MINI Cooper SE ALL4 Countryman • Review

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Over the years, an entire model family has developed around the small, cuddly Mini. However, The Countryman suv accounts for 30 per cent of all Mini sales worldwide.

Four wheels always power the MINI cooper SE Countryman all4 we are currently driving: its three-cylinder petrol engine acts on the front wheels, and an electric motor drives the rear axle. Hence, For commuters and short-distance drivers, the plug-in hybrid may be an option; after all, according to Mini, its battery should provide a purely electric range in our slightly hilly region of a genuine 40 to 45 kilometres.

Charging time of the mini cooper se countryman all4 is around 5 hours at a standard socket in our area and can be set to take place during the low tariff prevailing in some regions.

The dual drive system accelerates the compact mini cooper se countryman all4  suv emphatically despite its high unladen weight of just under 1.8 tons – thanks to the four driven wheels, traction is optimal. Intermediate spurts are its strength. From 15 to 30 km/h, for example, after turning, the Countryman SE accelerates in just over a second.

The 1.5-litre petrol engine is suitably refined and restrained. The six-speed torque converter automatic handles the full range from smooth acceleration with good creep function to smooth gear changes flawlessly.

Hence, When driving in hybrid mode (battery empty or charge held), fuel our consumption averages 8.0 litres of premium per 100 kilometres. However, We mainly drive short distances and currently consume on average around three litres.

mini cooper se countryman all4: pleasure, design and lifestyle

What has remained are pleasant details such as the solid space, the precise steering and a decidedly firm chassis that is fun to drive but could be more comfortable on bad roads.

The not entirely cheap MINI Cooper SE Countryman All4 “Trafalgar” has, among other things, automatic climate control, parking climate control, LED headlights and a sound navigation system with an 8.8-inch touchscreen. Plus a pleasantly manageable number of driver assistance systems. New lights, lovely details here and there, and a lot of chics make the car an eye-catcher and great fun for the driver.

MINI is more than a car. More than pure tradition. Mini is a lifestyle. Fast, practical, stylish and sporty. You don’t buy a MINI. You buy an attitude to life.

we got our car in 2021 and love it. Check out also the report on BMW x5 M50d.

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48 Responses

  1. The choice of engines is as limited as the equipment variants are extensive. Here, customers with the necessary small change can let off steam…

  2. Fitting all that extra hardware has also meant the fuel tank has been shrunk to make room, with the capacity going down from 51 to 36 litres. As a result, those longer journeys are a bit of a chore – on a recent long haul, we had to fill up twice in one day as the range dips down to 220 miles. Add in the need to plug in, too, and it all seems like an inconvenience. I don’t understand why they changed that.

  3. Minimalism is acceptable if the choice makes sense. MINI provides only one engine, and this one is a high-flyer.

  4. I have owned my Mini Countryman PHEV for one year and love the car – BUT over the year, the range on a full electric charge has dropped consistently from 43km to 32km. Is this normal for an Electric Car? can the charging technology be adjusted to regain the lost electric range? Is it a fault with the batteries, which can be replaced under warranty? It undermines our enjoyment of the car and its practicality around town.

  5. The Mini Countryman Hybrid does precisely what it says on the tin; it provides a decent enough electric-only range that an inner-urban dweller with access to charging at work and home may never need to use the petrol engine.

    And if the spark goes out, the little three-cylinder engine will save the day.

  6. If you like MINIs, and plenty of people, do, then the Countryman is a decent choice if you’ve got too many kids and luggage to fit in a normal-size Cooper or Hatch.

  7. The Mini Countryman PHEV is the real deal and is a serious contender for those wanting a zero-emissions runaround and a lifestyle vehicle.

  8. In everyday life, the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid shows that even with a small battery you can get further than you think in pure electric mode. Electromobility is no problem in everyday life.

