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Locally emission-free driving fun, variable luggage compartments and carrier systems for roof tent assembly make it possible: with the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 and the MINI Cooper SE, the British premium brand offers two models for sustainable holiday fun in natural surroundings. Holidays in the region and voyages of discovery through local climes are also very popular for many relaxation seekers in summer 2021. The desire for relaxation in nature also inspires the preference for camping. These holiday trends are advantageous for the ecological balance, especially when they are linked to sustainable mobility. For those who want to be flexible and particularly efficient on the road, MINI has two models with electrified drive and suitable special equipment on offer: the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 with plug-in hybrid system and the all-electric MINI Cooper SE Equipped with model-specific carrier systems from the MINI Original Accessories range and a roof tent, they form the greenest fleet of campers in the world.
MINI goes on vacation
With its hybrid-specific all-wheel drive and a system output of 4 kW / 162 PS, the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL220 is ideally equipped for excursions into the countryside. With the ALL4 Trim or the Classic Plus package, its equipment is supplemented by roof rails, among other things. A roof tent can be easily mounted on it with a corresponding railing bracket.
The MINI Cooper SE can be equipped with mobile night quarters in the same way. The purely electrically powered small car is the only model in its competitive field that can also be equipped with roof rails. The right carrier system can be found in the MINI Original Accessories range. You can start right away. The MINI Cooper SE carries the roof tent quickly across the country: thanks to the aerodynamically optimized profile of its housing, the roof tent limits the temperament of the 135 kW / 184 hp MINI Cooper SE, which can sprint from zero to 100 km / h in 7,3 seconds , not noticeable. The MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 is just as relaxed about the increase. As a robust all-rounder, it also masters the role of a travel vehicle with flying colors.
On a camping trip together, the two electrified models reveal their qualities in their own way. According to the WLTP test cycle, the MINI Cooper SE has a range of 203 to 234 kilometers. The electric range of the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL59 is up to 4 kilometers. However, he can use the intelligently controlled interaction of the combustion engine and electric motor to refresh the energy reserves of his high-voltage battery while on the move.
MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4
There is a lot of driving fun on winding country roads. The battery, which is located deep in the ground in both models, also contributes to this, shifting the vehicle's center of gravity downwards and thus ensuring even more agility. The MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 rolls, together with the MINI Cooper SE, so quietly on the camping site that you can even hear the cracking of the branches under the tires.
The careful approach signals respect for nature. Those who not only hike or cycle there, but also spend the night afterwards, experience it even more intensely - and can enjoy the view of the landscape from the sleeping area in the roof tent. Discover the world from above - you can even do it from the roof of a MINI.
The accommodation can be set up at lofty heights within a few seconds. After releasing the safety locks on the housing, the tent structure is automatically raised with the help of gas pressure springs. The eight rungs of the fold-out aluminum ladder can be climbed just as quickly. Inside there are two comfortable beds available. The windows can be rolled up when it is warm in summer; thanks to mosquito nets in front of them, no nuisances can get inside.
Sleeping bags, luggage and provisions for longer camping tours for two can be found in the luggage compartment of the MINI Cooper SE, which can be expanded from 211 to 731 liters by folding down the rear seat backrest. This means that the same storage volume is available as in the conventionally powered model variants of the MINI 3-door. The transport capacities in the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 are one size larger, which with its five doors, five fully-fledged seats and a luggage compartment volume of 405 to 1 liters is a real all-round talent in the premium compact segment.
digital cockpit display in the MINI Cooper SE and in the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4
There is therefore enough space for all sorts of holiday companions, who add a touch of comfort to the simple life in the midst of nature. A look at the digital cockpit display of the MINI Cooper SE and the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 reveals that there is no lack of energy for this. The state of charge of the high-voltage batteries is still well within the green area. If you have a cool box on board, you can enjoy a chilled drink. The audio system also plays subtle music. There is also more than enough power to charge the smartphone. If a mobile espresso machine is also used, the threshold from camping to glamping has finally been crossed.
And if the energy reserves should run out, this is not a problem either. Many campsites are now equipped with charging stations. Nature lovers can safely enjoy the beauty of the landscape on a hiking tour, while their electrified MINI is charging fresh energy so that they can continue their journey to the next campsite or drive home in the most sustainable way possible.
Of course, that wasn't the end of it!
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