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Discussion in 'MINI News and Articles' started by lotsie, Jan 19, 2010.
Now that the cat is out of the bag MINI is releasing official photos.
Images from Autoweek
Just going by the photos, with the white one having dual exhaust, and the other one having a single, I wonder if those 2 openings in the lower grill of the white one are the intake for the turbo?
Probably just openings, not really functional but more for style.
"@ Paris , we will show a Performance Concept of the Countryman. The so-called â€œCayenne Turboâ€ model for the MINI Brand with a unique Performance body kit (The JCW kit is very true to this concept) Lowered suspension, Big wheels and a Performance interior."
pshop job, please?
I'm liking it. The JCW or JCW Rally will likely be my next DD. It DOES need an airbag suspension for street slammage and off road gappage. And the chrome has gotta go. But that'll give me something to work on.
Like it too! Actually think it's a much better piece than the Clubman for the segment they seek and the possiblities of an all wheel drive system in the Mini parts bin is exciting. Think: 2.0liter, twin turbo (BMW is working on), all wheel drive coupe!!!!!:smilewinkgrin:
Video Goodness added
Doesn't seem to be as much body roll in the corners as I was expecting. If it drives like a Mini it's probably going sell. If I needed something larger than the Clubman and 4 wheel drive, I would consider one.
I can imagine the rattles a 4 door Mini is going to have, especially after you take it off road a few times. :lol:
Oh, I hardly think that vehicle qualifies for off road use. At least not in a sense of anything heavy.
The rear badge is big
because it's also the handle for the door. I was on the BMW/MINI media site and looked at the photos.
Off road? I'd think never. You see the air dams in front of the tires to reduce drag?
If I still lived in rural Manitoba, I would look at getting one. Lots of gravel roads, and with snow tires it would probably be great in the winter.
dr O beat me to it...the center part of the large wing badge is actually the hatch release...ya know i would really consider this as my next mini...i would have to actually see this thing in person...did they put out any dimensions on its total height and length...id love to have a 4dr 4wd mini but not if its going to be as high as a crossover or a suv
I'm confused, is the Countryman and Beachcomber the same thing?
It doubles as a latch to open the hatch.......
I'm really digging the Countryman in this color. The original photos in white in that busy context really confused the lines...seeing it this way..actually makes me want one...think I might delay my Clubman for a Countryman.
Anyone wondering if the interior of the Countryman might be hints towards what the refined 2010 R56 interior treatment might be?? I've been trying to find better interior shots.
No. Beachcomber is still a concept, the Countryman is ready to come out next year.
Nathan posted some videos that show a lot of the interior. Here 27
I thought the Beachcomber is the Countryman without doors?
Found the pic I was looking for, lol.
It's VERY MINI Like from this view...not that we'd see it from this vantage point much...but I'm liking it more and more.
I agree with OG, the dark color with the light roof is far more flattering for the lines and overall body design.
The headlights work for the brutish nature of the SAV, but I really hope they don't make their way onto the r56 facelift.