2nd Gen R60 Countryman Is This Correct?

Discussion in '2nd Generation: 2007+ R55 through R61' started by Justa Jim, Sep 30, 2010.

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  1. Justa Jim

    Justa Jim Well-Known Member
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    Just noticed that the Countryman is under "second generation". Would this not be the "first generation" countryman, or is not looked at that way????

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    The Countryman is an extension of the second generation line. Just like the coopster and roadster will be.
     
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    Trouble maker.

    1st Gen: Supercharged. Headlights attached to the bonnet.
    2nd Gen: Everything else.
     
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    Got ya. In a way that makes since, but in another way it doesn't, as it is the first generation of its type.

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    As you are far more experienced in these forums, I'm trying to follow your example. :cornut:

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    Here's how I see it..

    1st gen = Tritec engine
    2nd Gen = Prince Engine.

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    OK, I can see that, but a brand new vehilcle if a first generation of that vehicle, is it not? :confused5:

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    Here's the real deal...

    it has nothing to do with if it's a first or a second of that flavor of car. It has to do with the base chassis and it's family derivitives.

    The R50/52/53 all were derivitives of the first new MINI chassis. The R56-60 family are all somewhat derivitives of the second chassis.

    It's like saying that the first boy of a family is second generation when it was the grandparents that had emmigrated.

    So it's the first Countryman, but it's from the 2nd generation chassis. Hence it being a second gen car. Just like the case for the Clubman, where there was no 1st gen equivilent.

    If that's not gonna do it for you, there's nothing to be done. ;)

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    You managed to explain it without making it confusing at all.
     
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    That makes sence Matt. I can see the logic and it does, in fact, do it for me. Now if someone asks me the same question I heve the answer. :Thumbsup:

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