Mini Introduces Entry-Level Countryman C with Turbocharged Three-Cylinder Engine and Hybrid Tech

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New Variant Promises Comfort, Space, and Efficiency as Part of Expanded Countryman Lineup

Mini is expanding its redesigned Countryman lineup with the introduction of the entry-level Countryman C. Positioned as a comfortable, spacious, and efficient crossover, the Countryman C boasts a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with mild hybrid technology. Generating a combined output of 168 hp (125 kW / 170 PS) and 206 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque, the model incorporates a dual-clutch transmission delivering power to the front wheels.

Acceleration (0-62 mph): 8.3 seconds
Top Speed: 132 mph (212 km/h)
Combined Fuel Consumption: As low as 6.1 L/100 km (38.6 mpg US)

With a focus on efficiency and performance, the Countryman C aims to provide a well-rounded driving experience. The model features a range of innovations, including a rear seat that can slide up to 5.1 inches (13 cm), allowing for customizable rear legroom or increased cargo capacity. The rear cargo space can accommodate up to 51.6 cubic feet (1,460 liters) of luggage.

In terms of design, the entry-level Essential trim starts at €39,900 in Germany, offering a straightforward exterior with black plastic cladding and 17-inch alloy wheels. The cabin, however, embraces a stylish two-tone design with colorful cloth seats. A prominent feature is the 9.5-inch (240 mm) round OLED display serving as a digital instrument cluster and infotainment system.

While there is no confirmation of U.S. availability for the Countryman C, Mini enthusiasts in the United States can anticipate the arrival of the Countryman S ALL4, starting at $38,900 before a $995 destination fee. The latest addition to the Countryman lineup represents Mini’s commitment to offering a diverse range of options catering to various preferences and needs.