MINI REVEAL THE NEW HATCH AND COUNTRYMAN
In its fifth generation, the all-electric MINI Cooper, with its classic MINI design, continues to embody the brand's heritage and represents the joy of urban driving. Meanwhile, the latest MINI Countryman has expanded its exterior dimensions, providing passengers with increased space, comfort, and safety – even when venturing off-road, thanks to its all-wheel drive capability.
Both the new MINI Cooper and the new MINI Countryman are fully electric, ensuring emission-free driving, and reinforcing the unique position that MINI holds in its respective segment. This is achieved through a blend of distinctive design, advanced drivetrain technology, and an immersive digital driving experience.
The MINI DNA reaches new heights with an electrifying go-kart sensation and an immersive user experience. The latest MINI models feature a contemporary and minimalist design that prioritizes the essentials. The essence of the brand is exemplified in the fifth generation of the MINI Cooper 3-door – fully electric and consistently designed for urban driving enjoyment. Furthermore, the new all-electric MINI Countryman has expanded in size, highlighting its capability for off-city adventures. Additionally, the MINI Aceman is set to make its debut in April 2024, positioned as a crossover in the premium small car category.
REINVENTING THE ORIGINAL.
The MINI Cooper 3-door continues to epitomize the brand's essence. It is now exclusively available as an all-electric vehicle, offered as the Cooper E variant and the more powerful Cooper SE version, boasting increased performance and extended range. In the new MINI lineup, the term "Cooper" encompasses all 3-door and 5-door models, as well as the MINI Convertible, and no longer signifies an engine specification. The iconic round headlights and the distinctive octagonal grille define the front-end design, giving the model its unmistakable MINI identity.
The uniquely contoured hood adds to the captivating exterior aesthetics, while black side sills visually ground the all-electric MINI Cooper. To differentiate between models, there are four available trims – Essential, Classic, Favoured, and JCW – each lending the new MINI its distinct character.
Under the hood, the MINI Cooper E is equipped with a 135 kW/184 hp electric motor generating 290 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds. On the other hand, the MINI Cooper SE packs a punch with a 160 kW/218 hp electric motor, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in a rapid 6.7 seconds, accompanied by a maximum torque of 330 Nm. In terms of range, as determined in the WLTP test cycle, the MINI Cooper E achieves 305 kilometers, while the MINI Cooper SE offers an impressive 402 kilometers.*
AN ALL-ELECTRIC ADVENTURE.
With an increase in height and length, the new MINI Countryman has expanded significantly, delivering enhanced spaciousness and comfort. Broader wheel arches and a contemporary design contribute to the rugged yet stylish appeal of this adventurous MINI crossover. The elegant design of the C-pillar varies depending on the vehicle's trim and is based on one of the four available roof colors. At the rear of the vehicle, the upright Matrix taillights frame the design. Below the model lettering, the body seamlessly tapers across the entire width, complemented by the striking all-around black vehicle band, accentuating the heightened presence of the new MINI Countryman.
Under the hood, the MINI Countryman E boasts a 150 kW/204 hp electric motor, generating 250 Nm of torque, and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds. On the other hand, the all-wheel drive MINI Countryman SE ALL4 employs electric motors with a combined output of 230 kW/313 hp, producing a total torque of 494 Nm and accelerating the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. In terms of range, as determined by the WLTP test cycle, the MINI Countryman E achieves 462 kilometers, while the MINI Countryman SE ALL4 offers an impressive 433 kilometers.*
*May vary based on and driving styles and conditions.
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