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8th May, 2011

Mini Australia has confirmed the introduction of a diesel engine, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, into the local Countryman ALL4 line-up.

The Mini Countryman was launched locally in March.

Priced from $52,100*, the new range-topping Mini Cooper SD ALL4 Countryman is powered by a 2.0 litre turbo-diesel engine, generating 105 kW of power with peak torque at 305 Newton metres. The Cooper SD accelerates takes 9.4 seconds to travel from standstill to 100 km/h.

The Mini Cooper SD ALL4 Countryman is also equipped with Auto Start/Stop, Brake Enery Regeneration and a Shift Point Display that prompts the driver to make upshifts at the most economical time helping achieve fuel consumption of a potential 4.9 litres/100 kms and CO2 emissions of 130 g/100 kms.

The Countryman is more than four metres long with four doors, four seats (or five as a non-cost option) and a four-wheel drive option called “ALL4” to extend the Mini driving excitement off-road.

The Mini Countryman for the first time combines the unique handling of a Mini with the variable space and versatility of a four-door, plus the practicality of a Sports Utility Vehicle with optional all-wheel drive.

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The suspension on all models comes as standard with Dynamic Stability Control, while passive safety of a high calibre is ensured not only by the high-load-resistant body structure, but also by six airbags, three-point inertia-reel seat belts on all seats and a Tyre Defect Indicator. In addition to this, the Cooper SD also comes standard with Dynamic Traction control.

Standard specification on the Cooper SD ALL4 Countryman is suitably generous including 17" alloy wheels, Park Distance Control (rear), Bluetooth, audio USB interface, Mini Radio Boost CD, rain sensor and automatic headlight control, sports leather steering wheel and sports seats for the driver and front passenger.

The Mini Countryman comes as standard with two single seats at the rear adjustable individually for length, and is available at no extra cost with a three-seat rear bench. Luggage capacity may be increased in several steps from 350 all the way to 1,170 litres.

Both the Cooper D and Cooper SD models are due to arrive in Australian showrooms this month.

The Mini Cooper D Countryman is available as an option with Mini ALL4 all-wheel drive, while the Cooper SD is only available in the ALL4 variant.

Australian pricing* (MLP*) for the new Mini Countryman:



Cooper Countryman


Cooper Countryman Chilli


Cooper S Countryman


Cooper S Countryman Chilli


Cooper S ALL4 Countryman


Cooper S ALL4 Countryman Chilli


Cooper D Countryman


Cooper D Countryman Chilli


Cooper D ALL4 Countryman


Cooper D ALL4 Countryman Chilli


Cooper SD ALL4 Countryman


Cooper SD ALL4 Countryman Chilli


NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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