AutoGuide and the Countryman

Autoguide has some words on the Countryman as they ride MTTS:
The Countryman S I drove uses the familiar turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 181 horsepower and 177 ft-lbs of torque. The power delivery is a bit slower than its two door stablemates, but the same taut steering, slick-shifting 6-speed gearbox and powerful brakes are still present.
MINI CEO Jim McDowell let it slip to me that the ALL4 system will cost an extra $1700 on top of the base price (which he didn’t divulge) and that he expects 30% of buyers to opt in.
MINI will host a formal driving event in October.