Australian specs and pricing have been announced for the new Mini Electric ahead of a local arrival in August.
Priced from $59,900 drive-away, the Mini Electric (dubbed Cooper SE in European markets) is the brand’s first fully-electric model.
At launch, Mini will offer the car in First Edition trim which is based on the petrol-powered three-door Cooper S.
The Mini Electric is powered by a 32.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack that drives an electric motor to produce 135kW and 270Nm. Mini claims it can dash from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds.
When fully-charged, the front-wheel-drive Mini Electric is capable of a 233km driving range (WLTP cycle) which the company says is perfect for metropolitan dwellers and intra-city commutes.
The battery can be replenished to 80 per cent change in 35 minutes when using a 50kW DC public charger, or 2.5 hours using a Mini Wallbox.
Initially, buyers will have the choice of pre-set colour combinations paired with two 17-inch wheel designs.
Standard equipment includes adaptive LED headlights, leather sports seats, heated front seats, a head-up display, a digital instrument cluster and a Harman Kardon sound system.
Starting from today, interested buyers can spec their car and place a deposit online with the Mini dealer of their choice.
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