Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4: The First Mini Hybrid in the history of the brand

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The British at Mini launched the first hybrid model in the history of the brand in the Countryman range. The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 follows the example of BMW family plug-in hybrids and offers a high dynamic range and 42 km of electric autonomy.

At the base of the propulsion system is a three-cylinder, 1.5-liter and 136-hp gasoline engine that trains the front axle via a six-speed automatic Steptronic gearbox. The assembly is complemented by an electric motor with a power of 65 kW (88 hp). In total, the hybrid system produces 224 HP and 385 Nm of torque.

The Li-Ion batteries, like the electric motor, are located under the rear seats without affecting the interior space. The battery capacity is 7.6 kWh and provides enough power to propel in the electric mode the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 over a distance of up to 42 kilometers in real traffic. The maximum possible speed in electric mode is 125 km/h. It takes only 2.5 hours to charge the battery from a Wallbox, and if using a household socket the time is of 3.15 hours.

To meet all mobility requirements, the first hybrid MINI plug-in comes with three modes: AUTO eDRIVE (driven exclusively electric at up to 80 km/h, the thermal engine is additionally activated at high speeds when it accelerates suddenly or when the level of the battery charge drops below 7 percent), MAX eDRIVE (driven exclusively electric up to 125 km/h) and Save Battery (battery charge level is maintained at minimum 90% or it is raised to this level).

The dynamic performances are very good, as we expected from a Mini, with an acceleration value from 0 to 100 km/h in only 6.8 seconds.

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