What to Expect from the New Mini Cooper SE
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-04-14
- Date Updated : 2023-04-14
- Category / Tag : articles
One of the standout features of the new Mini Cooper SE is the recessed door handles, which help to reduce air resistance and improve the vehicle's aerodynamics.
While the changes to the front of the car are relatively minor, with Mini opting to tone down the grill, the back of the car has seen a major overhaul.
The iconic oval taillights have been replaced with a new, more modern triangular shape that is also LED-based.
Overall, the design of the car has become simpler and cleaner, making it more clearly a modern electric vehicle.
One of the most significant improvements to the Mini Cooper SE is its range.
The car will be available with two different battery sizes: 40 or 58 kWh.
The smaller battery option should offer a range of 380 kilometers, almost double that of the current generation.
The new model will also be front-wheel drive and feature a more powerful engine that delivers 215 hp (160 kW).
A more powerful JCW variant is also in the works, with an impressive 250 horsepower.
The new Mini Cooper SE is a joint venture between BMW and Great Wall Motors, with the car being developed by the two companies in partnership.
As such, there are clear similarities between the new Mini and the Ora, another vehicle produced by Great Wall Motors.
The launch of the new Mini Cooper SE is planned for May 2024.
With its improved range, sleek design, and advanced features, the new model is sure to be a hit with electric car enthusiasts and those looking for a more sustainable mode of transportation.