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Say hello to Mini's first plug-in hybrid, the Cooper S E Countryman All4

Despite its terrible, clunky name, the Countryman plug-in is a smooth operator with efficiency at the forefront of the equation.

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Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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The Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 takes Mini's popular crossover and gives it a dose of electricity right to the heart.

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Its three-cylinder gas engine powers the front wheels, while an electric motor powers the rear.

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All in, the hybrid puts out a net 221 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque. 60 mph arrives in 6.8 seconds.

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The car can run on electricity alone for up to 24 miles with a top speed of 77 mph.

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Charging the 7.6-kWh battery should take about 3 hours and 15 minutes on a 240-volt plug.

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The all-wheel-drive system only engages one set of driven wheels, unless the situation or driver calls for both.

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A special "Save Battery" mode lets owners charge their batteries while driving, holding it above 90 percent capacity for later use.

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The cargo space is only slightly reduced over the gas-powered Countryman.

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Unique hybrid touches include yellow "S" badging and the charging port, which is hidden behind the driver-side fender scuttle. The car's infotainment system features hybrid-only pages, as well.

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The start/stop switch is yellow instead of red, as well. Keep on scrollin' to check out even more details on Mini's first plug-in, which goes on sale in June 2017.

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