Recently BMW added a three-passenger rear seat option in its X6 crossover, which was originally launched with the capacity of carrying just four passengers (including the drive). Of course that has excited many that love the shape of the X6 over the X5 and require seating for 5 passengers.
Word on the street now is that sister brand Mini will also offer the option of adding a three-passenger rear seat option on the 2012 Mini Countryman.
We guess BMW Group has finally figured out that SUV shoppers want to pack as many of their family members and friends in the back seat as possible.
Refresher: The base 2011 Mini Countryman is available in the U.S. with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine making 120-hp and a maximum torque of 118 lb-ft. The Mini Cooper S Countryman model is powered by a 1.6L twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 180-hp and 177 lb-ft (192 lb-ft with Overboost) of torque. Both models come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed automatic is available as an option. Prices for the 2011 Mini Countryman start at $21,650 and $25,250 for the Countryman S.
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– By: Omar Rana