The new electric Mini Cooper SE was launched earlier today. This model combines electric mobility with the fun-to-drive experience that Minis are known for. This is the first solely electrically powered model on sale to the public.
The new Mini Cooper SE is produced in its home country of England. The production line at the Mini plant in Oxford mates the bodies to the electric drive technology, which comes from the BMW Group centres for electromobility in Dingolfing and Landshut.
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Power and range
The Electric Mini SE is powered by a 135 kW/270 N.m model-specific motor that feeds drive to front wheels. Its lithium-ion battery enables a range of 235 to 270 km. BMW, the company’s parent company, claims an acceleration time from zero to 60 km/h in 3,9 seconds and from zero to 100 km/h in 7,3 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 150 km/h.
A high-voltage battery is situated deep in the vehicle floor. A T-shaped unit positioned in the vehicle floor, provides a gross energy content of 32,6 kWh. Siting the battery in this way means that it does not encroach on the luggage compartment. Recharging the battery can be done through a household socket, wallbox or public charging station, fast direct-current charging possible at up to 50 kW.
Characteristic design elements set the electric Mini Cooper SE apart. An embossed Mini Electric logo marks the difference in terms of energy input. Yellow versions of this signet appear on the lateral turn indicator inserts, as well as on the tailgate and front grille. A yellow bar on the grille and exterior mirror caps are finished in the same colour. The Mini Cooper SE is fitted as standard with LED headlamps.
An aerodynamically optimised surface is also to be found on the optional 17-inch light alloy wheels with asymmetrical design in the Mini Electric Corona Spoke 2-tone version. Like the standard 16-inch light alloy wheels in MiniElectric Revolite Spoke design, the latter are available exclusively for the new Mini Cooper SE.