For this reason we want compare MINI Countryman and BMW X2, in particular the plug-in hybrid versions, to help those who want to put a compact, luxurious and fashionable crossover SUV in the garage. Among other things, these two hybrids rechargeable “on tap” they can both enjoy the incentive to buy Ecobonus 2020 up to 2,500 euros with scrapping.
English crossover against German SUV coupe
Let’s start with the names of these two competitors-relatives in the SUV segment, crossover or SAC (Sport Activity Coupé), as BMW calls it. The first is the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 and the second, precisely more devoted to the style of the raised coupes, BMW X2 xDrive25e.
In both cases we are faced with refined and luxurious cars that make their adventurous and sporty look the respective trademark, in British or German style, but with the same genetics. In short, we are faced with two “different twins“very ambitious and with a reduced environmental impact.
Dimensions very close
Going to see the measures we discover that the MINI is slightly shorter than the BMW, touching only those 4.30 meters that the X2 exceeds, while the width is practically equal to 1.82 meters. The coupé soul of the BMW X2 emerges instead in the height of 1.51 meters which is less than 1.55 meters of the new MINI Countryman.
|Measures, capacities, weights||MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4||BMW X2 xDrive25e|
|Length||4.29 m||4.36 m|
|Width||1.82 m||1.82 m|
|Height||1.55 m||1.51 m|
|Step||2.67 m||2.67 m|
|Trunk capacity min / max||N.A. / 1,275 liters||410 / 1,290 liters|
|Weight||1,790 kg (EU)||1,805 kg (EU)|
Having the same basic architecture, the wheelbase is identical (2.67 meters), while at the boot level, the X2 slightly prevails, at least in terms of maximum capacity with the rear seats folded down.
Same petrol + electric 220 HP engine
The technical data of the plug-in hybrid motorization confirm the close relationship between the two, since both use the 1.5 petrol three cylinder combined with rear electric motor to put all-wheel drive on the road, 220 HP and 385 Nm of torque.
MINI consumes a little less
Head-to-head performance too, for both with a speed just below 200 km / h and an acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds. The MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 has a slight advantage in consumption compared to the BMW X2 xDrive25e and consequently also the electric range which in the first case reaches 61 km and in the second 57 km.
|Engine and performance||MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4||BMW X2 xDrive25e|
|Engine||1.5 petrol + electric, 220 HP||1.5 petrol + electric, 220 HP|
|Full speed||196 km / h||195 km / h|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h||6.8 seconds||6.8 seconds|
|Electric autonomy||61 km||57 km|
|Electrical consumption||13.1 kwh / 100 km||13.7 kwh / 100 km|
|Gasoline consumption||1.7 l / 100 km||1.9 l / 100 km|
BMW costs more
At this point we have come to the question prices, not easy to deal with because for the two “competitors in the family” at the moment price lists are missing Italian officers. What you can do is see how much they cost in Germany, what is the surcharge compared to non-electrified versions of similar power and make an estimate on the next Italian price list.
The renewed MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 has a base list in Germany of 39,000 euros (not far from the 39,550 euros of the pre-restyling version on sale in Italy), exactly like the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 with the 190 hp diesel engine. So let’s expect an Italian price around 40,000 euros.
|Base price||MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4||BMW X2 xDrive25e|
|In Germany||39,000 euros||47,250 euros|
|In Italy (estimated)||About 40,000 euros||About 48,000 euros|
The same check made on the German price of the new BMW X2 xDrive25e tells us that its 47,250 euros they exceed the price list of the BMW X2 xDrive20d Advantage by 1,550 euros. Given that in Italy the same 190 HP diesel costs 46,100 euros, a future Italian price can be estimated close to 48,000 euros for the plug-in hybrid X2.