MotorAuthority publishes the first spy photos of the upcoming MINI Cooper Countryman S Diesel. Sporting no camouflage, the Countryman S Diesel goes through the final testing stages before its launch in early 2011.
Unfortunately for the US buyers, at the moment, the Countryman S Diesel remains an European affair, similar to the Cooper SD vehicle that comes out next year as well.
At a first glance, there seem to be no design changes from the petrol version. The car will most likely carry the Cooper SD badge and while not confirmed, reports mention the power sitting somewhere between 140 and 150 horsepower from a four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. Torque is said to be around 200 lb-ft.
We expect the MINI Cooper Countryman S Diesel to have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011.