If the photo makes the Mini Countryman look a little stretched that’s because … well … it is stretched. This is the four-door mini that we first talked about here.
Now BMW MINI has announced that the Countryman will hit the showroom floors in Germany in September this year with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines developing between 66kW and 135kW. The all-wheel drive version of the Countryman will be available in both petrol and diesel variants.
And the cost? The base petrol model will be carrying a price tag of 20,200 euros (around $A31,000) … the base diesel model will be on sale for 22,000 euros (around $A34,500) while the petrol and diesel all-wheel drive versions will start at 27,900 euros (around $A43,300)
I know it was long ago but I seem to recall that I paid something less than $2,000 for my first Mini … and it was only 2 years old.