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2016 (16) MINI Cooper S Countryman 2.0 Cooper S D 5dr Auto

Manchester Vauxhall

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Brake fluid level warning lightBrake pad wear indicator warning light
DTC - Dynamic traction controlElectric power steering
Engine start/stop buttonExterior temperature gauge
Oil level indicatorRear park distance control
Run flat indicatorService interval indicator
Sports button 


Auxiliary input socketDAB Digital radio
Radio BOOST + single slot CD 

Exterior Features

Anthracite roof railsAnti dazzle mirror
Body colour bumpersBody coloured air scoops
Chrome door handlesChrome exhaust tailpipes
Chrome plated trim on bottom edge of windowChrome-plated radiator grille surround
Electric front and rear windows + anti trap + one touchElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Follow me home headlightsHeated door mirrors/heated windscreen washers
Heated rear window with automatic switch offHigh gloss piano black bezels around rear lights and headlights
Honeycomb radiator grilleLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsMetal look door sill finishers
Rear wiperRoof spoiler in roof colour
White indicator lights 

Interior Features

2 cupholders in front centre console3 rear seats
3 spoke sports leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles4 lashing points to secure luggage
60/40 split sliding rear seatsAdjustable headrests
Boot lightCentre console storage
Chrome air vent knobsChrome interior door handles
Driver's seat height adjusterDriver/passenger sunvisors
Front reading lightsFront seat backrest storage nets
Front sports seatsGear knob with chrome ring
Gear/selector and handbrake in artificial leatherHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Interior lightInterior world - Carbon black
Isofix child seat preparationMINI centre rail
Passenger seat height adjusterRear grab handles
Side sunvisor for driverStainless steel foot rest
Stainless steel pedalsStorage compartments in doors
Vanity mirrors 


3 point front seat belts3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABSAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
DSC - Dynamic Stability ControlElectronic brake force distribution
Front head airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivation system
Tyre pressure warning 


Automatic door lockingElectronic immobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking + boot release
Second remote keyThatcham Cat.1 alarm


Diesel particulate filter
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)149HC+NOx0.163
Noise Level dB(A)71NOx0.151
Particles0.0002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeN47C20U1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)49.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.9EC Urban (mpg)39.2


Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power143
Coin DescriptionDCoin SeriesCooper S
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %84NCAP Child Occupant Protection %83
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %63
NCAP Safety Assist %71Service Interval Frequency - Months36
Service Interval Mileage36000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)9.4Engine Power - BHP143
Engine Power - KW105Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT225
Engine Torque - MKG31.1Engine Torque - NM305
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed122


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT

Vehicle Dimensions


Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)47Gross Vehicle Weight1860
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1170Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350
Max. Loading Weight510Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked500
Minimum Kerbweight1350No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.6
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 Countryman

By Jonathan Crouch


With decent room for four and a good boot, the first generation MINI Countryman opened the possibility of MINI ownership up to buyers who found the smaller models in the range too impractical. It especially targeted buyers thinking of Qashqai-class SUV-style Crossover models, bringing them more performance, sharper handling and all the cute retro design cues that have underpinned this brand's success. Let's check this model out as a used car buy.


Back in the late Sixties, Sir Alec Issigonis, designer of the original British Mini, was faced with a rather difficult task. His little city runabout was a huge success, driven and loved by everyone from Peter Sellers to the Beatles, but beyond it, there was little for family owners to move on to. What was needed was a five-door, four-metre-long sister model that still kept much of the Mini's cleverness. And the result was the Austin Maxi. Forty years on, BMW, by then the owner of the MINI marque, found itself faced with a similar issue. Their new turn of the century MINI Hatch was a hit but it couldn't offer five proper doors or decent space for rear passengers or luggage. Hence the need for this model, a MINI that could - the Countryman. At the time of the original version's 2010 launch, never had anything badged 'MINI' ventured to such a size - or boasted anything like this car's level of five-door practicality. Fully 37cms longer, 10cm wider and 15cm taller than a standard three-door version, this was easily the biggest model the brand had ever built. Its name is borrowed from the old Austin designation for estate cars in times past, models with quaint wood adornment on their rear ends. But this was no Countryman for old men, appealing instead to the youthful, vibrant Crossover market, full of Qashqai-class cars that mixed design ideas from ordinary family hatchbacks and 4x4s to produce practical on-road transport with a dash of off-road ruggedness thrown in. The MK1 model Countryman was mildly updated in 2015, then replaced early in 2017 by a larger second generation version.

