The newly-debuted MINI Cooper SE is the first solely electrically powered model by MINI. The vehicle boasts a 135 kW/184 hp motor, brand-specific front-wheel drive, and an innovative driving dynamics system, as the specially-designed lithium-ion battery enables a range of approximately 145 to 170 miles. The high-voltage battery, which is stored deep in the vehicle floor, can be charged at a household socket, wallbox, or public charging stations.
The premium small car is characterized by its unmatched agility thanks to spontaneous power delivery, a low center of gravity, and front wheel drive, traveling from 0 to 36 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds and 0 to 62 miles per hour in 7.3 seconds, before topping out at approximately 93 miles per hour. The suspension technology found in the MINI Cooper SE has been refined to enhance the agile handling of the car. Furthermore, the MINI’s innovative DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system is designed specifically to handle all road and weather conditions.
The MINI Cooper SE comes with four driving modes — Sport, MID, GREEN and GREEN+ — of which the driver can choose from by utilizing a switch located on the right-hand side of the toggle bar. The GREEN drive system modes offer maximum efficiency.
The model-specific instrument cluster of the MINI Cooper SE showcases a 5.5-inch fully digital color screen behind the steering wheel. The display informs the driver of speed, charge level, driving mode, driver assistance systems, and Check Control messages, while additional details include current drive power, outside temperature, time, and mileage. A navigation system also comes standard in the vehicle, displaying a range that coincides with the MINI’s charge level.
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