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About Mini Countryman

If you have always liked the Mini Cooper but needed something roomier to suit your lifestyle, the Mini Countryman is bound to be appealing. As Mini’s newest addition, this compact crossover SUV is 5.5 inches longer than the next-longest Mini, the three-door Clubman. Add four proper doors, a truly …-friendly backseat and a cargo area that’s roughly twice the size of the one in the tiny Cooper hatchback and you have what may be the most practical Mini (two words rarely used in the same sentence before now).

Of course there are drawbacks to the Mini Cooper Countryman, including an interior with just four seats, quirky ergonomics, a firm ride and a steep price tag when you load the Countryman up with options. Even so, this maxi Mini still retains the fun-to-drive character and relatively compact dimensions that have made its siblings so wildly popular.

Current Mini Countryman

The Mini Cooper Countryman debuted for the 2011 model year. This compact crossover SUV is offered in two trim levels: the base Countryman and the more performance-oriented Countryman S. Under the hood, the entry-level Countryman gets a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that puts out 121 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. The Countryman S is powered by a turbocharged version of the same engine good for 181 hp and 177 lb-ft.

Front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission are standard; a six-speed automatic transmission is available as an option and Countryman S models can be had in an all-wheel-drive model called the All4.

Base models come with a number of desirable features including 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rack rails, air-conditioning, a trip computer and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player, satellite radio, HD radio and an auxiliary audio input. Besides the turbocharged engine, Countryman S versions add foglights, traction control and sport seats. The options list is long and includes 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive HID headlights, a dual-pane sunroof, heated front seats, keyless ignition/entry, Bluetooth, a navigation system and a premium Harman Kardon audio system.

Being a Mini, the Countryman can also be heavily customized with special graphics and trim.

Inside, the Mini Cooper Countryman offers an interior that feels surprisingly roomy, thanks in part to rear seats that can slide back and forth to create more legroom, cargo space or a little of both. Speaking of cargo room, there’s a respectable 16.5 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks up and 41.3 with them folded down. As with all Minis, the Countryman’s cabin places a premium on design, which unfortunately means gauges and controls take some getting used to.

On the road, the entry-level Countryman’s engine gives the big Mini sluggish acceleration, making the turbocharged Countryman S a preferable alternative. Both models offer the precise steering and nimble handling indicative of its smaller siblings, and braking performance is excellent for a compact SUV. Ultimately the Countryman is the Mini for all those folks who liked everything about the original but wanted just a little bit more.

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Mini nixes plans for 7-seater, Countryman to stay largest model

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:01:00 EST

Contrary to popular belief, it seems that Mini’s growth plans do have a limit both in size and number of models. During the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, it unveiled the six-door Clubman concept (pictured above) that was 4.4-inches longer and about two-inches wider than even the current Countryman crossover. Mini design chief Anders Warming says that this is the new size limit for its models, and the BMW subsidiary isn’t building a larger, seven-passenger vehicle above the current Countryman.

We won’t build anything bigger than the Countryman, not at this moment. You should be able to park a Mini in a city, so a Countryman or this new Clubman is as big as it should be, said Warming to Auto Express in Geneva. Rumors going back to last November, pegged the Mini as developing an even larger vehicle to take on mainstream CUVs.

Mini Clubman Concept isn’t mini, isn’t a Clubman

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:20:00 EST

Hey, remember when Mini was. mini? I know, you’ve heard all this before. But seriously.

Take this new Mini Clubman Concept, for example. As you’ll recall, the current Clubman slots in between the Hardtop and Countryman models in the Mini lineup. But because the new, third-generation Mini has grown, so has everything else. And in fact, the concept car seen here is actually 4.4 inches longer and just over 2 inches wider than the current, already-large Countryman.

The future of Mini looks awfully maxi.

Watch Jay Leno bounce around with Dakar winner Roma in his Mini All4Racing

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:02:00 EST

With Jay Leno off the Tonight Show, he has all the time in the world to focus on his passion for cars and can even travel a little. Leno teamed up with two-time Dakar Rally winner Nani Roma to jump and slide a Mini Countryman All4 racing truck around the dunes in Death Valley, CA.

The Mini-branded trucks are highly modified for off-road duty. They have won the Dakar Rally consecutively in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and even took a 1-2-3 finish in the most recent running. The specialized Minis are propelled over the dunes by a BMW-sourced, diesel engine with a six-speed sequential gearbox and heavy-duty all-wheel drive system with a locking center differential.

