2024 MINI Countryman C – entry-level variant with 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder, 7DCT; 170 PS and 280 Nm

2024 MINI Countryman C – entry-level variant with 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder, 7DCT; 170 PS and 280 Nm

After showing off the John Cooper Works variant of the third-generation (U25) MINI Countryman last month, the British carmaker is now revealing more details of the entry-level option called the Countryman C.

The latest Countryman is offered with both fully electric and internal combustion powertrains, and for the latter, the C is the starting point before progressing to the S and JCW. Going with the base variant nets out a 1.5 litre turbocharged inline-three petrol engine with mild hybrid technology – MINI says there is a diesel option too.

The mill is rated at 170 PS (168 hp or 125 kW) and 280 Nm of torque, with drive sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This setup is good for a 0-100 km/h time of 8.3 seconds as well as a top speed of 212 km/h. MINI also points out that the mild hybrid system can support the engine during accelerations with 19 PS (19 hp or 14 kW) of electric drive.

2024 MINI Countryman C – entry-level variant with 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder, 7DCT; 170 PS and 280 Nm

In terms of equipment, the Countryman is available with four trim options, including the Essential, Classic, Favoured and JCW. Depending on what’s chosen, the model gets different paint and roof colours, C-pillar elements as well as various interior finishes. Wheel sizes for the Countryman C range from 17 to 21 inches.

Inside, the Countryman comes with a panoramic glass roof and flexible back seats which can be moved up to 13 cm for additional legroom. The backrest of the 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats can also be individually adjusted in six positions by up to 12 degrees, or folded down completely to increase boot volume from the normal 450 litres to 1,460 litres.

As for other bits of kit, the Countryman, like the latest MINI Cooper, comes with a circular OLED touchscreen that provides core driving information and access to all vehicle functions. There’s also the MINI Experience Modes, MINI toggle bar and Driving Assistant Plus, the last of which is a first for the Countryman.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Peppa on Dec 21, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Delusional BMW certainly will defend this abomination for some obvious reasons

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    • Same like Mercedes gangs also defending their brand ugliness cars for some excuses reasons and agreed with Isaac that Mercedes gangs also spending their time for downvoting recalls, ugliness, specs, etc when mercedes have issues. Especially, also agreed with Susukotak that someone use fake name politic junk head for always brand name as mercedes, but how do he know that have been praising mercedes as always? That’s the real question mark. Mercedes drivers are now acting lansi and somemore no signal to others lol.
      As I said before, did you think merc gangs are behaving much better than bmw and others. Website also shows the proven data everywhere that mercedes is poor quality, that already given out recently, no wonder JPJ here have to recall so many times this year.

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    • Kode Kun on Dec 22, 2023 at 11:28 pm

      Don’t force yourself. Those who owns BMW won’t feel inferior. I still have E90 and adding to my collection is an X3. I’m waiting for the perfect time to buy a 340i. Used to owned a W205. Poor quality extended to the interior, very low headlights, slow response on the infotainment and poor sound proofing. If you don’t believe me, go ask the owner and better yet, ask the mechanic.

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  • hazri on Dec 21, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    please come to malaysia and price it cheaper than bmw 2 series. below 150k should be ok. cheaper than honda cr-v.

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  • Lmao they’re going the X50 direction?

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    • 4.7L SUV on Dec 21, 2023 at 6:53 pm

      From experience, I’d say BMW 3 cylinders isn’t as smooth as X50. But the gearbox timing response and speed are far better than X50. Dunno about hybrid tho. This is not Cooper S, what’s wrong with the way they’re going? Other than those boxy lights fitting of course.

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