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68 MINI Countryman1.5 Cooper S E ALL4 PHEV 5dr Auto

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£1900.53 initial rental
£211.17 per month+ VAT

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Apple CarPlay preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Central display with LED ring and 6.5" colour touch screenConnected driver
DTC - Dynamic traction controleDrive Services
Exterior temperature gaugeIntelligent emergency call
MINI Driving ModesMINI remote services
MINI TeleServicesNavigation system
On board computerPersonal Profile
Real time traffic informationService interval indicator
Servotronic speed sensitive power steering 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketDAB digital radio module
MP3 compatible radio/single CD playerRadio visual boost

Exterior Features

Anti dazzle rear view mirrorBody colour scoop integrated into engine- compartment lid
Chrome door handlesChrome exhaust tailpipe
Chrome headlight surroundChrome plated radiator grille
Chrome side scuttleChrome window surround
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinchElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Follow me home headlightsGreen tinted glass
Heated door mirrors/heated windscreen washersHeated rear window with automatic switch off
Metal look door sill finishersRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear wiperRoof spoiler
White indicator lights 

Interior Features

12V power point front2 cupholders in front centre console
4 lashing points to secure luggage40/20/40 split folding rear seats
Centre console storage boxCharging cable
Chrome interior door handlesDriver/passenger sunvisors
Front and rear headrestsFront interior light
Front passenger grab handleFront seat backrest storage nets
Heater with recirculation functionHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Isofix rear child seat preparationLuggage compartment lighting
Multifunction steering wheelRear grab handles
Sensatec gearshift and handbrakeStorage compartments in doors
Toolkit in luggage compartmentUnder floor storage in luggage area

Packs

Interior lights pack - CountrymanMINI Excitement Pack - Countryman

Safety

3 point automatic seatbelts3 point rear seatbelts x3
ABSCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDriver and passenger airbags
Driver and passenger side airbagsDSC-Dynamic Stability Control
Electronic brake force distributionElectronic parking brake
Front curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Fuel cut off safety deviceHill start assist
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbeltsTyre pressure warning

Security

Automatic door lockingKeyless Start
Locking wheel boltsRF remote control central locking
Second remote keyThatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser

Technical

Electronic differential lockPerformance Control
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles25Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years6 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.147CO2 (g/km)55
HC0.011Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.005Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB38A15M0Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)134.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power224
Coin DescriptionE ALL4Coin SeriesCooper S
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %64NCAP Safety Assist %51
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.8Engine Power - BHP224
Engine Power - KW165Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4400Engine Torque - LBS.FT284
Engine Torque - MKG39.3Engine Torque - NM385
Engine Torque - RPM1250Top Speed123

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleIMPRINT SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1559Length4299
Wheelbase2670Width1822
Width (including mirrors)2005 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)36Gross Vehicle Weight2270
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1275Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)405
Max. Loading Weight585Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1685No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

MINI's first Plug-in model, the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, makes a lot of sense, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Ten Second Review

The petrol/electric plug-in MINI Countryman manages a scarcely believable 134.5mpg combined cycle fuel return and puts out as little as 49g/km CO2. Plus it's pokey and relatively affordable. Still want that diesel?

Background

What on earth would Sir Alec Issigonis have made of this - a plug-in MINI? It had to come of course: brand owners BMW have for some time had plug-in technology at their fingertips and with the move up-market of models like the second generation Countryman, it was clear that customers were going to want it. This model may have a rather clumsy name but there's nothing awkward about the way it'll go about slashing your running costs. Keep the thing charged up and it'll give you up to 25 miles of fuel-free motoring, more than most people's daily commute. Plus, thanks to a government grant, this derivative will cost you very little more to buy than an ordinary Cooper SD variant.

