The all new MINI Countryman Electric represents a big step for the model. It’s bigger, more powerful and electric for the first time. But what’s it like in person? We went to Munich to get an exclusive first look at MINI’s new crossover and get a feel for just how different it is over the outgoing F60 Countryman.
For those alarmed that this new Countryman might be electric only, don’t be. Unlike the all new (J01) MINI Cooper Electric which was build on a bespoke EV platform, the Countryman makes use of the BMW Group’s FAAR platform that has the ability to underpin everything from ICE (internal combustion engine) to hybrid to full EV powertrains. MINI hasn’t yet released official information on the ICE powered models yet but we do know the full model line-up which includes a full assortment of petrol and even a diesel offering. This article will primarily focus on the Countryman Electric but we’ll have a bit more on the full model range later in the article.
The Electric MINI Cooper and Countryman Pricing & Availability
The new J01 MINI Cooper electric and U25 MINI Countryman (electric & ICE) will publicly debut at the Munich Motor Show next week. While MINI hasn’t confirmed production timing, our sources have confirmed that the U25 will go into production this fall in Germany and unlike the J01 MINI Cooper Electric, will be sold globally. It will launch early next year in North America in both Electric and ICE models. And yes, a JCW model is coming.
|The New MINI Family||Drivetrain||Pricing||Start of Production|
|J01 MINI Cooper E||Electric||32,900€||11/2023|
|J01 MINI Cooper SE||Electric||36,900€||11/2023|
|U25 MINI Countryman C||ICE (Petrol)||39.900€||11/2023|
|U25 MINI Countryman D||ICE (Diesel)||42.900€||11/2023|
|U25 MINI Countryman E||Electric||43.500€||03/2024|
|U25 MINI Countryman S ALL4||ICE (Petrol)||45.900€||11/2023*|
|U25 MINI Countryman SE ALL4||Electric||49.500€||03/2024*|
|U25 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4||ICE (Petrol)||56.500€||03/2024*|
|F66 MINI Cooper||ICE (Petrol)||TBD||07/2024*|
|F66 MINI Cooper S||ICE (Petrol)||TBD||07/2024*|
|F66 MINI Cooper JCW||ICE (Petrol)||TBD||11/2024*|
|F65 MINI Cooper 5 Door||ICE (Petrol)||TBD||07/2024*|
|F65 MINI Cooper S 5 Door||ICE (Petrol)||TBD||07/2024*|
|F67 MINI Cooper Convertible||ICE (Petrol)||TBD||TBD*|
|F67 MINI Cooper S Convertible||ICE (Petrol)||TBD||TBD*|
|J05 MINI Aceman||Electric||TBD||TBD|
|J05 MINI Aceman S||Electric||TBD||TBD|
This is Just the Start – An Entire New MINI Family is Coming
The new J01 MINI Cooper electric and U25 MINI Countryman (electric) will be followed by the internal combustion U25 Countryman which will be shown later this year. Then we’ll see the heavily revised F56 morph into the F66 internal combustion MINI Cooper. This will be MINI’s answer to all those who want a Cooper but aren’t ready for electric. Finally we’ll see the all electric MINI Aceman crossover which effectively takes the place of the beloved MINI Clubman. The Aceman will be a small crossover roughly the size of the original MINI Countryman and will be released late next year.
For more coverage of the new generation MINI released today, check out the following articles and videos.
MINI Cooper EV: Premier | MINI Cooper EV: Hands-On Review | MINI Cooper EV: Video Review
MINI Countryman EV: Premier | MINI Countryman EV: Hands-On Review | MINI Countryman EV: Video Review
New MINI Family: 1st Look Video | MINI Circular Display & MINI OS9 Hands-On Review