The new fully-electric Mini Cooper SE has been revealed overnight, it’s the first solely electric model in the brand’s 60-year history.
In terms of range, Mini says a driving range of 235 to 270 kilometres is possible when the 32.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack is fully charged.
The three-door hatch is equipped with an electric motor on the front axle that generates 135kW and 270Nm. Mini claims the car accelerates from 0-60km/h in 3.9 seconds and 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 150km/h.
Owners who install the Mini Wallbox can replenish the battery to 80 per cent capacity in 2.5 hours, while a 50kW fast charger can achieve the same result in 35 minutes.
Mini is talking up the Cooper SE’s practicality, housing the battery pack in the vehicle floor between the front seats and below the rear seats keeps the luggage capacity at 211 litres, which is identical to the combustion engine version. This can expand to 731 litres when the rear seats are folded down.
With an unladen weight of 1365 kilograms, the Cooper SE carries a 145kg weight penalty when compared to the three-door Cooper S 3 Door with an automatic transmission.
Standard kit in Europe includes unique 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, Union Jack LED tail-lights, a 6.5-inch Connected Navigation system, dual-zone climate control and a model specific digital instrument cluster.
Mini Australia is yet to confirm the local availability, specifications and pricing of the Cooper SE.
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