Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid. New MINI Countryman SUV Offers Plug-in Hybrid. With parent company, BMW, is making the huge advance on hybrid powertrain, the new MINI Countryman SUV plug-in hybrid is reported to be prepared for a reveal very soon. MINI hasn’t mentioned much information about this car, but several hints and estimations are totally worth your attention. Check out the full details below.
Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid Specifications
Features, Exterior, and Interior
Actually, MINI hasn’t specified if this SUV will be named as Countryman even though it is the possible name to be entitled. As we can guess, this SUV is built based on this model. The most interesting part of this Countryman PHEV is it will have the similar hybrid system as in recent BMW cars.
There will be three modes of driving on this car. The modes include Auto eDrive with 50 mph of top speed quote. The Max eDrive with 77 mph of top speed quote. And, Save Battery to power the car and recharge the battery at the same time during urban driving.
With the Countryman SUV is moving to UKL platform, it is only logical that they plug-in hybrid variant will share so many tech similarities with BMW cars. MINI managed to spill tiny of their secret beans on this car by mentioning hybrid-specific output gauge, yellow start-stop button. And, charging port hidden right behind fender dressing on the driver side.
Powertrain, All-Electric Range — New Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid 2017
With the car is most possibly built on UKL platform (Untere Klasse), a possible engine for the new Countryman PHEV car should be similar to one in BMW 225xe. Most probably, this car will be powered by turbocharged three-cylinder 1.5-liter engine generating 134 hp of power output to front wheels. That’s with internal combustion tech as well and an electric motor producing 87 hp of power output to the rear wheels.
Performance figures can be modified even though similar numbers should be an easy way out. If both engines are working, this car should have all-wheel drive configuration. Backed by 7.6 kWh battery pack, the engine can go through 25 miles range in total 221 hp of power output and 284 lb-ft of torque performance. The engine can be mated to six-speed automatic transmission.
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Mini Countryman Plug-In Hybrid Price and Release Date
MINI hasn’t specified pricing on this particular model. Official release date hasn’t been disclosed as well. MINI mentions it is to come sooner even though BMW separately said that this model shouldn’t come before three years from now. However, it is possible that the car will make its first debut during 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
After making an SUV variant, this can be one of MINI’s most significant endeavors in the business. This brand already has huge fans around the globe, and the hybrid option should only improve its sales. The reveal should come soon. So, stay tuned for the new MINI Countryman SUV plug-in hybrid updates.
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