2025 Mini John Cooper Works scorching hatch spied


Mini’s redesigned Cooper hatchback begins gross sales subsequent 12 months as a 2025 mannequin, although the corporate has solely proven the electrical model at current, which the U.S. will miss out on, not less than initially.

The vary will even embrace gasoline choices, which the U.S. is more likely to obtain from launch, and a prototype for a redesigned Cooper with a gasoline engine has been noticed once more. This time the prototype is for the high-performance John Cooper Works variant.

Clear giveaways that this can be a JCW we’re taking a look at are the additional intakes within the entrance fascia, the entrance splitter, chunky facet skirts, and roof-mounted rear wing. There’s additionally a rear diffuser with a single exhaust tip exiting out of the middle.

The electrical Cooper will even obtain the JCW remedy, with a prototype for this mannequin having beforehand been noticed testing.

2025 Mini John Cooper Works spy photographs – Photograph credit score: Baldauf

Electrical variations of the redesigned Cooper are primarily based on a newly developed devoted EV platform, whereas the gasoline variations will primarily be a serious replace of the outgoing Cooper. This implies the gasoline mannequin ought to characteristic the outgoing JCW’s 2.0-liter turbo-4, maybe with a bit extra horsepower than the outgoing mannequin’s 228-hp ranking.

Drive ought to be to the entrance wheels solely, through an 8-speed automated transmission. Do not plan on a handbook choice. Mini has confirmed the 2024 mannequin 12 months because the final for the handbook. The limited-edition 2024 JCW 1to6 Version launched in Could marked the tip of the transmission’s run at Mini.

Search for gasoline variations of the redesigned Cooper, together with the JCW, to achieve the U.S. subsequent 12 months as 2025 fashions, in each two- and four-door physique types. They are going to be sourced from Mini’s plant within the U.Ok. Electrical variations ought to arrive as soon as Mini begins manufacturing of them on the U.Ok. plant. That is at present scheduled for 2026. Electrical variations are at present constructed completely in China, and importing them would appeal to steep tariffs.

A redesigned JCW Countryman packing 312 hp will even arrive as a 2025 mannequin. It debuted in November and is confirmed by Mini to achieve dealerships subsequent Could.


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