As a stylish all-rounder and spacious everyday companion, the MINI
Countryman continues the MINI brand’s product offensive of
With five doors and a variable-use interior, the largest model
in the new MINI family of vehicles is leading the brand into an era of
locally emission-free electromobility. With its optional all-wheel
drive, the powerfully powered adventurer also ensures safe and
unbridled driving pleasure off the beaten track.
The first generation of the MINI Countryman was already an
instant success for MINI, and from 2010 it expanded the model family
to include a compact SUV vehicle with all-wheel drive, five doors and
– for the first time in a MINI model – over four meters in length. In
the first generation, the trunk of the versatile adventurer can be
flexibly expanded from 370 litres to up to 1,170 litres thanks to the
sliding and folding rear seat.
From 2017, the second-generation MINI Countryman featured the
MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 as the first plug-in hybrid MINI model
to offer an additional 65 kW/88 hp electric motor on the rear axle.
The new generation of the largest MINI model is fully electric
and locally emission-free. The MINI Countryman E delivers 140 kW/191
hp, whereas the MINI Countryman SE ALL4 is the brand’s first
all-wheel-drive fully- electric vehicle. Two highly integrated drive
units on the front and rear axles together generate an output of 230
kW/313 hp, including a temporary boost. The battery capacity is 64.7
kWh. With an estimated range of around 450 kilometres, the MINI
Countryman feels just as comfortable in city centres as on longer
distances across the countryside. With the all-electric MINI
Countryman, MINI is further expanding the proportion of electrified
models. Every fifth MINI is already electric today.
With its length increased by 13 centimetres to 4,429 mm, the
spacious adventurer offers even more space and comfort for its
occupants. The height grew by almost six centimetres to now 1,613 mm,
offering even more headroom.
The new MINI Countryman combines locally emission-free
electromobility with the greatest possible environmental compatibility
in production as well. This includes dispensing with all chrome
decorative elements in the exterior and interior and manufacturing the
cast light-alloy wheels from up to 70 percent secondary aluminium. In
combination with the use of green electricity in production, CO2
emissions can be significantly reduced compared with conventional
The surfaces of the dashboards, steering wheel, vehicle
headliner and floor, and floor mats are made of recycled polyester
obtained from PET bottles and carpet remnants. This high-quality,
colourful and comfortable alternative to traditional materials reduces
CO2 emissions along the value chain by up to 85 percent and emphasizes
the focus on minimizing the ecological footprint of the next MINI
The long-term sustainable strategy for energy generation and
consumption of the BMW Group’s “green plant” at the Leipzig
site includes four wind turbines with a height of 190 meters on the
factory premises. This could generate more than 20 GWh of electricity
from wind energy per year.
In the Battery Farm up to 700 second-life high-voltage batteries from
BMW i3 vehicles are used to store energy, such as that generated by
the wind turbines. By storing the energy on the premises, local energy
management can be optimised and the electrical grid kept stable.
The BMW Group is expanding on-site e-component production capacity by
eight production lines by 2024 and investing more than 800 million
euros. The decarbonization of production by replacing fossil fuels
with hydrogen is the focus of what is already one of the most modern
and sustainable automotive production facilities in the world.
In case of queries, please contact:
Julian Kisch, Press Spokesperson
Andreas Lampka, Head of Communications MINI
The BMW Group
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the
BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles
and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility
services. The BMW Group production network comprises over 30
production sites worldwide; the company has a global sales network
in more than 140 countries.
In 2022, the BMW Group sold nearly 2.4 million passenger vehicles
and more than 202,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax
in the financial year 2022 was € 23.5 billion on revenues amounting
to € 142.6 billion. As of 31 December 2022, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 149,475 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the
future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and
efficient resource management central to its strategic direction,
from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase
of all products.
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