2015 Mini Cooper Countryman | new car review

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 by
2015 Mini Countryman
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  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 143,000 - 180,000
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  • 2015 Countryman
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  • Last modified: April 20, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 40%
  • Interior
    Editor: 40%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 60%

Review Summary:

The in MINI lingo, is a compact crossover SUV. In reality, it is not much more than a that has spent some serious time in the gym.

Pros

Brilliant optional Alpine sound system

Cons

Exterior and interior styling can be improved drastically.

Looks

Sporting a sizeable grille up front, and a fascia that is very similar to many of its siblings, the designers’ should probably take note that embezzling bits and bobs off a much smaller car and then tweaking them to fill a larger space, just doesn’t work. The 2015 MINI Cooper Countryman is living proof of that.

2015 MINI Cooper Countryman front

Feels

There’s a very fine line between sticking to tradition and being unimaginative. Sadly, after the seeing the paltry effort on the exterior, I’m forced to believe the latter is true with the 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman. Showing off four proper hinged doors and a boot to accompany, MINI’s stretched hatchback is likely to appeal to those who are adamant about owning a MINI, but are in need of that little extra space.

2015 MINI Cooper Countryman interior

Engineering

The optional Alpine sound system provides a significant boost when compared to the standard stereo system. Including an efficient Class D amplifier and separate bass, mid-range speakers and tweeters, in addition to iPod connectivity; audiophiles are sure to be grinning.

2015 MINI Cooper Countryman top

What’s on offer?

At the lowest rung of the performance ladder, sits the standard Countryman that spits out 122 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque. The next stop is the Cooper S, that whips out 190 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque while boasting a top speed of 214 km/h. The final stop is the John Cooper Works Edition, which thanks to a twin scroll turbocharger produces a very impressive 218 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque!

2015 MINI Cooper Countryman side

Summing it…

The Countryman boast a number of variants. What begins with a price tag of AED 143,000 for the most basic of the lot, escalates all the way to a princely sum of AED 180,000 for the JCW Edition. You’d better have deeper pockets if you want it spec’d out…

2015 MINI Cooper Countryman rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 MINI Cooper Countryman2015 MINI Cooper Countryman S2015 MINI Cooper Countryman JCW
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre / 4-cyl1.6 litre turbocharged / 4-cyl1.6 litre turbocharged / 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
122 hp @ 6,000 RPM190 hp @ 6,500 RPM218 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
160 Nm @ 4,250 RPM240 Nm @ 5,000 RPM300 Nm @ 5,000 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic6 speed automatic6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h11.6 secs7.8 secs6.9 secs
Top speed184 km/h214 km/h225 km/h
PriceAED 143,000 +AED 160,000 +AED 180,000 +

One Response to 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman | new car review

  1. potego makanyane Reply

    December 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

    • Rated 1 stars

    wow I’m.Really in love With The Copper Family
    and I would like to own one when I’m done studying

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