It is amusing to see the big smile on Leno’s face, and Roma appears a little worried while Jay is driving. If this is what to expect from the post-Tonight Show Jay Leno’s Garage videos, then things are only getting better from an already fantastic series. Scroll down to watch Leno and Roma take a Mini through the dunes.

Mini Clubman Concept throws open all six of its doors for Geneva

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:29:00 EST

Coming in just over 10 inches longer and 6.5 inches wider than the 2013 Mini Clubman, the new Mini Clubman Concept that you see above is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Let’s get the maximum mini jokes out of the way right off the bat. Done?

Okay, moving along.

Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design, says that this Clubman Concept shows how the Mini Clubman could be taken a step further: more interior space, a greater sense of high-end quality and yet still clever, bold and distinctive. And that extra interior space will be accessible through four real doors, eschewing the single-sided barn door approach of the current Clubman. Well, mostly — there’s still the side-by-side barn door philosophy at the back instead of a more traditional upward-opening hatch.

In fact, spy shots and early rumors pegged this more conventionally doored Mini as a new model selling under a new name, possibly Traveller. However, it appears that Mini will stick with the brand equity it has established with Clubman instead.

As you can see in the small image gallery above, the Clubman Concept is instantly recognizable as a Mini, though a somewhat more refined overall package than past efforts. The front headlamps still have a bit of a surprised look to them, but we think this concept’s overall fascia, and its unique bright finishes, might be more successful than the latest Cooper’s. At the rear, there are a set of rather large taillights dominating the view, and we note that the prevalence of air intakes and scoops at parent BMW have moved on down to the Mini line.

We’ll have to reserve final judgment until we see the Clubman Concept in person.

Next BMW X1 moving to smaller, lighter FWD-biased platform

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:44:00 EST

BMW’s decision to make the upcoming 2-Series Active Tourer front-wheel drive has been polarizing to say the least, but like it or not, that is the direction the company will go in the near future — one rumor put the number as high as 23 front-wheel-drive models for Mini and BMW combined. The next-generation X1 won’t send all its power to the front wheels, though, when it launches in early 2016. While it will use the same platform as the Active Tourer, rumors suggest all models will use all-wheel drive — at least at launch.

A high-ranking, unnamed BMW manager confirmed to AutoWeek that the new model will switch to transversely-mounted three- and four-cylinder engines and the same six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions as the Active Tourer. The new, smaller platform will allow for more efficient packaging, and despite the smaller size, interior space will remain comparable. All the changes should make it significantly lighter too.

Don’t start wailing just yet because BMW surely won’t be entirely abandoning sporty models. AutoWeek claims that the Bavarians are working on a higher-output version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with power closer to 300 horsepower, about a 72-hp boost. It’s also rumored to offer a sporty version of the X1 that may be called the X2.

Upcoming Mini 5-door hatch spied in the snow

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:44:00 EST

We are about to get a flood of new Mini models now that the new 2014 model is officially out. In just the past few months, we’ve seen spy shots of the next-generation John Cooper Works and so-called Traveler crossover, and here we have the upcoming five-door hatchback in Cooper S form, a model that, like the Traveler, is expected to effectively obviate the need for the slow-selling Clubman.

Mini is not exactly hiding that this is a new five-door model, even with its camouflage — the rear door line and handle are clear as day. Also, compared to the three-door Cooper Hardtop, there appears to be an added pillar and additional length at the rear. The hatch also appears to be mounted at a steeper angle than the standard Mini.

Also, you have to admit that the Mickey-Mouse-ear fog lights are cute, even if Mini would never actually sell it that way.

Expect to see even more variants soon, if BMW and Mini want to reach their goal of selling over a million front-wheel drive vehicles — an earlier report indicated there could be as many as 23 front-wheel drive cars from the brands in the coming years.

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Help Mini decide on its next limited-edition Cooper

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:01:00 EST

Mini likes to make a big hullabaloo about the number of ways its cars can be configured, which currently stands at 10 million. While that figure is impressive, the BMW-owned brand is always looking for new and unique design variations, a trend that has seen a number of special-edition Minis pop up over the years boasting unique color and trim items.

For the new, third-generation F56 Mini, the British brand is at it again. Only this time, the cars are designed and chosen by Mini’s fans in a new contest. Called The New Originals, Mini teamed its 10 Final Test Test Drive winners with an illustrator to design their perfect Mini, one of which will become the next special-edition model.

