Electric 2020 MINI Cooper SE Review

2020 MINI Cooper SE Model Overview at MINI of Ann Arbor

2020 MINI Cooper SE

Key Features

  • Starting at $29,900 MSRP* (not including potential Federal & State Tax Credits***
  • Electric motor with 135 kW (181 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque)
  • Acceleration from zero to 60 MPH in 6.9 seconds
  • Charging capabilities include a household 120-volt socket, wall mounted charger or public charging stations, and fast direct-current charging possible at up to 50 kW
  • Spontaneous power delivery, low center of gravity, front-wheel drive and wheel slip limiting close to the actuator
  • Model-specific lithium-ion battery with 110 miles of EPA-estimated driving range**
  • Model-specific display and control elements in the interior
  • Characteristic design of the MINI 3 Door with model-specific accentuations

About the All-Electric MINI Cooper SE

Paving the way for a sustainable yet highly-engaging urban driving experience, the all-new MINI Cooper SE will debut as the first purely electric premium small car. This model combines unrivaled efficiency with expressive design, premium quality, and driving fun – signature characteristics of every MINI. Based on the iconic MINI 2-Door Hardtop, the Cooper SE features a specialized high-voltage battery positioned low in the vehicle to maximize handling due to a low center of gravity. Up front, its hallmark hexagonal contour allows the Cooper SE to be instantly recognizable as a MINI. Fast-charging capabilities provide the perfect solution for all-electric urban commuting. Model-specific design accents include a decorative yellow bar on the grille and exterior mirror caps finished in the same color. Not only will you enjoy remarkable efficiency, the MINI Cooper SE delivers instantaneous response for a 0-60 MPH time of just 6.9 seconds.


What the Critics Say

The Cooper SE is a pure Mini with two doors, 181 horsepower and a staggering 199 pound-feet of torque delivered instantly to the front wheels. All said and done, the electric Mini should be a hoot to drive with 110 miles of range from its 32.6-kilowatt-hour battery.” — Roadshow by CNET
The fully electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE will bring back everything early Mini pioneers loved about the company’s first electric effort, the 2009 Mini E, in a more conventional, practical package.” — Green Car Reports


MINI Cooper SE Features

MINI Cooper SE Performance

Electrified Performance

The motor of the new MINI Cooper SE mobilizes a maximum output of 135 kW and181 horsepower (US). You can unleash all 199 lb-ft of torque instantaneously from a standstill, a signature component of electric motors. It’s able to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in only 6.9 seconds, and can reach a (limited) top speed of 93.2 MPH. MINI Driving Modes can be selected with a simple press of a switch located on the right-hand side of the toggle bar. Specialized brake energy recovery with two levels of intensity helps recapture and store energy for greater efficiency. Flexible charging capabilities include a connection for AC and DC charging using Type 2 and CCS Combo 2 plugs (J1772 and SAE Combo plugs – US). US models of the new MINI Cooper SE can be also be charged at a maximum charging capacity of 7.4KW with Level 2 AC charging, with DC charging taking even less time. Using 50 kW charging, the MINI Cooper SE is able to achieve an 80% charge in as little as 36 minutes.

MINI Cooper SE Styling

Bold Styling

Infused with iconic MINI design elements, the exterior of the all-electric Cooper SE stays true to the look that’s made the brand instantly recognizable across the globe. Its charge port is located just above the passenger-side rear wheel, just like where the fuel filler neck is found on conventional MINI models. An embossed MINI Electric logo helps differentiate the powertrain of this all-new model. Yellow accents are found on the turn signal indicator inserts, tailgate, and front grille. All Cooper SE models come standard with stylish yet efficient LED headlights. Optional 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels feature the MINI Electric Corona Sport 2-tone design to help increase aerodynamics.

MINI Cooper SE Features

Premium Standard Features

Driving a MINI Cooper SE means that you’ll receive a collection of premium standard amenities not typically found on all-electric vehicles. A standard navigation system features a 6.5-inch touchscreen along with Real Time Traffic Information to help you reach your destination on time. Automatic air condition features two zones that can be pre-heated or pre-cooled using MINI Connected Services. A specialized eDrive screen provides drive-specific information related to energy use and performance. Three distinct trim levels, Signature, Signature Plus, and Iconic, each provide drivers with a high level of standard features to match their personality. Using the MINI Connected App on your smartphone, you can view a map of which public charging stations are in the vicinity of your MINI Cooper SE.


Trims & Specs

Signature

Signature

  • Starting at $29,900 MSRP*
  • Uniquely aerodynamically enhanced front/rear bumpers
  • Navigation system with 6.5-inch display and MINI Connected
  • E-Drive services (ability to initiate charging, monitor charging status and locate public charging stations)
  • AC Charging up to 7.4 kW / DC Fast Charging up to 50kW
  • Pre-conditioning (remotely heat or cool the vehicle prior to departure through MINI Connected app)
Signature Plus

Signature Plus

  • Starting at $33,900 MSRP*
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Choice of additional 17-inch wheels
  • Harman-Kardon sound system
  • Park Distance Control (rear)
  • Auto dimming interior and exterior mirrors
Iconic

Iconic

  • Starting at $36,900 MSRP*
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen navigation and MINI Head-Up display
  • MINI Yours leather steering wheel
  • Wireless charging capabilities
  • Park Distance Control (front and rear) and Parking Assistant
  • Additional color option: MINI Yours Enigmatic Black

Stay Informed on the Upcoming All-Electric MINI Cooper SE

* Model year 2020 MSRP does not include destination and handling charge of $850 and excludes license, registration, taxes and options and labor to install. Certain features may be optional. Actual price determined by your authorized MINI dealer.

** Estimate only. Official EPA figures to be released at a later date.

***The effective tax credit depends on your tax situation. We recommend consulting a tax professional to validate credit availability and eligibility. While MINI does its best to keep this information up-to-date, it cannot guarantee the current accuracy or your eligibility. For available federal, state and local EV incentives, we recommend you visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/electricvehicles/electric-vehicles-tax-credits-and-other-incentives