It was back in 2010 when MINI released their 1st generation models of Countryman. The current version that is going around in the market is a renewed version of the 1st generation model. Even though the 1st generation model was pretty good, some customers felt that those models lacked proper execution and design. So, MINI has once again brought forward their new 2017 MINI Countryman. This new model will mark the beginning of MINI 2nd generation cars. There has been a lot of buzz regarding the arrival of this 2017 MINI model, but according to the official sources, it is not coming out before at least a couple of years or so.
When you are talking about compact luxury crossovers, there is not really much choice in the current market. The officials at MINI know this, and they are hoping that this new 2017 model of Countryman might be able to capitalize on that. This model is currently on its concept design stage, and several spy shorts are circulating all over the internet. Developers are sure that this model will certainly bring in some radical changes to the overall chassis design and platform attributes of 2017 Countryman. Now, let’s take a look at how this model hopes to do that.
2017 MINI Countryman Engine Specs
There has been a lot of buzz lately as car enthusiasts are trying to figure out what possible engine options could be included in the new 2017 MINI Countryman. Well, it is certain that it will use its latest UKL-1 platform to build its foundation. Officials have reported that it will also include an all-wheel drive train variant, in addition to its original rear wheel drive train spec. As far as the engine rumours are concerned, there are a couple of ideas that are floating around. What are they? Let’s take a look.
- Base model might feature a 1.2 LITER or another 1.5 LITER engine variant with inline 3 cylinder configurations and turbo charged ability.
- Higher trims might get a 2.0 LITER inline 4 cylinder models with turbo charging.
Both the above mentioned engine options will be coupled alongside a 6 speed manual gear box, or another 6 speed automatic transmission module. The detailed specs will be available later, but according to recent sources, it seems that its top speed would be around 135 MPH, along with an acceleration of 0-60 MPH in just less than 7.5 seconds.
2017 MINI Countryman Design Attributes
With this new 2017 MINI Countryman, there will be some significant changes to the design configuration of its previous model. It has been reported that the 2nd generation models will be much wider and longer than the 1st generation ones. This will certainly improve the overall aerodynamics of the car, and also increase the space inside this ride. Cargo space will definitely increase, with a whole range of new inputs in terms of design and architecture. These include a better grille design as well as a much wider exhaust intake.
2017 MINI Countryman Price and Release Date
The 2017 MINI Countryman can be expected by late 2016. It should be priced around $23000, but nothing certain can be said as of now.