What You Get

Anyone still clinging to vestiges of Britishness in the modernday MINI brand will be a little discomforted by this Countryman. The minimal design cues shared between current-day hatch and the Issigonis original are forgotten here. Unlike other modern MINIs, it was never even built in Blighty, though potential owners will be cheered by the news that early versions rolled along Austrian production lines alongside £150,000 Aston Martin Rapides. Which is not to say that brand identity has been lost. Quite the opposite in fact. Look around and all the usual MINI traits are very much in evidence, from the foursquare stance with wheels pushed right out to the extremities to the unmistakable font end with its rounded headlamps. Everything was scaled up for this larger five-door car though and back in 2010 at this model's original launch, the wheelbase and the overall height of this car was far in excess of anything that this marque had tried before. And it's the same inside, where a stretched floorplan means that at last in this model, a MINI could offer you two proper rear doors and a back seat that two fully-sized adults could get comfortable in. Many buyers were satisfied with two individual rear seats in this car, but for original purchasers, there was also the option of a rear bench, theoretically big enough for three (provided that the middle occupant is a fairly small child). That does mean however, doing without the full extent of a novel centre rail system onto which all manner of (mostly optional) items can be clipped. Most Countryman models you'll find will have cupholders and a sunglasses-holder attached to it, but buyers who made free with the options list could clip on everything from iPhone chargers to dog bowls. The rear seats can recline for greater comfort on longer journeys and slide backwards and forwards so that you can have a large boot or plenty of legroom. Sadly, there's not quite enough space for you to have both at the same time. Still, the VW Golf-rivalling 350-450-litres you do get is double that of an ordinary MINI from this MK1 model Countryman's era, even if the seats-folded total of 1170-litres isn't especially class-competitive. There's a bit of a step up in the boot floor with the seats down too. Up-front, all the expected MINI design cues are present and correct. With the exception of the rather awkward-to-use aircraft-style handbrake, owners familiar with the brand's smaller models will feel right at home. There's the usual over-sized speedometer, here with an optional high definition colour screen at its centre that displays the clever MINI Connected system, capable of replicating everything on your iPhone for easy reference as you drive. Plus the usual (and initially slightly confusing) chromed controls for windows, air conditioning and locking, are all clustered together. What To Look For

What to Look For

Generally, the MINI Countryman owners we came across in our buyers' survey were pretty satisfied but inevitably, we did come across a few issues. There are various reports of dashboard creaks over bumps, so look out for that on your testdrive, along with the annoying buzzing sound from the doors that one owner we found had to endure. There have been reports of heavy clutch wear on 'ALL4' 4WD models, though that's not such an issue on post-2012 models, which had a more durable clutch assembly. The outside chrome trim apparently has a tendency to peel on the belt line and there have been reports of surface rust taking hold on some components, specifically the water pump and the wheel nuts. Plus corrosion has been reported on the optional two-tone alloy wheels. Finally, we came across a couple of owners who reported that the interior reading lights had a mind of their own, switching on when the car was locked.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2012 MINI Countryman Cooper D 112bhp excl. VAT) Brake pads are between £30-£45 for cheap brands and up to £65 if you want an expensive make. Brake discs start in the £40 to £70 bracket, but you can pay in the £80 to £110 bracket for pricier brands. Brake callipers sell at around £100. A drive belt is around £12-£15. Air filters sit in the £16-£20 bracket. Oil filters cost between £10 and £22 depending on brand. A wiper blade set is around £4-£15, while a thermostat would be around £35 to £45, though a pricier brand item could cost you up to £85. A timing chain would cost around £28-£55, though a pricier brand item could cost up to £217. A radiator would set you back about £245, while a fuel filter would cost in the £25 to £40 bracket.

On the Road

This car's price and size suggest it to be a more grown-up thing than any ordinary MINI, safer, more spacious and able to cover longer distances. But as any teenager will tell you, being grown-up can also mean being boring. So does driving a Countryman feel like driving a MINI? First impressions are that it does. You get remarkably quick steering which immediately gives the car a keener feeling than you'd get in the kind of rival Golf-sized hatch or Crossover model you could buy for similar money. A good start then, though once you throw the car hard into a corner, it is immediately obvious that you're driving something quite different from the MINIs we know and love. This model's Crossover class pretentions see it riding 10mm higher than the brand's ordinary three-door model and it's nearly 300kgs heavier, statistics that have to tell somewhere. But even so, this manages to be one of the best driver's choices in this segment, not a class noted for dynamic prowess. Few other small Crossovers would dare come equipped with as much as 184bhp, the output offered in the pokey 1.6-litre petrol Cooper S version which can sprint to sixty in as little as 7.6s on the way to 134mph. This variant, along with the mainstream diesel option, a 112bhp BMW-sourced 1.6, can be had with either front wheel drive or MNI's 'ALL4' 4WD system. This is one of those smart systems able to automatically vary the power distribution between the front and rear axles according to the grip available. Usually, the torque will be split 50/50 front-to-rear, but should conditions get slippery, up to 100% of the power will be automatically directly towards the most appropriate axle. No fiddly knobs or buttons to press: the car will decide what to do and how to do it all on its own. This is no offroader of course, this Country being one designed for snowy pavements, slippery grass and that bit of extra peace of mind on an icy February morning - exactly as many potential buyers will want. The rest of the time, it'll be the fun family runabout you bought it to be in the first place, compensating for its extra bulk with ride quality that's far better than an ordinary MINI, if not quite as good as some rivals, and a slick-shifting 6-speed gearbox that's standard if you don't need the optional Steptronic 6-speed auto. Most Countryman owners of course, won't want to have to afford niceties like powerful engines, auto gearboxes and 4WD. And for them, BMW provided another batch of 1.6s, an entry-level 98bhp petrol unit, also available to Cooper buyers with 122bhp, plus an 90bhp diesel. Don't expect any performance fireworks from these, but most will feel a rest to sixty time of between 12 to 13s on the way to a maximum of around 107mph is quite as fast as they will want to go in a car of this kind.


Here is a MINI - but not as you might know it. But then, if it was conventionally sized, this Countryman wouldn't be able to keep existing MINI people loyal when they out-grew their city runabouts and shopping rockets. Nor would it tempt in buyers new to the brand. Customers liking the vibrant SUV-inspired Crossover concept, but wanting it with a little more tarmac sparkle. This Countryman has done both these things, though at the cost of British style and build. It's as suited to the urban jungle as a Land Rover is to the Amazon. It's a car created for the times we live in. And a Country you could be proud of.


** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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