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4 Cylinder 16 Valve
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May 8, 2013: BMW India that started the local production of Mini Cooper Countryman in India at its plant near Chennai, has now launched the diesel version of the car called the D. The company has rolled out two diesel versions, priced at Rs. 25.60 lakh and Rs. 28.9 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Diesel version becomes the first Mini model to have a diesel engine. The car will be brought in India via CKD and then assembled locally. The local assembly of the car has helped BMW to price the vehicle quite competitive.
Mini Cooper Countryman one of the most stylish SUV models developed by the iconic British automobile company. In India, it is currently in four variants among which, two are petrol and remaining are diesel trims. Its petrol variants are equipped with a 1.6-litre mill, which is available in two states of tune. While the diesel versions are fitted with a 1.6-litre engine that can pump out a maximum power of 112bhp along with a peak torque output of 270Nm. The most attractive aspect of this vehicle is its external appearance, which has a blend of classy design with ultra-modern cosmetics. Its front facade has oval shaped headlight cluster featuring projector headlamps that dazzles the frontage. However, its distinctly crafted chrome radiator grille has three vertically positioned strips, which gives it a dominating look. It also has attractive side and rear profiles owing to its elegant cosmetics and extensive chrome inserts. This SUV is not just stylish from its outside but also captivating from its inside, thanks to the extensive use of leather upholstery. Its dashboard has a unique design featuring round shaped cluster on its center featuring a high resolution color display. It also has a round shaped instrument cluster with white background and trendy dials, which gives a contemporary look to the insides. There are a lot of chrome inserts given inside the cabin, especially on dashboard, steering wheel, door panels and central console, which gives a luxuriant finish to the cabin. The automaker is offering this vehicle with an option to customize the interiors and exteriors with different styling aspects. This enables the buyers to personalize the vehicle as per their choice. Its seats can be personalized with either polar beige or carbon black color scheme, which gives it a plush appeal. On the other hand, its roof and exterior mirror caps can be painted with either black or white color scheme as per the choice. Furthermore, it is also available with several attractive accessories as optional, which gives it a unique stance. This package includes a set of lightweight alloy wheels, a set of stylish ORVM caps with elegant color scheme and utility features inside the cabin. The car maker has bestowed this vehicle with a slew of sophisticated comfort features, which ensures a fatigue traveling experience. It has aspects like automatic AC unit, multi-functional steering wheel and electronic power steering system. All the variants in this series have been bestowed with advanced aspects like automatic stability and traction control function, which improves the traction by reducing the spinning of wheels. One of the most important aspect of this SUV is its rigid body construction, which provides optimum protection to the occupants in case of an impact. At present, the automaker is offering this vehicle with an unmatched two year warranty without limitation to its mileage. In addition to this, it also has 12-year anti-corrosion warranty that covers the vehicle against rusting of its body panels. Furthermore, it is also available with a 3-year warranty period for its paintwork. It is placed against the likes of BMW 1 Series, Volvo V40 and Mercedes Benz A Class in the Indian automobile market.
