MINI introduced the electric SENovember 21, 2019
Novelty boasts an 181-horsepower electric motor and affordable price.
The first production Mini electric car will go to dealerships in early 2020, and customers who want to purchase the first copies of the model can register on the company’s website and make a deposit. In the UK, for example, a fee of £ 500 (approximately $ 605) guarantees the buyer the opportunity to be one of the first to receive the new Cooper SE.
The Mini Cooper SE is based on the ICE platform. The novelty is driven by an electric motor with a return of 181 hp. The powerplant is borrowed from the BMW i3s. The rear-wheel drive citycar is equipped with a 32.6 kWh lithium-ion battery, which provides mileage from 235 to 270 km on a full charge.
From zero to hundreds, the Mini Cooper SE can accelerate in 7.3 seconds. The battery is located on the floor for a lower center of gravity. It is noted that the model has “remarkable maneuverability and dynamics in the corners.” Representatives of the Mini also say that having a battery on the floor means that the new Cooper SE has the same spacious interior and luggage space as the version with the classic ICE.
The Mini will also offer the new Cooper SE with four equipment packages from launch, ensuring that the company’s customers can tailor their new electric vehicle to their preferences.
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