The Countryman EV is coming stateside and it could be offered with two different powertrains including a dual-motor setup with 308 hp
September 18, 2023 at 18:00
MINI has staged the North American debut of the Countryman Electric at Climate Week NYC.
Scheduled to arrive in the United States during the fall of 2024, the Countryman Electric is being billed as a “bold new addition to the MINI family.” The company went on to say it will have greater utility, a “fun to drive” spirit, and an unmistakably MINI design.
The company didn’t mention U.S. specifications, but the international variant will be offered with two different electric powertrains. The entry-level Countryman E has a single motor producing 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. This enables the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 8.6 seconds, hit a top speed of 106 mph (170 km/h), and travel up to 287 miles (462 km) in the WLTP cycle.
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The Countryman SE ALL4 is the more interesting of the two as it has a dual-motor all-wheel drive system with 308 hp (230 kW / 313 PS) and 364 lb-ft (494 Nm) of torque. The extra oomph lowers the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time to 5.6 seconds, while the top speed increases to 112 mph (180 km/h). However, it comes at a cost as the range falls to 269 miles (433 km).
We’ll learn full details closer to launch, but MINI has previously said the crossover will have a 130 kW DC fast charging capability. This will enable the battery to go from a 10-80% charge in less than 30 minutes.
On the styling front, the Countryman Electric adopts a boxier design with an enclosed grille that is flanked by distinctively shaped headlights. We can also see a stepped roof, a strong shoulder line, and up to 20-inch wheels. The automaker also noted that, despite the boxy shape, the coefficient of drag falls from 0.31 to 0.26.
The interior embraces a minimalist design and is dominated by a circular 9.4-inch display that is a jack of all trades. As such, it combines the infotainment system with a new personal assistant and a speedometer – among other things.