Profile Mini Copper King of Dakar 2013

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St├ęphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret won 2013 Dakar Rally repeating their 2012 win with same car, the Countryman-based MINI ALL4 Racing model.

Toyota HiLux, 2013 Dakar Rally version
Toughest competitors on this year came from the Toyota HiLux, Giniel De Villiers and co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz on second place.

MINI ALL4, 2013 Dakar Rally version
This for commercial version 2013 MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4

Specification 2013 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 commercial version

The Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4, as the name implies, is a hopped-up version of the four-door Countryman with all-wheel drive, got the power by a turbocharged1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 181 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, up to 192 lb-ft for short bursts in "overboost" mode. Standard six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed for automatic. 0 to 60 mph seven seconds with the manual; the automatic is about a half-second slower.

MPG
23 city, 30 highway with the automatic transmission.
25 mpg city, 31 highway for the manual.

Standard features
17-inch alloy wheels, leatherette seats, a trip computer, power window and locks and manual air conditioning. Bluetooth connectivity is newly standard for the latest model year.

Optional
Include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, connectivity package comprised of a USB/iPod adaptor, navigation system with 6.5-inch high definition display, leather seats with power adjustability and a Harmon/Kardon sound system.

5 Bundled options
The Premium package includes the panoramic sunroof, an automatic climate control system and the Harmon/Kardon audio unit. A Sport package nets Electronic Differential Lock Control, a rear spoiler, 18-inch "Turbo Fan" wheels, sport seats, fog lamps and a black or white hood stripe. For those who reside in the northern states, the Cold Weather package makes winters livable with heated power folding mirrors, heated washer jets and heated front seats.

The Convenience package usefully
Auto dimming rearview mirror, auto rain sensors for the windshield wipers, auto headlamps, white turn signals (more convenient than yellow?), a universal garage door opener, a comfort access system and a USB/iPod adaptor. Finally, the Convenience + Mini Connected package includes the navigation system, a USB/iPod adaptor, smart phone integration with voice recognition, auto dimming rearview mirror, auto rain sensors, auto headlamps, a universal garage door opener, a comfort access system and a center arm rest.

MINI Yours
In case the standard options aren't enough for you, MINI has added something entirely new known as MINI Yours, which allows further customization. The options include: an instrument panel covered in a smooth two-tone, soft-touch leather with exposed stitching, a two-tone steering wheel, a new MINI Yours 17-inch wheel, special pattern "Soda" mirror caps with a three-dimensional effect and MINI Yours Soda pattern Lounge Leather with unique Soda pattern on the sides of the backrests and headrests, as well as a contrasting black leather stripe that runs down the middle of the seats and is offset with premium piping.

Safety
Dynamic Stability Control system, Dynamic Traction Control, ABS, a Cornering Brake Control system (working to keep the car stable under braking when the car is turning) and an Electronic Brakeforce Distribution system (which adjusts braking force based on the load in the car). In the event of a crash, the Countryman is fortified with dual front, side and ceiling airbags and one additional knee airbag on the passenger side.

Competitors on real world
Subaru WRX STI Hatchback and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.

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