MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 Tested By Edmunds – Video

MAR 14 2018 BY MARK KANE 9

Edmunds Senior Writer Mark Takahashi reviewed the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid to find out whether or not a plug-in version of the Mini can still fun?

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

And the answer is yes, it is.

If you don’t have a long commute, the 12 miles of EPA range (maybe supported with work charging) could enable you to drive electric in the MINI, which hasn’t been possible in a MINI since the all-electric test program way back when.

The premium interior and decent acceleration (Edmunds achieved 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds) are something that lots of consumers desire.

In the case of this MINI, the price stands at around $33,649, including the federal tax credit.


  • Exterior and interior design sets it apart from competitors
  • Materials are of a higher quality than subcompact rivals
  • One of the only vehicles of its kind with a manual transmission
  • Provides a fun driving experience


  • Front seats are confining and won’t be comfortable for everyone
  • Cargo area is small compared to almost every rival’s
  • All engines require premium fuel
  • Not nearly as sporty as most other Minis

See Also – Detailed EPA Ratings For Mini Countryman PHEV Reveal Electric Range Of Just 12 Miles

MINI Cooper PHEV quick specs (see full spec here):

  • all-wheel drive with 1.5L 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo Technology petrol engine (100 kW/136 hp), 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and 65 kW (87 hp) electric motor. System output of 165 kW/224 hp and 385 Nm.
  • 12 miles all-electric range, 65 MPGe
  • 27 mpg extended range efficiency – on premium gas
  • 7.6 kWh battery
  • 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds
  • top speed in all-electric mode of 78 mph (125 km/h)

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9 Comments on "MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 Tested By Edmunds – Video"

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How does the interior compare to the BMW i3?

i3 stands zero chance. If comfort, quality, ergo is the measuring stick. If it’s amount of weirdness and how small your dashboard can be … you know the i3 is hard to beat … 🙂

Don’t understand why BMW/Mini keep introduce something like this to embarrass themselves.

They just beat the 1st gen Prius plug-in that came out in 2012.

The EV side of the power-train (particularly battery capacity and efficiency how those kWhs are used) is just a joke to anyone who is looking for that sort of specs.

12 mile EV range, 27 mpg on the ICE (worse than the ICE versions). What a joke.

Normally, I’d be the one defending plug-in hybrids with low ranges.. But this one is just indefensible. 12 miles is pathetic and I think the new minimum standard is essentially double this number.

Also only 240 mile range for both gas and EV. That gas tank is so small it’s the only PHEV that actually requires more trip to the gas station than an ICE Mini.

And not eligible for any carpool sticker because the gas engine is too dirty.

Way too much money for not much car.