Mini offers EV convertible in limited numbers

Following the positive feedback on the unique specimen presented in the summer of 2022, Mini is now going ahead with a small series of the all-electric Cooper SE Convertible. From April 2023, the car will be available to open-air lovers in Europe in a limited number of 999 vehicles.

“Three years ago, we launched the all-electric Cooper SE, and today, one in five Minis sold in Europe is an all-electric one. This success has spurred us to implement the small series of the Cooper SE Convertible within only a few months. I’m delighted that we can offer 999 Mini customers an extraordinary and exclusive open-air go-kart feeling,” says Stefanie Wurst, Head of the Mini Brand.

Electric ride matches open-air driving

The Mini Cooper SE Convertible is available in Enigmatic Black and White Silver. The 17-inch cast alloy wheels in a two-tone design are made of 100 percent secondary aluminum. The interior design emphasizes the fully electric character of the open-top four-seater with yellow color accents, such as the yellow start-stop toggle switch.

With a length of 3 850 mm, a wheelbase of 2 495 mm, 1 727 mm width, and 1 427 mm height, the dimensions, including the luggage compartment with 160 liters load volume, remain unchanged compared to the conventionally powered Convertible.

The 135 kW/184 hp electric motor comes from the BMW Group’s electric mobility competence centers in Dingolfing and Landshut. “Its small size enables particularly harmonious axle load distribution and favors agile and easily controllable handling,” says the press release. The electric drive accelerates this Cooper SE Convertible from a standstill to 100 kph in 8,2 seconds.

With a range of 201 kilometers, according to the WLTP test cycle, open-air excursions are looming beyond the city limits. Up to 30 kph, the fully electrically powered and quiet textile soft top can be opened, closed, or set as a sliding roof.

Produced in Born

With the Cooper SE Convertible, Mini shows flexibility and has set up the production of a small series for the first time. The car will be produced in a limited edition of 999 vehicles alongside the conventional Mini Convertible at VDL Nedcar in Born, the Netherlands. Pricing is not known yet.


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