MINI’s first plug-in hybrid now on sale in the UK for £31,585

For the first time a MINI is available as a plug-in hybrid electric, bringing drivers performance and extremely low consumption and emissions. The new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL 4 utlises expertise and technology found in the BMW iPerformance and i models. Officially launching in the U.K. on 24th June 2017, pre-orders are now being taken, with a starting price of £31,585.

Propelled by a three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with MINI TwinPower technology, producing 136 hp and 220 Nm of torque, powers the front wheels of the Cooper S E Countryman. This engine is combined with a six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The rear wheels are powered by a synchronous electric motor housed under the floor of the luggage compartment. This motor offers 88 hp and 165 Nm of torque, with all of the torque available from zero rpm. The motor’s output is sent to the rear axle via a two-stage single-speed transmission. A 7.6kwh lithium-ion battery is positioned directly in front of the electric motor underneath the slightly raised rear seat. When all seats are in use, the luggage compartment volume in the plug-in Countryman is only slightly less than in the conventionally powered models.
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