MINI Cooper Countryman News

  • the MINI John Cooper Works Tuning Kit

    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 proper use of SEMA for an automaker, one that's providing a little show and a dash of go. The JCW Tuning Kit includes a fresh exhaust system and a reflash of the engine management software. Thanks to the combination of reduced back pressure and a more eager ECU, the kit increases power output of...

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    7 things to know about the 2017 Mini 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...

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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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid prototype

    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 centered on driving fun. The hybrid Countryman features a plug-in hybrid powertrain combining an internal combustion engine with an electric motor. Mini hasn’t provided details but we can confirm the setup is similar to the one found in the related BMW 225xe. The 225xe, which isn’t sold in the...

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    2017 Mini Countryman spy shots

    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...

  • 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...

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    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

    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 the same visual tweaks as the regular 2015 models, such as revised headlights, new grille patterns and piano black exterior elements (chrome is still available), and they are also expected to benefit from slightly more power under the hood. Both continue to be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter...

  • 2015 MINI Countryman, 2014 New York Auto Show
    2015 MINI Countryman Gets Revised Styling, New Tech: 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...

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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...

  • The X-raid Team's MINI Cooper Countryman support vehicle - image: BMW Group

    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 the MINI Cooper Countryman. In 2013, driver Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret will attempt to repeat last year’s win, again behind the wheel of an X-raid prepared MINI. Peterhansel is no stranger to the event: 2012 marked his 10th Dakar Rally win, and the French...

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    2013 MINI Countryman Preview

    MINI’s first offering with available all-wheel-drive, the Countryman crossover, enters its third year on the market in 2013. That means it’s time for a bit of a refresh, though those expecting significant differences between 2012 and 2013 models will likely be a bit disappointed. New...

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    The 2013 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Kite Reel: Video

    We don’t generally preface stories with a disclaimer, but in this case we’ll make an exception. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to duplicate the stunt you see in this video for the new 2013 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. If you do, we’re fairly certain it will end...

  • 2013 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman live photos
    2013 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Live Pics From Geneva

    Reactions to MINI's new Countryman crossover have been mixed--some like the increased ride height and four- or five-passenger seating, others disparage the altered proportions and new face of the soft-road special. But what about a hot John Cooper Works version of the Countryman? After seeing it...

  • The 2013 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman
    2013 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman: Official Details, Pics

    Rumors of a John Cooper Works version of the MINI Countryman have been circulating since early 2010, and now it's official: MINI has announced that the 2013 John Cooper Works Countryman will hit U.S. dealers in the fall of 2012. The MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Countryman will pioneer a string of...

  • Peterhansel celebrating his 10th Dakar Rally victory
    X-Raid Team Drives MINI Countryman ALL4 To 2012 Dakar Rally Victory

    Stéphane Peterhansel and his co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret have taken out top honors at the 2012 Dakar Rally for the X-Raid Team and MINI. At the end of the last of 14 demanding stages, the two Frenchmen and their green MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 Racing was confirmed as the winner of the...

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