New 2016 Mini Countryman Changes, Release Date and Price

Monday, February 9th 2015. | Mini

2016 Mini Countryman will be built by BMW as a mini SUV. Basically the car has been introduced for its first appearance at International Geneva Auto Show, 2010. This car is known well with the five star crash rating. In 2012, the company recorded the great sales which reached 100,000 units. It will be built in Graz, Austria. For the biggest change, 2016 Countryman there will be three-cylinder engine to deal with its strong rival, Fiat 500L.

2016 Mini Countryman Front Angle

2016 Mini Countryman Interior and Exterior

2016 Mini Countryman were first for the test drive performance in Germany. It has camouflaged body so we only could guess some details. First, the body will be assembled based on the UKL platform. Around the front part, the car has bigger chrome grille. At the front bumper, the air intakes are also bigger than before. The cabin is designed with four-door layout to deal with the space inside especially for the rear seat. The standard equipment are added in 2016 Mini Countryman such as the leather steering wheel, satellite navigation, the massive dial for the middle of dashboard, parking assist, auto climate control and much more.

2016 Mini Countryman Engine

2016 Mini Countryman will be supported with new engine. The company wants to remove the old engine which was three-cylinder. For the standard variant, you could find out inline-four petrol engine 2 liter to produce the output about 200 horsepower. For the acceleration, in 7.5 seconds, the car could reach from 0 to 60 mph. As the new model, it is able to reach the top speed about more than 135 mph. For the diesel engine, it goes with the same amount of cylinders and engine capacity but it only could produces less power about 170 horses. The options are on your hands. The standard variant goes with manual transmission six-speed and it works under front-wheel drive system while the automatic transmission six-speed all-wheel drive is optional.

2016 Mini Countryman Release Date and Price

So far, the official has not considered the release date yet whether it will go as 2016 or 2017 model year. We only could expect that 2016 Mini Countryman should be available during 2016 with the base price tag about $23,000. Well, everything is still under the consideration. We think that the company does not want to launch it too soon because they needs to estimate the cost production and even consider all things carefully to make the car much more acceptable than before.

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