Mini showing the masked new Countryman

BMW has announced that it is preparing to launch production of the next-generation Mini Countryman, which will be available in both combustion and all-electric versions. 

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"We are delighted to be able to hand over the first MINI "Made in Germany" to our customers in a CO2-neutral manner thanks to the plant's sustainable energy supply. In this way, the new all-electric MINI Countryman demonstrates what the brand stands for: electrified go-kart feeling and a strong focus on a minimal environmental footprint,"

This move comes after the brand shifted production out of the UK due to Brexit, and the new model will be produced exclusively in Germany. 

Photo: BMW

The Countryman will be built on the same line as the BMW 1 Series, 2 Gran Coupe, and 2 Active Tourer, and will feature a flat high-voltage battery and flat floor that provides additional space and comfort. Mini has released several camouflage photos of the new model, which indicate minimal design differences between the electric and combustion versions. 

Rumors suggest that the new electric Countryman will feature the same powertrain as the BMW iX1, with a 64.7kWh battery and two electric motors delivering 308 horsepower. BMW plans to produce the high-voltage batteries at the Leipzig factory, with a local investment of more than 800 million euros in electronic component production. 

Photos: BMW

This new generation of the Countryman marks the beginning of Mini’s transition to becoming a fully electric brand by 2030.

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