MINI Countryman E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed. MINI announces the new MINI Countryman E Plug-in Hybrid, and there are new photos on it spread, hinting the look of the new car. This new car is reported to offer quite nice specs and look, and it should help the brand in the market. Here is the complete detail on it.
Mini Countryman E Plug-in hybrid Specifications
Under the hood, this new 2017 Mini Countryman E plug-in hybrid will use the combination of two sources of the powertrain. First, it gets power from turbocharged three cylinders 1.5 liters of BMW TwinPower Turbo engine. This engine generates 135 hp of power output with 162 lb-ft of torque performance. This engine will power through the six-speed automatic transmission for the front wheels. Second, it also gets extra power from the high voltage generator that generates extra 20 hp of power output with 111 lb-ft of torque performance. This car uses the electric motor that makes 88 hp of power output with 122 lb-ft of torque performance to power the rear wheels. This car can go electric for 50 mph of speed or 24 miles drive at most. The combination of the engine is capable of taking the acceleration to 62 mph within 6.5 seconds.
Interior, Exterior details
There is not much to know about the build so far. However, the leaked photos show us that they put E badge on the car to indicate the hybrid trim for the new model. It also looks like the new MINI is built on the same platform in BMW X1, the ULK2 platform.
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From the dimension, the new MINI E Plug-in Hybrid countryman car should be longer even though it has similar width and height. So most probably, back seats should accommodate up to three people comfortably with additional space is now available. Bigger luggage space is part of the benefit, obviously. As for the cabin, even though MINI hasn’t officially confirmed it yet, they will probably add new technology and keep the decent look of the interior trimming. We should wait for more reveal on this part.
Mini Countryman E plug-in hybrid Release Date and Price
Until now, MINI hasn’t said anything officially about this plugin hybrid car. It is not certain when they will release the vehicle, and they haven’t set the price for it as well. The last photos show that the testing phase is advanced already, so more details should be leaked very soon.
So far, the complete details are pretty amusing. Even though we need more information especially on its interior look, this new car should have a long line of fans in the market. Parents with kids can finally drive a MINI so the new MINI Countryman E Plug-in Hybrid can target more categories of buyers.
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