Williams MINI will be revealing the all-new MINI Countryman in February 2017 at each of its retail centres across the North West.
The new MINI Countryman is set to be the biggest and most versatile model launched in the brand’s 57-year history. With its larger external dimensions, and increase in space throughout the cabin and luggage area, it offers occupants even greater comfort and a genuinely premium ambience.
As part of an exciting launch on 11 February, the MINI Countryman will be on show for the public to look around, arrange test drives and place orders.
Reflecting customer demand for high-end features, equipment levels on the new MINI Countryman have been bolstered versus the outgoing model. Additions to the standard equipment list include MINI’s acclaimed Satellite Navigation System, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Emergency E-call and Active Guard among others.
Naturally, being a MINI, there is broad scope for owners to personalise their new Countryman, with extensive colour and trim options, advanced technology features and a range of option packs that offer carefully selected items with significant cost savings for the customer. One such option is a new 8.8” inch touchscreen display as part of the MINI Navigation System XL, offering touchscreen multimedia and navigation control for the first time in a MINI.
The new MINI Countryman is available at launch with a choice of four new engines: two petrol-powered variants and two diesels. In addition, for the first time there will be a plug-in hybrid MINI, the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4.
The new EU6-compliant MINI TwinPower Turbo engines are familiar from the other recent additions to the MINI family. The petrol engines, a 1.5-litre three-cylinder in the Cooper Countryman and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder in the Cooper S Countryman, feature turbocharging, direct fuel injection with centrally positioned injectors, variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS) and fully variable VALVETRONIC valve control technology.
The result is 136 hp and 220 Nm of torque in the Cooper, which enables a 0-62 mph time of 9.6 seconds and fuel consumption and emissions figures of 51.4 mpg/126 g/km. The Cooper S produces 192 hp with 280 Nm of torque, and completes the sprint to 62mph from rest in just 7.5 seconds, yet still manages 45.6 mpg with 141 g/km of C02 emitted.
The 2-litre diesel engines in the MINI Cooper D Countryman and MINI Cooper SD Countryman both also feature MINI TwinPower Turbo technology, with high pressure common rail injection. The 150 hp / 330 Nm engine in the Cooper D enables a very competitive 0-62 mph time of just 8.9 seconds (considerably quicker than the previous model) but with 64.2 mpg and 113 g/km of C02 emitted.
The high performance Cooper SD Countryman features 190 hp and a full 400 Nm of toque, providing a 0-62mph sprint of just 7.7 seconds but with 61.4 mpg and 121 g/km of C02 emitted.
The launch will be taking place at, the home of the UKs longest indoor Skiing and indoor snowboarding slope, the Chill Factore on Thursday 9th February from 6pm to 11pm
Inside the Chill Factore, customers will be able to get close and intimate with the versatility of the MINI Countryman. On hand Sales Executives will give customers the opportunity to learn about all the features of the new more spacious MINI Countryman.
Customers will able to release their insatiable hunger for adventure by partaking in a number of exhilarating activities throughout the Chill Factore. Williams MINI have provided customers will have the chance to utilise the Chill Factore's Snow park with activities ranging from Downhill Donuts and Sledge 'o' Mania to Snow Luge and Luge Slip 'n' Slide.
Customers at the event will have exclusive access to the Chill Factore's Sports bar, over looking the Snow Park & Ski Slope, with complimentary food and drink available throughout the evening.
The launch of the new MINI Countryman is well anticipated by MINI enthusiasts, and with limited availability, this is bound to be a popular event. To ensure you get the first look at the New MINI Countryman register you interest below: