Countryman plug-in hybrid starts

Munich, March 3, 2017

BMW has already several plug-in hybrid in the program with the 225xe active tourer, the 330e, 530e, 740e and X 5 xDrive40e, mini now follows with a rechargeable hybrid version of the new countryman.

Hybrid system such as in the 225xe

The hybrid system of the car is apparently of the 225xe based on the same platform. The three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine produced 224 HP. together with the electric motor That's enough for a standard Sprint in 6.8 seconds. The 136 PS strong glow transmits its power through a six-speed Steptronic transmission to the front wheels, while the electric motor is his 88 HP on a receipt-transmission to the rear wheels finished the all-wheel drive.

Up to 125 km/h in electric

When starting up, only the electric motor is active. The internal combustion engine is switched from 80 km/h. With a "eDrive" - Toggleschalter to the driver the purely electric driving experience also continue. In the mode "Max eDrive" is the plug-in-countryman purely electrically powered up to 125 km/h. The electrical standard range is 41 kilometers. The lithium-ion battery is located under the rear seat bench. This reduces the trunk by 450 to 1,390 on 405 to 1,275 litres. The battery can be recharged to the mains socket, by wall box or at public charging stations. Must be calculated as for between 2:15 and 3:15 hours.

Many yellow details

Among other things a Navi with 6.5-inch monitor is standard equipment. External recognition signs have a yellow "S" on the grille, as well as in the type designation "Cooper S" at the rear, a yellow plug logo on the up charging port as well as at the rear. And also the annual Toggleschalter is decorated in yellow. The Mini Cooper S will be on 24 June 2017 S countryman All4 at dealerships. He is proud 35.900 euros, 4,000 euros more than the regular Cooper countryman All4 costs S with 192 HP. Withdrawing the environmental bonus of 3,000 euros, the price is only €1,000. (sl)