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[January 18, 2013]

Mud Friendly MINI

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Jan 18, 2013 (Marketwire via COMTEX) -- If you demand a compact SUV with great impact, then look no further than the Mini Cooper Countryman. As you would expect from MINI, the countryman offers outstanding performance and great fuel economy with iconic, retro looks. This model is also the first MINI to boast rear passenger doors, which makes it the ideal choice for a fast, safe and stylish family car. You'll find some great finance deals on the Countryman too - check out the fantastic range of car offers that help make this MINI more affordable.

Big on style - inside and out The countryman's distinctive headlights emphasise the steep grille and chunky shoulder line of the car's exterior. The eye-catching tailgate at the rear has a MINI badge that doubles as a boot-opener for handy extra storage. The interior is also unmistakeably MINI with its large central speedometer, leather steering wheel and chrome finish.

Compact but roomy The Countryman has been designed with the whole family in mind - it may be small but it's more spacious than ever. There's an impressive 350 litres of room available (450 litres if you slide forward the rear seats) and you'll be able to fit up to five passengers inside which is ideal for those family away-breaks.

Economical to run Like all MINI small 4x4 cars the Copper Countryman offers great performance, fantastic fuel efficiency and extremely low emissions. The facts: 112 hp (82kW), 0 to 62 mpg in 11.6 s, fuel consumption of 57.6 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 129 g/km.

Performance As you would expect from a MINI SUV, the Countryman is particularly punchy when it comes to performance. For example, the turbocharged Cooper S model is the most rapid Countryman MINI has ever released.

Safety The MINI Countryman acts like your own bodyguard. The car's various sensors recognise dangers before they actually happen, allowing you to react in plenty of time. In tricky situations, you are supported by the intelligent suspension and braking systems. With side and head airbags, child seat mountings and a rigid chassis body, there's little to worry about when it comes to safety. You'll also benefit from extra grip in slippery conditions with the ALL4 four-wheel drive system, meaning that you and your MINI are ready to head to the mud.

To learn more about MINI's fabulous range of cars to make any road trip one to remember, visit www.mini.co.uk FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: MINI Press Office Contacts: Sarah Heaney MINI Media Relations Manager 01344 480110 Sarah.Heaney@mini.co.uk Wieland Bruch Corporate Communications Manager 01344 480113 Wieland.Bruch@bmw.co.uk Graham Biggs Corporate Communications Director 01344 480109 Graham.Biggs@bmw.co.uk SOURCE: MINI

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