Pricing details of the new all-electric Mini Cooper SE has been released for US market; it will hit showroom in March. 2020 Mini Cooper SE is priced from $29,900, excluding destination and handling fees of $850. Nonetheless, if we take into consideration federal tax credits and state electric vehicle tax, buyers would have to pay as low as $17,900 (destination and handling fees excluded). Mini Americas VP, Michael Peyton said that pricing of 2020 Mini Cooper SE was done to establish this new battery electric as true class leader in making premium electric mobility more accessible to wide range of customers.
2020 Mini Cooper SE will be offered in three trim levels. The base variant features 16-inch wheels, LED headlights and fog lamps, digital dials, 6.5-inch infotainment system, reversing camera, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, dusk-sensing headlights and rain-sensing wipers. There are also heated side mirrors, auto A/C, heated front seats and leatherette upholstery. Drive assistant features include Active Driving Assistant with Forward Collision Warning Cruise control and Acoustic Pedestrian Warning as standard. Mini has not disclosed details of two other grades. However, all of them are powered by electric motor offering 181hp and 270 Nm of torque.
The setup helps the 2020 Mini Cooper SE to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 93 mph. Electric motor is supported by 32.6 kWh battery pack with 7.4 kW AC charging. To charge the battery at home, it takes 4 hours, whereas it can achieve up to 80 percent in 35 minutes when 50 kW DC charging. Based on released specifications, 2020 Mini Cooper SE has a range of 146-167 miles.