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Expected Price:

 24.60 Lakh

Expected Launch Date:  Dec 2021

 

Mini Cooper SE Preview

Mini Cooper SE is the first-ever Electric Vehicle from the British brand. It has finally been unveiled post huge anticipation from the aspirants. This EV hatchback is based on BMW’s i3 platform. Although, the Mini SE is a front-wheel-drive car which renders magnificent power figures whereas the lithium-ion battery will provide an awesome range. It is uncertain to say about its launching in India as of now but is expected to be introduced as a Halo model in the Mini lineup.

Mini Cooper SE Exterior

The MINI Cooper SE EV will bring along a plethora of handsome features attuned with its electric traits. The car will come with LED headlamps, front grille and ORVMs in bright yellow body accents whereas the stylish alloys have been retained from its prior 2017 MINI Electric concept which looks ravishing. Additional features comprise of a Union Jack LED taillight and an E logo present on the tailgate whereas the charging ports will be available underneath the fuel filler cap. Talking of the exhaust mechanism, it will be absent on the Cooper SE as obvious and will be the biggest personification of the car's electric nature. The underside of the hatch has already been fully covered unlike MINI’s internal combustion engine to minimise the aerodynamic drag.

Mini Cooper SE Interior

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE interior also will carry the same conventional design of the dashboard along with the spherical shaped infotainment unit. The hot hatch will bring along four driving modes as standard where you will receive a host of features like dual-zone automatic climate control, auxiliary heating and a 6.5-inch infotainment unit with navigation facility. Optional features will include a leather seat upholstery, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. Also, it will provide four interior and exterior packages that will bring along different wheel designs, exterior finishes, cabin trims and seat upholsteries. The boot space capacity comes close to 211 litres which can expand up to 731L by folding down the rear seats.

Mini Cooper SE Engine & Transmission

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE specs include a 32.6kWh lithium-ion battery and the electric motor will generate a max power output of 184 bhp and a peak torque of 270 Nm. The 2020 Mini Cooper SE will take a charging time of 35 minutes to charge up to 80 per cent via a 50kW DC charger whereas the 11 kW standard DC charger will take approximately two and a half hours to charge up to 80 per cent.

Mini Cooper SE Mileage

The Mini Cooper SE EV will claim a range of 235 to 270 km as conveyed by the brand via the WLTP cycle.

Mini Cooper SE Performance and Handling

The upcoming Mini Cooper SE EV performance figures will be decent as the top speed of the hot hatch is electronically restricted to 150kmph. Although, it can sprint from 0-60 kmph within a matter of 3.9 seconds whereas if you break down the speed from 0-100 kmph, it will take up 7.3 seconds worth of time. Talking of the handling aspect, the Mini SE will get an 18 mm of additional ground clearance as well as the ideal weight distribution aids the EV to remain agile while handling around stiff corners.

What do we think about Mini Cooper SE?

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE EV will be the first-ever electric vehicle from the British originated brand Mini. The hot hatch will hosts a lot of exciting features as standard and in an optional package as well, whereas the acclaimed range and charging time of the EV is considered to be quite decent as of now. We may expect the Mini to bring more tweaks till the model launches in 2020.

*All information provided for this model is for reference only. Actual specifications may vary at the time of the car launch

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  • Is the automatic transmission available?

    A M karthikkeyean    2019-08-21

    Once launched the Mini Cooper SE will be available only with an automatic transmission.   Read More

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