BMW India has commenced local production of the latest generation MINI Countryman at its Chennai facility. The MINI Countryman has been on sale in the country in two petrol (S and JCW) and one diesel (SD) variants. The Countryman range starts at Rs 34.90 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 41.40 lakh.
The latest generation of the Countryman is 200 mm longer and 30 mm wider than its earlier iteration. It even offers a 75 mm longer wheelbase. The car also offers a bolder stance and looks more modern than before. On the inside, the new Countryman is more spacious, which is mostly due to the bigger dimensions and the longer wheelbase. As per the company, the cabin is 30% more spacious than before. This leads to a better legroom both at the front and the rear. The cabin also offers more shoulder-room and slightly better headroom. The car comes with a long list of features. The highlights include – MINI Satellite Navigation System, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Emergency E-call and Active Guard, among others. Owners of the new generation Countryman can even personalize their car using several colours and trim options that the company provides. One can even select from a range of optional features. Among the optional extras is an 8.8-inch touchscreen display that is part of the MINI Navigation System XL.
Powering the latest generation Mini Countryman is a set of petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine on offer is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit that outputs a maximum power of 189 bhp along with a peak torque of 280 Nm. The oil burner on offer is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel motor that pumps out a maximum power of 188 bhp along with a peak torque of 400 Nm. Both the engines come mated to an 8-Speed Steptronic transmission. As per the company-provided figures, the petrol-sipping MINI Countryman can hit 100 kmph from standstill in just 7.5 seconds. The diesel variant, on the other hand, can sprint from zero to 100 kmph in just 7.7 seconds.