The costs of offering both an all new electric model range next to revised ICE models means MINI is having to make some compromises. One of them might just be the number of engines available within the MINI line-up. More specifically the MINI’s 3 cylinder petrol powered engine. Our sources are telling us that it may be eliminated in an effort to simplify the line-up and reduce costs.
Of course there will be a standard Cooper or Countryman so what will replace it? According to sources MINI will only offer the 2.0L B48 engine in all of its petrol powered models moving forward. This will allow for greater economies of scale as it readies the B48 to become Euro 7 compliant for 2025.
Along with the single engine, MINI will also be offering a single transmission. Dead is the much loved manual and in its place is a revised dual clutch that MINI currently offers. The revised dual clutch transmission is just like the one offered in current Cooper and Cooper S models combining two partial transmissions in a single housing to create smooth and quick shifts.
More Power for the Cooper
The good news is that this will mean more power. The 134 hp F56 Cooper will be heavily revised (as the F66) for 2024 and will get 155 hp. Torque figures are unknown at this time but expect that to rise as well. The downside will likely be more weight as the 1.5 liter 3 cylinder enjoyed a small but important weight advantage over the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder MINIs.
Exclusive: 2025 MINI Cooper and Countryman Production & Release Dates
And as you can see below in our exclusive look at the next generation MINI Cooper models, there will still be a lot to choose from across the internal combustion range from MINI – as long as you like 2.0 liter engines. Most models will receive a notable power increase with the exception of the Euro Countryman JCW and the F66 JCW. Also note that the US will not be getting the Countryman C and will only receive the S and JCW.
|The New MINI Countryman Family||Drivetrain||Pricing||Start of Production|
|U25 MINI Countryman C (1)||167 HP (Petrol)||39.900€||11/2023|
|U25 MINI Countryman D (1)||TBA||42.900€||11/2023|
|U25 MINI Countryman S ALL4||200 HP (Petrol)||45.900€||11/2023|
|U25 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4||312 hp (2)||56.500€||03/2024|
|The New MINI Cooper Family||Drivetrain||Pricing||Start of Production|
|F66 MINI Cooper||155 HP (Petrol)||TBD||07/2024|
|F66 MINI Cooper S||200 HP (Petrol)||TBD||07/2024|
|F66 MINI Cooper JCW||231 HP (Petrol)||TBD||11/2024|
|F65 MINI Cooper 5 Door||ICE (Petrol)||TBD||07/2024|
|F65 MINI Cooper S 5 Door||200 HP (Petrol)||TBD||07/2024|
|F67 MINI Cooper Convertible||ICE (Petrol)||TBD||11/2024 (est)|
|F67 MINI Cooper S Convertible||200 HP (Petrol)||TBD||11/2024 (est)|
|F67 MINI Cooper JCW Convertible||231 HP (Petrol)||TBD||03/2025 (est)|
For more coverage of the new generation MINI, 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