The new U25 MINI Countryman S represents a massive redesign for one of the most important products in the brand’s line-up. And today we’re getting one of our best looks yet at the Countryman S in Sport Trim in UK spec touring Iceland. If you’ve been on the fence with this new version of the Countryman, does this Chili Red example with the optional Sport Trim (JCW in Europe) change your mind? Check out the gallery below.
We’ve seen the new Countryman S in the deserts around Palm Springs and now it’s the backcountry of Iceland. This variant is a UK spec Countryman S which means it has a mild-hybrid B48 four cylinder with 218 hp and 266 ft lbs of torque. It also has the controversial Sport Trim (branded the JCW Trim in Europe) which will turn any Countryman into a JCW visually. In North America the Countryman S will be sold with a B48 four cylinder delivering 241 hp and 295 lb ft of torque all without that mild hybrid assistance. Why the difference? The US doesn’t have the stringent requirements of the EU and can offer the simpler, lighter B48 without the mild hybrid assistance. 0-60 times have yet to be published but we’d expect that number to be in the low 6s.
In Europe we expect the new international combustion Countryman C and S to begin deliveries in February with the SE following in late March. Production for the North American market begins March, 2024 with first units expected to arrive at dealers early May, 2024.
The 2025 MINI Countryman Model Range
The Countryman begins production this November in C, D and S All4 models for the EU and March for the North American Countryman S. The electric production should begin this March alongside the new JCW Countryman.
|MINI Countryman – Electric Models
|Start of Production
|U25 MINI Countryman E
|U25 MINI Countryman SE ALL4*
|MINI Countryman – ICE Models
|U25 MINI Countryman C
|U25 MINI Countryman D
|U25 MINI Countryman S ALL4*
|U25 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4*