While the pure electric version of the new generation of the Mini Countryman debuted under a glittering halo at the 2023 Munich exhibition, the “traditional” gasoline version of the car was introduced without much fanfare.
The new gasoline-powered Mini Countryman lineup begins with the C version, which uses a turbocharged 1.5L 3-cylinder engine, supported by a smaller electric motor. The total power of this version is 167 horsepower. Acceleration time 0 – 100 km/h in 8.3 sec and fuel efficiency 6.31 l/100 km.
The Premium Edition of the Mini Countryman 2024 increases the cylinder capacity by 2 liters and boosts the power to 296 horsepower. The time taken to reach 100 km/h from a standstill has also almost halved to 5.4 seconds. The power of this version is less than the highest pure electric version with a capacity of only 308 hp, while the acceleration time is better (the electric version takes 5.6 seconds).
The rest of the petrol-powered Mini Countryman hasn’t been mentioned, but there probably won’t be much difference compared to the electric version. The price of at least this variant is announced to start from 39,900 Euro, which is equivalent to 1.03 billion VND after conversion.
Retaining the single engine version will help MINI retain market share in regions where electric vehicles haven’t really taken a strong hold.
In this return, the Countryman name line is highly anticipated, as sizes increase exponentially, helping the car better attract customers with families. Sure doesn’t want to give up that piece of Mini Pie.