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MINI Hatchback 135kW Cooper S Level 2 33kWh 3dr Auto Electric Hatchback

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£749 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Electric

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Black velour floor mats, Electric front+rear windows, DSC - Dynamic Stability Control, Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming, Rear park distance control, Brake energy recuperation toggle switch with two settings...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

It's natural that there should be a MINI Electric variant. This little Hatch, recently lightly updated, lends itself to battery power and quick-step EV pulling power. The driving range possible between charges isn't a particular strongpoint here, but it'll probably be fine for urban folk, who'll appreciate this car's enthusiastic take on life. Market interest suggests that it could prove rather popular.

Background

It's curious that it's taken BMW's MINI brand so long to bring us an all-electric version of its iconic little hatch model. The Bavarians have, after all, been experimenting with battery-powered versions of this model for years - MINI E prototypes were first produced as long ago as 2008. Following that, it was always assumed that BMW's first battery-powered car would wear MINI badging but time drifted on, nothing happened and in fact it was the BMW i3, launched in 2016, that reached the EV market first. Since then, we've had an electrified MINI - the Countryman PHEV - but no full-battery model. Until 2020 and the launch of this MINI Electric. The car was lightly updated in early 2021, which is the model we look at here.

Driving Experience

This MINI Electric uses a 32.6kWh battery pack with a 184hp output and maximum torque of 270Nm. From rest, 62mph takes just 7.3s, so we're talking near-MINI Cooper S levels of performance, though as with all EVs, the maximum speed is restricted - in this case to just 93mph. But then, when was the last time you drove over 93mph? The car sits a little higher off the road than a Cooper S to give the battery more clearance but the centre of gravity is lower because more of the mass is concentrated further down. Weight distribution is quite different to a normal MINI Hatch too, the battery's bulk dictating a 54/46 front-to-rear ratio rather than the usual 60:40-split. To get the most from the electric motor's torque, you'll need to master the various driving modes - 'Normal', 'Green' and 'Sport', the latter offering slingshot acceleration. The digital dashboard provides information on the current flow of energy and the range, as well as offering ways of increasing range by deactivating comfort functions or boosting energy regeneration. On the navigation map, a circle that indicates the car's range can be shown. When the route guidance starts, it displays the fastest and shortest route and also suggests a GREEN route involving the lowest level of power consumption. As part of the recent update, MINI has introduced fresh (but optional) camera safety features. And, most importantly, the option of adaptive damping - which you might want because it to some extent addresses the issue of this car's rather firm ride.

Design and Build

The MINI Electric is based on the same body shell as the 3-Door Hatch, with a number of specific differences. An embossed MINI Electric logo appears on car's side scuttles, as well as on the tailgate and front radiator grille. The front grille features the hallmark hexagonal shape but is closed, as the car requires less cooling. This also contributes to sleek aerodynamics, as do the enclosed undercarriage and the rear apron. This model shares the recent updates visited upon the wider MINI Hatch range. That means the front-view is dominated by a larger radiator grille panel with a black, hexagonal surround. The position lights have been replaced by vertical air inlets to optimise aerodynamics and the central bumper strip is now in body colour, rather than black. The wheel arches have smarter contours, the side indicators have been re-designed to feature LED technology and at the back of the car, the fog light is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit. Inside, recent changes include a re-designed sports leather steering wheel and a smarter structure for the various keypads. Through the wheel, you view a 5.5-inch colour screen to replace conventional instrument gauges. Road speed is shown at the centre in figures with a peripheral scale band, as well as information on the charge level of the battery, the selected MINI Driving Mode, the status of the driver assistance systems and check control messages. In addition, details of the available range, current drive power, outside temperature, time and mileage are displayed, with traffic sign detection reports and directions from the navigation system. An 8.8-inch centre infotainment screen is now standard, rather than being an expensive extra. Boot volume can be compromised in electric cars but the MINI Electric retains the full MINI Hatch 211-litres, expanding to 731-litres when the rear backrests are folded down.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels, beginning with the standard trim, with a lease price starting at £299 per month (plus £4,000 initial rental for a 48 month Personal Contract Hire agreement) and a list price of £25,600 OTR, after the government plug-in car grant has been applied. Equipment across the range includes a Navigation system on the 6.5-inch central touchscreen in the central instrument panel with Apple CarPlay and a map view which shows public charging stations in the local area and remote services allows the driver to control the charging process via a connected mobile phone. The mid-level variant offers a cloth/leather-look upholstery, additional exterior body colour and wheel options, as well as adding rear Park Distance Control, a rear camera, a 'Driving Assistance Pack' and Logo Projection puddle lights. The mid-level style MINI Electric is available at £28,000 OTR including the grant. For customers looking for a premium driving experience, the top level offers front PDC parking sensors, a 'Park Assist' system that automatically steers you into spaces, a premium Harmon Kardon sound system and a Head-up Display. It also adds a panoramic sunroof, Matrix LED headlamps and provides a larger 8.8-inch central infotainment touchscreen. Wireless phone charging is also included, in addition to 'MINI Yours' leather 'Lounge' upholstery, a choice of five alloy wheel designs and six exterior body colours. The top style MINI Electric is available at £30,400 OTR including the grant.

