All-electric MINI Cooper SE arrives at RM219K

By JAY WONG | 26 August 2020

PETALING JAYA: MINI Malaysia has introduced the three-door fully electric MINI Cooper SE and it's now available at all authorised dealerships nationwide.

Launched alongside the high-powered MINI John Cooper Works GP, the Cooper SE is priced at RM218,381 on-the-road without insurance (with sales tax exemption).

The electric MINI is covered by a four-year unlimited mileage warranty as well as an eight-year or 100,000km (whichever comes first) high voltage battery warranty with free scheduled service.

In addition, the Cooper SE buyer will benefit from a five-year Roadside Assistance programme (1800-88-8808), Free Towing Services, Replacement Vehicle and Seamless Mobility, Accommodation, Mobility Services Solutions and Repatriation services as well as an Accident and Help on the Phone and On the Spot Hotline that's available around the clock.

At present, the company is offering the MINI Wallbox Plus wall-charger with a RM1,756.34 discount at RM6,500 (not inclusive of installation) while the MINI Public Charging Cable has been priced at RM1,388.20 (-RM653.27).

With the Balloon Financing programme from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the electric MINI starts from RM2,421 per month - based on an 80% loan over a five-year tenure.

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Bookings for the electric MINI can be made on the company's online site with a fee of RM1,000.

Also, MINI owners are now able to make a service appointment via the company's new online service programme at their preferred MINI authorised dealerships via

As to colour choices, the electric MINI can be ordered in an exclusive White Silver body colour that's accented by Energetic Yellow, while two other colours are British Racing Green and Chili Red in combination with black roof.

The MINI's front wheels are spun by an electric motor producing 184hp at 7,000rpm and 270Nm of torque from 100 to 1,000rpm - and all that is relayed to a single-speed transmission and an integrated differential.

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The electric motor derives its power from a 28.9kWh 12-module T-shaped lithium-ion battery which can be recharged up to 80% in two hours and 30 minutes via a dedicated wall-charger. Plugging into a normal household wall-plug overnight will have this MINI fully charged up.

On a full charge, the MINI Electric's power consumption has been rated at 14.8 to 16.8kWh per 100km of travel which means up to 270km is possible as well as 7.3 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100kph and onwards to a top speed of 150kph.

In standard form, the MINI Electric comes fitted with 17-inch lightweight alloys in a dedicated MINI Electric Power Spoke design that's fitted with 205/45 series run-flat tyres.

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The mirror caps and front splitter can be specified in Vigorous Grey or Energetic Yellow (as seen above).

Other standard fitments include LEDs for the automatic adaptive headlights with matrix function and high-beam assist, daytime running lights, fogs lights and the Union Jack design taillights.

It also comes equipped with white signal lights, power-folding exterior mirrors, automatic wipers, MINI Logo Projection and keyless entry with a Yellow "Start"-toggle.

The cabin gets an Anthracite headliner while the seats are upholstered in Carbon Black leather with Cross Punch design.

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There's a choice of either adding to the cabin's darkness with Carbon Black or have a touch of neon-yellow with the MINI Electric Interior Surface while the interactive LED ring on the central instrument display tries to brighten up the dark environment.

Convenience comes in the form of an automatic anti-dazzle rear-view mirror, dynamic reverse camera, automatic wipers, automatic dual-zone climate controls, adaptive cruise control, an electronic gear-shifter and 5.5-inch digital instrument cluster.

There's also a wireless charger, heads-up-display and the world of information and entertainment that is MINI Connected.

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A 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is controlled by the MINI Visual Boost 8.8-inch LCD touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and navigation.

Safety-wise, the MINI Electric is equipped with Approach Control Warning and Person Warning, crash-sensor with automatic unlock function, Driving Assistant, Light City Braking Function, Parking Assistant and Tiredness Warning.

These are on top of six airbags, anti-lock braking system, Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control with electronic differential lock control, Automatic Stability Control with Traction, front and rear parking sensors as well as Run-flat tyres and a flat tyre indicator.

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