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A-Z Owner's Manual. Contents MINI Countryman. MINI COOPER S JOHN COOPER WORKS Owner's Manual for Vehicle Thank you for choosing a MINI. The more familiar you are with your vehicle,

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    Owner's Manual for VehicleThank you for choosing a MINI.The more familiar you are with your vehicle, the better controlyou will have on the road. We therefore strongly suggest:Read this Owner's Manual before starting off in your new MINI. Itcontains important information on vehicle operation that willhelp you make full use of the technical features available in yourMINI. The manual also contains information designed to enhance operating reliability and road safety, and to contribute tomaintaining the value of your MINI.Supplementary information can be found in the additional brochures in the onboard literature.Set off now and have fun with your MINI.The MINI Team of BMW AG

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  • 2013 Bayerische Motoren WerkeAktiengesellschaftMunich, GermanyReprinting, including excerpts, only with the writtenconsent of BMW AG, Munich.US English VI/13, 07 13 500Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleachedwithout chlorine, suitable for recycling.

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  • ContentsThe fastest way to find information on a particular topic or item is by using the index, refer topage 208.

    6 Notes

    At a glance14 Cockpit

    Controls22 Opening and closing36 Adjusting44 Transporting children safely49 Driving59 Displays67 Lamps72 Safety81 Driving stability control systems84 Driving comfort87 Climate92 Interior equipment102 Storage compartments

    Driving tips110 Things to remember when driving114 Loading118 Saving fuel

    Entertainment122 Radio MINI Boost CD

    Communication136 Telephone

    Mobility148 Refueling150 Fuel152 Wheels and tires164 Engine compartment166 Engine oil168 Coolant169 Maintenance171 Replacing components180 Breakdown assistance186 Care190 Indicator/warning lamps

    Reference204 Technical data208 Everything from A to Z

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  • NotesUsing this Owner'sManualThe fastest way to find information on a particular topic is by using the index.An initial overview of the vehicle is provided inthe first chapter.

    Additional sources of informationShould you have any questions, your servicecenter will be glad to advise you at any time.Information on MINI, e.g., on technology, isavailable on the Internet:

    Symbols Indicates precautions that must be followed

    precisely in order to avoid the possibility of personal injury and serious damage to the vehicle. Marks the end of a specific item of information."..." Identifies radio display texts used to selectindividual functions.... Verbal instructions to use with the voice operation system.... Identifies the answers generated by thevoice operation system.

    Refers to measures that can be taken tohelp protect the environment.

    Symbols on vehicle components Indicates that you should consult the rele

    vant section of this Owner's Manual for information on a particular part or assembly.

    Vehicle equipmentThe manufacturer of your MINI is the Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, BMWAG.This Owner's Manual describes all models, allseries equipment, as well as country-specificand special equipment offered in the modelseries. Therefore, this Owner's Manual also describes and depicts equipment that may not becontained in your vehicle because of the selected special equipment or country version, forexample.This also applies to safety-related functions andsystems.For options and equipment not described inthis Owner's Manual, please refer to the Supplementary Owner's Manuals.On right-hand drive vehicles, some controls arearranged differently than shown in the illustrations.

    Status of this Owner'sManual at time of printingThe manufacturer of your vehicle pursues apolicy of constant development that is conceived to ensure that our vehicles continue toembody the highest quality and safety standards. In rare cases, therefore, the features described in this Owner's Manual may differ fromthose in your vehicle.

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  • For your own safetyWarrantyYour vehicle is technically configured for theoperating conditions and registration requirements applying in the country of first delivery homologation. If your vehicle is to be operated in a different country it might be necessary to adapt your vehicle to potentially differing operating conditions and permitrequirements. If your vehicle does not complywith the homologation requirements in a certain country you cannot lodge warranty claimsfor your vehicle there. Further information canbe obtained from your Service Centre.

    Maintenance and repairsAdvanced technology, e.g., the use of modernmaterials and high-performance electronics,requires suitable maintenance and repairmethods.Therefore, have this work performed only by aMINI service center or a workshop that worksaccording to MINI repair procedures with appropriately trained personnel.

    If this work is not carried out properly, there isthe danger of subsequent damage and relatedsafety hazards.

    Parts and accessoriesFor your own safety, use genuine parts and accessories approved by the manufacturer of theMINI. When you purchase accessories testedand approved by the manufacturer of the MINIand Original MINI Parts, you simultaneously acquire the assurance that they have been thoroughly tested by the manufacturer of the MINIto ensure optimum performance when installed on your vehicle. The manufacturer of theMINI warrants these parts to be free from defects in material and workmanship. The manufacturer of the MINI will not accept any liabilityfor damage resulting from installation of partsand accessories not approved by the manufac

    turer of the MINI. The manufacturer of the MINIcannot test every product made by other manufacturers to verify if it can be used on a MINIsafely and without risk to either the vehicle, itsoperation, or its occupants. Original MINI Parts,MINI Accessories and other products approvedby the manufacturer of the MINI, together withprofessional advice on using these items, areavailable from all MINI Dealers. Installation andoperation of non-MINI approved accessoriessuch as alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors, wheels, suspension components, brakedust shields, telephones, including operation ofany mobile phone from within the vehicle without using an externally mounted antenna, ortransceiver equipment, for instance, CBs,walkie-talkies, ham radios or similar accessories, may cause extensive damage to the vehicle, compromise its safety, interfere with thevehicle's electrical system or affect the validityof the MINI Limited Warranty. See your MINIDealer for additional information. Maintenance,replacement, or repair of the emission controldevices and systems may be performed by anyautomotive repair establishment or individualusing any certified automotive part.

    California Proposition 65 WarningCalifornia laws require us to state the followingwarning:Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile components and parts, including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals known to theState of California to cause cancer and birth defects and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certainproducts of component wear contain or emitchemicals known to the State of California tocause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your hands after handling. Usedengine oil contains chemicals that have causedcancer in laboratory animals. Always protect

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  • your skin by washing thoroughly with soap andwater.

    Service and warrantyWe recommend that you read this publicationthoroughly. Your vehicle is covered by the following warranties: New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Rust Perforation Limited Warranty. Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty. Federal Emissions Performance Warranty. California Emission Control System Limited

    Warranty.Detailed information about these warranties islisted in the Service and Warranty InformationBooklet for US models or in the Warranty andService Guide Booklet for Canadian models.Your vehicle has been specifically adapted anddesigned to meet the particular operating conditions and homologation requirements in yourcountry and continental region in order to deliver the full driving pleasure while the vehicle isoperated under those conditions. If you wish tooperate your vehicle in another country or region, you may be required to adapt your vehicle to meet different prevailing operating conditions and homologation requirements. Youshould also be aware of any applicable warranty limitations or exclusions for such countryor region. In such case, please contact Customer Relations for further information.

    MaintenanceMaintain the vehicle regularly to sustain theroad safety, operational reliability and the NewVehicle Limited Warranty.Specifications for required maintenance measures: MINI Maintenance system Service and Warranty Information Booklet

    for US models Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for

    Canadian models

    If the vehicle is not maintained according tothese specifications, this could result in seriousdamage to the vehicle. Such damage is notcovered by the MINI New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

    Data memoryNumerous electronic components in your vehicle contain data memories that store technicalinformation on the vehicle condition, eventsand faults, either temporarily or permanently.This technical information gener