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Things to remember when driving
Vehicle features and op‐
tions
This chapter describes all standard, country-
specific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
When using the features and systems described
here, adhere to local regulations.
Breaking-in period
General information
Moving parts need to be broken in to adjust to
each other.
The following instructions will help achieve a
long vehicle life and good economy.
Engine and differential
Always obey all official speed limits.
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Drive at various engine and vehicle speeds, but
do not exceed:
For a gasoline engine, 4,500 rpm and
100 mph/160 km/h.
Avoid full-throttle operation and use of the
transmission's kickdown mode for the initial
miles.
From 1,200 miles/2,000 km
The engine and vehicle speed can gradually be
increased.
Tires
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full trac‐
tion potential until after an initial breaking-in
period.
Drive conservatively for the first
200 miles/300 km.
Brake system
Brakes require an initial break-in period of ap‐
prox. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized
contact and wear patterns between brake pads
and discs. Drive cautiously during this break-in
period.
Clutch
The clutch requires an initial break-in period of
approx. 300 miles/500 km to function at an op‐
timal level.
During this break-in period, engage the clutch
gently.
Following part replacement
The same breaking in procedures should be ob‐
served if any of the components mentioned
above have to be renewed in the course of the
vehicle's operating life.
General driving notes
Ground clearance
CAUTION
If ground clearance is insufficient, there
might be contact with the front or rear spoiler
e.g. when driving over curbs or entering into
underground car parking garages. There is risk
of property damage. Ensure that there is suffi‐
cient ground clearance available.
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Mini Cooper S Countryman 2016 Owners Manual Summary of Content

Things to remember when drivingVehicle features and optionsThis chapter describes all standard, country-specific and optional features offered with theseries. It also describes features that are notnecessarily available in your car, e. g., due tothe selected options or country versions. Thisalso applies to safety-related functions and systems.When using the features and systems describedhere, adhere to local regulations.Breaking-in periodGeneral informationMoving parts need to be broken in to adjust toeach other.The following instructions will help achieve along vehicle life and good economy.Engine and differentialAlways obey all official speed limits.Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 kmDrive at various engine and vehicle speeds, butdo not exceed: For a gasoline engine, 4,500 rpm and100 mph/160 km/h.Avoid full-throttle operation and use of thetransmission's kickdown mode for the initialmiles.From 1,200 miles/2,000 kmThe engine and vehicle speed can gradually beincreased.TiresDue to technical factors associated with theirmanufacture, tires do not achieve their full traction potential until after an initial breaking-inperiod.Drive conservatively for the first200 miles/300 km.Brake systemBrakes require an initial break-in period of approx. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimizedcontact and wear patterns between brake padsand discs. Drive cautiously during this break-inperiod.ClutchThe clutch requires an initial break-in period ofapprox. 300 miles/500 km to function at an optimal level.During this break-in period, engage the clutchgently.Following part replacementThe same breaking in procedures should be observed if any of the components mentionedabove have to be renewed in the course of thevehicle's operating life.General driving notesGround clearanceCAUTIONIf ground clearance is insufficient, theremight be contact with the front or rear spoilere.g. when driving over curbs or entering intounderground car parking garages. There is riskof property damage. Ensure that there is sufficient ground clearance available.Seite 112DRIVING TIPSThings to remember when driving112Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 964 433 - VI/15