Countryman pics

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  1. lotsie

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    I don't like those headlights, can't get used to the sharp angles. But they do tend to go away with the darker colours.

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    When is it supposed to be ready for sale? I thought I read 2010 somewhere.
     
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    I thought I read 03/2011.

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    Nice, maybe there's hope yet of owning another MINI when our 4Runner packs it in
     
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    Supposed to be available in europe towards the end of this year, early 2011 for us.
     
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    They look much better in person too. I disliked them until I went up to check out the beachcomber at the autoshow. They don't look as sharp in the flesh
     
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    Thanks! Yeah that's where I was confused...European release. I can wait, don't have the $$ anyways, lol. :devil:

     
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    Finally, a MINI that can hold 5 people...or at least 2 adults and three kids. However, I haven't seen any pics of what the three passenger bench back seat looks like. Anyone have any pics? Can't seem to find any:frown2:

    Depending on what that bench seat looks like, this may be the next family cruiser.
     
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    Are they offering a 3 person bench option? Any pics I've seen don't have any rear bench and actually have 2 full seats in the rear.

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    I think it would be foolish not to offer 5 passenger seating in this, the quad-captain chairs and console are cool but 4 passenger seating puts them out of a huge portion of the market.
     
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    Yah, but MINI has been removing themselves from that market the whole time.

    I could be wrong, but I haven't heard any mention of a 5 seat option and if these pictures are the real deal, it would require a good bit of re-engineering to fit 3 back there. Look at the center console thing. It would have to all be re-designed/removed
     
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    Those back seats do look comfy though.

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    Indeed. It may not fit 5 adults, but I imagine having full seats means that it fits 4 adults more comfortably than many similar small SUV competition.
     
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    It was my understanding it's the same as the Clubman. The fifth seat is a European option, not a US option.

     
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    From what I have been reading the Countryman is longer, but no wider than an R56. So the 3 seater in the back must be Euro fitting, like clothes:lol:

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    I read an article earlier this month that there is an optional bench seat. I haven't seen any pics of the bench seat as of yet. The rear bucket seats look cool and I do not understand what they do with the beam that runs between the seats when you add the bench seat.

    I've got three little ones (7, 5 & 3) and they always want to go in the MINI but there is always one left out.
     
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    If that center rail is going to get put in all MINIs, it could just stop behind the front seats I guess, where the rear cup holders are now, I guess.

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    The rail is a "feature" that runs from front to back (well back seats I think). It passes power and audio for compatible devices to the audio system, as well as being a mounting point for different accessories..and mood lighting that's controlled by the driver.

    I would think a center bench would just snap in place on the rail bridging the two seats though admittedly you'd have to be pretty skinny.

     
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    The fifth seat option in the Clubman isn't very practical though it's supposed to be for 2 adults and a child....from Motoringfile.

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