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Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4

Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4 plug-in hybrid put to the test

The Mini Cooper has a long tradition. In the times of the Suez crisis and the associated oil shortage, a Briton invented the small car in a new compact format. Alec Issigonis, designer at the British Motor Corporation, replaced the previously common rear-wheel drive with the space-consuming cardan tunnel with a front-wheel drive.

MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4. - Copyright BMW Group MINI

MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4

The British premium brand's first plug-in hybrid model will hit the market on June 24, 2017. The Countryman's hybrid system consists of a three-cylinder gasoline engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric synchronous motor. The resulting system output of 165 kW (224 hp) accelerates the MINI from 6,8 to 0 km / h in 100 seconds. The first plug-in hybrid from MINI The electric motor is fundamentally responsible for starting off. Only at a speed of 80 km / h does the combustion engine switch on, which can be switched off manually but also again ... Continue readingMINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4

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