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Mini COUNTRYMAN HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto

Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
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Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto
Mini COUNTRYMAN 1.5 Cooper S E Sport ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG113.00
  • 0-62mph6.8 secs
  • Top Speed123 mph
  • C0256 g/km
  • BHP224
  • Torque284 lbs/f
  • P11D16%

Review

The petrol/electric plug-in MINI Countryman manages a scarcely believable 134.5mpg combined cycle fuel return and puts out as little as 49g/km CO2. Plus it's pokey and relatively affordable. Still want that diesel?

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MINI's first Plug-in model, the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, makes a lot of sense, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Background

What on earth would Sir Alec Issigonis have made of this - a plug-in MINI? It had to come of course: brand owners BMW have for some time had plug-in technology at their fingertips and with the move up-market of models like the second generation Countryman, it was clear that customers were going to want it. This model may have a rather clumsy name but there's nothing awkward about the way it'll go about slashing your running costs. Keep the thing charged up and it'll give you up to 25 miles of fuel-free motoring, more than most people's daily commute. Plus, thanks to a government grant, this derivative will cost you very little more to buy than an ordinary Cooper SD variant.

Driving Experience

Here, the little 1.5-litre petrol Twin Power Turbo engine from an ordinary MINI Cooper is paired with an 88bhp motor mated to a lithium-ion battery pack, enough to generate a total system output of 224bhp. It's all controlled via a standard 6-speed Steptronic auto gearbox. As the name of this hybrid variant suggests, it comes only with 'ALL4' 4WD - with 385Nm of torque on offer, you'd want that. That's quite a lot for such a compact car, hence the rapid 6.8s 0-62mph sprint time. More relevant though, is this variant's ability to run on electric power alone for up to 25 miles. To help maximise efficiency, what MINI calls a 'eDrive' toggle switch is provided that lets you swap between three modes, entitled 'Auto eDrive', 'Max eDrive' and 'Save Battery'. In the first of these settings, the car will only work on electric power alone up to 50mph, but if you select 'Max eDrive', the all-electric top speed will be raised to 78mph. In the 'Save Battery' position, the electric element is disconnected so that energy can be stored for future use - say for the end of a trip that'll involve a degree of urban motoring.

Design and Build

You'll have to know your MINI Countryman models quite well to differentiate this one from any normal petrol or diesel derivative. Look closely and you might spot model-specific design elements such as the "E" emblem on the radiator grille and side scuttles, as well as door sill finishers with a yellow "S" logo. The 17-inch light alloy wheels in a 'Light Spoke' design are another distinguishing feature exclusive to this plug-in model. Inside, hybrid-specific displays and the eDRIVE toggle switch are the only plug-in giveaways. Many plug-in models force you to compromise on bootspace - as this one does. Instead of the 450-litre boot you'd find in any other Countryman, you get a 405-litre capacity, extendable to 1,275-litres if you push down the rear bench (down from 1,309-litres). Our favourite optional feature is the 'Picnic Bench'. Tug this piece of padded material out from below the boot floor, then drape it over the bumper and you've got yourself a neat - and surprisingly comfortable - padded seat to sit on while putting on wellies or wrestling the kids into waterproofs. The magazines have sneered at this idea, pointing out that it'd be difficult to get at if the boot were full. But how often do you travel around with a completely full boot?

Market and Model

The basic list price of this Plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman is around £31,500, but from that, your dealer will deduct the £2,500 Government grant that applies to vehicles such as this one. The resulting asking figure of around £29,000 means you will only be paying around £1,000 more than you'd have to find for the ordinary SD diesel Countryman model. It'll also help that this Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 model comes well equipped. Standard kit includes the MINI's acclaimed Navigation system, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, an Emergency E-call set-up and the brand's 'Active Guard' package of electronic radar-dricven safety features. Plus, among other features, buyers also get 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, a three spoke sports steering wheel and the MINI Driving Modes system that allows you to tweak steering feel, throttle response and gearshift timings to suit the way you want to drive.

