The third iteration of Mini’s Countryman has made its inaugural appearance in the United States, following its global launch earlier this month at the Munich Auto Show in 2023.
The American premiere occurred on Monday at New York City’s Brooklyn Navy Yard during an event orchestrated by Urban-X, Mini’s internal startup accelerator.
Mini Countryman: A Brief Overview
While specific details tailored for the U.S. market have not been disclosed by Mini, the showroom debut is slated for the fall of 2024. The forthcoming compact crossover is scheduled to be released as a 2025 model.
The variant displayed was the electric Countryman, also designated as the Countryman E. This base electric model is anticipated to feature a 188 horsepower engine and a 64.7-kWh battery. A more dynamic version, the Countryman SE, is also in the pipeline and is expected to offer 308 horsepower, utilizing the same 64.7-kWh battery.
Gas-Powered Versions and Further Developments
Mini has not yet divulged specifics regarding gasoline-powered iterations of the new Countryman. However, they have disseminated teasers concerning the John Cooper Works Countryman, which is projected to be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, similar to its predecessor.
Though Mini has yet to officially confirm it, there is also speculation about the possibility of an electric John Cooper Works Countryman.
Both the electric and gasoline versions of the Countryman will share the FAAR platform of Mini’s parent company, BMW Group. Production for both variants is taking place at the same BMW facility in Leipzig, Germany. This plant is also responsible for the assembly of other FAAR-based BMW models, including the latest X1, which shares a close lineage with the Countryman.
Mini is also in the process of redesigning its Cooper hatchback, which is slated for a 2025 release. Both electric and gasoline versions are planned, although a precise timeline for the U.S. market remains undisclosed. The gasoline-fueled Cooper is expected to be introduced next year, while the electric version is likely to commence production in 2026 at Mini’s United Kingdom plant. This facility will also produce an electric subcompact crossover, tentatively named the Aceman.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2025 Mini Countryman Electric U.S. Debut
When did the 2025 Mini Countryman Electric make its U.S. debut?
The 2025 Mini Countryman Electric made its U.S. debut following its world premiere at the 2023 Munich Auto Show. The American launch took place at New York City’s Brooklyn Navy Yard during an event organized by Urban-X.
What are the expected specifications for the 2025 Mini Countryman Electric?
The 2025 Mini Countryman Electric, also known as the Countryman E, is expected to feature a 188-horsepower engine and a 64.7-kWh battery. A sportier version, the Countryman SE, is also planned and is expected to have 308 horsepower with the same 64.7-kWh battery.
Will there be gasoline-powered versions of the 2025 Mini Countryman?
Yes, Mini has plans to release gasoline-powered versions of the 2025 Countryman, although specific details have not yet been disclosed. Teasers have been released for a John Cooper Works Countryman, expected to carry a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine.
Is an electric John Cooper Works Countryman being considered?
While Mini has not officially confirmed it, there is speculation that an electric John Cooper Works Countryman may also be in the works.
Where will the 2025 Mini Countryman be manufactured?
Both the electric and gasoline versions of the 2025 Mini Countryman will be produced at the BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany. They will be based on the FAAR platform from Mini’s parent company, the BMW Group.
What is the expected showroom appearance date for the 2025 Mini Countryman in the U.S.?
The showroom debut of the 2025 Mini Countryman in the United States is slated for the fall of 2024.
Are there any other upcoming Mini models to be aware of?
Yes, Mini is also redesigning its Cooper hatchback for a 2025 release. Both electric and gasoline versions are planned, although the timing for the U.S. market remains undisclosed. The gas-powered Cooper is expected to arrive next year, and the electric version is likely to start production in 2026.
More about 2025 Mini Countryman Electric U.S. Debut
- 2023 Munich Auto Show Official Site
- Mini USA Official Website
- BMW Group Corporate Website
- Urban-X Startup Incubator
- Leipzig BMW Plant Information
- FAAR Platform Overview