Under BMW's leadership, Mini has continued to expand its range. In 2010, the British manufacturer ventured into the SUV segment with the Countryman. The cute retro look with cute googly-eyed headlights was also transferred to the Countryman, which, at almost 4.10 meters in length, has little in common with the original Mini. The first generation was manufactured by Magna Steyr in Graz, the second Countryman, which was relaunched in 2017, comes from the Netherlands. In addition to classic petrol and diesel engines, Mini is also offering a plug-in hybrid drive for the first time in the Countryman II. It shares this technology with the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
MINI uses R60 or F60 long-life oils for the engines of the Countryman Cooper, the viscosity of which is designed for longer change intervals. For a Countryman Cooper R60, for example, you need to schedule an oil change every 24 months or every 30,000 km.
Depending on the model generation and engine variant, different amounts and types of oil are used for servicing the MINI Countryman with Cooper equipment. A Cooper SD of type F60, for example, needs a good 5.0 litres of the standard BMW Longlife 04 per oil change. More information on oil quantities, oil types with manufacturer approval and the appropriate viscosity classes can be found in the data tables that we are making available to you here.
We have listed all the Mini Countryman models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Mini Countryman.
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Whether you use your Countryman Cooper on unpaved roads with a lot of dust or in city traffic with a lot of stop-and-go traffic, the MINI engines depend on engine oil with the optimum viscosity. If the oil gets old, residues in everyday use can contribute to the engine no longer running smoothly. Higher fuel consumption and premature wear can be the result. To avoid this, your MINI Countryman needs an oil change at regular intervals.
Motor oil is a vital part of your Mini Countryman's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key jobs is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts which helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.
Regularly checking and changing your Mini Countryman engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.