Mini Cooper and Mini Countryman get an all-electric makeover with connected experiences

Extremely Minimalistic

Oh boy! Looks like someone has wiped the Mini clean, leaving only what is essential. What improvement can you probably make to a Mini and still preserve its distinct personality? Well, swap the conventional propulsion system for an electric drivetrain for a start. But the new Mini models don’t stop at simply going fully electric. The latest models offer the best in connected experiences with the Mini Operating System 9 which has now been optimised for touch and voice control. With physical buttons making way to touch, the circular infotainment system now floats on top of the dashboard in the form of a round 240mm diameter high-res OLED display. Minimalism attains eccentric levels in the new Cooper and Countryman with a clean fabric dashboard and the toggle bar sporting all essential components including direct gear selection options. Even the new DRLs add to its aesthetics and the Matrix LED tail lamps can be adjusted for three different settings. It still retains some of its classic heritage with a dollop of new digital experiences through new driver assist systems and Mini Experience Modes. The cars integrate the first-ever Mini Personal Assistant who wakes up with your “Hey Mini”.

At the heart of the Mini Cooper E is a 135 kW/184 hp electric motor that generates 290 Nm torque, while the Mini Cooper SE houses a 160 kW/218 hp motor that generates a peak torque of 330 Nm. It is married with a 40.7 kWh battery that provides a projected range of 305 km and supports up to 75 kW DC fast charging. Coming to the Mini Countryman, the E variant hides a 150 kW/204 hp motor that generates 250 Nm of peak torque, while the all-wheel-drive Countryman SE integrates a 230 kW/313 hp motor that produces a combined torque of 494 Nm. The Mini Countryman all-electric models support up to 130 kW DC fast charging.