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See The 2025 MINI Countryman SE With Its Windmill-Like Wheels

From high to backside, entrance to rear, in and out, the 2025 MINI Countryman is a completely completely different crossover in comparison with its predecessor. Now constructed by BMW in Germany slightly than by the VDL Nedcar firm in The Netherlands, the third-generation mannequin is totally new. We’re in Portugal to shoot the “U25” in its first-ever electrical taste with its snazzy 20-inch wheels.

Sure, the new Countryman could be had with 20-inch alloys. It’s a two-tone set suitably named “Windmill” and is the priciest of the bunch, at €1,650 in Germany. The model MINI invited us to {photograph} was constructed within the Favoured Trim – the second-most costly one by slotting beneath the John Cooper Works Trim.

A lot bigger than the mannequin it changed, the revamped Countryman stretches 4433 mm (174.5 in) lengthy, 1843 mm (72.6 in) huge, and 1656 mm (65.2 in) tall. This demo automobile we shot in Cascais comes painted in blue contrasted with the silver roof and aspect mirror caps. Inside, MINI opted for the stylish Vescin Classic Brown upholstery however you can even have the seats completed in Darkish Petrol or Beige.

This purely electrical mannequin supersedes the plug-in hybrid variant that MINI provided for the previous “F60” era. There’s no PHEV mannequin this time round, with the EV being provided alongside combustion engines. The Oxford-based marque nonetheless has a diesel engine (Countryman D) along with three gasoline fashions: Countryman C, S ALL4, and JCW ALL4.

This zero-emission Countryman SE ALL4 is a dual-motor model with all-wheel drive however you possibly can follow a less expensive E mannequin with a single motor and front-wheel drive. Primarily, the EV mannequin is a younger tackle the BMW iX1 with a bit extra character. The brand new Countryman is the final era to return with combustion engines since MINI has pledged to go totally electrical round 2030.

The “U25” additionally has the extremely customizable 9.4-inch OLED round touchscreen you’ll discover within the new 3-Door hatchback (“F66”) that debuted this week. It’s additionally within the China-made electrical hatch and will likely be put in within the upcoming 5-Door hatch and the Aceman – MINI’s first electric-only mannequin.

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