As well as the 2019 MINI Cooper SE Countryman PHEV is built, it is hard to believe that this is the first one of its kind for MINI. With no indication it is a hybrid, other than the very subtle charging port door on the front fender, the sleek styling is a perfect mix of classic MINI and innovation.
The 1.5-liter twin-turbocharged three-cylinder engine is rated at 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, with an electric motor that contributes 87 more horsepower and 133 lb-ft more of torque. This results in an incredible all-wheel drive car with an overall rating of 221 net horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque. It boasts an EPA-estimated 65 mpg combined for gas and electric, and 27 mpg for gas only.
When it comes to handling, the 2019 MINI Countryman doesn’t disappoint. With standard eALL4 all-wheel drive, this new MINI inspires confidence in even the meekest of drivers. Three drive modes—Electric Mode, Hybrid Mode, and Save Battery Mode—allow changes in how the powertrain utilizes power, ensuring the driver is in complete control while passengers enjoy an attractive interior with a 6.5-inch infotainment display, panoramic roof, and six-speaker audio system as standard.
The Signature Package includes additional features, such as forward-collision warning and emergency braking, while the Iconic Package adds an 8.8-inch touchscreen, navigation, leather seats, and Apple CarPlay™.
The 2019 MINI Cooper SE Countryman All4 PHEV is an extremely impressive entry amongst the MINI cars in the lineup. Come by MINI of Chicago as soon as today to take it for a test drive and learn more about what it has to offer!