Would you like a Mini Cooper Plug-in Hybrid? |

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Published on April 5th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Would you like a Mini Cooper Plug-in Hybrid?

For the first time in the brand’s history, MINI is launching a plug-in hybrid. They have decide to use the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 for this model.

The large MINI hatchback will feature emissions-free technology that allows for pure electric driving, and the company has promised no changes to the fun-to-drive nature of the car.

The electric motor powers the rear wheels while a 1.5-litre three-cylinder gasoline engine drives the front. The total power output is 221 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque that can get this Countryman from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 6.8 seconds. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard.

Unlike some other hybrids, the MINI is not limited to slow speeds when running on pure electricity. In fact, in AUTO eDRIVE mode, speeds of up to 80 km/h are possible. Setting it to MAX eDRIVE and the threshold is increased to 125 km/h. The onboard 7.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack provides a maximum e-range of approximately 40 kilometres.

It will be in all showrooms this evening and we will share the price and features later today.


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