MINI COUNTRYMAN Launched at Platform 4 Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

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BMW Malaysia had recently introduced the Countryman at the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station with the four-door, five-seater vehicle effectively completes the range of Mini vehicles available in Malaysia.

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The four-metre long Countryman is available in two 1.6 litre engine variants, the Cooper and the Cooper S. The naturally-aspirated version of the Prince block in the Cooper – designated the N16B16M0 in this case – offers 120 hp at 6,000 rpm and 160 Nm at 4,250 rpm, and it’s mated to an AW 260K six-speed auto transmission. Performance specs include a 182 kph top speed and 0-100 kph time of 11.6 secs.

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The Cooper S Countryman gets the addition of a twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and BMW’s Valvetronic variable valve management, and is the first MINI to feature all three technologies in the same boat. Performance-wise, the N18B16M0 Prince offers 184 hp at 5,500 rpm and 240 Nm from 1,600-5,000 rpm, with 260 Nm on overboost. It’s mated to a AW 225K six-speed box (with different ratios on gears 1 and 4 to 6 compared to the Cooper’s), and it does the 0-100 kph sprint in 8.3 secs and has a top speed of 205 kph.

The Cooper S Countryman features ALL4 permanent all-wheel drive as standard. An electromagnetic centre differential positioned directly on the final drive varies the distribution of power seamlessly between the front and rear axles, with the ability to channel 100% to either side when required. While DSC is standard on both versions, Dynamic Traction Control is only offered on the Cooper S Countryman and includes electronic locking function for the front axle differential.

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For wheels, the Cooper S Countryman wears 18-inch Turbo Fan design alloys finished in anthracite while the Cooper gets 17-inch 5-Star Double Spoke alloys. The Countryman is available in a wide variety of exterior colours – 11 in all, these being Absolute Black, Cosmic Blue, Oxford Green, Crystal Silver, Royal Grey, Pure Red, Bright Yellow, Surf Blue, Light Coffee, Light White, and True Blue. Meanwhile, the interior features cloth leather upholstery in parallel lines of carbon black, with a choice of Pure Red or Light Tobacco.

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The MINI Cooper Countryman goes for RM248,888, while the Cooper S Countryman goes for RM285,888, both on-the-road without insurance

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While pampering ourself with the MIINI Countryman, we were splashed with awesome finger food, slick and chic just like the car itself . . . . . . Sidney Kan
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3 Comments

  • March 29, 2011 - 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I want the car AND the food pls… 😛
    Jennifer´s last blog post ..Pin Xiang Restaurant- The Other Side of Alan Yun

  • March 29, 2011 - 11:24 pm | Permalink

    lOVE Your Photographing skill….
    I was there, sweating & exhausting, but the photos in here, did remind me the ‘highlight’ of the night.

  • April 12, 2011 - 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Hey there! Just came across your story on your experience at our recent MINI Countryman launch event. Hope you had a good time and thanks for sharing your story and photos (awesome!)

    Cheers
    Team MINI Malaysia

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