As part of its massive refresh, the 2025 MINI Cooper S is getting more power and in the process encroaching on the range topping MINI Cooper JCW. Despite MINI carrying over the 2.0 B48 four cylinder, the engine has been revised to produce more power which will likely produce near JCW levels of performance.
While MINI is substantially upping the power in its all electric J01 MINI Cooper range, the ICE models will also get power upgrades. Starting with the Cooper, MINI will substantially upgrade the power from 134hp to 155hp. However it’s the Cooper S that might be the sweet spot.
The 2025 MINI Cooper S will have an even 200hp coupled exclusively to MINI’s revised dual clutch transmission. With a likely increase in torque, this will move the Cooper S closer to the (unchanged) 231 hp from the JCW.
Interestingly MINI is upping the power in the Countryman S to 214hp with the same B48 four cylinder. It would seem that a simple difference in programming could push the new 2025 MINI Cooper S even further upwards with that 214hp tune.
The Manual Is Dead
Pour one out for the manual transmission as MINI has killed one of our favorite options. In its place MINI will be offering a revised version of the familiar seven-speed dual clutch transmission across all MINI Cooper models. 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.
Also gone is the traditional gear selector we’ve become used to. MINI is moving all controls for the F66 (like all of its new models) too the dash just below the the large OLED screen.
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||214 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