Mini Countryman Electric

Mini Countryman EV front three quarter lead
Mini Countryman EV front three quarter lead

Like it or loathe it, it’s the norm nowadays for cars to increase dramatically in seized between generations, and that’s exactly what’s happened with the Mini Countryman.

It arrives as the largest Mini ever built, but choose its most expensive specification and it’s also the fastest and most powerful, too. But more about that later.

More pertinently, this new generation ushers in the first all-electric Mini Countryman, which has quite a challenge on its hands to stand out in a congested segment in a market seemingly flooded with electric SUVs.

Electric power suits the Mini brand. The upbeat, premium but friendly styling that Mini is aiming for meshes well with the calm and relaxing dynamics and instant zip that battery-powered cars offer.


With its spacious interior, retro design flourishes and infotainment that sits just the right side of cheesy, this family SUV shows great potential as the British brand accelerates its transition.

That gives it considerable appeal - but does it mean you should choose one over many other impressive options on sale in the UK? Let’s find out.

Mini Countryman Electric range at a glance

The Mini Countryman Electric range is nice and straightforward, with two specifications, both fitted with the same 66.5kWh battery with a 64.6kWh usable capacity.

The entry-level Countryman E has a single, front-mounted electric motor producing 201bhp, hitting 0-62mph in 8.6sec. The range stands at 286 miles.

The Countryman SE All4 adds a second motor for all-wheel drive increased power, up to 308bhp. That’s impressive power, meaning it can travel from 0-62mph in 5.6sec - though you do lose some range, which drops to 266 miles.