This vehicle has an astoundingly attractive external appearance that can certainly grab the attention of car enthusiasts. Its front facade is arguably the most attractive aspects, thanks to its distinctly crafted cosmetics. It has a radiant headlight cluster with thick chrome surround, which is equipped with powerful projector headlamps and round shaped turn indicators. Its bonnet is precisely designed to that emphasizes the look of radiator grille and headlamps. It has a pair of expressive lines along with the iconic company's insignia, which gives it a distinctive look. The front windscreen is quite large, which has a black surround and is accompanied by a pair of intermittent wipers. The radiator grille in the center has a hexagonal design featuring horizontally positioned slats. It has a thick chrome surround, which gives it a dynamic look. However, the top end versions also have chrome slats that further adds to its classy appeal. The front bumper has a dual tone look as it is fitted with a black colored under-body cladding. It houses a large air dam along with a pair of round shaped fog lamps, which gives it a dynamic look. The side profile looks quite decent thanks to its trendy cosmetics like chrome door handles and high gloss black B and C pillars. It also has styling aspects like aluminum ski racks, which gives it a sporty look. Its wheel arches are expressive molded, which are garnished in black color scheme. They are fitted with a set of stylishly design lightweight alloy wheels. However, buyers can opt for either star design alloy wheels or multi-spoke design rims to give it a distinctive look. Its front wheel arches are accompanied by a turn blinker, which has a thick aluminum surround. The car maker is offering a provision to customize its roof and ORVM caps with either a black or white color scheme. The rear profile is as attractive as its front facade thanks to the extensive use of chrome inserts. It has a plain tailgate, which is fitted with a flat windscreen along with a wiper. Furthermore, it is decorated with chrome plated company's insignia along with company lettering and variant's badge. The windscreen is accompanied by a spoiler along with a third brake light. The taillight cluster has a thick chrome surround like its headlight cluster, which emphasizes its exclusivity. It is equipped with powerful brake lights along with turn indicators. The rear bumper too has a dual tone look as it is fitted with a black colored lower cladding. Furthermore, it is fitted with a chrome plated exhaust pipe that testifies its off-road character.
The S trim has a total length of 4110mm while the remaining variants has an overall length of 4097mm. However, all the variants has a total width of 1789mm along with a decent height of 1561mm. On the other hand, it also has a minimum ground clearance of 150mm and a long wheelbase of 2595mm, which makes it spacious from inside.
Ed's Take: The interior space offered by the Countryman is a lot more than the Mini hatch. This has sufficient space for four large adults with a large size door.
The internal cabin of this model series has a exquisite design that is done up with a black color scheme. However, customers can personalize its interiors with either piano black or polar beige color scheme as well. It has a distinctively designed dashboard that is made with extensive use of leather upholstery. The instrument cluster is in a round shape and is positioned right on top of the center fascia. It has white background and trendy dials, which gives it a compelling look. Furthermore, its surround gets a lot of chrome treatment, which gives a distinctive look to the cabin. There are a lot of chrome inserts given inside the cabin, especially on door panels, steering wheel, dashboard and on AC vent surround. Its three spoke steering wheel is wrapped with leather upholstery and is mounted with multi-functional switches. The seats are ergonomically designed featuring side bolsters and adjustable head restraints. The front seats are electrically adjustable wherein the driver's seat also has memory function. Both the front and rear seats are covered with premium leather upholstery, which gives adds to the plushness of cabin. There are several utility features given inside like dual front sun visors, inside rear view mirror, storage box, drink holders and front center armrest.
The manufacturer has bestowed it with several comfort features that gives a pleasurable driving experience to its occupants. The well cushioned seats offer not only comfort but good support as well, which is a plus point. A proficient air conditioning system is installed along with air vents. This will help in regulating the cabin temperature and in creating the pleasant ambiance. There is an advanced audio unit available, which adds to the entertainment quotient. It has a power steering wheel that makes it easier for the driver while maneuvering it. There are all four power operated windows available, while the external rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable. The reverse parking sensors is another aspect, which makes it quite easy for the driver to park the vehicle. The accessory power socket is quite useful, which enables its occupants to charge their mobile phones while on the journey. Besides these, the cabin includes sun visors at front with vanity mirror and there is also rear reading lamp available. In addition to these, the list includes a digital clock, remote fuel lid and trunk opener, cruise control function, rear seat center armrest and some other such aspects that enhances the level of comfort.
The internal cabin of this vehicle is quite roomy that can take in five passengers with ease. The head as well as shoulder space is sufficient, while there is enough leg room offered owing to its large wheelbase. It is available with a spacious boot compartment that is good enough for placing a lot of luggage.
Ed's Take: The acceleration produced by the Cooper S Countryman is decent and the boost from the turbo petrol produces that surge.
