Meet the New Electric MINI Cooper SE

The new MINI Cooper SE will be available for sale in South Africa, in limited quantities, from the first quarter of 2021.

The new MINI Cooper SE will be the first purely electrically powered premium small car, paving the way to a sustainable yet at the same time highly emotional driving experience in urban traffic.

The first solely electrically powered model of the British brand offers pure MINI feeling with locally emissions-free driving.

It model-specific lithium-ion battery enables a range of 235 to 270 kilometres.

The high-voltage battery is situated deep in the vehicle floor, ensuring there are no limitations in terms of luggage compartment volume as compared to the conventionally powered MINI 3 Door.

With the new MINI Cooper SE, the British brand once again sets a pioneering impetus for urban mobility.

The new MINI Cooper SE also offers supremely secure road-holding, not least due to the position of its high-voltage battery.

It is placed deep in the vehicle floor between the front seats and below the rear seats. As a result of this arrangement, there are no limits whatsoever to the use of the luggage compartment space as compared to the conventionally powered model versions.

The new MINI Cooper SE accelerates from standing to 60 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Over the first 60 metres it effortlessly keeps pace with conventionally powered sports cars. The purely electrically powered MINI accelerates from zero to in 7.3 seconds; its top speed is limited to 150 km/h.

The energy for electrifying driving fun is drawn by the new MINI Cooper SE from the power grid, to which it can be connected via a conventional household power socket, the MINI ELECTRIC Wallbox or a public charging station.

Its charging connection is designed for AC and DC charging using Type 2 and CCS Combo 2 plugs. Above the connection, a charge level indicator displays orange signals for initialisation, pulsating yellow light for an ongoing charging operation and the green light for a fully charged battery.

The standard charging cable is available for connection to a household socket. A MINI ELECTRIC Wallbox is optionally available for home charging as well as a three-phase cable for use at public charging stations

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