First deliveries are expected in May 2024.
The new Mini Countryman ALL4 S is more powerful.
Inside, the Countryman is bigger.
Mini USA has just released a few more details about the S version of its all-new Countryman. Not only does the crossover adopt a sharper design for the 2025 model year, but the brand’s largest vehicle also sees its dimensions increase, along with the power of its turbocharged powertrain.
It’s true that Mini is also preparing the arrival of the first electrically powered Countryman, but until 2030, the year identified by the brand to go fully electric, the manufacturer must keep on selling combustion-powered versions of its vehicles.
The 2025 Mini Countryman ALL4 S 2025 is not only roomier than its predecessors, but under the hood, the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is decidedly more explosive, with 241 horsepower and 295 ft-lb of torque – more interesting figures than those of the current S variant, limited to 189 horsepower and 207 ft-lb.
The Countryman ALL4 S also benefits from a host of updated safety features for the vehicle’s new generation. For example, the crossover will now offer hands-free automated driving on multi-lane roads, up to a maximum rate of 60 km/h, if the driver keeps an eye on the road and its surroundings. The system can also handle lane changes.
In the US, the Countryman ALL4 S will be available in three trim levels: Classic, Favoured and John Cooper Works. It will be interesting to see whether the genuine JCW variant will stand out from this aesthetic option available on the lower variant. The SUV will also be available with wheel sets ranging from 18 to 20 inches in diameter.
The interior is probably where the Countryman evolves the most, with a dashboard that’s sleeker than ever. The dashboard, covered in two distinct fabrics, is said to warm up the atmosphere in the cabin, while the panoramic roof adds a little light to the interior.
The automaker has also thought about the interior ambience, with several lighting modes and even some sound modes for the engine, depending on the driver’s mood. The Countryman’s new environment retains a circular screen in the center of the dashboard, but in a “floating” way, while the steering wheel has also evolved for a more inspired driving experience. The designers are to be congratulated for retaining some traditional controls beneath the central screen, notably the small lever seen recently on BMW’s latest vehicles for the automatic transmission. This change frees up a lot of space in the center console.
As for the utility aspect, Mini has not only improved interior space for passengers, but also cargo space, with 460 liters when the 40/20/40 bench seat is raised, or 1,450 liters when folded to accommodate bulkier objects.
Production of the new Mini Countryman is scheduled to start next March, with the first deliveries expected in May. In the USA, the starting price of this ALL4 S version will be $38,900, which probably means that the model will reach the $50,000 mark in Canadian dollars.