How much bigger will the Mini become before it ceases to be a Mini? This is the question I’m in the wake of the launch of the new Third-generation 2025 Mini Countryman. It’s a crossover vehicle that’s the largest model ever to sport the Mini badge and has grown by 10 percent over the previous generation. But the most exciting story is that the huge Countryman will be powered by electric power and will be launching two brand new trim levels powered by batteries that offer as much as 287 miles range.
Mini had previously explored electrifying the Countryman using the plug-in hybrid model. The 12-mile electric-powered range isn’t appealing on paper, but the biggest Mini model available at this time, was most eco-friendly, boasting the equivalent of 65 miles/gallon. Today, the C-man is larger and more electrifying. While its size ballooning is worrying the rapid expansion of its battery-powered range makes it an attractive option for smaller families that want to move to electric.
2025 Mini Countryman SE ALL4 Powertrain
As with the Cooper hatch that launched today, battery-electric variants for Countryman will be available. Countryman will be available in two variants: Countryman E and Countryman SE ALL4. Single-motor Countryman E outputs 150 kilowatts (around 200 horsepower) and 184 pound-feet torque. In the flat, it can accelerate from a standstill to a speed of 62 mph in 8.6 seconds, before achieving its top speed at the speed of 105 miles per hour.
The 2025 Mini Countryman SE ALL4 adds an additional electric motor in the process, increasing to a total of 313 hp, 230 horsepower (313 horsepower), and 364 pounds of torque. From 0 to 62 mph, it takes 5.6 seconds, while the top speed rises to 112 mph, which is good enough to exceed the maximum recorded speed limit in North America, I suppose. At reasonable rates, Mini expects the Countrymen to be able to go for 287 miles with the E model, and 269 miles in SE ALL4. The estimates are based basing them on an optimistic WLTP worldwide test cycle and will likely be less according to the US EPA’s more strict test cycle.
At 22 kW the Countryman’s AC power source has twice the speed than the Cooper SE’s. With up to 130 kW the Countryman’s DC quick charging capabilities are faster, too, but the battery’s size is probably higher, which means the 10%-80 DCFC window is almost identical to its “under 30 minutes” window.
Based on the estimates of range that Mini has provided, it is safe to assume that both E SE and SE ALL4 versions of the C-man have the same battery pack however, Mini hasn’t yet revealed the exact capacity. In contrast to the Cooper model, this electric Countryman is set to be united by a variety of models powered by combustion, such as those with front-drive, such as the Countryman C, the all-wheel-drive S ALL4, the all-wheel-drive John Cooper Works ALL4 and diesel-burning versions.
Let’s get the elephant out of the room. New Countryman is massive. (Well it’s huge for Mini.) On the inside, it’s amazing what a lot the Countryman has increased in size. With a size of 174.5 inches in length, 72.6 inches wide, and 65.2 inches tall, the 3rd generation is 10% more than the model before it overall. The new 106-inch wheelbase extends by a full inch more between the massive wheels, which are available in sizes that go up to 20 inches.
The result of this increase is a more spacious cabin. The additional headroom and shoulder are apparent in both rows, and the Countryman now feels more like a better choice for families that are growing. It has 16.2 cubic feet of space for cargo which increases to 51.2 cubes when the 2nd row opens flat. If this isn’t enough for you, the Countryman can carry up to a trailer of 2,645 pounds using its electrically adjustable trailer hitch.
Interior and Exterior
Externally, the Countryman is hit by the same simple stick that the designers applied to the Cooper but not as tough. The headlamps are now more square, distinct from the fascia’s more round-eyed cousin. Take a closer look and you’ll see the chrome beltline from the earlier generation has been removed. The characteristic fender vent is also gone, however, it’s not been removed. As with the other elements of the crossover the fender vent has been sized up and shifted to the C-pillar, which assists in breaking up the elongated roofline and helps visually differentiate the trim levels using different graphics.
The cabin of the Countryman has a style like the newly designed Cooper, however, on an even bigger size. It is equipped with the Mini Operating System 9 software which powers a round OLED display that has conventional Mini physical switches beneath the screen. Additionally, Mini ambient lighting for projection is also present, highlighting the green leather-free upholstery. We were able to get a first look into this suite earlier in the month. The vertical vents on the dashboard and door pulls are another way to distinguish this Countryman from its sister’s horizontal look, emphasizing that the design is vertical.
2025 Mini Countryman SE ALL4 Price & Release Date
The Second-generation 2025 Mini Countryman SE ALL4 and the fifth-gen Mini Cooper are two defining steps into the world of electric vehicles that will be sold under Mini. They’ll be added to a prototype variant that will be based on Mini Aceman. Mini Aceman concept at an event in April 2024 when Mini continues its journey towards an electric-only fleet by 2030.
Similar to the Cooper Mini Countryman, we’re expecting to find out more information about the Mini Countryman’s 2025 US price and availability, as well as the localized specifications and model later in the year.