Limited-Production of Countryman Special Edition Launched

The MINI Countryman has been quite successful for the brand over the past five years, but it is now due for an update. Therefore, the BMW-owned brand has just introduced a limited-production edition – the Countryman Special Edition.

The Special Edition is similar to the MINI Countryman Park Lane and Countryman Business Edition, but has extra styling tweaks and additional features. Elegance is found in the black paint with Metallic ‘Space Grey’ roof and mirror caps on the exterior of the Special Edition. The interior has Gravity- Carbon black leather seats, while the dash trim is in piano black.

Features include Bluetooth connectivity, voice control, sat-nav, heated front seats, climate control, and xenon headlights. Customers can choose between the Cooper S or Cooper SD engine, both available options in the Countryman Special Edition. The additional choice of manual or automatic gearboxes is also available.

There will only be 250 MINI Countryman Special Edition vehicles released, so be sure to stop by MINI of Pittsburgh today to place your order!

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MINI Countryman Park Lane Debut Rocks Geneva Auto Show

The MINI Countryman is already known as a force to be reckoned with, but there are even fewer vehicles out there that can match the newest special edition Countryman’s appeal. The debut of the brand-new MINI Countryman Park Lane, which occurred earlier this month at the Geneva International Motor Show, provides the public with a premium quality MINI that is sure to turn heads, no matter where it goes.

This special edition Countryman offers a specially developed design and color concept with an Earl Grey metallic finished combined with a new vibrant Oak Red roof. Chrome accents make an appearance throughout the vehicle’s exterior, finishing with 18-inch light alloy wheels. Inside, the vehicle offers five seats, including a shifting rear seat. It also has plenty of cargo space, making it a top choice for those consumers looking for a unique vehicle to transport them around town.

While you have to wait to see the MINI Countryman Park Lane model for yourself, you can still stop in to MINI of Pittsburgh today and get a first-hand look at our spectacular lineup!

Countryman Gets Some Updates for the New Model Year

The MINI Cooper Countryman is the largest MINI available (with 5 doors!). Despite being a MINI, it has a surprisingly roomy interior and can fit four adults comfortably. As one of the most practical MINIs, the Countryman will be getting some updates.

The modifications on the Countryman will roll out this month.  The ALL4 all-wheel-drive option on Countryman should be appealing for those living in areas with rough winter weather, like here in Pittsburgh. The all-wheel drive is powered by a 181-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder.

The Countryman still gets superb fuel economy with the base manual transmission getting 27 mpg city 35 mpg highway.

The interior gets an update with new styling and colors by adding Carbon Black across the instrument panel and air vents. This will be standard on all trims. Additionally, with the Chrome Line Interior option, the Carbon Black can be highlighted with chrome. There are also newly designed door inserts making the Countryman even more comfortable and practical.

The Countryman will also come standard with a three-seat rear bench, for the first time. This can be swapped for two individual rear seats at no cost.

Contact your local MINI dealer, MINI of Pittsburgh, to see when the updated Countryman will be in stock. Visit us online anytime at www.miniofpittsburgh.com.

Countryman Brings Spice to Compact Crossover World

2012 CountrymanIf you’re in the market for a compact crossover that stands out from the crowd, like no further than the MINI Cooper Countryman. Other consumers must agree; the MINI Cooper Countryman was chosen as a Best Compact Crossover in an Edmunds’ Consumers’ Favorites Poll. You can find the 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman now on the lot at MINI of Pittsburgh.

Claiming the eighth spot on the poll, the Countryman offers the unique driving dynamics of a MINI that make it stand out among the normal soccer mom crossovers. The peppy four-cylinder engine provides zippy performance and a spirited ride. With EPA estimated ratings of 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, the Countryman is ready for quick commutes around town or long road trips around the country. As the largest MINI available, the Countryman is stocked full of great amenities. An MP3 player, HD radio, leather wrapped steering wheel, variable speed intermittent wipers, and keyless start all come standard.

The 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman was rated as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To achieve this distinction, Countryman received the highest rating possible in the following four tests: frontal offset test, side impact test, rear crash protection, and roof strength test. Safety features on this vehicle include 4-wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control, and traction control.

Come get behind the wheel of a MINI Cooper Countryman and experience driving like never before. Visit our Pittsburgh dealership today or view photos and information of our inventory online at www.miniofpittsburgh.com.

MINI Countryman Is Perfect Size for All Your Guests and Gear

MINI Countryman

With a spacious cabin, seating for four, and a personality that is distinctly MINI, the MIN Cooper Countryman is the perfect vehicle for your end of summer road trip. The MINI Cooper Countryman is available in three trim levels and has something for everyone.

The Countryman is the biggest, roomiest MINI on the road. It seats tall adults in either the front or rear seats comfortably and has a lost more cargo space than other MINI models. Comfort and convenience features on the Countryman include keyless start, remote trunk release, cruise control, auxiliary power outlet, variable speed intermittent wipers, climate control, HID headlights, and wireless cell phone hookup. An MP3 player, HD radio, and an auxiliary audio input keep you entertained during every ride.

The 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman is now on the lot at MINI of Pittsburgh. Visit us in person or online at http://www.miniofpittsburgh.com/ for more details and to view our current inventory. Come experience the quirky and fun ride that can only be delivered by MINI.

MINI Countryman Coupe on Sale Early Next Year as 2013 Model

It’s what MINI calls ‘the world’s first premium miniature SUV coupe’. At the 2011 Detroit auto show, the MINI Paceman cruised in as a two-door version of MINI’s Countryman crossover. Since then, the Paceman concept car has evolved into the production-ready Countryman Coupe. At the 2012 Paris Auto Show, the Paceman showed up with a name change and the confirmation of sales in 2013.

Projected to have the drivetrain, 6-speed gearbox and 4-cylinder engine of the current 5-door Countryman, the Countryman Coupe will most likely sport the same 208 horsepower as its predecessor. A peppy John Cooper Works version of the Countryman Coupe will also be available, with a 1.6-liter twin-scroll engine turbocharged with 211 horses. The MINI Countryman Coupe sends all of this power to MINI’s exclusive AL4 all-wheel drive system (an option for front-wheel-drive will be available). As with all MINI cars, the electric speed-sensitive steering module will provide excellent handling and agility.

A unique back-end, alternate bumper and redesigned taillights will separate the two-door Countryman Coupe from the previous Paceman concept car design. Differences between the original Countryman and Countryman Coupe are significant. Aside from the 2-door design, the Countryman Coupe is a full inch shorter than the Countryman, creating more of a ‘horizontal’ design.

The cockpit of the Countryman Coupe is expected to have front leather sport seats and upscale materials coating the interior. Details on the technology and options available for the cabin have yet to be announced. Expectations are that the backseat should offer the same generous legroom that the original Countryman had to offer.

The Countryman Coupe will start worldwide sales in early 2013, with 20,000 models expected to come to the market. The Countryman Coupe will be MINI’s 8th production car, coming off the heels of the MINI Coupe and Roadster.

The new MINI Countryman Coupe will be available at MINI of Pittsburgh in 2013. Call us for arrival information, or visit our online inventory for our current selection of new MINI cars.

Insane is an Understatement – MINI & Human Flight

MINI and the John Cooper Works Countryman went to great lengths on this video to make something amazing. Watch and enjoy as the John Cooper Works Countryman gets a man airborne and lets him go. Then the fun begins….the Countryman zooms after the human flier to race.