2016 Mini Countryman release date, changes

The 2016 Mini Countryman benefits from a few very well thought out updates. It will probably get a new engine and the interiors will also be improved upon. The design of the 2016 Mini Countryman will also be new. The interiors will also represent a departure from that of earlier Mini Countryman interiors. The dashboard is going to get a new layout and all the regular features will also be improved upon. The cabin benefits from features like automatic climate control and satellite navigation as well as a steering wheel wrapped in leather. All of these will be offered as standard features.

2016 Mini Countryman front

2016 Mini Countryman: Redesign Exterior and Interior

On the outside, the new2016 Mini Countryman is going to sport a new look. The front end has been changed. The front grille will also probably be bigger in size and it will be surrounded by plenty of chrome fittings. The air intakes will be bigger and the headlights will also be bigger than previous models. Both head and taillights will make use of Xenon as well as LED. At first glance, the new 2016 Mini Countryman looks slightly larger in size than its predecessor, which means that the cabin will be bigger and it will have sufficient space to accommodate passengers easily. There should also be extra space provided for the rear seats and for storing luggage.

2016 Mini Countryman interior

2016 Mini Countryman: Engine and Fuel Economy

Changes have also been under the hood. The new engine that powers up the 2016 Mini Countryman will probably be a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 135 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The earlier engine was slightly larger but it will be replaced with this smaller but more effective 1.5-liter engine. A diesel engine may also be offered. The diesel engine is capable of producing 115 horsepower, which may be less than that of the petrol driven engine but it is nevertheless capable of producing higher torque.

It is also possible that the new 2016 Mini Countryman will get two other engine options. These two-liter engines will either be petrol driven or diesel driven. The diesel engine is capable of producing 170 horsepower while the petrol engine offers up to 200 horsepower. Either engine is capable of accelerating from a standstill to sixty miles per hour in fewer than eight seconds. The maximum speed of the vehicle will be 134 miles per hour or slightly more. Whatever engine you opt for, it will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A 4WD with six-speed automatic transmission is yet another option to choose from.

2016 Mini Countryman side

2016 Mini Countryman: Release Date and Price

The only thing that does not change in the 2016 Mini Countryman is its price tag. At the very least, you can expect to shell out between 23 000 and 35 000 dollars. The price varies according to model chosen. The price though on the higher side will definitely represent good value for money, especially as most of its competitors have a higher price tag than that of the Mini Countryman. The Fiat 500L is one of the main competitors of the 2016 Mini Countryman. BMW, which is going to produce the Mini Countryman, has still not decided when the car will be introduced into the market. However, it would not be too farfetched to assume that the car would make its debut sometime in 2016.

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