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