MINI has released a handful of new photos of the electric MINI Aceman ahead of its review next week. The all new Aceman slots between the Cooper and the Countryman effectively replacing the Clubman. But the details are far more interesting.

The Aceman the first all new model from MINI since the original Countryman. However this new crossover is actually based on the smaller J01 MINI Cooper EV. In fact it’s so heavily connected to that car that it will share all of its drivetrain including its electric motor, battery pack and electronics. In many ways the relationship between the J01 MINI Cooper and the J05 Aceman is not that different than the F56 two door hatch to the F55 four door hatch. The key difference of course is height and proportions which was likely much easier to alter with a skateboard chassis given its fully electric origins. 

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The MINI Aceman Model Line-Up

The electric MINI Aceman will initially launch with two models late this year. The entry level Aceman E will have 184hp and 214 lb-ft and would likely fall be in between to an F60 Countryman S in straight-line performance. The more powerful SE will pump out 218 hp and 243 lb-ft and likely see performance figured that eclipse the F60 Countryman S. 

ModelsJ05 Aceman EJ05 Aceman SEJ05 Aceman JCW
Power184 hp 218 hp*250 hp +
Torque214 lb-ft243 lb-ft*280 lb-ft +
* Estimated

Those two models will quickly be followed by a JCW variant that will go into production next January. This model will likely develop well over 250 hp and will offer a variety of upgrades such as larger brakes, a revised suspension and some unique styling elements.

You can read much more in MotoringFile’s Aceman section of the website.

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MINI at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2024

MINI fans can look forward to the 18th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2024 as the first show with the entire new electric model line-up. From April 25 to May 4, MINI will be presenting the new generation of the new MINI Family at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. As part of the Chinese motor show with the theme “New Era, New Cars,” MINI is celebrating the world premiere of the first-ever MINI Aceman.

Together with the electric MINI Cooper in both power levels “E” and “SE” and the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 with intelligent all-wheel drive, MINI is presenting the range of its new product portfolio at the Auto China 2024.

Auto China has been held in Beijing every two years since 1990. On more than 200,000 square meters of exhibition space, over 700 exhibitors present their portfolio in what is currently the world’s largest automotive market.

MINI Aceman Testing