Mini Countryman officially presents itself |

After posting a few teasers, two concepts and a few leaked pictures, Mini has finally presented the Countryman crossover version, which will be available for all current editions like the One, Cooper or Cooper S, and will sport the company’s first four-wheel drive system: All4.

Set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this March, the biggest change in this model is, like I’ve said above, the All4 traction system, which has an electro-hydraulic differential, which can send between 50 and 100% of the torque to the rear wheels.

The engine lineup will be consist of five existing ones, which have recently been upgraded. First off, the Countryman One will have the new 1.6-liter 98 HP gasoline unit, the same one which will be featured on the Cooper variant, but with 24 extra HP, meaning 122 HP, while the Cooper S will see the turbocharged variant, using Valvetronic technology, which generates 184 HP. Diesel fans will get the One D 98 HP unit and the Cooper D, which generates 112 horses. All of the engines mentioned above will receive BMW systems to enhance their efficiency like brake regeneration (KERS), auto start-stop or gear shift indicator.

The Mini Countryman can easily house four people, in four individual seats, and can store up to 350 liters in the boot, and over 1170 liters if the rear seats are folded down. On the inside you won’t see large changes, as the big center dials are still present, among many storage spaces and the elongated center console.

In terms of options, the Countryman includes A/C, an upgraded audio system, satellite navigation, Bluetooth support, panoramic roof, adaptive headlights, wheel from 16 to 19 inch, as well as a sports suspension which lowers it by 10 mm, and defeats the purpose of going off road in it.

Overall, a pretty attractive model which might get some new people interested in Mini. Check out the high-res photo gallery below.

Photo Gallery: Mini Countryman

Source: Mini

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