The 2024 Mini Countryman EV makes its North American debut, and deliveries will begin late next year
The most powerful model comes with a dual-motor all-wheel drive system with 308 hp.
September 19, 2023 in 3:35 a.m. ET
The all-electric 2024 Mini Countryman made its North American debut yesterday, with US deliveries expected to begin in the fall of next year.
Initially unveiled in Europe at the beginning of the month at the IAA Mobility show in Munich, Germany, the third-generation Countryman, now all-electric, celebrated this year’s New York City Climate Week by appearing at a special panel called Driving Forward : Transforming Future Mobility” was hosted by Mini’s Urban-X technology startup platform at Newlab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The automaker didn’t say in the official press release which versions will be available stateside, but we know from the European reveal that only two options are scheduled to be built in Germany: the base Countryman E, which has a WLTP-estimated range of 287 miles, and the Countryman SE model. The most powerful ALL4, which can range up to 269 miles on a full charge.
Showroom: 2024 Mini Countryman E (US spec)
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In Europe, the base model has a single front-mounted electric motor with 201 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, plus a 54-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, while the Countryman SE ALL4 gets a little more power. A larger 64-kilowatt-hour battery pack and two electric motors — one front and one rear — for a combined output of 308 horsepower and 364 pound-feet of torque.
Whatever the version, charging can be done via up to 22 kW AC power, or up to 130 kW from a DC source.
The largest Mini model is 174.5 inches long, 72.5 inches wide and 65.1 inches tall, putting it on par — size-wise — with the Volvo XC40 Recharge, which is 174.2 inches long, 73.3 inches wide and 65 inches tall.
Along with the new Countryman, the BMW Group, which owns the Mini, showcased the new BMW CE-04 battery electric scooter and the BMW iX5 Hydrogen prototype in Brooklyn.
Pricing for the 2024 Mini Countryman EV has not yet been announced, and the British brand is expected to provide more details as the launch date approaches.
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