BMW has given us a full look at the brand new, fully-electric MINI Cooper SE.
Nicknamed the MINI Electric, the car features a lithium-ion battery that can provide a range of up to 170-miles, 184 horsepower, and a 0-62mph time of 7.3 seconds. While that may not sound all that impressive compared to top of the line electric vehicles from Audi and Tesla, its relatively affordable price tag of £24,400 (after the UK £3,500 plug-in car grant has been applied) puts it in direct competition with the likes of the Renault Zoe and the MINI badge is likely to bring in a good few customers.
In fact, according to BMW, 15,000 customers have expressed their interest in the car already and those who place pre-orders can expect to receive their car in the first three months of 2020.
“We are entering an era in which electric cars will become a normal choice for our customers,” said Oliver Zipse, the BMW board member in charge of production. “The Mini Electric will kick off our new model offensive for fully electric vehicles.”
BMW intends to continue its push with electric vehicles, launching 25 new “electrified” models by 2023, 13 of which will be full-electric.