2025 Mini Countryman EV Ushers In Mini's Electric Era

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

Mini leads with electric, on its newest models.

Mini’s been angling to become an electric-focused brand for a while now, and the latest Countryman is one of the first fruits of that labor. Riding on the same platform as the Europe-only BMW iX1, the first-ever Countryman EV debuts simplified yet sharp styling on the brand's premium crossover. Details of the gas-powered Countryman haven’t been revealed yet, but the electric model looks mighty impressive.

At 174.5 inches long, the latest Countryman grows quite a bit compared to its previous generation; some 5 inches longer. Luckily, it doesn’t seem like Mini has plans to grow the brand beyond the Countryman, this not-so-Mini crossover will remain Mini’s largest model. Still, it manages to wear its grown-up size well, the sharp lines simple surfaces, and octagonal grille look distinctly Mini and very premium.

Inside, the Mini Countryman stuns. The Countryman gets the same round, 9.4-inch center-mounted OLED display set on top of a textile-covered curved dashboard. The display serves as both the infotainment hub, but also displays other details like speed, navigation, or the car’s battery charge level. It also uses the Mini OS 9; simply say “Hey Mini,” and the car brings up the Mini Intelligent Personal Assistant.

The Mini Countryman EV will come in two flavors – the Countryman E, and the Countryman SE. The base Countryman will be single-motor, front-wheel-drive, powered by a 204 horsepower electric motor. The SE ALL4 adds a second motor at the rear, for a cumulative output of 313 horsepower. Both cars will have the same 64.7 kWh battery. Official North American range hasn’t been determined, but the Countryman S and SE will be rated for 287 and 269 miles in Europe, respectively.

The Mini Countryman E will be made in Germany.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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