MINI has pulled the wraps off two all-new all-electric models – the hatchback Cooper and a family-sized Countryman. The hatch is expected to be the biggest seller, and it gets more range and tech with only a slight increase in price.
The smaller car will be available in either E and SE levels, offering 190 or 250-miles of officially-measured range – a big increase from the outgoing MINI’s 145 miles.The price will start at £30,000 for the E and £34,500 for the bigger-battery SE, with the first cars arriving in spring 2024.
The Cooper E uses a 40.7 kWh battery powering a 182bhp electric motor, giving a 0 to 62mph time of 7.3 seconds. The Cooper has an output 215 bhp, sprints from 0 to 62mph in 6.7 seconds and has a maximum range of 250 miles thanks to a bigger 54.2 kWh battery.
Both can accept 11 kW AC charging, but the E’s DC input is limited to 75 kW DC, while the SE can take 95 kW. This means both can have a 10 to 80 per cent top up in under 30 minutes.