The 2024 Mini Cooper EV and the Countryman EV are all set to mark their global debuts on September 1. The same was confirmed with a teaser posted by Mini on the BMW Group's YouTube channel. Even if the teaser is rather ambiguous, the revised headlights on the Countryman EV are arguably the most evident detail seen. Despite the teaser's generality, the revised headlights on the Countryman are arguably its most disputed revelation. The round-shaped headlights of the previous-generation Countryman appear to have been replaced with more aggressive, angular forms that are surely unusual on a Mini. The carmaker opted to introduce the electrified models first, delaying the launch of their upcoming ICE-powered siblings. Notably, before their production at the BMW Group's Leipzig factory in Germany begins, both Mini models will be showcased at the IAA Mobility Show in Munich.
Mini Cooper, Countryman EVs: Battery Pack and Range
The Cooper SE, which sits above the Cooper E, comes equipped with a 54kWh battery pack and churns out 212bhp on maximum throttle. For a vehicle with thus little room between the front and rear axles, the anticipated driving range stands at 400-kilometre. It is estimated that the JCW puts out around 246.5bhp. The BMW-powered JCW, which is configurable for 2024, has 225bhp at maximum clatter.
Next, let's talk about the Countryman EV, which will come standard with a front-mounted 54kWh electric motor and will deliver 185.4bhp. With two motors and 304bhp at its disposal, the SE ALL4 also boasts a 64kWh battery and a WLTP-estimated driving range of up to 440-kilometre.
Mini Cooper, Countryman EVs: Features
The interiors of the Cooper EV and Countryman EV are both streamlined and include a circular infotainment display. The infotainment system, which was created for MINI Operating System 9, has OLED technology, Spike as a voice assistant, over-the-air upgrades, and 5G connectivity. The Android Open Source Project, also known as AOSP, is the foundation of the MINI Operating System 9.
BMW EVs at the IAA Mobility Show
The BMW Group will include the electric Minis in its extensive display on electrification at the IAA Mobility show in Munich, Germany, beginning in September. The i Vision Circular and the i Vision Dee concepts will also make their debuts. There will be an armoured version of the i7. The manufacturer's fuel cell technology will be exhibited in the form of the iX5 Hydrogen. Additionally, the likes of the 530e and the 550e xDrive plug-in hybrids will also be present.