The market launch of the new MINI family and MINI Countryman is coming on September 18, 2010 – four models, up to seven engine variants, 51 years of tradition and virtually endless scope for customisation. Full lineup and 2011 facelift details inside.
Here is a preview of the upcoming John Cooper Works (JCW) accessories for the Countryman. The parts are expected to available later this year. JCW Countryman Aero Kit, JCW 19″ Wheels
JCW Rally Stripes, JCW Steering Wheel
JCW Shifter, Red Mirrors, Red Brake Ducts.
Here’s the first video of the upcoming MINI Countryman WRC prototype testing in Portugal. The sound of the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder BMW Motorsports engine can be heard screaming way before the car comes into view. Sounds great and we can’t wait to see it in final form and action!
The newest and largest MINI model - the Countryman is set to launch in the UK market on Sep. 18, 2010. The Countryman will be the first MINI to have 4-doors, seat 5 adults and offer four wheel drive (AWD). The MINI Countryman will be available in seven models, two of which will offer ALL4, MINI’s new four wheel drive option. Countryman offers more space, more practicality and more versatility than any MINI before and it will also spearhead MINI’s return to the World Rally Championship in 2011.
“Countryman takes the MINI story to a new level in the brand’s 51 year heritage” said Jochen Goller, Director of MINI UK. “With extra space, ALL4 and four doors we believe the MINI Countryman will appeal to … CONTINUED
MINI has launched its Countryman advertising campaign, consisting of these first few print ads and TV commercials. The four new, 15-second TV commercials take the versatility of the new MINI Countryman and show it off in a handful of slick and smart short films. The key to the MINI Countryman is how good it is for bridging the gap between urban and country life. The new claim,
The BMW X1 and the Mini Countryman are similar in several physical dimensions, as well as its intended owner demographic. Here is a size and photo comparison between the two BMW made SAVs. The X1 is longer and has a longer wheelbase while also having a larger cargo capacity.