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Is this the vehicle being reviewed in this article? If so, it still uses the 1.5 litre engine. The 2l is for the non PHEV equivalent.
 

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Here is the report

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“The range-topper is the Plug-in Hybrid model, which has 220hp on tap courtesy of a 2.0-litre petrol engine and electric motor. MINI says it can do up to 37 miles on electric power alone, and combined fuel economy is as high as 166mpg – though obviously that depends on the type of journey undertaken.”
 

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According to this review, it’s still the 1.5 litre ICE mated to an electric motor.
Now things are getting more confusing!
The Parkers review says a 2 litre engine
The review you have quotes a 1.5 engine but states the old size7.6 battery!
so I think there are errors in both reports!!
 

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Taken from the Mini configurator...
The new facelift Countryman from July this year has the 10kw battery (which replaced the 7.6kw last year) and the 3 cylinder 4 valve turbo engine. Combined 220hp.
Acceleration 0-62 mph - 6.8 s
CO2 Emissions combined (NEDC combined) 40 g/km
 

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Yes, they need a slightly larger battery to get the range above 20 miles and therefore qualify for london congestion charge exemption from October 2021 when the rules change.
 

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"You must also submit a photocopy of the conformity certificate as provided by the vehicle dealership"

Ah didn't someone have trouble obtaining this ?
 

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I did but you don't need that any more, just your V5. given the charge has gone up and is now 24/7 then after having given up a year or two ago I tried again last week, was glad to see there was no need for the certificate (as Mini had refused to provide me with it) and in 2 days they confirmed the car qualified for exemption but only until October 2021 when they change the rules again.... it is exempt from the ULEZ though so that's a total of £27.50 just to drive into the centre
 

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So £10 to register for a year then no charges.
Will do about four trips into the zone in next 12 months so £50 saved !
Every little helps....
 

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Its the same car with a minor facelift, same ICE, slightly bigger battery and the latest BMS. It not a new car. I considered one when I last changed my car, but a decent spec was 38k. Too near M3 money.
 

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Now things are getting more confusing!
The Parkers review says a 2 litre engine
The review you have quotes a 1.5 engine but states the old size7.6 battery!
so I think there are errors in both reports!!
You are right, there are errors in both reviews - lazy journalism!

the MINI PHEV comes with a 1.5l 3cyl engine, and a 8.82KWH net battery totalling 220HP

hope this helps :)
 
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