BMW Group India has announced the launch of all-electric Mini 3-Door Cooper SE on February 24, 2022 in the country. To be sold as a CBU in a single fully loaded variant, it is the first all-electric offering from Mini. The brand has imported 30 units of the electric hatchback in the first batch for the Indian market. Mini 3-Door Cooper SE bookings had already begun in India a few months back and the first batch has already been sold out with all the 30 units being booked. The deliveries are expected to start by April 2022.
Having its world premiere almost three years back in 2019, Mini 3-Door Cooper SE is based on the regular 3-door Cooper hatchback. It retains the design of the petrol power hatch with elements like circular LED headlamps, Union Jack-themed LED tail-lamp cluster and the signature silhouette. It flaunts a blanked-out front grille with a new ‘E’ badge which differentiates it from the standard version. In addition, the front and rear bumpers have been modified while adding yellow accents on the door mirror caps and wheels. It has a 15mm higher ground clearance than the standard 3-door Cooper hatchback. Mini 3-Door Cooper SE will be available in four color options namely White Silver, Midnight Black, Moonwalk Grey and British Racing Green.
The cabin will also be identical to the 3-door version of the Cooper petrol. It comes loaded with a plethora of bells and whistles in the form of wireless charging, heads-up display, heated steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, panoramic glass roof, Harman Kardon audio system and an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. Mechanically, it is powered by a 32.6kWh battery pack which is placed beneath the passenger seat in a T-shape. The electric motor paired with this battery develops power output of 184 bhp and torque performance of 270 Nm. It has a driving range of 235-270 kms on a single charge. It can be fast charged by upto 80 percent in 35 minutes from a a 50kW charger while the 11kW wall box takes 3-4 hours to fully charge it.