers in a few weeks’ time, said Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India. The company, however, did not divulge the price.

“Mini is the perfect fit for urban environment...the second-generation all-new Mini Countryman offers a unique combination of functionality, everyday practicality and long-distance suitability,” said Pawah.

On the design front, the car keeps the basic elements of the first generation intact. Mini Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired is equipped with aerodynamic kit, rear roof spoiler and 18-inch JCW thrill spoke alloy wheels.

The 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology mobilises a peak output of 141 kW/192 hp and a maximum torque of 280 Nm. It can achieve a speed of 100 kmph in 7.5 seconds.

The Mini Countryman Cooper SD 4-cylinder diesel engine generates a peak output of 140 kW/190 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm. It races to 100 kmph in 7.7 seconds and the top speed is 220 km/hr.

Each Mini Countryman variant has an 8-speed automatic steptronic transmission.

In other safety and comfort features, the model boasts cruise control, park assistant, rear-view camera and head-up display, front and passenger airbags, brake assist, dynamic stability control, crash sensor, anti-lock braking system, cornering brake control and run-flat tyres.

Mini Countryman will be available in five colours — Island Blue, Light White, Chilli Red, Melting Silver and Thunder Grey as well as British Racing Green.
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