MINI unveiled the all new 2011 MINI Countryman all-wheel-drive MINI Cooper S at the New York Auto Show. Jessi Lang introduces the MINI Press Conference where we hear all about the features and capabilities of the new 4 wheel drive MINI Countryman All4 crossover SUV. For more New York International Auto Show Coverage visit http://www.roadfly.com
Roadfly.com - 2011 Mercedes S400 Hybrid Test Drive & Review
Mercedes-Benz, a company whose reputation for innovation has been somewhat
overshadowed in recent years, has just staked out a new piece of territory.
The 2011 Mercedes S400 hybrid is, in my opinion, the finest hybrid car
available, and makes fewer compromises than any alternative-fuel vehicle
we've seen to date. Mercedes calls it a "light hybrid."
It's the first regular-series production car in the world with a
lithium-ion battery, the same kind used in a cell phone or a laptop, and a
different animal altogether from the nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) batteries
used in pretty much every other hybrid.
That allows the battery pack to be so small and compact that is mounted up
front, in the engine compartment. Most hybrids mount their batteries in the
rear of the car, cramping rear-seat room or trunk space (or both).
So, the S400 has a full-size rear seat and a full-size trunk.
It's also equipped with a 7-speed automatic, not a CVT like most other
hybrids. That makes it feel more like a 'real' car and less like a hybrid.
There's truly too much to list about this car, so check out my video and
watch for a full article soon!
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Vehicle: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Base Price: $91,000
Price as tested: $102,115
Engine: 3.5L V6, "mild hybrid" (lithium-ion powered electric motor)
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
horsepower: 295 @
Torque: 284 lb.-ft @ 5,000 rpm
0-60 MPH: 7.2 sec.
Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles (vehicle; no separate powertrain
Fuel Economy: 19 city / 25 highway MPG
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2011 MINI Countryman S Review - Yes you want to own it, but can you afford to?
It's new? Are you sure? But it doesn't look new. Then again, MINI hasn't
really come up with an original design since the 'new' Cooper debuted in
2001. And even then one could argue it was just a modern interpretation of
the classic shape...
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MINI Cooper Countryman S HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ It's not an April Fool's Day joke, MINI has a
new crossover, the Countryman. It's the first MINI with four-doors, four
comfortable seating positions and the option of all four wheels getting
power. Maybe they should have called it Fourman... Tom Voelk drives a
front-wheel drive S model.
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
FOR PRICING & SPECS ON THIS CAR VISIT:
Though compact compared to most crossovers the Countryman is the largest
vehicle yet to wear a MINI badge. With four full-size doors, increased
interior space and available all-wheel drive the Countryman is helping
expand what it means to be a MINI.
New MINI Countryman - Day & Night driving + beauty in HD
MINI is adding a fourth model to its range with the MINI Countryman, which
bridges the gap between the classic concept of the MINI and a modern Sports
Activity Vehicle. As the first model in the MINI range with four doors and
a wide-opening rear lid, the MINI Countryman, which comes as standard with
four seats, provides more space versatility as well as a slightly elevated
seating position. The MINI Countryman is entering the market with a choice
of three gas and two diesel engines. The power range extends from 66 kW/90
hp in the MINI One D Countryman to 135 kW/184 hp in the MINI Cooper S
Countryman. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in the top model
comes for the first time not only with a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct fuel injection, but also
with fully variable valve management.
MINI Countryman SUV review - CarBuyer
The Countryman is the first four-door MINI and aims to offer increased
practicality without diluting any of the fun associated with the MINI
brand. Overall it's a great success, with fantastic handling and a well
appointed and luxurious cabin