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Mini Countryman: Outdoes itself

Mini Countryman: Outdoes itself

The Mini Countryman wasn't Mini at all. Even if in its first generation it was shy of 4.1 meters and at the stage of the second model it was close to 4.3 metres. With its powerful five-door stance, it really stands out in the compact segment. Now it has gone better. Large: It has a length of 4444mm and a height of 1635mm. An established citizen with five seats, sorry, SUV, five seats and a practical boot volume of 460 to 1450 litres.

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Aside from the dimensional growth, the Countryman must now also boast electric features. It handles this in the same way as its corporate brothers, the all-new BMW iX1 and iX2. Components: Front-wheel drive platform, single or dual-axle drive, 204 or 313 hp (306 hp without boost function activated). Range should be possible between 462 and 433 kilometers, based on the 64.8 kWh (net) battery. In terms of charging technology, it can accept AC current up to 11 kilowatts and direct current up to 130 kilowatts.

How the intersection behaves with an electric train has not yet been the subject of the first drive-in presentation. The Mini team had the highest (performance) version on the doorstep: the JCW, John Cooper Works Edition, with a 2-litre turbo petrol engine and 301bhp. This includes a seven-speed direct transmission and intelligent all-wheel drive. Obviously this can be a lot of fun if road conditions allow (on its debut in Slovenia, which is close to the border, it was alternately raining and snowing), especially since the big little car weighs 1660kg and is not very heavy in terms of weight. .

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The infotainment system is supposed to be fun with a variety of gadgets that are almost impossible to control. The instrument cluster behind the curtain has been vacated and a large area has been created for a round central display using OLED technology. This is not necessarily in your field of vision, especially when you want to switch between several driving modes. The technology department added its own color schemes and audio backgrounds. Whether you like it or not is a matter of taste and preference. Some functions can still be controlled via the swing arm. If you can't find it because driving is too exciting, the voice guidance system can be activated by calling “Hey Mini”. Nice…

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The start has already been made. From €39,642.30 for the C version (1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, 170 hp), from €43,500 for the E version (electric motor, 204 hp), from €64,405.20 for the John Cooper Works All4 (2.0-litre petrol engine), 301 hp ). Always on board: LED lights, a back seat that can be moved by 13cm, and a 240mm OLED screen.