Mini Cooper SE
Electric cars are tracing an arc towards the future. The automakers are working with all their hands fixed tightly. Electric cars are becoming king of this era due to their powerful and unique qualities and more are being researched on the way. People are waiting eagerly for the new electric cars to come in the market. People are expecting lot from automobile companies and in return automakers are also giving their best to fulfill all their expectations. The new Mini Cooper SE is being developed by automobile company BMW.
Features Of Mini Cooper SE
The Mini Cooper SE is an all electric version of Mini Hatch that was launched in 2020. It is a 3 door hatchback subcompact car which is being manufactured by BMW. It is related to BMW i3 and is successor of Mini E. The 2022 Mini Cooper SE has shorter than average range, it addresses that demerit by being both more affordable and more entertaining to drive than many other small EVs. Currently it is one of the least expensive EVs on the market, but it still has host of popular standard features.
Interior Of Mini Cooper SE
In every Mini Cooper SE the introduction of ambient interior lighting, complete with six different colours adds on a funky dimension to the cabin. It includes a dual zone climate control, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats. It features a 5.5 inch digital gauge cluster that displays battery’s charge level, driving range, navigation and other info. A unique highlight is the heat pump design that uses seventy five per cent less energy than a traditional electric heater, when the passenger cabin is to be warmed. Sports seats are light grey fabric with aluminium finished interior. The gas powered Mini Cooper SE does not offer much space in the back seat and the cargo room is also limited.
Exterior Of Mini Cooper SE
The colour offered exteriorly for the first time in Mini Cooper SE is Island Blue Metallic and another color variant Rooftop Grey Metallic is also available. The door trims are printed with a Mini Electric logo. The adaptive LED headlights along with a matrix function for the high beam will be available. An anthracite colored roof lining adds the premium character of the car. Overall the exterior designing is simple and sleek although appears to be classy in all the aspects.
Specifications And Performance Of Mini Cooper SE
The dimensions include 3845 mm ( 151.4 inch ) length, 1727 mm ( 68.0 inch ) width, 1432 mm ( 56.4 inch ) height, 2495 mm ( 98.2 inch ) wheelbase and a curb weight of 1365 kg ( 3009 lb ).
It comes with a front wheel drive electric motor that gives one hundred and eighty one horse power and one hundred and ninety nine pound feet of torque, with power from a 32.6 kWh lithium ion battery pack. It sprints from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, that makes it quicker than other small EVs. Here the two regenerative braking modes are available, out of which one allows the car to act much like a non EV car when the accelerator is lifted and another when it eliminates the need to touch the brake pedal.
Battery, Charge And Range Of Mini Cooper SE
It is estimated that the Mini Cooper SE will have a driving range of one hundred and ten miles on a full charge. The rapid charging can be done from zero to eighty per cent in thirty five minutes. If using an AC home outlet of 7.4 kW, then it can completely restore the battery in few hours. Charge time inflates to eight hours on a 240 volt power supply and twenty four hours of plugged into a standard 120 volt home outlet. The little hatchback’s two-mode regenerative braking system also helps to maximise the battery charge.
Safety And Drive Assistance Features Of Mini Cooper SE
The Mini Cooper SE offers a driver assistance technology. Key safety features include automated emergency braking and forward collision warning, standard lane departure warning and pedestrian detection, rain sensing windshield, wipers and headlights, available self parking assist.
Warranty And Maintenance Of Mini Cooper SE
The Mini Cooper SE provides better warranty plans as compared to it’s rivals. Limited warranty covers four years or fifty thousand miles. Powertrain warranty covers four years or fifty thousand miles. Electrical components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles. Complimentary scheduled maintenance is covered for three years or thirty six thousand miles.
Infotainment System Of Mini Cooper SE
Standard central touchscreen is available with 8.8 inch display. It will have features like Apple car play, built in navigation and SiriusXM satellite radio. It will also have wireless charging and a Harman/Kardon stereo system available. A smartphone app will enable Mini Cooper SE’s owners to heat or cool their car’s interior to a desired temperature before entering the cabin. It will also be available with a panoramic moonroof.
Launch And Price Of Mini Cooper SE
The Mini Cooper SE will be launched in India in late 2021 or upcoming months of 2022 calendar year. It will start at a price range of Rs. 38.00 Lakh.
The Mini Cooper SE looks and feels like a mini. It will work for public as it provides superior performance and a lower price than two of its competitors.