A larger, redesigned 2025 Mini Countryman was launched Friday ahead of its introduction at the IAA Mobility auto show in Munich.
While its name grows shorter – Cooper has been dropped – its size does not. This a maxi Mini, having grown 4.8 inches longer, 0.9 inches wider, 3.9 inches taller while riding on a 1.1-inch longer wheelbase.
“In its latest generation, it has not only grown in height, length and interior — it has also noticeably improved in character, appearance and experience,” says Oliver Heilmer, Head of Mini Design, in a statement.
Stylistically, the Countryman receives the Cooper’s reductionist design, with a similarly simplistic instrument panel and exterior that shares its facial features, but is a bit more squared off overall. It wears Mini’s new octagonal grille, but it’s framed by squared-off headlights, rather than the Cooper’s circular lights. The redesign also brought with it wider wheel arches, which allow for 20-inch wheels. Overall, the Countryman’s new duds reduce its aerodynamic drag coefficient to 0.26 from the 2023 model’s 0.31.
As with the 2025 Mini Cooper, the automaker is introducing the third-generation Countryman solely in electric form. The Countryman E’s 150-kW battery pack generates 204 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque and has an WLTP range of 287 miles. The Countryman SE ALL4’s 230-kW battery pack produces 313 horsepower, 364 pound-feet of torque and sports a range of 269 miles. When the Countryman’s electrons run low, DC fast charging can refill its batteries from 10 percent to 80 percent in 30 minutes. And if you need to tow, it can haul up to 2,646 pounds.
Notably, the 2025 Countryman will not only be the first Mini with a Level 2 semi-autonomous driving system, it will also be the first Mini manufactured in Germany.
“With the all-electric MINI Countryman, the largest model in the new Mini vehicle family takes the brand into an era of locally emission-free electric mobility,” said Stefanie Wurst, Head of Mini.