Driving Experience

Here, the little 1.5-litre petrol Twin Power Turbo engine from an ordinary MINI Cooper is paired with an 88bhp motor mated to a lithium-ion battery pack, enough to generate a total system output of 224bhp. It's all controlled via a standard 6-speed Steptronic auto gearbox. As the name of this hybrid variant suggests, it comes only with 'ALL4' 4WD - with 385Nm of torque on offer, you'd want that. That's quite a lot for such a compact car, hence the rapid 6.8s 0-62mph sprint time. More relevant though, is this variant's ability to run on electric power alone for up to 25 miles. To help maximise efficiency, what MINI calls a 'eDrive' toggle switch is provided that lets you swap between three modes, entitled 'Auto eDrive', 'Max eDrive' and 'Save Battery'. In the first of these settings, the car will only work on electric power alone up to 50mph, but if you select 'Max eDrive', the all-electric top speed will be raised to 78mph. In the 'Save Battery' position, the electric element is disconnected so that energy can be stored for future use - say for the end of a trip that'll involve a degree of urban motoring.

Design and Build

You'll have to know your MINI Countryman models quite well to differentiate this one from any normal petrol or diesel derivative. Look closely and you might spot model-specific design elements such as the "E" emblem on the radiator grille and side scuttles, as well as door sill finishers with a yellow "S" logo. The 17-inch light alloy wheels in a 'Light Spoke' design are another distinguishing feature exclusive to this plug-in model. Inside, hybrid-specific displays and the eDRIVE toggle switch are the only plug-in giveaways. Many plug-in models force you to compromise on bootspace - as this one does. Instead of the 450-litre boot you'd find in any other Countryman, you get a 405-litre capacity, extendable to 1,275-litres if you push down the rear bench (down from 1,309-litres). Our favourite optional feature is the 'Picnic Bench'. Tug this piece of padded material out from below the boot floor, then drape it over the bumper and you've got yourself a neat - and surprisingly comfortable - padded seat to sit on while putting on wellies or wrestling the kids into waterproofs. The magazines have sneered at this idea, pointing out that it'd be difficult to get at if the boot were full. But how often do you travel around with a completely full boot?

Market and Model

The basic list price of this Plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman is around £31,500, but from that, your dealer will deduct the £2,500 Government grant that applies to vehicles such as this one. The resulting asking figure of around £29,000 means you will only be paying around £1,000 more than you'd have to find for the ordinary SD diesel Countryman model. It'll also help that this Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 model comes well equipped. Standard kit includes the MINI's acclaimed Navigation system, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, an Emergency E-call set-up and the brand's 'Active Guard' package of electronic radar-dricven safety features. Plus, among other features, buyers also get 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, a three spoke sports steering wheel and the MINI Driving Modes system that allows you to tweak steering feel, throttle response and gearshift timings to suit the way you want to drive.

Cost of Ownership

Pairing the 1.5-litre MINI Cooper engine with an 88bhp motor that runs from a lithium-ion battery pack positioned under the rear seat makes a big difference to this plug-in model's running costs. Drive this derivative with some care and the over-optimistic 'NEDC' official figures claim that you could see a combined consumption of 134.5mpg and 49g/km CO2 emissions. That's based of course on using the full 25-mile range of the battery, which can be fully charged in as little as two hours and fifteen minutes from a dedicated charging point. To help maximise efficiency, a provided 'eDrive' toggle switch lets the driver of this electrified Countryman swap between 'Auto', 'Max' and 'Save Battery' modes. In the first of these settings, the car will only work on electric power alone up to 50mph, but if you select 'Max', the car will have an all-electric top speed of 78mph. In the 'Save' position, the system sends as much energy to the batteries as possible for future use, so you can store it until later in your trip when you might want to drive around town with zero tailpipe emissions.

Summary

If you're about to buy an ordinary petrol or diesel MINI Countryman with high-spec trim, then don't: until you've tried this plug-in version. It simply makes more sense as an overall proposition - and the downsides are few, providing you can afford the up-front asking price. As with all other plug-in models, the quoted fuel and CO2 figures are pie-in-the-sky - but the important thing is that the government believes them, so for business buyers, the tax breaks that come with this car will be useful. As for fuel costs, well overall, you'll probably end up paying much the same as you would to run a diesel Countryman. It's just that owning this plug-in model will make you feel so much cleverer and more eco-friendly. There's something to be said for that.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£211.17
Initial Rental£1900.53
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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