The ten cars are currently being voted on by the brand’s fans on the Mini USA website, with the winner set to be announced at the 2014 New York Auto Show in April. A total of 56 examples of the winning entry will then be put on sale, making this one of the most limited of Mini’s many limited editions. Voting closes on February 19, so hop over to the page and vote for your favorite.

First Mini John Cooper Works prototype spied

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:45:00 EST

The highlight of Mini’s 2014 Detroit Auto Show stand was the arrival of the John Cooper Works Concept, a sportier version of the three-door hatch that presages the next JCW model on the new platform. Now, we have our first images of the production car undergoing winter testing way up north in Sweden.

Really, the Mini camouflage can’t hide what this car is. Between the JCW-branded brake calipers and extra intakes in the front fascia, it’s fairly easy to see that this is the sportier version of the car our own Jeremy Korzeniewski wrote about last week. We’re expecting the JCW variant to pack a fair bit more firepower than the three-cylinder Cooper he tested, of course.

Rumors have circulated that the hottest Mini model could jump to 230 horsepower, up from the current, non-GP car’s 208.

There are a number of style features missing here, and while it’s entirely possible we’ll see things like the JCW Concept’s diffuser and side gills arrive when this car is shown in production form (or even further along in testing), their absence in these spy photos is telling. We certainly think this car will become the production JCW Hardtop, but there may be another explanation. The lack of certain aesthetic features means this could be a test of the JCW Engine Kit, which in past Minis slotted in between the standard Mini Cooper S and the factory Works car. We’ll admit, it’s a long-shot, but there is precedent for it — the JCW Tuning Kit arrived a year before the factory model in the last-generation car.

The same reasoning could be used to explain the presence of the JCW-branded brakes, which have been another well-known Mini accessory over the years.

2014 Mini Cooper


Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:57:00 EST

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone from Mini refer to ‘go-kart-like handling,’ I’d be retired, living on a beautiful piece of coastline somewhere in the Caribbean. Perhaps even on the shores of Puerto Rico, where Mini chose to launch its latest Cooper and Cooper S hatchbacks. As with so many frequently used phrases, though, there is indeed some truth to the cliché — while the Mini Cooper has never actually handled quite like a go kart, it has always had a certain directness in its movements, reacting to steering inputs with an immediacy and fervor unlike most any other automobile meant primarily for the street.

Combine those unique driving dynamics with a sense of fun that permeates the entire brand from pre-sales marketing to the actual sales process itself and you end up with a marketplace success. As an ex-Mini owner myself (a 2009 Cooper S Convertible), I can attest to the kinship felt between fellow Mini drivers who share in the knowledge that they are having more fun than the poor appliance-driving masses sharing the highways and byways of these United States. It’s no surprise that the style-conscious US continues to be the marque’s single largest market year after year.

This enviable brand perception hasn’t been attained without its own fair share of flaws, however. Though the quirky design and massively customizable bits and pieces that have made up the Mini brand’s interior philosophy since it was reborn in 2001 have proven somewhat endearing, the Cooper Hardtop’s ergonomics have always been an unmitigated disaster. Plus, this is a very small car, with a rear seat that’s practically uninhabitable by …-size occupants. While that adjective seemingly goes hand-in-hand with the brand’s name, the modern Cooper has never been as ingeniously packaged as its 1959 forbearer, which offered up as much interior space as possible through innovative engineering and minimalist design.

Further, parent company BMW has positioned Mini as a premium brand, so the Cooper’s diminutive size has never equated to low prices. And for being such a small car, the Cooper historically hasn’t been well-known for its fuel efficiency.

How Mini shacked up with John Cooper

The late Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, Alec Issignonis to his Internet friends, designed a car that was sold as the Morris Mini-Minor, the Austin Seven and later the Austin Mini. Go to the Mini USA website and check out the models, though, and every one of them is called a Cooper of some sort, e.g. Mini Cooper Paceman or Mini Cooper S Roadster.

So who is Cooper?

It’s probably obvious that it’s the same Cooper we get in John Cooper Works, those JCW Minis that always make up the top of the line. But many probably don’t know that that John Cooper, founder of John Cooper Cars, is the same man who accidentally got the motorsports world to switch to rear-engined race cars and the same Formula One constructor who won two titles in 1959 and 1960 and who fielded drivers like Bruce McLaren and Stirling Moss.

On its way to driving the Mini John Cooper Works GP II, XCAR goes back to the beginning to find out when Alec met John, and how the first Mini Cooper came out in 1961, two years after the first Mini. You can watch the story and the car review in the video below.

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