MINI dazzles at the 85th Geneva Auto Show

By CARSIFU | 3 March 2015

GENEVA: Seeing its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new MINI Countryman Park Lane embodies the strengths of the five-seater all-rounder more impressively than ever with its four doors, large tailgate and optional all-wheel drive system ALL4.

With the new MINI Countryman Park Lane, MINI has entered a new phase of its success story by venturing into the premium compact segment.

The characteristic MINI agility in terms of drive response is experienced in a new way due to the raised seating position.

The edition model's exclusive design and equipment features highlight the variable space concept of the MINI Countryman as well as its athletic flair on all types of terrain.

The MINI Countryman Park Lane boldly accentuates its classic athletic character with 18-inch light alloy wheels in Turbo Fan Dark Grey design and the MINI ALL4 Exterior visual package including silver body elements for the front and rear apron as well as the side sills.

Emblems on the side scuttles and cockpit surface bear the inscription "Park Lane" as do the entry sills.

MINI John Cooper Works.
MINI John Cooper Works.

Another new member of the MINI family enriches everyday traffic with a dash of irresistible driving fun: the new MINI John Cooper Works unleashes pure passion for performance – not least thanks to 55 years of motor racing experience and an engine which is more powerful than any ever used in one of the brand's serial production models.

Its completely new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology mobilises a peak output of 231hp, making it the most powerful engine ever to be installed in one of the brand's serial production models.

The overall package for extreme performance includes a sports suspension with Brembo sports brake system, exclusive John Cooper Works light alloy wheels, the John Cooper Works aerodynamics kit, particularly large air inlets and a model-specific interior in sports-car style.

The new MINI John Cooper Works sprints in 6.3 seconds from standing to 100km/h.

With the 6-speed Steptronic transmission available as an alternative to the 6-speed manual transmission, this sprint takes just 6.1 seconds.

MINI John Cooper Works.
MINI John Cooper Works.