The all-electric Mini Cooper SE will go on sale in India on February 24, just a few months after the British automaker opened orders for its electric hatchback. Mini, which is part of the BMW Group, is expanding its line-up with the introduction of its first full-electric vehicle, as well as its most significant model launch in India in quite some time. BMW Group India, which has already introduced its first EV for the domestic market in the form of the BMW IX crossover, started bookings for the Cooper SE online last year, with a booking fee of Rs 1 lakh, and sold out all 30 units authorised for the Indian market by 2021.
The conventional Mini’s zingy turbo-petrol engine has been replaced with a floor-mounted 32.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor capable of producing a maximum of 187 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque. The Mini Cooper SE is 145 kg heavier than its combustion engine sister because to the large battery pack, therefore ground clearance has been increased by 18 mm. Despite the extra weight, the Mini Cooper SE’s rapid torque delivery allows it to accomplish the 0-100 kph run in 7.3 seconds, with a peak speed of 150 kph.
When linked into a 50 kW DC fast charger, the Mini Cooper SE may recover 80 percent of its battery in as little as 35 minutes; yet, the same charge will take 3.5 hours when using an 11 kW AC wall box. When hooked into a 50 kW DC fast charger, the all-electric Mini Cooper SE can be charged in 35 minutes. When utilising an 11 kW AC wall box, the same charge will take 3.5 hours. It will be India’s most cheap EV from a premium manufacturer to date. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the only premium EV that will come close to matching the Mini’s pricing.