  9. There are cheaper alternatives, but few feel as premium as the MINI without stepping up to the German SUVs.

  10. The most notable thing about the MINI Active Driving Assistant is that it utilizes an innovative camera system to monitor traffic. With a forward collision warning, your vehicle will detect a potential crash and warn you. If you don’t react quickly enough, automatic emergency braking will activate and help mitigate damage or altogether avoid an accident.

  11. Please note the Countryman PHEV (that stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, by the way) was one of very few models of its type when it first arrived. Still, now it takes on models such as the Ford Escape PHEV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and the Kia Niro PHEV (also available as a non-plug-n hybrid or fully electric), as well as plug-in hybrid hatchbacks such as the Hyundai Ioniq. It was updated in 2020 to bring it up to date and still represents an exciting option for those wanting to save money on fuel by plugging in.

  12. The boost from the electric motor gives the Countryman a surprising turn of speed, especially around town.

  13. While it might seem risky to buy MINI’s first foray into plug-in hybrid technology, the brand’s parent BMW has spent vast sums of money on research and development and has already implemented the technology in models like the BMW 330e, BMW i3 and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with great success.

  14. While we cannot deny that we’re living in a new automotive golden age where we have excellent pickings of just about any vehicle that you can imagine, from Hellcats to Hybrids, many automakers are attempting to keep such a movement going by offering a little bit of everything. BMW’s MINI brand was considered an unlikely candidate to get into the Hybrid powertrain game. Great job.

  15. This was a really nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a top notch article.

  16. I haven’t driven the latest model year, but I was impressed when I test-drove a previous one. The heavyweight slightly dulls the drive but still drives like a MINI. You can feel the petrol engine cutting in, but it is smooth. To get the cost savings, you need to be able to plug it in regularly.

    Plus, if you drive using electric only, you have the only rear-wheel drive MINI 🙂

  17. The ideal car for shopping in the nearest village. The trunk space is spacious, and very pleasant to drive the vehicle electrically.

  18. The ideal stylish vehicle for short distances. Longer distances are a bit tiring due to the small fuel tank.

  19. I was recommended this website by my cousin who is evaluating a second hand MINI SE PHEV. Thank you!

  20. I think this car is great. I usually drive 5-10km a day and the petrol station doesn’t see me anymore.

  21. I also calculated 1500 km with a consumption of 6.5 ltr./100 km with petrol. The 2.8 ltr/100 km is the same as the instrument display. This is the only way to calculate consumption after a long stretch of road.

  22. So, as the SE will be my first electric car, I have leased it for three years. I’m still trying to figure out how the electric market and technology will develop, so I’ve decided. But I already have confidence in the technology. The charging infrastructure in my region is excellent, and I fill up for free at my employer. However, there is still a lot to be done regarding battery technology: higher capacity and lower weight. So if the trend and the development turn more positive, I could well imagine buying my next e-car. And, of course, a MINI again!

  23. We recently test-drove an SE, but I couldn’t read the HUD display without contortions at 184cm tall.

  24. The current Cooper SE is alright. Visually and in terms of driving experience, it’s fantastic – as are all Minis in principle. The range is the problem. No problem as a pure city car, but for (longer) commuting, it’s borderline, in my opinion.

    Are there any concrete indications of what Mini plans to do with electric vehicles next year?

  25. I usually ride with green and 20° degrees, which is fine. However, I don’t drive in a T-shirt. I typically go with Auto and A/C on.

  26. Temperature is not surprising from a purely physical point of view because “wind” always lowers the perceived temperature, at least in our latitudes.
    In addition, the airflow also sucks in the cold ambient air, which you then also get.

    That’s why I always set the ventilation in winter, so you don’t get the airflow directly.

  27. I would be interested to know if your Mini is warm enough, especially during cold days.
    When I pre-condition my Mini via the app, it is toasty warm.
    Without pre-conditioning, it takes a long time for the car to get warmer. I have set the temperature to 20°C and the fan to level II. I don’t find the airflow particularly warm. Am I doing something wrong? How does the heating work for you, and how do you set it?

