Home Page About Us Contribute




Escort, Inc.



Tweets by @CrittendenAuto






By accessing/using The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the Terms of Use on our Legal Information page. Our Privacy Policy is also available there.

Mini Countryman

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Countryman
Vehicle Model

Topic Navigation
Wikipedia: Mini Countryman

Page Sections
History
Multimedia
Photographs
Article Index
Documents
A small crossover produced by Mini since 2010. The Countryman was Mini's entry into World Rally Championship competition.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Mini Countryman page on 28 August 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Mini Countryman is a subcompact crossover, the first car of this type to be launched by Mini. It was launched in 2010 and received a facelift in 2014.

Pre-production concepts

There is the 2008 Mini Crossover Concept which has four doors (2 right swing open, 1 left swing open, 1 left lift/sliding) and four single seats. It was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.

The 2010 Mini Beachcomber Concept was based on the Crossover Concept and the Mini Countryman, with no doors and no conventional roof. It included ALL4 all-wheel drive and offroad wheels. It was unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show.

First generation (R60) (2010–2016)

The design of Mini's first five-door crossover echoed that of the Mini Crossover Concept. The production model was first unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. UK models went on sale on 18 September 2010. The availability of models varies between markets, with the USA and Russia not taking the One versions or any diesel powered models. The All4 all-wheel-drive option is available on variable models, again depending on the country.

The ALL4 all-wheel-drive powertrain includes electro-hydraulic differential, positioned directly on the transmission's final drive, to vary the power distribution from front to rear. Under normal driving conditions, up to 50 percent of the engine's power goes to the rear wheels. Under “extreme” conditions ("extreme" being undefined) up to 100 percent heads to the back wheels.

Early models included Cooper S, Cooper S ALL4, Cooper, One, Cooper D, Cooper D ALL4, and One D. Cooper SD, Cooper SD ALL4, Cooper D Automatic, Cooper D ALL4 Automatic were added from spring 2011.

In 2012 the Countryman received some minor amendments, including an EU6 exhaust emissions standard compliance for the One and Cooper models, and using a different clutch material and improved software to reduce stalling problems. They went on sale from November 2012.

A Cooper ALL4 model was added in July 2013.

Changes to US 2014 model year range included the omission of the interior "Centre Rail" feature from the back seats. The rail is still present in the front.

Second generation (2017–present)

The second generation Countryman was introduced at the LA Auto Show in November 2016, and go on sale in February 2017 in Europe, and March elsewhere. It was launched with three variants: Cooper (FWD or ALL4), Cooper S (FWD or ALL4), and in June 2017, the new Cooper S E ALL4 plug-in hybrid. The new Countryman is 8 inches longer than the first generation, and 1 inch wider. The Cooper Countryman will be powered by a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, while the Cooper S will use a new 2.0 liter turbo I4.

The Cooper S E plug-in hybrid combines a 134 hp (100 kW) 3-cylinder gasoline engine and a 65 kW synchronous electric motor, producing a combined system output of 221 hp (165 kW) with system torque of 385 N·m (284 lb-ft). Average fuel consumption on the NEDC test cycle is 112 mpg‑US (2.10 L/100 km; 135 mpg‑imp), with CO2 emissions of 49 grams per kilometer. The 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery is positioned directly in front of the electric motor underneath the rear seat, delivering an all-electric range of up to 40 km (25 mi) and a top speed of 126 km/h (78 mph). Charging at a 240-volt socket takes 3 hours and 15 minutes.


Multimedia



19 October 2010
Woofcast #354
Duration: 1:03:25

It’s the Countryman show! All R60 news, all the time, plus a very large helping of Ask Chad to help you get your MINI ready for winter.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Download Woofcast #354 in MP3 format from WhiteRoofRadio.com
Go to the Woofcast #354 page at WhiteRoofRadio.com
26 October 2016
Woofcast #609: The Countryman Show

Todd and Alex and Gabe join me shortly after the 2017 Countryman information hit MotoringFile and we spent over an hour talking all about it, including a fair bit of time on the plugin hybrid version. Short version, we all like it, mostly. Maybe we found a few bits that you missed, maybe you found something we missed. Comments are open, what do you think?
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Download Woofcast #609 in MP3 format from WhiteRoofRadio.com - 66.8MB - 1:12:00
Go to the Woofcast #609 page at WhiteRoofRadio.com
11 August 2017
Woofcast #627: The Countryman Crashes Well

FINALLY a new show for you guys! Full crew, almost, an a long show too! Chad updates us about MINIs on the Mack and what’s happening at Detroit Tuned (hint: blue mohawk) before we get into the news. Gabe continues to profess his love for the JCW Clubman, while agreeing that the Countryman is good too. And then well all tell him he is wrong about the new MINI package that is supposed to look like Gulf livery. It just doesn’t, but it’s good on MINI to give us a car that isn’t black, grey, white, gray or black.
As of this posting, we have entered our 13th year of podcasting! And, as Todd likes to say, we don’t hate each other yet! Thanks to all of you, old timers and n00bs alike, for checking us out, subscribing, sharing it with your friends and leaving us nice reviews on our iTunes page. I couldn’t do it without the guys and we wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t for you guys. THANKS!
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Download Woofcast #627 in MP3 format from WhiteRoofRadio.com - 65.0MB - 1:08:42
Go to the Woofcast #627 page at WhiteRoofRadio.com


Photographs

Mini John Cooper Works Countryman John Cooper Works
2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
View photo of Mini John Cooper Works Countryman at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 3.7MB
Mini Countryman All4 Racing All4 Racing
2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
View photo of Mini Countryman All4 Racing at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 4.5MB


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
13 September 2012BMW of North America, LLC, a Subsidiary of BMW AG, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
27 April 2016Petition for Exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCFederal Register: NHTSA (Raymond R. Posten)


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
20 July 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.7MB - 168 pages


Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr
 


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute