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Mini refreshes Countryman


Mini South Africa has taken the wraps off its facelifted Countryman model.

On the outside, the refreshed Countryman comes with a distinctive front design with newly designed radiator grille, LED headlamps and LED fog lights that now come as standard.

The rear comes with LED rear lights in Union Jack design. There are new body finishes as well as a new option Piano Black Exterior.

Depending on the model variant, the new Mini Countryman is fitted as standard with light-alloy wheels that are 17-inch in size, with light-alloy wheels in sizes up to 19 inches available as optional extras and as part of the Original MINI Accessories programme.

17-inch light-alloy wheels in Channel Spoke Black design are new to the range of ex-works options, as are 19-inch light-alloy wheels in the design variant Turnstile Spoke 2-tone.

The Mini Countryman is five seats big with a storage space that is measured at 450 litres, however, if you think that is not enough, folding the rear seats expands it to a massive 1390 litres. 

Selective customisation of the interior oriented towards the customer’s personal style has become even more attractive due to the addition of new options and a further developed product range. The Colour Line for the lower section of the instrument panel and door trim, previously available as a single option, is now an integral part of the leather trim designed to match the relevant colour scheme.

The MINI Cooper S Countryman now comes as standard with Piano Black interior surfaces for the cockpit and door bezels. These are combined with accentuation strips in the variant British Oak dark.

Power for the standard Mini Countryman comes from a 3-cylinder petrol engine with 100 kW of power. The Mini Cooper S Countryman spawns a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 141 kW. 

Mini claims the standard Countryman sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in 9.7 seconds before hitting the top speed at 205 km/h. The S version gets the same job done in 7.5 seconds with the top speed capped at 225 km/h. 

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