The BMW Group has announced the Mini Cooper SE Convertible, the brand’s first all-electric convertible model. Set to launch in April 2023, the new EV will be available in Europe as a limited run of 999 vehicles and manufactured in the Netherlands alongside the ICE Mini Convertible. When orders open, the model will be offered from €60,000 in Europe and £52,500 in the UK.
Powering the EV is a 184 hp (135 kW) electric motor from the BMW Group’s German electric mobility competence centers in Dingolfing and Landshut. Its small size enables harmonious axle load distribution and favors agile, easily controllable, handling. The Mini Cooper SE Convertible’s electric drive system enables it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.2 seconds, with a top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h) and drive up to an estimated 124 miles (201 kilometers) on a single charge.
At speeds up to 18 mph (30 km/h), the electrically powered soft top can be opened, closed, or set as a sliding roof. Facilitating these operations is the EV’s 32.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which supports a maximum charging capacity of 11 kW on AC and 49 kW on DC.
Inside the vehicle, a suite of high-quality standard equipment is complemented by the brand’s eDrive services featured on the convertible’s ICE counterpart. For the EV, they provide key information relating to its energy consumption and range alongside pointers aimed at helping users drive more economically. On longer journeys, features such as Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and MINI Driving Assistant work to enhance user comfort.