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Mini Countryman video footage - Click above to watch video

If you can't get enough of the forthcoming Mini Countryman, twelve minutes of new footage that doesn't involve yellow swirlies has found its way onto the 'Net. Thankfully, there's no annoying musical soundtrack, so you can see and hear the tiny crossover careening through a Western European landscape and a port area with only its drivetrain as accompaniment.

Follow the jump to check out the vids, the second video being a polished clip of the first. The second link below will take you to more of the car sitting by the sea and detailed shots of its interior. Hat tip to Bryce.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Monkaroo:

      I believe the turbo is cooled with the motor oil. The hood scoop on all 2007+ Hardtop Cooper S's are non-functional. Besides, the turbo sits in the front of the engine bay, right where the grille opens up. Probably the same design on this model. I've had no problems with my turbo heating up at all. Plus, when the car turns off, the pump runs for a minute or so to cool down the turbo if the ECU deems it too hot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      so, can I pull the doors off this thing? or was that a concept that sorta looks like this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It is nice looking, but no bench seat and a cup rail down the middle makes a poor seat for the dog, so it's off my list of potential wagons. Who needs a adjustable cup holder that long? I suppose with that system, one could add many more cup holders so you could take advantage of every opportunity to buy a beverage.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, that interior seems vaguely oh, how do I put it, stupid as heck to me.

        It's so gimmicky its not hard for me to believe that it might even awaken current model BMW MINI owners to the realization that the interiors on the car has gone from upscale to quirky to ridiculous over the years.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Regarding the concern about the bar in the backseat: The Countryman will have an optional bench seat in the back.

        Assuming I don't hate it when I see it, this is perfect for me and I love it from the pictures. I'll likely buy one of these when they come out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @why not the LS2LS7? - that's what's kept me out of one, I'm not keen on spending $30,000 for a car with a $14,000 interior with space planning only a midget or a gymnast could appreciate. Most people buy it as a second, fun car, though, and it serves their purposes well... I'm just not in the position to choose a fun and impractical car, practical’s still to useful... and a quality interior, too appealing. Why change it though, people eat it up as is, poorly constructed plastic stalks and interior bits and all. It's just to kitche cute and too much fun to drive to get most people down.


        I disagree, I think the cooper is a very fun and practical car. It just depends on who you are. Personally 95% of my driving is back and forth to work every day, alone, in which case the cooper is excellent because it gets great gas mileage and is very fun to drive.
        As for the $30,000 it's possible to make the car that expensive, but then it really would be impractical, ordering it with less options will put you in the $23,000-25,000 range.
        My second car is a much less practical and less fun 2007 F150. Sure it seats 5 and can carry a fridge, and tow a boat, but it's just pain stupid. It sucks to drive back and forth to work every day and having to fill it up twice a week. In 5 years I've only had to move 1 couch, and I could have borrowed my dads truck to do that, or just have it delivered. I don't have anything to tow, and I've never driving more than 2 other people in it.
        Bottom line is that practicality varies by person, so unless you live on a farm and have to haul feed and horses and firewood every day you'd be stupid to buy something as impractical as truck. My F-150 cost me $24k and I hardly ever drive the damn thing, I'm kind of wishing I never bought it, but I foiled to peer pressure, you're buying a house, they said, you'll need a truck to haul stuff for the house. Yea like I'm going to be getting a new washer and dryer every 2 weeks and replace my damn roof once a month, idiots.
        • 5 Years Ago
        There is an option for a 3 seat rear bench. I like it, I think it's a good looking car and I'd trade in our mini cooper S for it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Back on the list. Interior did get bigger goofy plastic after 1st gen.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Plenty of room in the back for dogs with the seats down. My two goldens fit fine in my MINI Cooper with the seats down, so it can only be better with this one, especially with the cargo area being flat this time. Still, I don't like how there's nothing to create a continuous flat cargo area.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I always hated the office clock speedometer in Minis, so its good to see that, while still here, it at least has become a multifunction pod-type-thing rather than just an obnoxious "how big can we make it?" internal design competition.
        • 5 Years Ago
        What you're looking at is the optional GPS in the middle. So I would expect the base model will have the big speedo in the middle, and if you upgrade to the computer system (i forget what it's called) then the speedo is above the steering wheel. Then if you get the GPS, you get what you see on the video.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it and it sure is more usable for me having to pick up two toddlers everyday than the regular mini.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wanted a Mini, needed bigger so we drove the Clubman and the convertible expecting to not buy the Clunman. We bought the Clubman. Hence, I am curious to see how it drives, I am betting they kept the handling just like a Mini with some obvious loss for size, weight and height. I HATED this when I saw it, but I did a 180 degree turn and I love it now. FYI, if you have never driven one, this one should be interesting, I would say the Mini is easily the tightest, well built small car I have ever driven. Often you associate a lot of negative things with smaller cars, Mini tosses those out the window. Looking forward to driving one next year.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a MINI Cayenne.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want one!
      • 5 Years Ago
      My younger sister has a 1st gen BMW MINI - great fun to drive but that silly, overstyled interior is distracting. Sir Issigonis put the speedo in the middle to make building right-hand and left-hand drive cars cheaper to build. BMW made it into a rather silly icon of the new MINI brand. Still a neat little car. Anything that adds interest to the small car segment is a good thing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Someone mentioned a mini pickup - now that is a BRILLIANT idea.

      Anyway, too expensive and no real off road ability. If was cheaper and more fun - i.e. could go off road, through sand, etc. it would be a no brainer.

      Right now there is no point. It's a 4 door mini. Why jack it up and make it look like a lil' SUV? What is your obsession America with power trucks???
      • 5 Years Ago
      And I thought that the BMW X6 was pointless and ugly...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder how are they cooling the turbo with no hood scoop for ventilation? BTW this is no where near Aztec ugly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually I had a 08 Mini Cooper S and the scoop did vent the heat from the turbo. Many turbo owners had warped scoops due to the heat build up so BMW put a honey comb vent in the opening of the scoopt to prevent the heat from warping surrounding plastic. I guess they figured out a fix for the issue.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you're thinking of the the Cooper S model then the hood scoop isn't used to cool the turbo. It's a decorative piece only. So if this thing does have a turbo it doesn't need a hood scoop either.
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