Bilal Ahmed Firfiray

July 23, 2020, 08:00 PM IST540 Views

2021 Mini Countryman JCW revealed with 302bhp and subtle styling tweaks

–         Gets updated connected car tech

–         Deliveries to begin in November

Mini has updated the Countryman in characteristic blink-and-miss styling updates and revamped feature list. Shown here in the JCW guise, the new Countryman is available for sale right away but deliveries are slated to commence in November in the European markets.

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Being a John Cooper Works edition, this ‘big’ Mini is powered by the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine making 302bhp and 450Nm. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and comes with All4 all-wheel-drive as standard. The Countryman JCW is powered by the most powerful engine ever used in a production Mini and can do 0-100kmph in just 5.1 seconds.

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Also standard is the sonorous sport exhaust which is characteristic to the JCW line-up. In addition to that, there are modified chassis and suspension components to make the JCW handle like a go-kart. The dynamic stability control (DSC) is joined by adaptive chassis, electromechanical steering and four-piston calliper brakes upfront.

Mini Countryman Left Side View

In terms of design, the updated Countryman wears a tweaked grille up front and a larger 95mm exhaust tip at the back. The LED lights both fore and aft are now standard with adaptive LED units available as an optional extra. There are two new exterior paints on offer as well – White Silver metallic and Sage Green metallic. Both paint jobs get piano-black highlights on the exterior.

Mini Countryman Left Front Three Quarter

On the inside, the five-inch all-digital instrument cluster makes its way in the Countryman. It was introduced on the Mini Electric. The instrument cluster gets all the connectivity options along with navigation, USB, wireless charging and smartphone telephony. Moreover, the Mini TeleServices is updated as well with new-age connectivity services.

Prices for the 2021 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works start from 36,000 Pounds. After it goes on sale in international markets, we expect the new Countryman line-up to promptly make its way to India as well.

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BMW India financial services launches new ownership schemes

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Santosh Nair

June 03, 2020, 11:17 AM IST7,121 Views

BMW India financial services launches new ownership schemes

– Up to 40 percent lower EMI over the first 2.5 years

– Zero percent down-payment with interest rates starting as low as 5.99 percent

BMW India financial services has launched a new ‘Easy Start’ financial offer with a host of benefits that make it easier for customers to own a BMW or Mini car of their choice. 

This plan influences the purchase decision by bringing down the cost of ownership, both in the starting period as well as in the long-term.

An important feature of ‘Easy Start’ plan is the upto 40 percent lower EMIs for the first 2.5 years (over the standard offer). Combined with a provision of zero percent down-payment, this is extremely beneficial as the customer’s financial commitment remains low for a significant period. 

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Moreover, at any given point in time, the customers have absolute freedom to restructure the loan at zero charges as per their requirements and convenience. A special introductory 5.99 percent rate of interest is being offered currently on the BMW 3 SeriesBMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series and the BMW X3.

Likewise, with the BMW/Mini 360˚ benefit, a pre-decided and guaranteed buy-back value for their BMW or Mini is arrived at. As this buy-back value is computed on the ex-showroom price of the car instead of the retail value, it makes it immune to market fluctuations or demand; further leading to direct savings for the customers.

Kathrin Frauscher, MD and CEO, BMW India financial services said, “The BMW Group has always stepped up to the needs of its customers. We understand their desires and are quick to offer the best solutions that bring them true joy.”BMW 3 Series Photos175 Images

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Mini opens India’s first Urban Store

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Santosh Nair

January 30, 2020, 08:58 AM IST10,657 Views

Mini opens India's first Urban Store

– Urban Store is essentially a unique combination of a showroom and a cafe

– Adjacent to the BMW and BMW Motorrad showroom in Kochi

Mini has opened its first Urban Store in India at South Kalamassery in Kochi in partnership with EVM Autokraft. 

The new Mini Urban Store concept with an integrated Cafe, brings to Kochi a unique destination and a new gastronomic experience for the progressive millennials of the city. Customers and Mini fans can unwind, relax and explore the iconic Mini in an inspiring and interactive space with a curated gourmet selection of Italian and Mediterranian cuisine.

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The Mini showroom features a four-car display, an integrated cafe, customisation options with Mini accessories, as well as the latest Mini Lifestyle Collection. Rudratej Singh, President and CEO, BMW Group India, said, ‘Mini has always been more than a car. The Mini Urban Store concept is a reflection of Mini’s spirited attitude to life. It is a one-of-a-kind urban space designed to inspire the creative class and create unforgettable moments amidst revolutionary cars and endless excitement.’

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