New York Live – 2015 MINI Countryman (facelift)
Karthik H, A bit of a car freak and a bike nut, and a fan of trucks and technology too. Expect sharp stories that focus on those four fronts. As always, stay tuned to IndianAutosBlog.com for quick and unassuming updates from across the world.
BMW Group’s MINI, has world premiered the 2015 Mini Countryman (facelift) at the New York Auto Show which commenced today.
On the outside, MINI has made changed to the Countryman’s LED daytime running lights, grille, alloy wheel designs, LED foglights, added three new body colors and underbody guards (available only on all wheel drive variants).
Mechanically, all variants of the Countryman now comply to Euro 6 emission norms. The Countryman Cooper S produces an additional 6 hp from its 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine. This variant now produces 190 hp and 240 Nm of torque, and as a result, is quicker to 0-100 km/h by 0.1 second at 7.8 seconds and the top-speed is higher by 4 km/h at 214 km/h.
Inside, the refreshed Countryman gains Mini’s new infotainment system and some chrome on the switchgear. The refreshed Countryman will go on sale in Germany in July this year.
In India, BMW locally assembles the Countryman from CKD kits at its Chennai facility. Apart from selling the Countryman S, BMW India also sells the Countryman diesel and Countryman One. Prices of the Countryman in India range from INR 26.55 lakhs to INR 38.75 lakhs, ex-Showroom.
Prices for the facelift were not announced in New York and will be revealed closer to the launch.
2015 MINI Countryman – 2014 New York Auto Show – Image Gallery
2015 Mini Countryman – 2014 New York Auto Show – Press Release
[Head to Slideshare if you’re unable to view the document above.]