At the Auto Expo 2012, New Delhi, German auto giant, BMW finally launched its Mini car range in India. These new cars include Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S, Mini Cooper convertible. The car, which stole the entire show, was Mini Countryman. This cute looking car comes with a hefty price tag of Rs. 31.99 lakh. Mini Countryman is being considered as the costliest small car in India. The audience present at the Auto Expo 2012 gave Mini Countryman the honor of being the ‘most beautiful car in 11th Auto Expo’. Mini India is extremely excited as the response received by the car is impressive and mind-blowing.
Mini has brought some lucrative changes in the appearance of Countryman. Mini is now available in India by BMW with its Mini Cooper S Countryman. As it is an imported car it is available as CBU (Completely Build Unit) . Mini is a subsidiary of BMW and in the January Auto Expo, 2012 the latter unveiled former. The Mini countryman is a versatile performer which can be taken for ride on any terrain. The Mini range cars are the most adorable car from the BMW lovers. The design of the car is alluring and features are distinguishing from other cars in the segment. The interior of the new Mini Countryman includes navigation system, circular screen and a sized speedometer which gives it a lavish look. The Countryman is a very recognized model of the Mini Cooper.
The Mini Cooper SD is the powerful diesel car which has 2.0-litre four-pot oil burner producing 143bhp and 305 Nm of torque. Mini has a six speed gear box which accelerates 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds. Cooper SD Mini also has features like shift point display and electric power steering. Mini has a beautiful breath taking exterior with two exhaust pipes at the rear end. Mini is fitted with high end technology which adds to the engine’s efficiency features like Brake Energy Regenerations which helps it to be more fuel efficient. Mini Cooper SD is fitted with diesel particulate filter and an oxidation catalytic convertor which ensures that the emissions of the car are clean and it does not harm the external environment. The Mini has a four cylinder engine with low vibration. The comfort label of the car is high and is harmonious to the technology.
The Mini Cooper Countryman has a Mini shape with funky interior details and has more space than the smaller Minis. This hatchback car is very powerful ensuring a driving experience which last always in the minds of the rider. The car’s engine churns out power of 184 hp at 5500 rpm along with 260 nm of torque with 1600-5000 rpm. With the twin-scroll turbocharger and over boost function the Mini Cooper S Countryman shows a very impressive performance on road. Cooper S Countryman has an engine displacement of 1598cc with 4 Cylinder 8 Valve which makes the car move more briskly not with electrifying acceleration. The car has been designed such that it can be taken for a ride in any terrain. The video shows it capability at the time of pre-testing stage and its performance in the heavy snow. The Cooper has all the features which a small luxury car should have.
BMW unveiled its panache and stylish Mini cars at the New Delhi 11th Auto Expo this year. Out of the entire Mini line-up, Mini Cooper Countryman seems to be the most admired one across globe. This Mini Countryman videos reveals why is that the case and it also reveals the charm that the car holds which makes even the most jaded onlooker give a sigh. The front fascia of the car is remarkable and the nice-cute shaped headlamps along with the fog lamps enhance the look of the front fascia. The body color door handles as well as Outside Rear View Mirrors makes this super cute car a real stunner. Along with the amazing looks, the driving dynamics of the car are also awesome which makes the car an absolute viable choice. The interiors of the car are class-apart and ensure customers comfort and luxury. Also, the engine, mileage and acceleration of this small car are superb.
Rachit Hirani provided the expert review of Mini Cooper Convertible, which started off with his personal opinion about the impact colonisation has on the Indian citizens’ interests and the functioning of the nation. The review is done across the picturesque locations of Mumbai. Rachit maneuvered the dark green Mini cooper convertible into open spaces for a better view of the iconic car. The Mini Cooper is launched in the 2011 Frankfurt show and the success of the car, in Indian the market is yet to be assessed as it was launched in India in 2012.
The car looks similar to the Mini Cooper hatch other than its unique convertible top. The dimensions and size of the Mini Cooper are reminiscent of its Hatch variant. The height of car seems fit for 6 feet. The rear seats can accommodate accommodate only children as the leg space seems relatively small. The interiors are reminiscent of a cockpit with controls and switches arranged in an unusual manner. New customers might find the interiors relatively new and unique as the power window switches, speedometer and fog lamp controls are positioned at the center. The tachometer and a digital speedometer are located on the instrument panel behind the steering wheel. Similar to the other Mini Coopers, the Mini Cooper Convertible comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine. The convertible version creates 122bhp with its naturally aspirated engine. Though there is a little lag with acceleration, the car’s performance and power delivery are quite decent. The Convertible provides a smooth ride compared to other Mini Coopers. Verdict : For a wind-in-hair type customer, the car remains a possession worth procuring. Due to its availability as a CBU, the price is 30 lakh making it an expensive affair.
The Mini Cooper SD is available in four body styles of Mini range: Cooper SD Clubman, Cooper SD Countryman, Cooper SD Roadster and Cooper SD. All the cars have same engine of 1995 cc which gives 143hp power at 4000 rpm and torque of 305 nm at 1750-2700 rpm. The SD range of Mini is capable of a pickup of 0 to 62 in just 8.6 seconds. The other advantages of the SD range cars of Mini are that they are very spacious and comfortable on road and off road terrain. The Mini Cooper Sports Diesel car which is known as SD cars were designed for the speed lovers. The weekend trip or short excursion can be enjoyed in this small diesel car. Except the Cooper SD Coupe rest all the cars in the SD range come with five seating capacity. The boot space in the SD range cars is also spacious because of its interior design.
The new Mini Cooper SD Clubman Hampton is an exclusive model which is designed for easy entry and exit. The exterior of the car is very classic and gives it an adorable look. The rear end split door gives an elegant look to the car with clubdoor at the side. The car gives an output of 143hp at 4000 rpm with an acceleration of 0-62mph in just 8.6 seconds and top speed of 134 mph. The maximum torque provided by the Cooper Clubman is of 305 Nm at 1750-2700 rpm. Mini Cooper Clubman has exclusive black lounge leather seats edged with Dampson Red Piping. The limited edition car is a diesel version. The car has a 17" Ferris Grey Conical Spoke Alloy Wheels. The boot space is more than the earlier versions of the Cooper Clubman and it also comprises of a designed rear view mirror with strip light at the door foot.
The Auto Expo 2012 was a successful event altogether and over 50 global brands participated in the event. This platform was used very wisely by the carmakers and these champions of the auto industry showcased their much anticipated cars to the Indian consumers. The top five cars, which managed to steal the show includes the new Toyota Camry sedan, BMW Mini Cooper, India’s first supercar DC Avanti, the very luxurious Audi Q3 SUV and last but not the least, Ford EcoSport. The major highlight was the BMW Mini range of cars, which was both impressive and loaded with ample of high-tech features. The price tags of new car, BMW Mini starts from Rs. 25 lakh and goes up to Rs. 32 lakh.
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