Exclusive: Mini Countryman Cooper D India Launch Soon

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That the BMW owned MINI Group is working on to launch diesel variants of its cars in Indian market has always been known. Now, our reliable sources have informed us that the diesel powered Mini Countryman is in the final stages of testing at ARAI and will be out in a couple of months of time.

It may be noted that such is the demand for diesel cars in India that a major chunk of premium car sales in our country come from the diesel variants. The Mini cars, which are no less than a design-study in retro-modernism, haven’t really been selling in great numbers and all this might change with the arrival of the diesel variants.

Mini plans to launch the Countryman Diesel first and safely expect it to cost around INR 1.5 lakhs more than the petrol powered variant. Christened as the Mini Countryman Cooper D, the diesel variant of the Countryman is powered by an India-spec, 2.0 litre, turbocharged diesel motor that has been tuned to offer a power output in a range of 125PS-130PS and a torque of around 300 Nm. The Countryman Cooper D is expected to have a 0-100 kmph timing of around 8 seconds and a top whack of 210 kmph.

We are looking forward to the launch of the Countryman diesel and the new variant might just be what the doctors ordered for Mini India.

What do you think? Will the diesel variant make the Countryman a hot-seller?

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MINI Countryman Cooper D Specs

Engine- 2.0 litres, 4 Cylinder, turbocharged

Power- [email protected]

Maximum Speed- 210kmph

Accleration (0-100kmph)- 8 seconds

Fuel Tank Capacity- 47 litres



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  • Dr.Nikhil says:

    Just wish they plonk in the BMW 320D’s 184bhp 2.0 diesel engine.Now that would be one engine to take on its peppy petrol counterpart.

  • In present era when diesel variants are more demanding hoping this car make a good business in indian auto industry.