Mini has announced that during the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show we will see an improved version of the the Countryman plug-in hybrid. According to the British car manufacturer, the SUV will get more electric range. 

The current model has a plug-in hybrid powertrain made of a 1.5 liter engine and an electric motor. In total, the PHEV deliver 224 horsepower, the power being channled via an automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. THe not to 100 km/h is done in 6.8 seconds. 

The old battery pack had 7.7 kWh, but the new one has 10 kWh. The dimensions are the same, but the technology used was improved. As a result, the electric range of the upcoming Mini Countryman PHEV has been raised by 30% compared to the old one. In standard values, we are speaking about 55 to 57 kilometers with only one charge. 

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When the battey is fully charge, the Mini Countryman PHEV has a fuel consumption of 2.1 liters per 100 kilometers. Positioned under the rear seat unit to save space, the lithium-ion battery can be fully recharged in about five hours from a standard domestic socket or in around 3h 15 min when plugged into a wallbox.