White beaches, brightly coloured houses, azure-blue water and evergreen palm trees.
Travellers taking a trip down the Overseas Highway from Miami along the Florida Keys archipelago of islands discover that the reality puts even the most gorgeous postcards in the shade.
Anybody who takes time out to enjoy this route while observing the US speed limits will also learn that the range of the new all-electric MINI Cooper SE is more than enough to swap the hustle and bustle of the metropolis for Caribbean flair.
The journey itself is an experience but there are lots of other attractions waiting at the destination of Key West: the most southerly point in the USA, the Ernest Hemingway Home where the writer once lived, fresh seafood in numerous atmospheric local restaurants and the nightly Sunset Celebration.
There really isn’t much need to use the power of the electric motor packing 184hp for any racy overtaking manoeuvres with the inevitable increase in electricity consumption.
Drivers are well advised to adopt a leisurely pace when travelling through places like Islamorada, Tavernier or Duck Key so that they don’t miss the large number of picture-postcard motifs along the Overseas Highway.
The new MINI Cooper SE (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) powered by its all-electric motor combines virtues that are typical of the brand such as cosmopolitan outlook, individual flair and driving fun with an enduring sense of sustainability.
> The MINI Electric road trip from Miami to Key West was produced before the outbreak of COVID-19.