  28. The SE is to stay with us all year round and for many years to come, so I plan to have all the metal parts, screws etc. sprayed with a special grease underneath – as I did with the last new car.

    Our local independent Porsche workshop does this, and my 5-year-old still looks top from underneath.

  29. We should discuss the topic of the environment/battery. I wrote a short lecture on this topic the other day, but maybe a separate (critical) thread would make sense.

  30. My “normal” car is just not meant for short trips. Since I now work closer to home, I decided to buy an electric vehicle in 2021. The decisive factor was the increased subsidies from the state. I’m not 100% convinced of environmental friendliness, but I am convinced of the driving pleasure. Then I set a budget and went test driving the last few weeks.
    The e-208, the Corsa-e, the MG, the Honda-e and the Mini.
    The Mini was not on the shortlist because of its range and size, but it was the most fun to drive, and the car is better made. In contrast to the other candidates, it is “premium”. And for a Mini, it’s not expensive.

  31. I have the MINI SE Countryman All4 in the Trafalgar version, and I have to say – the new luxury travels with no noise.

  32. If you only drive in the city, it might be the right car. I had a Countryman SE and gave it back because I only had the option of charging at my workplace (which is 40 km away from me) and because the fuel consumption in combustion mode was far too high.

  33. The combustion engine has 136 hp, and the electric motor has 88 hp.
    If the battery has enough capacity, you can also use it.
    However, only up to 125 km/h. Then the electric motor disengages due to the lack of a manual gearbox.
    Then you only have the combustion engine plus the electric power of the starter generator as a boost (I think 15 hp?).

  34. I recommend every person to test drive a MINI SE Countryman once. But beware – the danger of addiction.

  35. I ordered the car at the beginning of November, with delivery in February. In February, the seller said the car would be in March. In March, he said the vehicle would be in July. A week ago, the seller said my trim was no longer available. I can get the car in the worse option and have to pay 2500 pounds more because of the problems with the Corona and Ukraine. My car will not be ready until November, but no guarantee. December – still no car.

  36. My Countryman from 11/2017 also has a few electronic quirks. Sometimes a red car appears in the display. What is that? Another time it wants to park at the traffic lights.
    Nowadays, there’s just too much electronics, even worse with hybrids.

  37. The electric range is approximately halved in winter, not zero. It makes sense to preheat at the start time when charging. The Countryman has an electric auxiliary heater via an immersion heater.

  38. Since my fuel consumption is somewhat at the upper end due to my unfavourable driving profile, I have decided to choose a Countryman SE All4 as my next company car. Apart from the much more favourable taxation, my high fuel consumption was a point in my decision-making process. With a combined 224 hp, driving pleasure will probably not be neglected either. I’m not a candidate for a PHEV, as I cannot charge the MINI overnight. However, this would be ideal to pre-condition the battery and the vehicle.

  39. The Countryman is the compact SUV at Mini – and thus an attempt to combine the retro charm of the model series with the fashion for high-legged cars. And this attempt is going quite successfully so far. I love my car!

  40. I was pursuing a downsize from a midsize SUV when I stumbled upon the new Countryman. Mini has done an incredible job at making the cabin feel spacious and functional. If you are familiar with BMW products, you will notice some striking similarities between cabin materials and infotainment. Performance is good, and it is a blast to drive – however, you can expect ride quality to match the sporty driving characteristics. The cabin certainly gets a shock over potholes – the dynamic damper control is a must if you want an improved ride. I was sceptical of Mini’s reliability (which influenced my decision to lease); if you do your research, you will see that the new engine and chassis are straight off the BMW X1 and have displayed exceptional reliability far. Overall, I am highly impressed with the new Countryman, which was certainly NOT on my radar when I started shopping. This car is a safe bet if you are looking for an engaging vehicle to drive while offering compact SUV capacity and capabilities.