- The 2021 MINI Countryman facelift has been launched in India with prices starting at Rs 39.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
- Available only in the petrol version.
- Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai.
- Available in two variants – Cooper S and Cooper S JCW Inspired.
BMW India has launched the new 2021 facelift of the MINI Countryman with prices starting from Rs 39.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
Since MINI is a Sub-brand of BMW since 2000 , there are many qualities you get in MINI which resembles a BMW such as Build Quality, Engine, Features and Platform but not Looks, of course !
2021 MINI Countryman Variants Explained
The Countryman is available only in the petrol version with a choice of two variants – the standard Cooper S and the Cooper S John Cooper Works (JCW) Inspired.
The JCW Inspired gets a sportier look as compared to the regular Countryman including sportier bumpers, a rear spoiler and larger 18-inch wheels compared to the standard car’s 17-inches.
Moreover,7-speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission with Double Clutch for MINI Countryman Cooper S and 7-speed Steptronic Automatic Sports Transmission with Double clutch available for MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired.
What’s under the hood ?
The MINI Countryman is Powered by BMW’s 2.0-litre turbocharged B48 petrol engine developing 192hp and 280Nm of torque.
The BMW B48 is a turbocharged inline-four petrol engine as first used in the MINI Copper ( MINI Hatch ) and has been used in BMW applications since 2015. This is the same engine which we get in BMW X1 and 2 series Gran coupe.
|Mechanical Specifications||Cooper S||Cooper S JCW Inspired|
|Engine Type||2.0, 4 cylinder , B48 Petrol||2.0, 4 cylinder , B48 Petrol|
|Max Power||192 hp||192 hp|
|Max Torque||280 N-m||280 N-m|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h in sec||7.5||7.5|
|Transmission||7-speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission with Double Clutch||7-speed Steptronic Automatic Sports Transmission with Double Dlutch|
MINI Countryman Platform
The MINI Countryman is based on the UKL2 Platform which also underpins BMW X1 and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.
The UKL2 platform is the larger version of the UKL platform.
The objective of the front-wheel-drive UKL platform is to offer smaller models with a large interior space, with enough room for passengers in the rear seats and large cargo space.
Interior and Features
Since the MINI Countryman is taller and larger than the MINI Cooper, you get a highly practical and spacious cabin inside with an impressive amount of Legroom and Headroom.
The standard Countryman Cooper S comes with LED headlamps, fog lamps, panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate, rear view camera, dual-zone climate control, infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display and Bluetooth connectivity.
However , The JCW Inspired variant is loaded with bells and whistles such as Harman Kardon audio system, Picnic Bench, 8.8-inch Touchscreen with Built-in navigation, Head-up display, a 5.5-inch Digital Instrument Cluster, Wireless Apple Carplay, Keyless entry, Paddle shifters, Adjustable rear seats and a Wireless phone charger. The variant also packs in additional JCW cosmetic bits such as Leather seats, Steering, Stainless Steel pedal covers and Door sill plates.
Moreover ,The Countryman’s boot is an impressive 450 litres which makes it a practical family car.
You get The crisp 5.5” / 13.97 cms digital screen and the displays which provide details like your speed, fuel level, mileage, temperature and navigation instructions.
MINI Countryman Cooper S Price : Rs. 39,50,000 ( Ex-showroom,Delhi)
MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW inspired Price : Rs. 43,40,000 ( Ex-showroom,Delhi)
The rivals of 2021 MINI Countryman are BMW X1 , Volvo XC40 nd upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA.