MINI presents the MINI Cooper SE as an electric convertible for the first time. It's not a series version but a one-off that shows how it could continue on the road to an all-electric premium brand. As a four-seat convertible, the MINI Cooper SE Cabriolet is the only premium convertible in the small class in the world that has an electric propulsion system.
The unique model will be presented to the public for the first time at the traditional "MINI Takes the States" event in the USA.
The MINI Cooper SE Cabriolet is based on the MINI Cooper S Cabriolet body. The electrified MINI Cabriolet also shares the dimensions: 3,863 mm in length, with a wheelbase of 2,495 mm, a width of 1,727 mm, and a height of 2,495 mm. Also, the volume of the trunk remains unchanged at 160 l. The propulsion technology comes from the BMW Group's e-mobility competence centers in Dingolfing and Landshut.
The MINI Cooper SE electric convertible car uses the same powertrain components as the MINI Cooper SE. Thanks to the small electric motor, the distribution of masses on the axles favors agile and easy-to-control behavior.
The 135 kW/184 hp electric motor transfers agile handling with the characteristic go-kart feel to the world of electric mobility and enables a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds.
With an autonomy of 230 kilometers determined in the WLTP test cycle, trips with the convertible are possible in the urban environment and beyond the city limits.
The soft textile top, electric and thus incredibly silent, can be opened and closed in 18 seconds. At the touch of a button, the soft top can be activated when driving up to 30 km/h and allows three settings: open, closed, or sunroof.
The successful transformation of the MINI brand towards electric mobility is particularly impressively demonstrated by the example of the MINI Cooper SE model.