Mini Countryman Cooper D

The diesel version of the Countryman Cooper, offers the best venues and practicality that all Countryman have compared to the simple Mini, with lower fuel consumption and road tax than the corresponding petrol version, but without lacking in performance, thanks to the very good torque of the diesel. The price of the Countryman, like all Mini’s, is quite high for the size of the car, reaching the diesel version of the Cooper 27.150 euros. But at least this price includes the fullest equipment which meets the price of the car, with standard stability control system DSC with hill assist, 6 airbags, air conditioning, electric windows, remote control central locking, electric mirrors, alloy wheels, lights, Start/Stop to save petrol, radio-CD, trip computer, roof rails, etc. The interior offers much better places than the simple Mini, with the same quality and design personality.

Mini Countryman Cooper D

Mini Countryman Cooper D

Mini Countryman Cooper D

Mini Countryman Cooper D

We mentioned as one of the great advantages of the current Mini the good engines of 1.6 liters and 112 hp. An engine like almost all diesel engines do, does not impress with the number of maximum power, but with the plenty of torque, which allows you to finally move fast enough, worthy of the adjective “Cooper” and associations he creates. An engine quite agile for diesel and not very noisy, the red area in the tachometer starts in 5,000 rpm, with good throttle response and good intermediate accelerations are indeed the advantage of a good diesel.

Mini Countryman Cooper D

Mini Countryman Cooper D

Mini Countryman Cooper D

Mini Countryman Cooper D

In fact the engine has even greater potential than the driving of the car shows, because the very long relationship of the 6 speed gearbox limit the vitality, especially at low revs. Thus, below 1750 rpm, where its maximum torque, shows a certain sluggishness, unlike when it becomes higher, where great torque allows much more lively acceleration. The natural consumption is low, as in all diesel cars, but it does not impress even though the BMW 116d for example has the same engine and it is heavier than the Countryman. Very good is the overall behavior of the car on the road. All this, of course, within the framework of possibilities of an ultra rigged frame, while on the other the greatest length Countryman compared to the simple Mini makes more progressive behavior and less abrupt reactions in case of loss of adhesion.

Mini Countryman Cooper D

Mini Countryman Cooper D

Mini Countryman Cooper D

Mini Countryman Cooper D

With absolute criteria, the Countryman Cooper is a pleasant driving car with a very good grip, leaving progressively controlled pressure tilted. In overall the good appearance of the car on the road, which is characterized more passenger and less sporty than the plain Mini contribute excellent brakes, but also very good wheel. As regards, finally, the issue of comfort is moderate and the car passes several dry over the bumps in the road, especially the cross, not effectively isolated.

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By Nicole P.

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