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What is Better BMW X1 or MINI Countryman?

Comparing BMW X1 with MINI Countryman can help you make decision which car is more efficient. We found 13 vital reasons why BMW X1 is actually a more effective purchase than MINI Countryman. Also, MINI Countryman provides 7 strong pluses that turn it into great purchase instead of BMW X1. There are key specs of BMW X1 and MINI Countryman that were taken into account while making comparison. It might help you decide on the suitable choice - compare two cars before buying. Nevertheless MINI doesn't lag behind and offers its best developments in Countryman.

Exterior

BMW X1 MINI Countryman

13 reasons to buy BMW X1

Engine and transmission
Better compression 16.5 vs 10.5 36% or 6 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 84 mm vs 77 mm 8% or 7 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 90 mm vs 85.8 mm 5% or 4.2 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 320 nM vs 240 nM 25% or 80 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 85 g/mile vs 89 g/mile 5% or 4 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 420 liters vs 350 liters 17% or 70 liters
More maximum trunk space 1350 liters vs 1170 liters 13% or 180 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 61 liters vs 47 liters 23% or 14 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2030 kg vs 1780 kg 12% or 250 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 560 kg vs 470 kg 16% or 90 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 500 kg 33% or 250 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1800 kg vs 750 kg 58% or 1050 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 11.3 meters vs 11.6 meters 3% or 0.3 meters

7 reasons to buy MINI Countryman

Engine and transmission
More engine power

184 bhp vs 143 bhp

135 kw. vs 105 kw.

22% or 41 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.6 sec. vs 9.6 sec. 2 sec.
More top speed 134 mph vs 124 mph 10 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 46.27 mpg vs 54.25 mpg 17% or 7.98 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 52.33 mpg vs 60.05 mpg 15% or 7.72 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 37.7 mpg vs 46.27 mpg 23% or 8.57 mpg
Other specs
Less weight 1310 kg vs 1470 kg 12% or 160 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons BMW X1 vs. MINI Countryman

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 5500 RPM 27% or 1500 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1995 cm3 vs 1598 cm3 20% or 397 cm3 more
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply COMMON RAIL vs Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4454 mm vs 4097 mm 8% or 357 mm shorter
Width 1798 mm vs 1789 mm 1% or 9 mm wider
Height 1545 mm vs 1561 mm 1% or 16 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2760 mm vs 2595 mm 6% or 165 mm more
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 205/55 R17
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 205/55 R17
Spare wheel BMW mobile system for tire maintenance vs MINI mobile system for tire maintenance
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 17" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)