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MINI Crossover Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Thanks to a few eagle-eyed BMW fans with a handy penchant for tracking trademark filings, we may know the name of the upcoming and oft-spied Mini crossover: the Countryman. If this is indeed the case, the badge would go hand-in-hand with BMW's current naming convention for its Mini line, which includes the extended-length Clubman in addition to the standard Cooper and convertible. We're expecting the new CUV to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in production form as a 2011 model.

Interestingly, BMW also trademarked the name ActiveE, which some are speculating will be the moniker applied to the automaker's upcoming electric vehicles as it matches up quite nicely with BMW's present ActiveHybrid series. Last year, the German automaker reserved the name eDrive, and it seems the two labels could somehow be paired together as part of the company's Project I initiative.



[Source: German Car Zone via BMW Blog]


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      Ekauq
      • 6 Years Ago
      Change the rear door to barn doors and make both sets of side doors work like the driver's side. Not too sure about the former, but definitely need the latter...looks lopsided when everything is opened.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Front end reminds me of the Spyker Peking/Paris Concept.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice brand dilution BMW...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I will be boycotting anything British until the British allow Michael Savage into now less than Great Britain. No more Weetabix. No more Minis. No more English tea.

      This vehicle would make a very good vehicle for going up to the off-the-grid cabin in the high mountains of WNC.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Michael Savage is a curmudgeon, yes, but I really like the idea of free speech. Speech is a matter of interpretation. GB has every right to ban the man, but it would seem that, perhaps, they should be able to produce one person who has committed some heinous act as a result of a man whose show is not even broadcast there. It is not Michael Savage's free speech that concerns me as much as his rights or lack thereof ultimately becoming mine.

        Are not Minis manufactured in GB? Where will the Countryman be made?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Good thing the Mini is German.

        Also- what are you talking about?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmm.. first they renamed the old Countryman Estate car to a Clubman, now they are renaming the old Moke into a Countryman.... looks like 'name-musical-chairs'.. for those who may not recall, the old mini clubman was a slightly modernised version of the classic mini with a squared off bonnet. the countryman or traveller was the estate car and the moke was an (ahem) off-road lifestyle vehicle (cough cough) with 10" wheels
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish I felt this garbage wouldn't sell. But sadly, P.T. Barnum was right.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yet another CUV for city streets, super! The carrying capacity of a Clubman with the driving dynamics of a Greyhound, and it will be an overwhelming sales success.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Heeeeeey I'm a Countryman! I can wrestle hogs and gators with my two bare hands. Girl you better move quick I'm in high demand! Hey baby I'm a Countryman!
        • 6 Years Ago
        whats a ....ryman anyway ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it will be interesting to be in an AWD Mini, provided that they don't go over board on its official pricing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just say no.

      If you want a MINI, buy a real MINI, not this crap.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car should be name BMW countryman, then it make sense. At least looks better than X1 & X3.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would buy this.....
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