BMW has already got a lot of plug-in hybrids with the 225xe Active Tourer, the 330e, 530e, 740e and X5 xDrive40e. Mini follows now with a rechargeable hybrid version of the new Countryman.
Hybrid system as in the BMW 225xe
The hybridsystem of the car obviously corresponds to the 225xe, which is also based on the same platform. The three-cylinder turbojet produces 224 hp together with the electric motor. This is enough for a standard sprint in 6.8 seconds. The 136-horsepower combustion engine transmits its power to the front wheels via a six-speed Steptronic transmission, while the electric motor transmits its 88 hp to the rear wheels via an input transmission – the all-wheel drive is finished.
Up to 125 km / h pure electric
When starting up, only the electric motor is active. The combustion engine is switched on only at 80 km / h. With an “eDrive” toggle switch, the driver can also continue the purely electric driving experience beyond. In the “Max eDrive” mode, the plug-in countryman drives pure electric up to 125 km / h. The electrical range of Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 is 41 kilometers. The lithium-ion battery is placed under the fund bench. This reduces the trunk from 450 to 1,390 to 405 to 1,275 liters. The battery can be charged at the household socket, wallbox or at public charging stations. For this, between 2:15 and 3:15 hours must be taken into account.
Many yellow details
The standard equipment includes a navi with a 6.5-inch monitor. Outer identification marks are a yellow “S” on the radiator grille as well as in the type designation “Cooper S” at the rear, a yellow plug-logo on the charging port as well as at the rear. And also the eDrive-toggle switch is kept in yellow. The Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 will be available on 24 June 2017 to dealers. It costs a proud 35,900 euros, which is 4,000 euros more than the normal Cooper S Countryman All4 with 192 HP costs.