MINI Cooper S ALL4 Countryman

By admin
16 August 2011

Rating: 2/5

Funky looks and seat-of-the-pants handling. That’s a Mini, right?

Yes, until the arrival of the lardy Countryman – four doors and gumboots in a snigger-worthy soft SUV that will definitely never see off-road action. It’s a tragic victory of brazen greed over brand ethos.

As is the case with the X6 from BMW, it’s a sad day when companies create niches for consumers instead of the other way around.

Ready to be ridiculed? Then go for it.

PRICE R397 361

ENGINE 1,6-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder; 135 kW; 240 Nm

PERFORMANCE 0-100 km/h in 7,9 seconds; top speed 210 km/h; 7,3 litres/100 km

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