Out in the country with Mini Cooper D Countryman

The numbers
Price: Rs 25.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Engine: 1,995cc, 4cyl common-rail turbo-diesel
Power: 110bhp @ 4000rpm
Torque: 270Nm @ 1750-2250rpm
Transmission: 6A, FWD
L/W/H: 4097/1789/1561
Boot capacity: 355 litres (min), 1170 litres (max)
Fuel tank capacity: 47 litres

TG Performance test
0-100kph: 11.51secs
30-50kph: 1.92secs
50-70kph: 2.94secs
80-0kph: 27.01mtrs, 2.37secs
Fuel efficiency: City: 10.8kpl, Highway: 13.8kpl, Average: 12.3kpl

Pros: A Mini that can actually seat four adults, good ground clearance
Cons: Poor cabin insulation, features don’t add up to its nearly `30 lakh tag

The verdict
For the same price, the competition offers much more than just brand value.

Rating: 7/10