Following the positive feedback on the one-off in summer 2022, MINI is taking another big step towards electromobility with a small series of the all-electric MINI Cooper SE Convertible. The world’s first locally emission-free premium convertible in the small car segment shortens the transition to the next-generation all-electric model family. From April 2023, the MINI Cooper SE Convertible will be available in Europe in a limited number of 999 vehicles – at a proud price of 60,000 euros. The electric motor comes from Dingolfing and Landshut, and the limited edition will be produced alongside the conventional MINI Convertible in the Netherlands.
With a length of 3,850 mm and a wheelbase of 2,495 mm, a width of 1,727 mm and a height of 1,427 mm, the dimensions, including the boot with 160 l load volume, remain unchanged compared to the conventionally powered MINI Convertible. The 135 kW/184 hp electric motor comes from the BMW Group’s Electric Mobility Competence Centres in Dingolfing and Landshut. Its small size enables the particularly harmonious axle load distribution and favours agile and easily controllable handling. The electric drive accelerates the MINI Cooper SE Convertible smoothly from standstill to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds.
Rather short open-air excursions: With a range of 201 kilometres determined in the WLTP test cycle, open-air excursions are possible well beyond the city limits, but a little more range wouldn’t hurt the MINI Cooper SE. Up to 30 km/h, the fully electrically powered and thus particularly quiet textile soft top in MINI Yours style with typical Union Jack pattern can be opened, closed or set as a sliding roof. Further information: www.press.bmwgroup.com