The british brand MINI has recently presented its first model plug-in hybrid, the MINI Cooper S Countryman All4. However, despite being a hybrid is not a car that waive the performance and sportiness typical of the brand, offering four-wheel drive and a high power that will allow you to a few accelerations dazzling. All of this with some figures for emissions and consumption very contained, homologando of 2.1 litres per 100 combined fuel consumption.
we did Not see major aesthetic changes in this MINI Cooper S Countryman second-generation version hybrid beyond the charging socket and the badge “e”, which is located in the front wing was left. Maintains the same aesthetic forms of their brothers-in-range, being virtually identical to the Cooper S Countryman. For its part, in the interior the rear seats are slightly more height to accommodate the electric motor, having had that to sacrifice also the size of the deposit of fuel, which is now 35-litre, and slightly the cargo space of the trunk.
The MINI Cooper S Countryman All4 features a gasoline engine three-cylinder and with boost from 1,500 cc whose figures of power and torque are of 136 hp and 220 Nm respectively. The electric motor, which as we said is located in the rear of the vehicle offers a power of 88 hp and a torque of 165 Nm, that is sent to the rear axle. When both are in operation the total available power is 224 hp and torque of 385 Nm, sending the heat engine its power to the front and electric to the rear axle. This allows you to perform the 0 to 100 km/h in 6,9 seconds.
The best fitness of this vehicle is that it achieves a electric range-rated 40 miles, and may circulate in all-electric mode at speeds of up to 125 km/h if the power demand is low, and if the battery charge is above 7 %. The charging time with the system Wallbox is 2 hours and 15 minutes, while if we reload into an outlet on a conventional takes 3 hours and 15 minutes.
This MINI Cooper S Countryman All4 offers three modes of operation the drive system to configure the load management: Auto eDrive, Max eDrive and Save Battery.
With the Auto mode eDrive, the system will try to use the largest possible time only the electric thruster, while the petrol will come to more than 80 km/h, when you demand a high power and when the battery from the electrical system of this plug-in hybrid is under 7 %.
mode Max eDrive seeks at all times the efficiency. In this way, we will be able to move at speeds of up to 125 km/h without emitting a single gram of CO2, and without spending a single drop of gasoline. The heat engine only begins to work if we surpass that speed, if you accelerate to the bottom or if we run out of electric charge.
If we use the mode of driving Save Battery the MINI plug-in hybrid only works by using the gasoline engine, trying to recover the maximum battery charge is possible until, at least, at 90% load.
Its price and date of arrival at the market are still to confirm.