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Brand New MINI Hatchback 135kW Cooper S 1 33kWh 3dr Auto

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From £24,570
£4000.94 deposit
£289 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Brake energy recuperation toggle switch with two settingsCompatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
Cruise controlDigital cockpit
Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistanceMINI Driving Modes - centre toggle switch to control driving setting (sport, mid and green)
On board computerService interval indicator

Entertainment

4 speakers in front door trims and underneath front seatsFM tuner and DAB digital radio

Exterior Features

Automatic headlight activation switchBonnet scoop
Charging flap embossed with e logo in body colour on drivers side rear panel includes LED light indicating charging statusDynamic brake lights
Electric front+rear windowsFront grille, tailgate handle in vigorous grey
Heated rear windowHeated windscreen washer jets
LED front fog lightsLED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights
Metal door sill strips with Cooper S in yellowMetallic paint
Model logo Cooper S in yellow on right of tailgateRadiator grille including E badge
Rain sensor window wipersRear fog lights
Rear LED lights with union jack designRear window wiper
Side scuttle panel with integrated indicator with E badgeWhite indicator lenses

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console2 zone automatic air conditioning
3 spoke sports multifunctional leather steering wheel with integrated controls for cruise control, brake function, speed limiter + audio/communication4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seatAC and DC charging
Black velour floor matsCarbon Black colour line, knee roll and door armrests
Chrome interior highlightsCupholders
Double stripe cloth upholstery with sport seatsFront and rear head restraints
Front and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivationGlove compartment
Heat pumpHeight adjustable passenger seat
Height and length steering column adjustmentInterior lighting in front of headliner
Leather gearshift lever and handbrake gaitersLED waterfall lighting in orange roof control panel
Luggage compartment lightingManual adjustment for thigh rests
Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrestSatellite grey headlining including grab handles and clothes hooks
Storage compartments in doorsStorage pocket on back of front seats
Sunvisors with vanity mirrorsTool kit
Two charging cables - AC home(occasional 3 pin plug) and AC public charging (type 2) 

Packs

Navigation pack - Mini Hatchback Cooper S Electric 1/2 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all four seats6 Airbags - front, side, head and seat belt tensioners
Acoustic pedestrian protectionAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
DSC - Dynamic Stability ControlElectronic parking brake
Front and rear disc brakesTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgateElectronic vehicle immobiliser
Start/stop toggle in yellow with keyless go 

Technical

Automatic transmissionElectric front motor installed drives front wheels
Performance Control 

Trim

Surface chequered black interior trim 

Wheels

Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh32.6Battery Charge Slow kW11
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)210
Battery Charge Fast kW11Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)150Battery Charge Rapid kW50
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-100Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)84
Battery Charge Super Charge kW50Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)36Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City - Max11.6
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City - Min11.5WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max15.4
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min15.2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High - Max20.3
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High - Min20.1WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High - Max13.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High - Min13.7WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low - Max11.3
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low - Min11.2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium - Max11.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium - Min11.6WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City - Max5.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City - Min5.4WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min4.1WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High - Max3.1
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High - Min3.1WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High - Max4.5
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High - Min4.5WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low - Max5.5
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low - Min5.5WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium - Max5.3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium - Min5.4WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - Max308
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - Min310WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Max232
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Min234WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Extra High - Max176
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Extra High - Min177WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - High - Max257
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - High - Min259WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Low - Max315
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Low - Min318WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Medium - Max303
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Medium - Min306WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - Max191
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - Min193WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Max144
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Min145WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Ex High - Max109
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Ex High - Min110WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - High - Max160
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - High - Min161WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Low - Max196
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Low - Min198WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Medium - Max188
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Medium - Min190 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Engine CodeIB1P23M0
Gears1 SPEEDTransmissionAUTO

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0
Badge Power184Coin Description33kWh
Coin SeriesCooper S 1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %79NCAP Child Occupant Protection %73
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66
NCAP Safety Assist %56Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.3Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135Engine Power - RPM7000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT199Engine Torque - MKG27.5
Engine Torque - NM270Engine Torque - RPM4800
Top Speed93 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleREVOLITE SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1432Length3845
Wheelbase2495Width1727
Width (including mirrors)1928 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight1770Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)731
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)211Max. Loading Weight405
Max. Roof Load60Minimum Kerbweight1365
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

MINI Electric

The MINI take on battery-powered motoring certainly has its appeal. Jonathan Crouch checks out the MINI Electric.

Ten Second Review

It's natural that there should be a MINI Electric variant. This little Hatch 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 now. Here, at last, is the MINI Electric.

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.

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. 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. Inside, it's pretty much like any normal MINI Hatch, except for the addition of a new digital dashboard with a 5.5-inch colour screen behind the steering wheel. 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.

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 £24,400 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, seat aeating, a 'Driving Assistance Pack' and Logo Projection puddle lights. The mid-level style MINI Electric is available at £26,400 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 144 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.

Summary

The original Mini, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, was born out of the Suez crisis oil shortage and the demand for affordable motoring. The first cars rolled off the line at Oxford in the summer of 1959 and so began a global success story which has spanned six decades. As the world faces new environmental, social and economic challenges, so perhaps the arrival of this MINI Electric is just as opportune. We have some reservations about its rather limited driving range capability, but if you're going to be regularly town-based anyway, that may not be too much of an issue. And this car's spirited handling will make up for much. Sir Alec Issigonis would have been fascinated by this model. MINI is crossing its fingers that you will be too.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
50%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£289
Deposit£4000.94
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3%
Cash price£24,570
Arnold Clark deposit£263
Credit amount£20,306.06
Guaranteed future value£10,274.25
Total amount payable£28,121.19
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.47p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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