BMW MINI Cooper SE Convertible makes its debut as an electric convertible

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The fully electric BMW MINI Cooper SE Convertible is equipped with a 137 kW electric motor capable of generating an output of 184 hp. This is a unique model and will not go into production runs.

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Jul 15, 2022, 12:17 PM

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BMW MINI presented an all-electric convertible version of the MINI Cooper SE. BMW informs that this is a one-off model and will not be a production car. The luxury automaker shares the four-seat MINI Cooper SE model which is the world’s only premium convertible with an all-electric drivetrain in the small car segment. BMW will showcase this electric vehicle at a community event in the United States.

The new fully electric BMW MINI Cooper SE is 3,863mm long with a wheelbase of 2,495mm, a width of 1,727mm and a height of 2,495mm. The load volume in the luggage compartment remains unchanged. The EV uses the same drive components as the three-door MINI Cooper SE. This fully electric MINI Cooper SE Convertible is equipped with a 137 kW electric motor capable of generating 184 hp. It offers a range of 230 km which was determined during the WLTP test cycle. The unique electric vehicle can reach the speed of 100 km/h from absolute zero in 7.7 seconds.

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BMW informs that the fully electric and textile soft top of the electric MINI Cooper SE can be opened and closed in 18 seconds. At the push of a button, the soft top can be activated while driving at up to 30 km/h and can be set in three settings, open, closed or as a sunroof.

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According to a Motor1 report, BMW MINI is also building a new generation of electric Cooper. Apparently, this new model will have nothing similar to its ICE version. It may come with a longer wheelbase and may be smaller. It is suggested that it can create an output power up to 200 hp.

Date of first publication: Jul 15, 2022, 12:17 PM IST

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