Both the petrol and diesel variants in this model series have been mated with an advanced six speed automatic transmission gearbox, which allows it to be perkier in terms of acceleration. Its base petrol trim has the ability to reach a top speed of approximately 168 Kmpl, while reaching a 100 Kmph speed mark in about 13.9 seconds. While the top end petrol trim can zoom towards a top speed of 210 Kmph, which is incredible. In the meanwhile it can break the 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill in just 7.9 seconds. On the other hand, both the diesel variants have the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph speed mark in 11.3 seconds at the same time, they can go up to a top speed of 180 Kmph, which is quite impressive.
Ed's Take: The performance of the petrol and diesel engines is decent, and with light body weight of the Cooper, the response is better.
This series is offered with both diesel and petrol engine options for the customers to select from. It has a 1.6-litre diesel engine that has the total displacement capacity of 1598cc. It carries four cylinders and sixteen valves. This mill generates a peak power of 112bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a torque output of 270 Nm in the range of 1750 to 2250rpm, which is rather impressive. On the other hand, its four cylinder petrol engine has the ability to displace 1598cc. The maximum power produced by this motor is 98bhp, while yielding a peak torque of 153Nm. Meanwhile, the other petrol version can belt out the peak power of 184bhp at 5500rpm, which is rather good. At the same time, it can yield 260Nm torque that ranges between 1600 to 5000rpm. All these power plants are paired with a six speed automatic transmission gear box that enables easy shifting of gears.
Ed's Take: The Mini Cooper Countryman’s diesel version is highly fuel efficient, and returns a good 12-14km/l.
This vehicle is currently available with both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. Its petrol engine is available in two states of tune, wherein its entry level variant can give away a minimum mileage of 13.69 Kmpl. However, it can give a maximum mileage of approximately 19.2 Kmpl, which is rather impressive. On the other hand, its S trim can give away a maximum mileage of 17.54 Kmpl, which goes down to a minimum of just 10.52 Kmpl. On the other hand, both the diesel variants are equipped with a same 1.6-litre mill that has direct fuel injection technology. This mill can give away mileage in the range of 21.27 to 23.8 Kmpl, which is rather impressive.
Ed's Take: The power produced by the Mini Cooper S Countryman is 184bhp, which is good on power for the weight of the micro-compact SUV.
Its diesel engine comprises of 4-cylinders and 16-valves that displaces 1598cc. It also has a turbocharger which enables it to churn out a maximum power of 112bhp along with a hammering torque output of 270Nm. On the other hand, both the petrol variants are equipped with a 1598cc engine that has the same valve configuration like its diesel version. However, this mill in the entry level trim can produce a maximum power of 98bhp along with a peak torque output of 153Nm. Its top end version has an attuned engine, which can produce a commanding power of 184bhp in combination with a mammoth torque output of 260Nm, which is rather remarkable.
Ed's Take: The Mini comes with an integrated music system and the interior styling is fancy and different from most of the other cars.
The car maker has blessed this vehicle with an advanced infotainment system that enables its occupants to listen to their favorite music and keeps them entertained all through their journey. It features a CD, MP3 player, AM/FM radio tuner along with a total of six speakers that deliver an excellent sound experience. This supports USB port as well as auxiliary input options. It also has adjustable speed sensitive volume control and Bluetooth wireless data link for hands free phone. It has a multifunctional steering wheel that is mounted with audio as well as cruise control functions. On the other hand, the owners of this vehicle can further include some additional features as per their requirement. These include the Hi-Fi loudspeaker system by Harman/Kardon. This comes with ten high performance speakers and a digital multi channel amplifier that offers an impeccable sound quality and experience. The Bluetooth mobile phone preparation with USB audio interface is another aspect. It has the hands free kit, exterior antenna as well as a music interface for mobile phones, MP3 players and USB sticks. Additionally, the Radio Mini Visual Boost is offered that has a high resolution 6.5 inch display. This comes with a joystick in the tunnel console along with five stereo loudspeakers. The customers can also opt for the lights package that includes door area lighting in the door trims and front footwell lights, illuminated vanity mirror as well as front reading lights. One more aspect in this list is the electric sunroof that is made of tinted single pane safety glass. Moreover, it is offered with a stylish pair of 18 inch alloy wheels, which the owners can choose to further enhance its side profile.
