MINI has reached an important production milestone this week by rolling out the 250,000th Countryman.

MINI has reached an important production milestone this week by rolling out the 250,000thCountryman.

This achievement comes after two and a half years since the model hit the market. Production takes place at Magna Steyr's assembly line in Graz, Austria and represents the first model in the company's history to feature four doors, five seats and a large tailgate. Cargo room varies between 350 liters and 1,170 liters depending if the rear seats are up or down.

The Countryman is also the first MINI to be sold with an optional ALL4 all-wheel drive system for the Cooper S (184 HP / 135 kW), Cooper SD (143 HP / 105 kW) and Cooper D (112 HP / 82 kW). There's also the range-topping John Cooper Works (JCW) version with a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine providing 218 HP (160 kW) linked to the same AWD system.

Last year MINI managed to deliver 102,250 Countryman units, with the most popular versions being the Cooper S and the regular Cooper. 37 percent of all Countryman units sold in 2012 had a diesel engine, even though MINI does not offer diesel versions in all markets.

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MINI celebrates producing the 250,000th Countryman