The four-cylinder spark ignition engine used in the MINI Cooper S Countryman with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and variable valve control also sees an increase in output by 190bhp. A similar improvement can be seen in the acceleration and elasticity figures for the new MINI Cooper Countryman with 122bhp. The new MINI One Countryman 97bhp especially increases performance on the interim sprint.
The three diesel variants of the new MINI Countryman also feature an increase in both agility and economy. The 143bhp MINI Cooper SD Countryman and 112bhp MINI Cooper D Countryman) and the 90bhp MINI One D Countryman have increased power despite the same numbers. The all-wheel drive system ALL4 specially developed for MINI is optionally available.
This system is based on an electromagnetic centre differential and distributes drive force at continuously variable levels between the front and rear axle. The ALL4 electronic management system integrated directly in the DSC unit enables power transmission to be altered as required, responding within milliseconds.
All engines are combined with a six-speed manual transmission as standard. An optional six-gear automatic transmission is available for all model variants except for the MINI One D Countryman. Shift paddles for manual selection of drive position are another option.
Source : CarDekho