MINI Countryman News

  • 2024 Mini Countryman spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A redesigned Mini Countryman offering ICE and electric options is coming soon.

  • 2021 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman
    2021 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman arrives with revised styling

    Mini's Countryman is being updated, and the last version to arrive is the sporty John Cooper Works.

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    2021 Mini Countryman preview: Familiar look is coupled with new tech and features

    The Countryman has just been updated with a fresh design and new technology and equipment options.

  • 2021 Mini Countryman facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mini Countryman spy shots

    Mini's Countryman is about to undergo an update, and one of the changes will be a new Union Jack-style graphic for the taillights.

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    2020 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman to top 300 horsepower

    A major upgrade for the Mini John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman boost output to 301 horsepower, and the cars gets bigger brakes and improved suspensions to become real performers.

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    Mini serves up JCW Tuning kit at SEMA

    Mini has taken to the 2017 SEMA show floor and brought with it a number of upgrade gifts. Owners of the Countryman and Clubman now have a foot in the John Cooper Works mod game thanks to a new kit. It's not just a looks upgrade either, as Mini is ready to unlock some more power as well. This is a...

  • 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman

    It might look like the outgoing Mini Countryman, but the all-new 2017 model shares little more than a few nuts and bolts with its predecessor. It's a well thought-out subcompact crossover SUV that's far better aligned with what buyers are generally after—roominess, refinement, and on-road polish. Here's a look at seven things we think you should know about the brand's latest foray into the increasingly competitive world of tall-riding wagons—or crossovers. Also, don't miss our full first drive review of the 2017 Mini Countryman. Mini's lineup (finally) makes some sense. After...

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    2017 Mini Countryman first drive review: a better BMW crossover?

    In the burgeoning crossover world, there's always room for one more. Enter the Mini Countryman, which is all-new for a late 2017 model year introduction. It's a smart, focused reboot of what has become the brand's second best-selling model. But success in the Mini world isn't the same as a hit for...

  • 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman
    2018 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman revealed ahead of 2017 Shanghai auto show

    A new generation of the Mini Countryman has just gone on sale and will soon be joined by a high-performance John Cooper Works model. Revealed today ahead of a world debut in April at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, the latest John Cooper Works Countryman follows a familiar formula with its...

  • 2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman spy shots

    Mini unveiled its redesigned Countryman crossover during November's 2016 Los Angeles auto show, with the range including a new Cooper S E ALL4 plug-in hybrid model. Soon, the redesigned Countryman range will also include a high-performance John Cooper Works model, a prototype for which has just...

  • 2017 Mini Countryman, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    2017 Mini Countryman preview

    Mini has revealed a bigger, more sophisticated Countryman SUV for the nameplate’s second iteration. And this time there’s a plug-in hybrid model, representing the first hybrid from the brand. The new Countryman made its world debut on Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show and goes...

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    New Countryman to be Mini’s first hybrid

    A new generation of the Mini Countryman is just around the corner and on Monday we received confirmation that the compact SUV will be the brand’s first hybrid. Mini says the arrival of the hybrid Countryman marks the start of a new phase for the brand, one that is electrified yet still...

  • 2017 Mini Countryman spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The Mini Countryman was updated for 2015 but development of a successor is nearing its final stages. A prototype for the new Countryman has just been spotted, revealing many of the details of the next-generation compact crossover. It appears designers have adopted a boxier, more rugged look for the new Countryman although there’s no mistaking it for anything but a Mini. The prototype is also bigger than the current Countryman, which should add some much needed room in the cabin. Underpinning the vehicle is the same UKL platform found in the latest Mini Hardtop, Clubman and Convertible...

  • Cardboard 1959 Morris Mini Minor fits in Mini Countryman (Photo by 'Practical Classics')
    An original Mini fits inside today's Mini Countryman

    New vehicles are getting bigger, and no car brand illustrates this point better than Mini. Current Mini models are still smaller than most other new cars, but they're not exactly "mini," especially compared to the original version that debuted in 1959. On top of that, Mini keeps adding larger...

  • 2017 Mini Countryman spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 MINI Countryman Spy Video

    The third-generation MINI Cooper (now called a Hardtop) based on the BMW Group’s UKL platform made its debut last year and was followed quickly by a new four-door variant dubbed the Hardtop 4. Later this year we should see a new MINI Convertible as well as a new Clubman, and looking further...

  • 2015 MINI Countryman Park Lane
    2015 MINI Countryman Park Lane Coming This Summer

    MINI is working on a new generation of its Countryman crossover, but the current model still has some life left on the shelf. To help keep interest a live, MINI is offering a special edition version for the 2015 model year. Dubbed the “Park Lane”, the latest addition to the Countryman...

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    Eight MINI ALL4 Racings To Take On 2015 Dakar Rally

    The 2015 Dakar Rally is coming up and in the lead up MINI has announced that eight of its custom-built ALL4 Racings will take part. MINI, together with its partner in the Dakar Rally, German motorsport and engineering firm X-raid, will be aiming to defend its title, which last year was won by...

  • 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Paceman
    2015 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman And Paceman Revealed

    We’ve already seen the regular versions of the updated 2015 MINI Cooper Countryman and 2015 Cooper Paceman, and now we have details for the high-performance John Cooper Works variants. MUST SEE: Stolen Tesla Police Chase Ends In Massive, Fiery Wreck, Splits Model S In Half: Video They feature...

  • 2015 MINI Countryman, 2014 New York Auto Show

    MINI may have just introduced an all-new Cooper Hardtop, but that doesn’t mean it’s ignoring its other models. The automaker has just rolled out an updated version of its Cooper Countryman, which is on show this week at the 2014 New York Auto Show. It’s due to go on sale later this year, as a 2015 model. This is expected to be the last major update for the Countryman before it’s replaced by an all-new model based on the BMW Group’s UKL platform. It sees the popular crossover (it’s MINI’s best-seller after the Cooper Hardtop) receive some styling...

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    2015 MINI Countryman To Make World Debut In New York

    MINI’s Countryman crossover was introduced for the 2011 model year, and received its first update for 2013. Now, just a week out from the 2014 New York Auto Show, MINI has confirmed that it will use the event for the world debut of its 2015 Countryman. Although MINI has already introduced its...

  • 2013 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner
    MINI Celebrates Dakar Win With Special Edition JCW Countryman

    A MINI, albeit a highly-modified one, has been driven to victory in the arduous Dakar Rally for the past two years, with Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel and his co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret pulling off the feat on both occasions. Their weapon of choice was the custom-built MINI ALL4 Racing...

  • MINI at the 2013 Dakar Rally
    X-Raid Team Drives MINI Countryman To Second Consecutive Dakar Rally Win

    Following their win at last year’s race, the duo made up of Frenchmen Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret have won the Dakar Rally once more, and in dominant style. They piloted their Monster Energy X-raid Team-sponsored MINI ALL4 Racing to victory in the arduous race in a time...

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    2013 Dodge SRT Viper Driven, Best Car To Buy Short List, BMW i Eco Concept: Car News Headlines

    Today we tell you what it’s like to drive the all-new 2013 Dodge SRT Viper on the street and on the track. Though equipped with modern concessions to safety like electronic stability control, the new Viper is hardly what we’d call de-fanged. The list of Best Car To Buy candidates is...

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    MINI Shows Off Cooper Countryman Dakar Rally Support Vehicle

    Last January, MINI surprised the racing world by taking first place honors in the grueling Dakar Rally. Even more surprising was the fact that 2012 represented MINI’s very first attempt at the event, a testament to the preparation and planning of the X-raid Team, as well as the durability of...

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