Cost of Ownership

You might think, as we do, that the main issue here is driving range. MINI claims that this car will cover between 124 and 145 miles in the WLTP cycle. Which doesn't sound very much in an era when the similarly-sized full-electric Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa-e models will do over 200 miles. Even BMW's i3 EV goes at least 20% further than a MINI Electric. MINI bullishly says this isn't a problem because a long driving range isn't really needed in an urban-based car. The brand has worked out that the average daily driving distance for a MINI customer is 23 miles - though we've heard that argument before and in our view, it doesn't excuse feeble driving range provision. Rather more pertinently, the company also points out the issue of cost and weight. The larger the battery, the more expensive and heavy it will be, which of course then affects performance and handling - both crucial criteria for a potential buyer of this car. Hence BMW's decision to specify a relatively compact 32.5kEWh battery here which, it reckons, gives the best trade-off between purchase price, handling and driving range. It also means relatively quick charging times. Charging from empty to 80% at an AC 11KW point takes two and a half hours - or three and a half hours to you charge to 100%. You can charge from empty to 80% at a DC 50KW charging point in just 35 minutes. The charging plug is located above the right-hand rear wheel, where the petrol filler would normally be.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Metallic - British racing green
  • Metallic - Midnight black
  • Metallic - White silver
  • Metallic - Moonwalk Grey
  • Metallic paint
  • Special solid paint
  • White roof and mirror caps
  • Black roof and mirror caps
  • Yellow mirror caps
  • Body coloured roof and mirror caps
  • Special Metallic paint
  • Black roof and yellow mirror caps
  • Body coloured roof and yellow mirror caps
  • White roof and yellow mirror caps
  • Cruise control
  • Special solid - Chili red
  • Special metallic - Moonwalk Grey
  • Special Metallic - White silver
  • Special Metallic - Midnight black
  • Special Metallic - British Racing Green
  • 16" Victory spoke alloy wheels in black
  • 17" Rail spoke alloy wheels
  • 17" Tentacle spoke alloy wheels
  • 17" Electric two tone spoke alloy wheels
  • 17" Tentacle spoke alloy wheels in black
  • Cloth/leatherette - Black pearl with sport seats

Body Glass

  • Electric front+rear windows
  • Heated rear window
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rain sensor window wipers

Brakes

  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Front and rear disc brakes

Communication

  • Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
  • Flexible car sharing preparation

Driver Aids

  • Rear park distance control
  • Rear view camera
  • MINI Driving Modes - centre toggle switch to control driving setting (sport, mid and green)
  • Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance

Driver Convenience

  • Brake energy recuperation toggle switch with two settings

Driver Information

  • On board computer
  • Service interval indicator
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital instrument cluster

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming and folding door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Piano black interior trim
  • Surface chequered black interior trim

Engine

  • Electric front motor installed drives front wheels

Entertainment

  • FM tuner and DAB digital radio
  • 4 speakers in front door trims and underneath front seats

Exterior Body Features

  • Bonnet scoop
  • Metal door sill strips with Cooper S in yellow
  • Model logo Cooper S in yellow on right of tailgate
  • Charging flap embossed with e logo in body colour on drivers side rear panel includes LED light indicating charging status
  • Radiator grille including E badge
  • Side scuttle panel with integrated indicator with E badge

Exterior Lights

  • White indicator lenses
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Automatic headlight activation switch
  • Rear LED lights with union jack design
  • LED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights
  • MINI logo projection

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Heat pump
  • 2 zone automatic air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Cupholders
  • Front centre armrest
  • Tool kit
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Storage compartments in doors
  • Glove compartment
  • 12V Accessory socket in centre console
  • 4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
  • Height and length steering column adjustment
  • Chrome interior highlights
  • AC and DC charging
  • Two charging cables - AC home(occasional 3 pin plug) and AC public charging (type 2)
  • Cloth/leatherette upholstery with sport seats
  • Carbon Black colour line, knee roll and door armrests

Interior Lights

  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Interior lighting in front of headliner
  • LED waterfall lighting in orange roof control panel
  • Ambient Lighting

Packs

  • Mini excitement pack - Hatchback
  • Interior light pack - Mini Hatchback Cooper S Electric 2/3
  • Storage compartment pack - Mini Hatchback electric
  • Navigation pack - Mini Electric Hatchback
  • Driving assistant pack - Mini Electric Hatchback

Safety

  • Two tone horn
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Acoustic pedestrian protection
  • 3 point seatbelts on all four seats
  • 6 Airbags - front, side, head and seat belt tensioners

Seats

  • Front and rear head restraints
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • 3 stage heated front seats
  • Front and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrest
  • Storage pocket on back of front seats
  • Manual adjustment for thigh rests

Security

  • Comfort access system
  • Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgate
  • Electronic vehicle immobiliser

Transmission

  • Automatic transmission
  • Performance Control

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors

Wheels - Spare

  • Tyre repair kit

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.3
  • Engine Power - BHP 184
  • Engine Power - KW 135
  • Engine Power - PS False
  • Engine Power - RPM 7000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 199
  • Engine Torque - NM 270
  • Engine Torque - RPM 4800
  • Top Speed 93

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