MINI Countryman Cooper S with Aero Package

Featured Posts, MINI | June 19th, 2010 by 1
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First photos of the MINI Countryman Cooper S equipped with the Aero Package, just made their way onto the interwebs. Courtesy of BigBlogg, we get a chance to see the first images of this package.

While full details are yet to be revealed, judging by the photos below, the Countryman features a more aggressive front-end and rear-end bumpers, custom black-painted wheels and lowered suspension.

The photos were taken in the new BMW Wind Tunnel that was unveiled exactly a year ago in Munich.

The MINI Countryman is entering the US market with a choice of two engines, each coming in the new generation of power units developed with masterful engineering and naturally, comply with ULEV II emission standards. The rev-happy 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine in the Cooper offers fuel efficiency and performance with fully variable valve timing and lift via VALVETRONIC technology.

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The Cooper S adds a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct fuel injection. It also features fully-variable valve management offering the best balance of engine power and fuel consumption in its class. And as an alternative to the standard six-speed manual gearbox, both Cooper and Cooper S models are also available with a six-speed automatic transmission complete with manual control.

The launch date for markets outside North America is fall 2010, and early 2011 for the U.S.