MINI has upped their game on the range, power and even charging speed on the all new Electric MINI Cooper and Electric Countryman. The reinvented models have fully embraced electrification but is it enough? Let’s take a deep look at the number and assess.

While both are are fully electric, they have very difference philosophies in design. The J01 MINI Cooper was designed from the start as an electric car and will not have a ICE equivalent. A refreshed F56 known as the F66 will play that role in the line-up. The Countryman on the other hand is built on a platform designed to accommodate both ICE and electric power. Due to that there are some tradeoffs in packaging and likely range.

The J01 MINI Cooper Electric

The new MINI Cooper electric is a ground-up rethink from any MINI before it. For starters, it’s built on a dedicated electric platform allowing it to have more space efficiency, higher range and better performance. What does better mean. As you can see below it appears to be double the range on the WLTP cycle based on the numbers provided by MINI. Real world testing might have different results but it’s a huge increase nonetheless.

2025 J01 MINI Cooper E2025 J01 MINI Cooper SE2026 J01 MINI JCW2023 F56 MINI Cooper SE
Horsepower184 hp218 hp250 hp*181 hp
Range (WLTP)200 miles250 milesTBA125 miles
Range (EPA)150 miles (Estimated)200 miles (Estimated)TBA110 miles
Battery Size40kWh54kWh54kWh*32.6 kWh
All numbers provided by MINI except * which are confirmed only through unofficial sources.

The new J01 MINI is available in the Cooper E variant (with a higher output and higher range). The 135 kW/184 hp electric motor of the MINI Cooper E generates a torque of 290 Nm, accelerating the vehicle from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. There’s never been a base electric Cooper before, but that’s identical to the previous generation electric Cooper SE time and a second faster than the F56 ICE Cooper.

With an output of 160 kW/218 hp, the MINI Cooper SE does 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds with a maximum torque of 330 Nm. That’s .6 seconds faster than the previous electric Cooper SE and the same time as the previous ICE powered Cooper S.

The range determined according to the WLTP test cycle is up to 190 miles (305 kilometers) for the MINI Cooper E based on the high-voltage battery with 40.7 kWh of capacity. Using very rough math that would put the Cooper at an estimated 148 miles range.

In the MINI Cooper SE, the calculated WLTP range increases to a maximum of 250 miles or 402 kilometers with to a battery capacity of 54.2 kWh. Again using rough math that would be roughly a 200 mile range with EPA test procedures. However it’s important to note that this is using averaged data where the EPA range is typically around 20% lower than what we see with WLTP testing. In our experience the answer lies somewhere in the middle.

The U25 MINI Countryman Electric

The MINI Countryman Electric will be available in two performance levels that look to be a tangible increase in performance over the previous ICE models. While technically a base mode, the MINI Countryman E will have an output of 204 hp and 184 ft lbs of torque – more than even the previous ICE powered Countryman S.

The headlining MINI Countryman SE ALL4 will deliver the most power ever seen in a MINI – 313 hp and staggering 364 ft lbs of torque. That dramatically increases straight-line performance. The F60 ICE powered Countryman All4 S can do 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 7.3 seconds. This new 313 hp MINI Countryman SE does the same in only 5.6 seconds – almost a 2 second improvement.

Countryman E *Countryman SE
WLTP Range – Europe287.073 miles269.054 miles
EPA Range – United States ESTIMATED225 miles (EST)210 miles (EST)
* MINI USA will not offer the Countryman E

The MINI Countryman will not only be the most powerful ever but offer the more electric range than we’ve seen from the brand. The base MINI Countryman E will have a WLTP calculated range of 287 miles from its 64 kWh battery. Looking at EPA figures compared to the WLTP we typically see a 20% decrease due solely to testing procedures that are intended to give a more conservative view of range. With that in mind we expect an EPA range of approximately 225 miles for the base Countryman E.

The MINI Countryman SE ALL4 uses the same 64 kWh battery for a WLTP range of 269 miles. Using that same rough math, we’d expect an EPA range of around 210 miles.

Like the new MINI Cooper Electric, the battery of the MINI Countryman can be charged via alternating current with 22 kW. Fast charging with direct current is possible in both all-electric models with 130 kW. This means that just under 30 minutes of charging at a fast charging station is enough to charge the battery from 10 per cent to 80 per cent. Depending on the weather conditions, active navigation (via MINI Navigation) to a fast charging station can ensure the battery reaches the ideal temperature for efficient charging in advance. This can significantly reduce charging time, especially in cold outdoor temperatures.

While MINI hasn’t released details specs yet on the Countryman SE, we do have them for the BMW iX1 which it is based on. We don’t have global data (much less US specific data) but we do have European data on charging speeds which should give you a more detailed idea of what we’ll see with the 2025 MINI Countryman Electric.

Charging PointMax. PowerPowerTimeRate
Standard 11.0 kW On-Board Charger
Wall Plug (2.3 kW)230V / 1x10A2.3 kW33h15m11 km/h
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)230V / 1x16A3.7 kW20h45m18 km/h
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)230V / 1x32A7.4 kW10h30m35 km/h
3-phase 16A (11 kW)400V / 3x16A11 kW7 hours53 km/h
3-phase 32A (22 kW)400V / 3x16A11 kW †7 hours53 km/h
Optional 22.0kW On-Board Charger *
Wall Plug (2.3 kW)230V / 1x10A2.3 kW33h15m11 km/h
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)230V / 1x16A3.7 kW20h45m18 km/h
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)230V / 1x32A7.4 kW10h30m35 km/h
3-phase 16A (11 kW)400V / 3x16A11 kW7 hours53 km/h
3-phase 32A (22 kW)400V / 3x32A22 kW †3h30m100 km/h
* = Optional in some countries, standard in others. Check local specifications for details.
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Data provided by

This is Just the Start – An Entire New MINI Family is Coming

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 J01 will go into production this fall in China and will be sold in Europe, Asia and South America initially. Plans for North America are still being finalized as are plans for UK production. Both should be announced shortly.

The J01 MINI Cooper electric and U25 MINI Countryman 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.

The New MINI FamilyDrivetrainPricingStart of Production
J01 MINI Cooper EElectric32,900€ 11/2023
J01 MINI Cooper SE Electric36,900€ 11/2024
U25 MINI Countryman CICE (Petrol)39.900€ 11/2023
U25 MINI Countryman D ICE (Diesel)42.900€ 11/2023
U25 MINI Countryman E Electric43.500€ 03/2024
U25 MINI Countryman S ALL4ICE (Petrol)45.900€ 11/2023*
U25 MINI Countryman SE ALL4Electric49.500€ 03/2024*
U25 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4ICE (Petrol)56.500€ 03/2024*
F66 MINI CooperICE (Petrol)TBD07/2024*
F66 MINI Cooper SICE (Petrol)TBD07/2024*
F66 MINI Cooper JCWICE (Petrol)TBD11/2024*
F65 MINI Cooper 5 DoorICE (Petrol)TBD07/2024*
F65 MINI Cooper S 5 DoorICE (Petrol)TBD07/2024*
F67 MINI Cooper ConvertibleICE (Petrol)TBDTBD*
F67 MINI Cooper S ConvertibleICE (Petrol)TBDTBD*
J05 MINI AcemanElectricTBDTBD
J05 MINI Aceman SElectricTBDTBD
* Available in the US at launch

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