Electrical MINI Cooper SE Convertible will get inexperienced mild for manufacturing
Lower than eight months after it confirmed its electrical Cooper SE Convertible prototype, MINI has introduced the EV drop-top will go into limited-series manufacturing.
Simply 999 examples can be constructed, with 150 models earmarked for the UK at a value of £52,500. Gross sales start in April, however specs are fastened, with a selection of simply two colors: White Silver or Enigmatic Black.
MINI claims a spread of 125 miles for the Cooper SE Convertible, with effectivity of three.6 miles per kWh placing the battery measurement at round 34.7kWh. Anticipate a 50kW cost charge for an 80 per cent top-up in 36 minutes, similar figures to the MINI Electrical hatch.
The Convertible additionally makes use of the identical 181bhp electrical motor as the present MINI EV however little doubt some further strengthening for this Convertible mannequin, including a bit of weight, means it is barely slower, with a 0-62mph time of 8.2 seconds. The Union Jack-emblazoned roof will be raised and lowered electrically at speeds of as much as 18mph.
The brand new automotive options particular door sills and 1/999 badging, plus 17-inch wheels produced from recycled aluminium. Different design particulars embrace black door mirror caps and extra piano-black and Bronze Resolute exterior detailing, in addition to the MINI Yours soft-top roof.
Inside, there’s a heated Nappa leather-based steering wheel, sports activities seats, extra piano-black trim, ambient lighting and keyless go. A head-up show additionally options alongside a Harmon Kardon stereo, wi-fi cellphone charging, sat-nav and a rear-view digital camera. Energetic cruise management, driver help tech and energetic parking additionally characteristic.
MINI boss Stefanie Wurst mentioned: “Three years in the past we launched the all-electric Cooper SE, and in the present day one in 5 MINIs offered in Europe is electrical.
“I’m delighted that we will provide 999 clients a rare and unique open-air go-kart feeling.”
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