At John Clark MINI we are very excited to be welcoming the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman All4 – even if it the name is a bit of a mouthful! This is new addition to the MINI line up combines great driving with the electrified feel of the future.The first-ever MINI PHEV is one of many being introduced over the BMW Group with the manufacturer planning for a quarter of all its cars sold by 2015 to be electrified in some way.
The fact that this part electric vehicle carries the iconic Cooper S badge may have you wondering if such a vehicle deserves to be fitted to an electric car.But this MINI PHEV can get from 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds, which is always a great reassurance of its power and performance.This is due to the combined 221bhp on offer when the 1.5-litre petrol engine and rear mounted electric motor work together.Sending power to just the rear wheels, the electric motor also gives the Countryman its four-wheel-drive ‘ALL4’ status.
When you think of electric it can seem like a new and party suspicious idea. The MINI PHEV breaks down this barrier and eases you into a hybrid car whilst allowing you to do what you do best, drive. The 7.6kWh battery pack provides an all-electric range of up to 26 miles which should cover you to work and back.One of the great advantages to the MINI PHEV is that is reduces the official CO2 emissions figure to just 49g/km, making the Countryman PHEV an extremely desirable model.
Apart form the low emissions and everything near the engine, the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 is a very attractive car. Fast, powerful and a lot of fun. Bringing together the design and style with a great level of practicalities.With great boot space and roof rails to carry any boxes and cycle carriers you won’t be short on adventures.