Online Edition for Part no. By means of Personal Profiles, most of these settings are stored for the remote control cur- In addition, information about service require- rently in use. Switch over to the automatic and the numbers fall to 31 mpg combined 28 city, 37 highway. There are more soft-touch materials, the controls are vastly more intuitive, and the speedo and tach are both behind the steering wheel at last--with the round central shape in the dash relegated to a display screen. The practical result is a door that just gets away with being worthy of the name while allowing smaller humans ingress to a more spacious back seat. The boot is a reasonable size for throwing in a few bags of shopping or a couple of decent-sized soft bags or one Samsonite. But now, thankfully, behind the steering wheel are a large tachometer with a smaller speedometer hung off its side.
It's gained slightly in every dimension, and visually, a longer hood and less stubby front indicate the new crash structures and stronger bodyshell underneath. All Countryman crossover models come with standard cruise control, air conditioning, and power accessories windows, doors, locks. The three-cylinder has an appealingly uneven exhaust sound, but you'll hear it more from the outside or with the windows open that from inside the car. The standard alloy wheels are 15-inch, with 16-inch standard on the Cooper S. Fold down the seat, and you'll get a similar gain, up from 24 to 38 cubic feet. The car handles exceptionally well with good visibility and accessible controls throughout.
It may even be tolerable for four, with an inch of headroom and 3 added inches of shoulder room. I Love my mini countryman. Engine oil pressure too low Stop immediately and switch off the engine. Leg room is tight in back for taller passengers, although headroom is quite good. The longer roofline means rear headroom is just as good as the three-door, too.
I recommend a Mini Cooper S if you want to have fun while younger there. Online Edition for Part no. There's still a horizontal row of switches in the central lower dash, but above it are three more-or-less standard rotary knobs for the heating and ventilation system. But it shows its allegiances and identity in the details. Great car at a fair price I started looking on the website and found a car I was interested in and appeared to fit all my needs. Storage is squeezed into every space, with slots, bins and cubby holes that will swallow your bits and pieces. If mileage matters in those cases, you'd be much better served with a hybrid.
It's not just iDrive-style - it is pretty much lifted straight out of , then given funkier graphics. The round shape in the center of the dash is now exclusively a display screen--of various sizes depending on trim level and options--now flanked by a pair of rectangular air vents. The 211-horsepower John Cooper Works Countryman is where the fun is to be had, though. Less highway travel and more urban cut-and-thrust driving will lower that substantially, of course. Sure to stand out from the crossover crowd in any office parking lot, the aggressive front-end, wide grille, flared fenders, and trim dimensions combine to give a sense of fun and athleticism not often found in the segment. But, when your arch-rivals have a five-door to pull in the punters, you have to compete on level terms or you lose customers and anger dealers who care nothing for history or internet forum rage. The standard armrest is in the way in the manual, but it does flip up and out of the way.
We'd likely choose the base car, which is now much closer to the Cooper S in performance, lighter and perhaps better balanced overall, and more fuel-efficient to boot. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, however, has given the 2015 Cooper hardtop one single rating, on its moderate-overlap front crash test. . Press and hold the button until the display changes. As you can probably guess, minis are small but they are a smooth, fun ride and you can park just about anywhere! Just like any car, keep it maintained and you will have a reliable vehicle to take wherever you need to go. It's a Mini, though, and that's why people buy them, the extra doors on this one just remove the few remaining excuses.
To switch off the interior lamps permanently, press the button for about 3 seconds. Just like any car, keep it maintained and you will have a reliable vehicle to take wherever you need to go. Well-configured in base form, but upgradeable to a number of high-tech and luxury features, there's a Countryman for almost anyone--but beware the bottom line if you have a heavy hand on the optional equipment list. More soft-touch materials are used, and combined with a more logical layout of switches and controls, it's simply a friendlier place to be. In fact, you may miss the new design altogether if you're not watching closely. It also includes the usual suite of electronic safety systems, from anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution to dynamic stability control and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Not very roomy for more than two, small cargo area, not the most comfortable ride and kind of expensive, but its the most fun you can have on four wheels.
An electronic limited-slip differential is standard. The electric power steering is very good, and with a handful of optional suspension upgrades, it's pretty much impossible to disturb the car's composure on virtually any road surface. The extra 72 mm in the wheelbase is sacrificed at the knees of the back seat tag-alongs. The hot-rod Cooper S, of course, gets more of its engine noise piped into the cabin than the base three-cylinder, which has its own audio signature with an uneven idle that we found strangely endearing amidst a seat of sound-alike fours. Similar to the petrol, then.
The sport seats on our test cars were both form-fitting and very adjustable. The side window remains open. The next day I went over and told the salesperson which car I was interested in seeing. It delighted us by achieving an impressive 4. But if the body's not as ruthlessly minimal as before--blame tougher crash-safety standards--the package is still carefully defined and a delight for two people. Plenty of power with the turbo charged engine in sport.
You can play mind games by using the Sport button, which improves the responsiveness of the automatic-transmission version; but otherwise you'll want to go with the sportier Cooper S model, with a turbocharged engine 181 hp. This device must not cause harmful interfer- locking. An optional storage package in the rear adds a tiered shelf, package nets, and seatback map pockets, and the front compartment has various cubbies, trays, and bins. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a six-speed automatic is available on all models. Inside is an evolution of the old Mini's interior. You have to be ready for an old car to have a few problems no matter where you get it. The toggle switches, the big circles and the funny pod on the steering column housing an integrated speedo and information system all work well.