Mini Electric Cooper SE To Be Launched Soon in India

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Mini Electric Cooper to be launched in india

Mini India has released the first image of its fully electric car. It is likely to arrive on the Indian roads soon. The Mini Cooper SE was launched globally in 2019 and will be the first BMW group’s electric vehicle for India. Let us dive into what to expect from this electric edition.

Christened as the SE, the electrified Mini looks identical to its ICE-engine sibling. Although, the SE will get variation elements like a blacked-out front grille with a chrome border and a new E-badge replacing the traditional ‘S’ lettering. On the other hand, changes expected are the newly designed allow wheels and plain looking rear bumper sans the dual exhaust tailpipes.

Apart from this, the interior is likely to remain the same and will be in the line with the existing models in the portfolio. Coming to the powertrain, the SE will be a front-wheel-drive Mini with an electric motor mounted on the front axle that will draw its power from a 32.6kWh lithium-ion battery. The motor produces 270Nm torque and 181hp. The sprint time of zero to 100kmph is to be 7.3 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 150 kmph.

With an 11kW charger, the battery can be charged up to 80 percent in two and a half hours and full charge to three and a half hours. It is to come with fast chargers such as the 50 kW charger bringing time under one hour.

The Cooper SE will enter the luxury EV segment in India that is presently shared by the Merceded Benz EQC, Jaguar I-Pace, and Audi e-Tron.

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