Mini Launches Limited Cooper SE Convertible EV As A Swansong Model
Mini has launched its second EV in the form of the Cooper SE Convertible. Unveiled on Wednesday, the electric convertible will be built in a limited run of 999 units and all examples are earmarked for Europe.
Customers will be able to order the Cooper SE Convertible in either Enigmatic Black or White Silver while all models will have Resolute Bronze accents around the door handles, front grille surround, side scuttles, and the headlight and taillight surrounds.
The EV also wears unique badges that denote the car as “1 of 999” units being built. The cabin is equipped with heated leather seats and a Nappa leather steering wheel, while neon-yellow accents highlight the convertible’s electric powertrain. The powered soft-top can raise and lower at up to nearly 19 mph.
Power is gotten from a single 181-horsepower (135-kilowatt) electric motor that puts power to the front wheels, which Mini says is enough for a sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.3 seconds. On a full charge, the Cooper SE Convertible has a WLTP-tested range of 125 miles (201 kilometers).
The limited-run model is nearly identical to its combustion sibling, with the same dimensions (at 3863mm in length, and 1727mm wide), and boot space (160 liters).
“Three years ago we launched the all-electric Mini Cooper SE, and today one in five Mini sold in Europe is an all-electric Mini,” said Stefanie Wurst, head of Mini. “This success has spurred us to implement the small series of the Mini Cooper SE Convertible within only a few months. I’m delighted that we can offer 999 Mini customers an extraordinary and exclusive open-air go-kart feeling.”