TodaySeptember 21, 2021

2011 MINI Countryman with Jim McDowell, President MINI USA

Jim McDowell, President of MINI USA, talks to me about the new MINI Countryman.

This Countryman is the largest MINI ever.

What makes it still a MINI?

The 2011 Cooper Countryman is a Mini that can actually handle the family duty, and shares its fantastic shifter and clutch with its siblings.

McDowell’s favorite part of the car is the center rail of the vehicle. And the mood lighting of the car.

The 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman is a four-seat compact SUV available in two trim levels: Countryman and Countryman S. 

Engine: 1.6 L 4-cylinder
MPG: Up to 27 city / 35 highway
Tire size: P205/55R17
Curb weight: 2,954 to 3,208 lbs
Dimensions: 162″ L x 70″ W x 62″ H
Horsepower: 121 to 181 hp

Questions to MINI’s McDowell

Is the Mini Countryman reliable?
Is a 2011 Mini Cooper a good car?

The base 2011 MINI Countryman comes with vinyl seats; the center-rail console; pushbutton start; 17-inch wheels; an AM/FM/CD player. The countryman can fit four adult humans, or two adults, and a large dog that wants to go camping.


Is the 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman all-wheel drive?

All-wheel drive not offered on base model
Does the Mini Countryman have a BMW engine?