Last week we exclusively brought you the first look at the detailed technical specifications of the MINI Aceman. The small crossover looks promising with a size below the Countryman and more aligned with MINIs of the past. But we hadn’t been able to fully confirm it’s model line-up until now.

The MINI Aceman will initially launch with two models; the base Aceman E and the faster Aceman SE. The entry level E will have 184hp ad 214 lb-ft while the SE will pump out 218 hp and 243 lb-ft. The big news is that we can now confirm the MINI Aceman JCW. This model will develop well over 250 hp along with a revised suspension and braking system.

ModelsJ05 Aceman E J05 Aceman SEJ05 Aceman JCWU25 MINI Countryman SE
Power184 hp 218 hp*250 hp +313 hp
Torque214 lb-ft243 lb-ft*280 lb-ft +365 lb-ft
* Estimated
The Aceman and the U25 MINI Countryman. As you can see the Aceman is much closer to the original R60 Countryman in size.

The Aceman is slotted below the new MINI Countryman and effectively replaces the wagon-like Clubman. However the most interesting thing about it may be its size. Aceman measures in at be 4079mm / 161in in length which is (not surprisingly) quite a bit smaller than the 4444mm / 175in U25 Countryman. However what’s really interesting is comparing this new MINI crossover with the original 2010 R60 Countryman. The R60 was 4119mm / 162.2in making that original Countryman actually larger than the new Aceman. The same can be said inside; R60 shoulder width is 1341mm / 52.8in which is smaller than the 1370mm in the Aceman. Similarly the Aceman has more front legroom with the R60 offering 1025mm / 40.4in versus 1045 mm / 41.1in.

One big distinctions between the Aceman and Countryman will be wheels driven. Unlike the electric Countryman which offers ALL4, the Aceman will be front wheel drive and likely share its drivetrain design with the electric Cooper. While MINI might eventually squeeze in a second motor creating an ALL4 capable car, its relation to the J01 Cooper means that could be unlikely.

Production plans are still a little foggy but we believe we’ll see the E and SE models launch in Q1 of 2025 with deliveries destined for Europe, South America and Asia happening later that spring. The US market will not see the Aceman until it makes its production transition to the Oxford plant in the UK in 2026. That would allow the car to be sold without the tariffs associated with Chinese production and should mean at least the higher output models will be imported. That move will also allow for the Aceman to move to MINI’s historic Oxford home alongside the electric J01 Cooper and the legacy ICE F66 Cooper.

For more information on the Aceman reach out exclusive report on it’s technical specification published last week: