The MINI Cooper is likely one of the cutest autos in historical past. It all the time appears so fashionable, and it makes one fondly consider a special period, or Bond movies, or one thing else enjoyable and mysterious. We simply noticed a convertible model at present, and we admired how cool it seemed. By the way, quickly, convertible MINI Coopers we see out on the highway might be electrical. That’s as a result of the primary electrical convertible MINI Cooper SE is now within the works.
“Following the constructive suggestions on the distinctive specimen offered in summer time 2022, MINI is now going forward with a small collection of the all-electric MINI Cooper SE Convertible (energy consumption mixed: 17.2 kWh/100 km in response to WLTP; mixed CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) which represents one other large step within the path of electrical mobility,” BMW Group writes.
Sadly, I spoke too quickly — we gained’t be seeing electrical Cooper SEs on the roads of Florida, the place I stay, in spite of everything. MINI is producing simply 999 models of the MINI Cooper SE convertible, and they are going to be happening sale in Europe in about two months, in April 2023.
“Three years in the past we launched the all-electric MINI Cooper SE, and at present one in 5 MINI offered in Europe is an all-electric MINI. This success has spurred us to implement the small collection of the MINI Cooper SE Convertible inside just a few months. I’m delighted that we will provide 999 MINI clients a rare and unique open-air go-kart feeling,” says Stefanie Wurst, Head of the MINI Model.
It took simply 8 months to get this MINI Cooper SE convertible from idea to actuality.
Numerous aesthetic particulars may be discovered over within the BMW Group press launch. However except for that, how about some specs?
- Size: 3,850 mm | Wheelbase: 2,495 mm | Width: 1,727 mm | Top: 1,427 mm
- 135 kW/184 hp electrical motor
- 0 to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds.
- 201 kilometres of vary (EPA)
There’s nothing Earth shattering there. In truth, the numbers are a bit weak. However MINI acquired the job accomplished. It’s the lovable issue that makes this mannequin compelling.