The new Mini generation does not offer the Cooper S, but also the first sports version, the more dynamic Cooper SE, at market launch. Whose. Electric motor on the front axle produces 160 kW / 218 hp and a maximum torque of 330 Nm. The battery pack installed in the underbody with an energy content of 54 kWh should enable a range of 400 kilometers. The new Mini Cooper SE, on the other hand, is not convincing when it comes to charging speed, because 95 kW is simply unacceptable for a newly developed car from the 2024 model year and so it takes half an hour to recharge the battery from 10 to 80 percent.
Inside and out, the new generation is typically Mini – cool and stylish. There are short overhangs, a long wheelbase and therefore solid use of space in a small space. The cockpit of the Mini Cooper SE, which costs at least 36,900 euros, has an emphatically puristic design with its central round display, while central operating functions are still controlled via a switch strip. Numerous functions such as navigation, telephony and entertainment can be operated with a voice assistant.