Introduced the first serial electric Mini Cooper SE

Introduced the first serial electric Mini Cooper SE

July 9, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The company has declassified 184-strong Cooper SE

The MINI brand officially unveiled the Cooper SE electric hatchback. The novelty is equipped with a power plant from the BMW i3S and is capable of driving 270 kilometers on a single charge. Price MINI Cooper SE in the UK starts with a mark of 24,400 pounds sterling.

Although MINI calls the model Cooper SE, the Cooper S nameplate can be seen on the hatchback luggage door – this way the company points to a version of the engine with a comparable power model. The power plant of an electric vehicle consists of a 184-horsepower electric motor (270 Nm of torque) and a traction battery with a capacity of 32.6 kilowatt-hours. From the spot to the 100 km/h, the MINI Cooper SE accelerates in 7.3 seconds and reaches a maximum of 150 kilometers per hour. Mileage without recharging – 235-270 kilometers.

In 2009, MINI began testing the experimental MINI E. Field tests were conducted in the USA, Germany, France and China and became part of the BMW Project i project. Several hundred electric cars were built, but the model did not go into mass production.

It is possible to fill the battery from the 11-kilowatt AC charger in 3.5 hours. He has a fast terminal with a power of 50 kilowatts charging up to 80 percent will take 35 minutes. Connectors for connection are located in the same place where the fuel tank neck is located at a normal car.

Appearance MINI Cooper SE is almost completely consistent with the machines with the engine. The changes affected the grille, now it is deaf, and both bumpers (front increased by 19 millimeters). In addition, the hatchback ground clearance was 18 millimeters higher than that of the regular Cooper S, and the side mirrors acquired a more aerodynamic shape. An electronic parking brake appeared in the cabin instead of a parking brake and a new 5.5-inch digital tidy.

The MINI electric equipment list will include a media complex with 6.5- or 8.8-inch display, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, wireless charging for smartphones, four-profile motion mode switch, dual-zone climate control with high thermal efficiency. pump, navigation system and LED lights.

Price MINI Cooper SE in the UK after taking into account government subsidies will be at least 24,400 pounds sterling. The top version of the electric car was rated at 30,400 pounds sterling