MINI Cooper colors can be a divisive topic. For quite a few owners they can be nothing less than identity. For its next generation of products MINI is dramatically shaking things up with a handful of new colors and the brand’s first matte option. Read on for an exclusive first look at the new colors for the F66 MINI Cooper and the U25 MINI Countryman that will begin production as soon as late this year.
The 2025 MINI Cooper Colors (F66)
For the F66 internal combustion (ICE) MINI Cooper, it looks like MINI is making some big changes. MINI is going heavy on the blurs while adding a pop of color with Sunny Side Yellow. Not listed here is Nanuq White which hasn’t been confirmed but is expected in the range as well. We also expect classic colors like Chili Red and British Racing Green to still be present but neither have been completely confirmed. We’d expect that these colors would also carryover to the four door F65 and F67 Convertible when they are release later in 2024 and 2025.
The F66 MINI Cooper Production Timing
The last internal combustion MINI Cooper will begin production in March of 2023 and be sold as a 2025 model in the US. Market introductions will vary a bit with Europe seeing spring 2023 deliveries and the North American market getting its first F66s in September of 2024.
|F66 MINI Cooper (ICE) / Oxford, England||Start of Production|
|F66 ICE Cooper 3 door||03/2024 (07/24 – US)|
|F66 ICE Cooper S 3 door||03/2024|
|F66 ICE Cooper JCW 3 door||11/2024|
|F65 ICE Cooper 5 door||07/2024 (11/24 – US)|
|F65 ICE Cooper S 5 door||07/2024|
|F67 ICE Cooper Convertible||11/2024|
|F67 ICE Cooper S Convertible||11/2024|
|F67 ICE JCW Convertible||03/2025|
The 2025 MINI Countryman U25 (ICE & EV)
The 2025 MINI Countryman is a big move for MINI. Yes it’s literally big – we’ll see an additional five inches of length in total. But it’s big because it moves MINI squarely into the small, premium crossover market with both ICE and full electric options. With that MINI will beed to straddle the line between the typical MINI dynamics and appealing to a wide audience in either drivetrain. And that appeal starts with colors – plenty of them safe. Like the F66 we expect a few carry-overs
The 2025 MINI Countryman Production Timing
MINI will debut the 2024 MINI Countryman (labeled a 2025 in the US) in the second half of 2023 with an all-out model onslaught. Based on our sources, this is what we expect to see in terms of production timing:
|U25 / Leipzig, Germany||Start of Production|
|U25 ICE Countryman||11/2023|
|U25 ICE Countryman S||11/2023*|
|U25 ICE Countryman JCW||11/2023*|
|U25 BEV Countryman E||03/2024|
|U25 BEV Countryman SE||03/2024*|
|U25 BEV Countryman JCW||TBD*|
The J01 electric MINI Cooper and J05 electric MINI Aceman colors are yet to be confirmed but we expect some carry-over from what you see above.
Is MINI Playing It Too Safe?
There’s no question that the Countryman colors are a bit safer than the F66 Cooper we see above. Is MINI playing too safe or do these colors make sense given the Countryman’s position in the line-up? And what about the F66 MINI Cooper? Is there something still missing in the line-up? Let us know in the comments below.