Mini’s all-electric Cooper SE will go on sale in India on February 24. The electric hatchback went on sale late last year, with all 30 units in the first batch has sold.
- The Mini Cooper SE will be available in India on February 24.
- It has a 184hp electric motor and a WLTP range of approximately 235-270km.
- Bookings are already open; however, supplies will be limited to 30 units.
The Cooper SE is based just on the Cooper 3-door hatchback, and while both cars appear almost identical, the SE substitutes the internal combustion engine with an electric motor and a battery.
What we know so far about the debut of the Mini Cooper SE in India
All of Cooper’s original design aspects, such as the circular LED headlights, Union Jack-themed LED taillamps, and, of all, that iconic profile, have been kept.
There are many notable differences, like the blacked-out front grill with a new ‘E’ symbol, a significantly reprofiled front bumper, a reworked rear bumper that no longer has to house exhausts, and yellow accents just on door mirror caps the wheels. Speaking of that, the Cooper SE’s unique wheel design is made to mimic a British plug socket. Also, it stands 15mm higher than that of the combustion-engined variant to provide for battery pack clearance.
In India, the Cooper SE will be available in 4 color options: White Silver, Midnight Black, Moonwalk Grey, and British Racing Green.
Launch of the Mini Cooper SE in India: Interior and Exterior Features
Inside too, the Cooper SE’s cabin is readily recognizable. The main look of the dashboard is fairly similar to that of the conventional Cooper hatchback. Mini claims that the new powerplant has had no impact on the cabin or luggage capacity.
|Exterior Features||Interior Features|
|Mirror Caps in Yellow||Combination of cloth and leatherette upholstery in black|
|Contrasting roof in Black||Nappa leather steering wheel|
|17-inch electric power spoke alloy||Panoramic glass roof|
|Piano Black exterior accents||Harman Kardon sound system|
|8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay|
|Digital Instrument cluster|
|Tyre pressure monitor|
Mini Cooper SE India: powertrain and charging:
The Cooper SE has been improved to observe a harmony between an adequate city driving reach and wanted degrees of execution, which brings about a WLTP-confirmed scope of 235-270km. Scaled-down says the Cooper SE is able to do quick charging from 0-80 percent shortly by means of a 50kW charge point, while an 11kW divider box can charge it from 0-80 percent quickly 150 minutes – or 210 minutes on a full charge.
A Cooper SE is powered by a 32.6kWh battery that is positioned in a T-shape beneath the passenger seat and provides 184 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque. Only the front wheels receive power, resulting in a 0-100kph time of 7.3 seconds and a peak speed of 150kph. The Cooper SE has four driving modes: Mid, Sport, Green, and Green+, and the engine is shared with the BMW i3 hatchback.