The second-generation MINI Countryman will be available with a hybrid drive system combining a gasoline engine with an electric.
MINI has been confirmed that la new generation of the Countryman will have a hybrid version on the basis of a engine turbo three-cylinder and 1.5-liter that will give traction to the front wheels, which will work in conjunction with a electric motor capable of powering the rear axle. This is the same arrangement used in the BMW 225xe Plug-in Hybrid, a model that offers a combined output of 221 HP.
In visual terms, the MINI Countryman hybrid will have some modifications compared to conventional versions, changes that are typical of this type of vehicles, such as the power switch of the engine retro illuminated in green, a mediator of burden in the place of the account of times and a meter electric range.
Thanks to its battery lithium-ion battery of 7.6 kWh which will be located under the back seats, the MINI hybrid will have a battery life of mode purely electric reach 40 miles. It will use the same chassis and suspensions than the Countryman conventional, li is expected that their dynamic behavior is similar.
From the company ensures that the model will not only be efficient, but as a good MINI, it will be fun to drive and they warn that in the driving mode is purely electric, your speed will not be limited to 30 or 40 km/h, but on the contrary will be able to reach a speed higher than the usual pace of traffic in the city.