As many daily readers know MF is getting a Countryman. And over a month back we asked you to help us narrow down what to choose from. Since we’ll have this car for a year to test we wanted to make sure that you had input on what you wanted to see written about and dissected. Then the second step was to present four options of different specs and models.

Today we’re happy to say the votes are in and the decision has been made. With 46% of the vote the Light White Countryman Cooper S All4 is the clear winner. So let’s take a look at what we’ll be getting.

The biggest news is that we’ll b giving MINI’s new all wheel drive a proper all year test. In our previous Countryman comparison test we rated it second best to the standard FWD Cooper S Countryman due to less weight, better MPG and performance. But all-wheel drive is hugely popular here in the US and we intend to find out if there’s really a need for it. And with this being the first MINI to offer the option, it’s a good opportunity to try something different.

Then there’s MINI connected and the updated nav system. While it’s over $300 cheaper than last year it’s packing a huge improvement in functionality. Then there’s the sport suspension, center rail and a number of unique features to the R60 that we’ll be dissecting for you.

You can see the full options list via the links or list below. We should take delivery sometime in the next 30 days. But as any MINI owner can tell you that’s just the beginning. We intend to practice the age-old art of youification with more than a few accessories.

Online ConfigurationFull Specification PDF


– Light White Body Color / STD
– Anthracite Headliner / $250.00
– Center Console & Door Trim in Piano Black / $0.00
– Center Rail / STD
– Chrome Line Interior / $250.00
– Door Panel in Carbon Black / STD
– Leather Sport Wheel w/Multifunction / STD
– Piano Black Cockpit Surface / $250.00
– Pure Red Color Line INCL Rear-mounted Bike Rack Prep / STD
– Roof Rails STD Black Roof/Mirrors / $0.00
– Center Arm Rest / $250.00
– Leather/Cloth: Pure Red / $1,000.00
– Sport Seats / STD


Cold Weather Package / $750.00

– Heated Front Seats, Heated Powerfold Mirrors & Washer Jets

Premium Package / $1,750.00

– Automatic AC. Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof. Harman/Kardon Sound System

Sport Package / $1,500.00

– 18″ 5-Star Double Spoke, Anthracite Black Bonnet Stripes, White Turn Signals, Xenon Headlamps


– 6-Speed Getrag Manual / STD
– Start/Stop Button / STD
– 7 Airbags w/Side Curtain System / STD
– ALL4 All Wheel Drive System / STD
– Dynamic Stability Control / STD
– Dynamic Traction Control / STD
– Sport Button / STD
– Sport Suspension / $500.00
– Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror / $250.00
– Front Fog Lamps / STD
– Rain Sensor and Auto Headlamps / $250.00


– 6-spkr AM/FM CD Player / STD
– HD Radio / STD
– Sirius Satellite Radio / STD
– Comfort Access System / $500.00
– MINI Connected / INCL
– MINI Connected with Nav System / $1750.00
– On-Board Computer / STD
– Rear Park Distance / $500
– Control Universal Garage Door Opener / $250

MSRP w/Factory Options $37,650.00