Drum roll please. The highly anticipated MINI Countryman Hybrid has a price for the US market: $36,800. That puts the hybrid just below the JCW Countryman but above every other Countryman.
The base MSRP of $36,800 (plus $850 D&H) is just part of the story. Depending on customers’ income tax situations, they may be able to receive a $4000 federal income tax credit for purchasing a new plug-in hybrid, which would bring the effective net cost down to $32,800. This can decrease even further for customers in certain states where additional incentives are available.
The Countryman Hybrid is also a performance powerhouse with a 0-60 time of 6.7 seconds – .3 under the Cooper S.
The 2018 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 is extremely well equipped as standard. Although the standard content is similar to that of a conventional Cooper S Countryman or Cooper S Countryman ALL4, there are several key differences due to the PHEV’s unique technology.
- 6-speed Automatic Transmission
- LED Headlights with Cornering Lights and LED Fog Lights
- 18″ Pair Spoke silver wheels
- Heated Sport Seats with Leatherette
- Comfort Access keyless entry
- 6.5” Visual Boost screen w/MINI Connected
- Enhanced Bluetooth w/audio streaming dual
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers and automatic headlights
- Split-folding (but not sliding) rear seats
- MINI Driving Modes
- MINI Excitement Package
What about the manual transmission? As we expected this is the first MINI ever to not be offered with a manual transmission.
The Countryman Hybrid will begin production in June and should hit US showrooms in the middle of July.