Ed's Take: The handling of the Mini Cooper S Coutryman is the same like the original Mini. It drives just like a go-kart. Mini has ensured to retain this in the DNA of their new cars.
The braking and handling aspects of this model are quite reliable. All the four wheels are fitted with robust disc brakes, which helps in efficient braking. It is further assisted by anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as well for enhancing this mechanism. It is incorporated with a rack and pinion based electric power assisted steering system that offers outstanding response. This can be adjusted according to its speed for easy maneuverability at low speeds. On the other hand, it comes with a proficient suspension system, which helps it in maintaining stability on any road conditions. The front axle is assembled with a single joint spring strut, while the rear one is affixed with a multiple control arm. The aluminum construction keeps the weight to a minimum and improves the agility of this vehicle.
Ed's Take: The safety features on the Mini Cooper S Countryman are dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP.
The manufacturer has loaded it with crucial security features to keep this vehicle and its passengers safe while traveling. It is blessed with a robust body structure that is reinforced at strategic points. This will help in minimizing the impact on occupants when a collision takes place. It has three point seat belts at front with pretensioners as well as force limiters, which keeps the driver and co-passenger safe in the event of a crash. There is ISOFIX child safety seat mounting system available for up to two child seats that ensure the protection of younger passengers. This vehicle is offered with six airbags as standard. In case of a collision, the dual front airbags safeguards the head and upper body, while the side and head airbags minimizes the possibility of injuries to the head, chest and abdominal areas at the time of side impacts. The disc braking mechanism is assisted by anti lock braking that prevents locking up of wheels and vehicle skidding at the time of sudden braking. It has electronic brake force distribution that distributes the braking force between front as well as rear axles. Furthermore, it comes with a brake assist system that helps in delivering maximum braking force besides ensuring shortest possible stopping distances. Another key aspect is the dynamic braking light, which starts to flash and alerts the following drivers when it performs emergency braking. It has vehicle stability control system that assists driver to maintain its control during extreme steering maneuvers. The risk of an impact is also reduced with the help of hazard warning lights that activate automatically. The cornering brake control is an advanced safety feature that assists in lessening the risk of vehicle instability, which may happen when the brakes are applied while taking a bend at speed. Besides these, it features automatic headlight beamthrow control that provides optimum illumination, whether in the country or city. Meanwhile, the hill assist control avoids it from rolling backwards while driving off uphill on an inclined surface. The engine immobilizer is another feature which protects it from theft, while avoiding any unauthorized access into it. The instrument panel keeps the driver alert by displaying notifications like seat belt warning, door ajar warning, low fuel consumption and a few others. In addition to these, it includes a collapsible steering column, front and side impact beams, engine check warning, central locking system, emergency interior seat back release, anti theft alarm as well as power door locks, which will ensure maximum protection of its passengers.
The wheel arches of this sports utility vehicle are equipped with an elegant set of 17 inch five double spoke alloy wheels. These rims are further covered with run flat tyres of size 205/55 R17 that provides a superior grip on roads. The company has also fitted a full size spare wheel in its boot compartment along with all other tools that are required for changing a flat tyre.
1. Availability of many comfort features is a plus point.
2. Powerful engines deliver excellent performance.
3. Reliable braking and suspension mechanisms.
4. Safety standards are quite good.
5. Striking exteriors with many stylish features.
1. Maintenance cost is expensive.
2. Diesel engine NVH levels can be reduced.
3. Internal appearance can be further improved.
4. Fuel economy can be made better.
5. Higher price tag is a disadvantage.
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