MINI at the Chicago Auto Show: Countryman, MINI Plug-In, and More! for Sale in Santa Monica, CA

March 12th, 2018 by

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The MINI presence at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show was at least as big as it was at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show , including highlights from a number of new MINI models, like the new MINI Countryman. Take a closer look at some of the biggest highlights in this year’s MINI lineup, compare them to MINI’s main rivals, and then make the trip from Mar Vista to MINI of Santa Monica to schedule a test drive.

MINI Countryman

With a starting MSRP from just $26,600, the new MINI Countryman serves up the distinct styling and athletic grace the MINI vehicles are known for, but it also offers plenty of room for Culver City families. With seating for up to five passengers, the MINI Countryman competes with the Chevy Trax with a total of 47.6 cubic feet of available cargo space. Other highlights include:

  • Available turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque
  • Available ALL4 (AWD) drivetrain
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Available heated leather seats
  • Available 8.8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM® satellite radio, and navigation system.

MINI Plug-In: MINI Cooper S E Countryman eALL4

Perhaps the biggest addition to the MINI lineup this year was the introduction of a new MINI Plug-In hybrid in the form of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman eALL4. Powered by a TwinPower Turbo engine and an electric motor, the new MINI Plug-In cranks out a total output of 221 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque. These figures are more than enough to move it from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.7 seconds. This vehicle is also eligible for up to $4,000 in federal tax credits, thereby saving you money well beyond the gas pump.

Get Behind the Wheel of a New MINI Near Culver City

The MINI presence at the Chicago Auto Show was hard to overlook, as is the presence of award-winning MINI vehicles on the sweaty streets of Los Angeles. Come by and see us today at MINI of Santa Monica; fill up on some coffee, and check out the latest from the famed British automaker. We’re open every day, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us today with questions!

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