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MINI debuts Countryman plug-in hybrid in LA

The first ever plug-in hybrid Countryman along with tow other models will be unveiled at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.

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MINI has announced the biggest, most adventurous MINI ever – the all-new 2017 MINI Countryman.

And for the first time ever, a MINI model will be offered as a plug-in hybrid, combining the best of both worlds.

The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 will be powered by both a three-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology gasoline engine and an electric hybrid synchronous motor.

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All three of the new MINI Countryman variants will make their World Premiere at the upcoming Los Angeles International Auto Show.

The all-new MINI Countryman has been completely redesigned and reengineered from the ground up, yet still is instantly identifiable as a MINI.

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The benefits from the BMW Group engine technology are evident across both the Cooper and Cooper S variants, with the new three-cylinder MINI TwinPower turbocharged engine on the MINI Cooper Countryman delivering 42 per cent more torque than its predecessor, just shy of the outgoing Cooper S variant.

The MINI Cooper Countryman can also hit 0-60 mph 1.6 seconds more quickly than did its predecessor, and for the first time, can be matched with ALL4 all-wheel drive.

Meanwhile, with 207 ft/lb of torque on tap, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the MINI Cooper S Countryman nearly matches the torque output of the outgoing MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.

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Not only does the all-new MINI Countryman offer cavernous cargo space – an increase of 30 per cent compared to the outgoing generation.

Models with ALL4 all-wheel drive also come standard with heated seats.

A Technology Package includes a new 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation system, driven by MINI Connected 5.0, a redesigned and new-generation user interface and operating system, as well as Qi wireless device charging capability and MINI Find Mate Bluetooth tags.

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