Published on September 30th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin0
MINI Malaysia Launches 2 New Countryman Sports Variants
MINI Malaysia today launched two new variants of the Countryman Cooper S Sports. The first one is the Countryman Sports with Blackline Package, which replaces the previous chrome trims with Piano Black finishing on the front grille, headlight and taillight trims, door handles, as well as all the emblems.
This model is limited to just 38 units, with a starting price of RM243.280.38. It can be had in either British Racing Green or Light White, both of which are complete with Black roofs.
The other variant is the Countryman Sports with panoramic sunroof, which does not only allow more air and light into the cabin but also gives a greater sense of freedom to the driver. It is priced at RM247,280.38
As with the regular Countryman Cooper S Sports, these two new variants are powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo engine making 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque. A 0-100 km/h sprint time of 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h are made possible thanks to the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
MINI, the most sophisticated compact premium automotive brand in Malaysia, today introduced the latest limited-edition variants of the MINI Cooper S Countryman Sports – further expanding their portfolio of thrilling compact vehicles in Malaysia.
“Since we introduced the MINI Cooper S Countryman Sports in 2018, the model has remained one of the most popular models in the local MINI portfolio. In the two years of its availability here, we have delivered over 800 units in Malaysia. The sporty model also accounted for 75% of total MINI deliveries in 2019. These figures are indicative of the model’s significant success within the local market, and we are more than thrilled to introduce today, two new additions to this line-up. The MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package and the MINI Countryman Sports with Panoramic Sunroof variants underline our commitment to expanding our portfolio for fans of the MINI Countryman nationwide,” said Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
The MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package offers the model a sportier and more stylistic appearance, featuring previously chromed elements such as the front grille and MINI emblems now in the elegant Piano Black offering. This exclusive variant is also limited to only 38 units in Malaysia.
The MINI Countryman Sports with Panoramic Sunroof, meanwhile, enhances the thrilling sense of freedom that is guaranteed when behind the wheel of the MINI. Both the MINI Countryman Sports variants will be powered by the two-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo engine capable of 192 HP with 280 Nm of torque.
Two new variants, one thrilling experience.
The MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package gives the popular model a stylistic upgrade to its exterior elements – going from sleek chrome trims to the elegant Piano Black finishing. These elements include the front grille, headlight and taillight trims, door handles, MINI emblems in the front and rear, along with the COUNTRYMAN and COOPER S emblems. The MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package will be available in British Racing Green or Light White, both of which are complete with Black roofs.
The second variant – the MINI Countryman Sports with Panoramic Sunroof adds open-top driving thrill to the driving experience, further enhancing the interior ambience with more light and fresh air.
A powerful MINI drive.
Both the MINI Countryman Sports variants feature the powerful two-litre, four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo that produces192 hp and a peak torque of 280 Nm. The sporty model is capable of making the century sprint in 7.5 seconds, and has a maximum speed of 225km/h. Paired with the Seven-speed Dual Clutch Sports Automatic Transmission, it provides extremely fast gear changes, a high degree of shift comfort and optimised efficiency.
The dual clutch transmission also allows the use of the engine start/stop function in order to optimise fuel consumption when the vehicle is on a standstill. Additionally, the coasting function comes as standard to the vehicle in both the MID and GREEN driving modes; allowing the MINI to roll along at idling speed to reduce fuel consumption, as the drivetrain is decoupled upon deceleration.
An interior of sophistication and innovation.
The interior design language of both variants speaks of sophistication as it continues with the black theme.The headliner is covered with Anthracite headliner, and the Sport Seats are covered in the luxurious Leather Cross Punch in Carbon Black. The final touch of sophistication is offered via the new John Cooper Works Interior Surface in Piano Black.
The new vehicle is equipped with the Electronic Selector Lever that always returns to its original position after changing between the driving, neutral and reverse modes. The Sports mode can be activated by shifting the selector lever to the left while on driving mode, supporting a particularly sporty driving style and allowing for manual intervention.
Another highlight of the MINI Cooper S Countryman Sports is the 12 High Performance Speaker Harman Kardon Sound System with DSP Amplifier and Class-D technology, outputting 360 watts of pure acoustic power.
The biggest MINI ever also means more space for added comfort and versatility. The MINI Cooper S Countryman Sports offers a vast cargo space with folding rear seats, a high roofline, and an adjustable trunk floor; all to provide excellent legroom and headroom for the driver and passengers, who can also enjoy rear seat shoulder room.
Superior infotainment via the MINI Connected.
Both the MINI Countryman Sports variants are equipped with an 8.8-inch MINI Navigation System which can be operated via the touch screen, centre console, or even voice control. The vehicle also features a built-in 4G SIM card which is permanently fitted in the vehicle. Owners can also connect their iPhone wirelessly to the vehicle and use the MINI Visual Boost to access numerous features on the phone with Apple CarPlay. Wireless Charging is also available to ensure mobile phones are always charged.
The sporty variants are also equipped with the latest MINI Connected that offers an exceptionally wide range of digital services such as the Intelligent Emergency Call, MINI TeleServices and Remote Services. This feature allows mobility planning to be integrated seamlessly in day-to-day digital routine.
The MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package and the MINI Countryman Sports with Panoramic Sunroof are now available at all authorised MINI dealerships nationwide.
MINI Roadside Assistance.
Both the MINI Countryman Sports variants are covered by MINI Malaysia’s 5 Years Roadside Assistance programme, available for all new MINI vehicles with a comprehensive list of services that include a 24-Hour, 365-days-a-year Accident and Help on the Phone and On the Spot Hotline, Free Towing Services and when needed (over 200KM from residential home), Replacement Vehicle, Seamless Mobility, Accommodation, Mobility Services Solutions as well as Repatriation services.
The MINI Roadside Assistance programme can be accessed by contacting 1800-88-8808.
MINI Service Online.
Making a service appointment has never been easier. The new online service programme will now allow customers to schedule their service needs directly at their preferred MINI Authorised Dealerships via https://service.mini.my/
With the Balloon Financing from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package starts from RM2,778.00 per month, and RM 2,828.00 per month for the MINI Countryman Sports with Panoramic Sunroof (based on estimates of 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
The recommended retail prices of the MINI Countryman Sports variants with Sales Tax Exemption (on the road for personal registration, without insurance) are:
The MINI Countryman Sports with Blackline Package: RM 243.280.38
The MINI Countryman Sports with Panoramic Sunroof: RM 247,280.38