Mini has unveiled its new Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 hybrid vehicle.
The new Countryman is the first model from the company in which a plug-in hybrid drive provides the option of electric-only drive.
Power generation is shared between a 3-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor. Together they produce 165kW (224hp).
The front wheels are powered by the combustion engine and the rear wheels by the electric motor.
The Countryman ALL4 can run on electricity alone at a top speed of 125km/h, with a range of up to 40km.
The average fuel consumption is 2.1 litres per 100 kilometres – with CO2 emissions figure of 49 grams per kilometre.
The vehicle’s lithium-ion battery can be charged in 2:15 hours, added Mini.