Cost of Ownership

Pairing the 1.5-litre MINI Cooper engine with an 88bhp motor that runs from a lithium-ion battery pack positioned under the rear seat makes a big difference to this plug-in model's running costs. Drive this derivative with some care and the over-optimistic 'NEDC' official figures claim that you could see a combined consumption of 134.5mpg and 49g/km CO2 emissions. That's based of course on using the full 25-mile range of the battery, which can be fully charged in as little as two hours and fifteen minutes from a dedicated charging point. To help maximise efficiency, a provided 'eDrive' toggle switch lets the driver of this electrified Countryman swap between 'Auto', 'Max' and 'Save Battery' modes. In the first of these settings, the car will only work on electric power alone up to 50mph, but if you select 'Max', the car will have an all-electric top speed of 78mph. In the 'Save' position, the system sends as much energy to the batteries as possible for future use, so you can store it until later in your trip when you might want to drive around town with zero tailpipe emissions.

Summary

If you're about to buy an ordinary petrol or diesel MINI Countryman with high-spec trim, then don't: until you've tried this plug-in version. It simply makes more sense as an overall proposition - and the downsides are few, providing you can afford the up-front asking price. As with all other plug-in models, the quoted fuel and CO2 figures are pie-in-the-sky - but the important thing is that the government believes them, so for business buyers, the tax breaks that come with this car will be useful. As for fuel costs, well overall, you'll probably end up paying much the same as you would to run a diesel Countryman. It's just that owning this plug-in model will make you feel so much cleverer and more eco-friendly. There's something to be said for that.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control with brake function
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation
eDrive button
Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance
Instrument cluster
MINI Driving Modes - centre toggle switch to control driving setting (sport, mid and green)
Mini E-call
MINI TeleServices
On board computer
Rear parking distance control
Entertainment
6 speakers
FM tuner and DAB digital radio
Exterior Features
Body colour roof and mirror caps
Silver roof rails
Solid paint
Bonnet scoop
Chrome border honeycomb structure radiator grille with S badge
Chrome fuel filler cap
Day time driving lights
Dynamic brake lights
Electric windows
Heated rear window
Heated windscreen washer jets
John Cooper Works - aerodynamic kit, front and rear sport bumpers and part-painted side sills with door sill finishers
John Cooper Works Logo
John Cooper Works rear spoiler
Metal door sill strips with Cooper S imprint
Model logo
Model logo on Tailgate
Rain sensor with auto headlights
Rear fog lights
Rear window wiper
Side scuttle panel with integrated indicator
Split rear doors
Sun/heat protection glass
Twin exhaust tailpipe
White indicator lenses
Interior Features
Dinamica/Cloth Upholstery with JCW sport seat
12V socket in centre console
360L luggage compartment capacity
4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Anthracite headlining with grab handles and clothes hooks
Charging cable
Chrome interior highlights
Colour line - Carbon black
Cupholders
English handbook
Front headrests
Glove compartment
Height and length steering column adjustment
Interior lighting with 12 basic colours selectable via toggle switch in roof
Isofix rear child seat preparation
John Cooper Works perforated leather steering wheel with contrast stitching in chilli red and John Cooper Works logo
Leather gearshift lever and handbrake gaiters
LED reading lights, vanity mirror lights, front foot well light and spotlight on front seats
Manual air conditioning
Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrest
Multifunction steering wheel
Passenger seat height adjuster
Rear headrests
Storage compartments in doors
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Tool kit
Trim
Piano black JCW interior trim
Wheels
18" John Cooper Works grip spoke alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Packs
Excitement pack - Countryman
Navigation pack - Countryman
Safety
2 tone horn
3 point seatbelts on all seats
6 Airbags - front, side, head and seat belt tensioners
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Electronic handbrake
Front and rear disc brakes
Hill start assist
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgate
Auto drive away locking
Deadlocking function
Electronic vehicle immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Start/stop toggle with keyless go
Technical
Automatic transmission
Charging flap on front left lower A-panel
Double Vanos system
Fully variable valve control
High precision injection
Performance Control
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Capacity in kWh 8.82
Battery Charge Slow kW 2.2
Battery Charge Slow Percentage 0-100
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes) 300
Battery Charge Fast kW 2.2
Battery Charge Fast Percentage 0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes) 228
Battery Charge Rapid kW 3.7
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage 0-80
Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes) 144
Battery Leased No
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Coupler/Connector Type Type 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km 13.5
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles 35
WLTP - AER (km) - City 58
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb 46
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City 16.6
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb 20.1
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High 26.4
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High 17.3
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low 18.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium 15.5
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb 19.2
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb 15
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max 15.5
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min 15
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City 61
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - Max 61
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - Min 60
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb 51
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max 51
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min 49
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High 39
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High - Max 39
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High - Min 37
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High 59
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High - Max 59
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High - Min 56
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low 54
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low - Max 54
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low - Min 54
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium 65
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium - Max 65
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium - Min 63
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 43
Noise Level dB(A) 68
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Emissions - PHEV
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb 167
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Max 173
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Min 166
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High 185
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Max 191
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Min 184
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High 142
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Max 148
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Min 142
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low 204
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Max 213
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Min 203
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium 147
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Max 153
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Min 146
WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb 18
WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb - Max 21
WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb - Min 17
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb 41
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max 45
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min 40
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B38A15M0
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 113
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
Fuel Consumption - PHEV
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb 0.7
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb - Max 0.9
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb - Min 0.7
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb 403.5
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb - Max 313.9
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb - Min 403.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb 7.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High 8.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 8.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 8.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High 6.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Max 6.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Min 6.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low 9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Max 9.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Min 9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium 6.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb 38.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Max 37.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Min 38.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High 34.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Max 33.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Min 34.9
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High 44.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Max 43.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Min 44.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low 31.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Max 30.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Min 31.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium 43.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Max 42.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Min 44.1
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb 1.8
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max 2
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min 1.8
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb 156.9
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max 141.2
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min 156.9
General
AdBlue No
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 224
Coin Description E ALL4
Coin Series Cooper S Sport
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 26E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 80
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 64
NCAP Safety Assist % 51
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 6.8
Engine Power - BHP 224
Engine Power - KW 165
Engine Power - RPM 4400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 284
Engine Torque - MKG 39.3
Engine Torque - NM 385
Engine Torque - RPM 1300
Top Speed 123
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear 225/50 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style JCW GRIP SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1559
Length 4299
Wheelbase 2670
Width 1822
Width (including mirrors) 2005
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 36
Gross Vehicle Weight 2270
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1275
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 405
Max. Loading Weight 570
Max. Roof Load 75
Minimum Kerbweight 1700
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.4

