MINI’s Mighty Crossover Conquers Iceland’s Icy Terrain with Style and Power
Munich/Reykjavik – In a thrilling display of automotive prowess, the new MINI Countryman S ALL4 in its stunning John Cooper Works Trim has taken Iceland’s extreme winter conditions by storm. Amidst the picturesque yet challenging landscapes of deep snow and rugged scree, this versatile and sizeable MINI model stands out with its robust all-wheel-drive capabilities and adventurous spirit.
The Countryman’s bright chili red body, paired with a sleek jet black contrasting roof, not only commands attention but also promises an exhilarating ride across Iceland’s untamed wilderness. Stefanie Wurst, head of MINI, sums it up perfectly: “It’s the dream machine for those who crave a mix of agility, spirit, safety, and comfort in their adventures.”
Exceptionally equipped for Iceland’s notorious winters, the MINI Countryman S ALL4’s precision and power are put to the test on snow-laden tracks and icy inclines. Its sophisticated ALL4 all-wheel drive system dynamically distributes drive power between front and rear wheels, ensuring top-notch traction and safety in all conditions.
But it’s not just about brawn; the Countryman also boasts brains. With a 2.0-liter twin-power turbo engine, complemented by a 48V mild hybrid system, this MINI offers a harmonious blend of power (218 hp, 360 Nm torque) and efficiency (7.4 – 6.8 l/100 km fuel consumption; 169 – 155 g/km CO2 emissions).
The Countryman’s sporty design is further accentuated in the JCW Trim. Distinctive diffusers, LED headlights with a minimalist two-stripe design, and a revamped John Cooper Works logo on the octagonal front grille and C-pillar are just a few features that set it apart. Add to that light-alloy wheels ranging from 17 to 21 inches, and this MINI is as stylish as it is rugged.
Inside, the Countryman offers a premium travel experience. Up to five passengers can enjoy ample space, adjustable rear seats, and a panoramic glass roof. The JCW Trim brings a bespoke touch with high-quality synthetic leather seats with red stitching, echoing the vehicle’s sporty exterior.
Practicality is also key, with a 450-liter trunk expandable to 1,450 liters, ensuring ample space for all adventure gear. Additionally, the Countryman introduces the option of partially automated Level 2 driving, allowing hands-free steering at speeds up to 60 km/h under driver supervision.
In conclusion, the MINI Countryman S ALL4 is more than just a car – it’s a statement of adventurous spirit and style, masterfully taking on Iceland’s challenging terrains and turning heads while doing so.