A redesigned model of Mini’s signature hatch is about for a reveal later this yr as a 2025 mannequin, and Mini on Wednesday supplied the primary specs for the electrical model. The automaker already previewed the outside design in April.
The brand new hatch will probably be known as a Cooper, as an alternative of the present Hardtop moniker, and the gasoline and electrical variations of the automotive will probably be based mostly on separate platforms. The gasoline model will basically be an replace of the present Hardtop whereas the electrical model will use a devoted EV platform developed by a three way partnership between Mini’s BMW Group mum or dad and Nice Wall Motors.
There may even be separate manufacturing websites for the 2 variations. The gasoline model will proceed to be constructed on the present website within the U.Okay. The electrical model will probably be in-built China.
The electrical model will initially be provided in Cooper E and Cooper SE grades, Mini mentioned on Wednesday. The Cooper E will pack a 40.7-kwh battery and a single electrical motor rated at 181 hp. The Cooper SE will function a 54.2-kwh battery and a single electrical motor good for 215 hp. Evaluate that to the present Cooper SE Hardtop, which has a 32.6-kwh battery rated by the EPA at simply 110 miles of vary. The poor efficiency is partially as a result of automotive driving on a platform initially designed for gasoline energy.
2025 Mini Cooper prototype
For efficiency followers, Mini confirmed in 2020 it was growing an electrical John Cooper Works mannequin, although timing for this mannequin is unsure.
No particulars on the gasoline model has been confirmed, although the present Hardtop’s 1.5-liter turbo-3 and a couple of.0-liter turbo-4 powertrains ought to carry over, maybe with slight enhancements to efficiency and economic system for the brand new Cooper.
In its announcement on Wednesday, Mini additionally confirmed the Aceman identify for the manufacturing model of final yr’s Aceman idea. The Aceman, which Mini mentioned will begin gross sales in 2024, is a subcompact crossover that will probably be provided solely with electrical energy.
Earlier than the Aceman arrives, Mini may even introduce a redesigned Countryman. The brand new Countryman is about to develop by 5.1 inches to a size of 174 inches, serving to to create space within the lineup for the Aceman. The Countryman like the brand new Cooper will provide patrons the selection of gasoline or electrical powertrains, albeit with a standard platform for each variations.