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2020 Mini Fellow citizen gets cleaner engines and style tweaks

2020 Mini Fellow citizen gets cleaner engines and style tweaks
Mechanically, the changes to the Countryman aren’t drastic. Mini claims an “extensively developed” engine range, but power isn’t boosted. Instead, the changes are focused on improving efficiency, with lower CO2 emissions ratings across the range of three- and four-cylinder turbo petrol engines and four-cylinder diesels. Particulate filters are used on the petrols, while the diesels…

Mechanically, the changes to the Fellow citizen aren’t extreme.

The petrol engines in the Cooper and Cooper S now likewise include an exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head, while a more effective starter-generator system is basic throughout the range. Mini is yet to introduce full mild-hybrid innovation.

On The Other Hand, the Cooper D now takes advantage of the same two-stage turbocharging as the more effective Cooper S D. Mini’s All4 four-wheel drive system is optional across the variety, while the eight-speed automatic transmission is now basic on All4 variations of the Cooper and Cooper D. The plug-in hybrid goes unchanged.

The facelifted Fellow citizen is offered to buy now, with a little rate increase over the original throughout the board.

Q&A: Oliver Heilmer, head of design

Q. What was the style brief for updating the Countryman?

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