Mini Countryman Cooper S ALL4 review evo

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evo’s first drive of SUV, the Countryman. Is it as fun to drive as a S hatch?

What is it?

The Mini the SUV version of BMW’s small This is the current range-topper, the 181bhp Cooper S ALL4.


Mini’s optional system, ALL4 an electronic essentially sends 50 per cent of the power to the rear wheels in low situations, and up to 100 per cent should the sense ‘excessively sporty Around 15 per cent of buyers go awd.

Regenerative braking and stop/start are standard across the range, diesel Countrymans into the tax bracket.

Inside, you can plug in iPhone and connect to music and through the nav/media screen on the including perhaps distractingly to your latest tweets.

it like to drive?

It’s a frisky Mini Cooper S: to drive, but with its key responses compared to the hatchback’s. The steering is weighted (albeit artificially) but not as as before, the handling good but turn-in not as keen, the car’s bulk making body-roll and giving a clear feel of transfer, especially through S-bends.

The engine is a new, higher of the Mini’s 1.6 turbo petrol, and is in the hatch, convertible and Clubman too. Here isn’t the place to try it first: its extra is immediately eaten by the Countryman’s weight-gain. But overall it has a different to before, a smoother, more sensation, the turbo’s assistance whizz-bang.

With it fitted, the Countryman is a car, a combination of mid-range and top-end power meaning and easy overtaking.

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The Sport provides less of a transformation in the hatch, but is necessary for some steering weight and a keener The downside? Unsubtle pops and from the exhaust on even the of throttle lifts.

A novelty for two minutes, a pain for any of time after.

How does it

With fwd sales most Mini sees this car as a Focus, Nissan Qashqai and Golf rival. It boasts character than all three, but is practical, though its low emissions and mpg could well sway We’d take a Skoda though: characterful in its own, way and a bit more fun to drive than the with some cracking and diesel engines to choose

Anything else I need to

There are five engines, two and front- or four-wheel drive before you’ve started colours, stripes and wheels. Top will be 120bhp petrol and diesel Coopers with drive.

Wheel sizes from 16 to 19 inches; our car rode sweetly on 17s, and going any could make rough an uncomfortable bind.

Mini Countryman Electric Cars
Mini Countryman Electric Cars
Mini Countryman Electric Cars
Mini Countryman Electric Cars
Mini Countryman Electric Cars

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