The electrical Mini Cooper SE Convertible is formally a manufacturing automotive! Sadly, that manufacturing is completely slated for Europe proper now, but when all of us yell loudly sufficient, perhaps we will get Mini to ship some throughout the ocean.
In actuality, the possibilities of the SE Convertible coming listed below are practically zero, if not zero. Mini is simply making 999 of them as a small collection experiment of kinds. Its powertrain and battery pack is identical as the hardtop SE. Which means it’s sporting a single entrance motor with 184 horsepower. The 0-62 mph time for the Convertible is 8.2 seconds, and the electrically operated tender prime (with a Union Jack) will be deployed at speeds as much as 18 mph. Vary is simply 125 miles on the optimistic WLTP cycle, which is significantly lower than the hardtop’s max of 145 miles. Right here within the U.S., the Mini SE is simply rated for 114 miles on the EPA testing cycle. If Mini ever introduced it right here, we’d anticipate the Convertible to undergo a equally proportioned vary penalty.
Mini applies a variety of distinctive exterior appointments to the SE Convertible. For starters, it’s solely going to be obtainable in both Enigmatic Black or White Silver. The door handles, aspect scuttles and lightweight/grille surrounds are then completed in bronze. All the logos and mannequin lettering will get painted in a shiny black. Plus, the “E” brand is displayed throughout the entrance grille with a bronze end.
You’ll discover “1 of 999” lettering on the aspect scuttles, and when you open the door to have a look at the sills, the identical “1 of 999” emblem is current once more. The steering wheel will get an “E” badge, and the inside is simply obtainable in a single spec. Black leather-based and heated seats come commonplace, and the shiny black trim does, too. Yellow accents, the identical as you get within the Hardtop, all emphasize the electrical nature of the automotive.
Manufacturing will happen within the Netherlands, and vehicles will start transport in April this 12 months.