Psychedelic teaser images gives first clues to how car will look
19 January 2010

These are the first official teaser pictures of the upcoming Mini Countryman 4x4.

Although the video stills reveal few details, they confirm that the recent Mini Beachcomber concept was essentially a stripped-down version of the production car, which will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March and go on sale this September from around £17,000.

The new model, which will most likely be called the Countryman, is a shade over four metres long and shifts Mini into more family-orientated territory.

The Countryman will be the first of the BMW-generation Minis to be built outside of the UK. Instead of being made at Cowley, the Countryman will be manufactured by Magna at its Graz plant in Austria.


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19 January 2010

It is 19th January not 1st April.

19 January 2010

[quote Autocar]Although the video stills reveal few details[/quote] That's an overstatement if ever I heard one !

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19 January 2010

I now have a headache from looking at those pictures!

19 January 2010

Look carefully and you can see the details and shutlines. We just need someone good on photoshop to sort it out !

19 January 2010

I think we can wait...

19 January 2010

Note to BMW: You have now officially stretched the Mini nameplate beyond anything remotely believable. Please stop.

Or come up with a new naming system for your 3-tier range - the original 3-door can still be called a Mini provided the next one is no longer/wider/heavier. The Clubman should be renamed the Midi, and the 4x4 can be called the Maxi.

Or actually make something truly mini.

Thank you.

19 January 2010

Issigonis' Mini: Small family car (for the times) on the inside, city-car on the outside.

BMW Mini: City car on the inside, Small family car on the outside.

Perhaps they could rename it "iniM"

I realise that cars are now larger to acomodate the slightly larger populace, and particularly more secondary safety devices. The original Mini was designed to be a car strong on primary safety (to avoid the accident in the first place). I guess if the term for what are now quite reasonable small family cars is "supermini" (think fiesta, corsa, grande punto), then BMW are hardly alone in bulking up small cars, but the mini doesn't seem to be particularly efficient with interior space compared to its actual rivals.

19 January 2010

This is just a ploy to throw the Chinese off track…

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19 January 2010

[quote Vidge 123] I now have a headache from looking at those pictures! [/quote]

Me too. Thanks BMW. I hate teaser pics.

19 January 2010

Looks to me like any other mini but stretched by a foot or so.


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