At this year’s New York International Auto Show, MINI flagged off an exclusive version of the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 for a long-haul journey on the world’s longest north-south road link that will take it from North America to Tierra del Fuego. Based on the Mini Cooper SE Countryman ALL4, the exclusive Panamericana model is specially designed to tackle the challenging route which saw the vehicle getting additional headlights, tires with emergency running characteristics, and a roof rack with a spare wheel on it.
MINI did not mention any special feature beyond those. Surely, it is prepped to meet the demands of a myriad of road and climate conditions, right? But whatever it is, this monumental journey, which will see the MINI cover tens of thousands of kilometers, is a show of the reliability and long-distance performance MINI’s Plug-in Hybrid drive technology, MINI said. That said, the Panamericana will bring along with it 224 horses from its two engines and intelligent all-wheel drive to tackle a range of surfaces, ranging from rainy roads to sandy surfaces, gravel tracks or snow-covered mountain passages, and doing so sipping 2.3-2.1L per 100 kilometer of fuel, 14-13.2 kWh per 100 kilometer of electricity, while spewing a modest 52-49g/km of CO2.
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