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
36 months 0 miles p/a Call Us Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £450.79 p/m £5.02 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £386.63 p/m £13.45 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £364.39 p/m £19.40 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Lease Type
Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Automatic tailgate operation £375.00
Head up Display £500.00
Entertainment
Harman Kardon Hi Fi system with amplifier and 12 speakers £600.00
Exterior Features
Black roof and mirror caps FOC
Black roof rails £100.00
Bonnet Stripes - Black £150.00
Bonnet Stripes - White £150.00
Darkened rear glass £300.00
Heated front windscreen £150.00
LED headlights with cornering lights and LED fog lights £1,100.00
Metallic paint £595.00
MINI Yours special metallic paint £795.00
Panoramic opening glass sunroof £800.00
Special solid paint £595.00
White roof and mirror caps FOC
Interior Features
Cross punch leather upholstery with sport seats £500.00
Dinamica/Leather upholstery with JCW sport seats £500.00
Electric adjustable seats with memory function £1,100.00
Front passenger isofix and airbag deactivation £100.00
Packs
Driver assistant pack - Countryman £800.00
Paintwork
Metallic - British Racing Green IV £595.00
Metallic - Island blue £595.00
Metallic - Melting silver £595.00
Metallic - Midnight black £595.00
Metallic - Moonwalk Grey £595.00
Metallic - Thunder grey £595.00
MINI Yours special Metallic - Enigmatic Black £795.00
Solid - Light white FOC
Special solid - Chili red £595.00
Safety
Acoustic pedestrian protection £80.00
Warning triangle and first aid kit £60.00
Security
Comfort access system £350.00
Trim
Cross punch leather - Carbon black with sport seats £500.00
Dinamica/cloth - Carbon black with JCW sport seats FOC
Dinamica/leather - Carbon black with JCW sport seats £500.00
Piano black interior trim £160.00
Wheels
18" John Cooper Works Grip spoke alloy wheels with run flat tyres £200.00
19" John Cooper Works circuit spoke alloy wheels with run flat tyres £700.00
* option prices shown are estimated