MINI Thailand has announced that pre-orders for the new MINI Cooper SE will commence at www.mini.co.th from February 14, 2020 at 14:14 hrs. Only 25 units are on offer during the initial period.

The first ever MINI electric car is priced at Bt2,290,000 inclusive of MSI Standard package (3 years/60,000km maintenance and 3 years/unlimited mileage of warranty).

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Preecha Ninatkiattikul, general manager, MINI Thailand, said, “Thailand is the first market in the Asia-Pacific region to welcome the arrival of the new MINI Cooper SE – a MINI that leads the way for Thailand in electric urban mobility.”

Based on the 3-door body, the Cooper SE is powered by an electric motor with integrated power electronics and transmission, positioned in the front section of the support frame by a solid tube structure. The 32.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack has 12 modules that form a T-shaped unit.

MINI claims that the lower center of gravity (thanks to the compact and lightweight electric motor and battery pack location), gives Cooper SE agile handling, making it easy to control even when cornering at high speeds.

With the battery being located on the floor, there is also more room for the luggage area.

The motor develops a maximum output of 184 hp and with maximum torque of 270 Nm being available from standstill. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 7.3 seconds while the top is limited at 150 km/h. The maximum range is claimed at 217 kilometres (NEDC Test Standard).

There are four driving modes to choose from – Sport, MID, GREEN, and GREEN+ in which additionally selected comfort functions such as heating, air conditioning and seat heating are limited or deactivated in order to increase the range of the vehicle.

The motor is silent in operation, so the MINI EV is fitted as standard with acoustic pedestrian protection. The system produces a distinctive sound created especially for the Cooper SE and plays it through an external speaker system.

The battery can be charged using either the standard charging cable or a MINI ELECTRIC Wallbox with a maximum capacity of 11 kW – to 80 percent in two and a half hours, and 100 percent in three and a half hour. A DC fast-charging station allows the vehicle’s energy reserves to be refreshed even more quickly. The charging unit has a maximum charging capacity of 50 kW, allowing an 80 per cent charge to be achieved in 36 minutes.

An installation service is also offered in conjunction with the MINI ELECTRIC Wallbox. The wallbox can be mounted in garages as well as in covered car ports. MINI says the ChargeNow service is also available for maximum charging convenience, giving customers access to the world’s biggest network of public charging stations.

A 5.5-inch black screen serves as the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel and there’s also a 6.5-inch touchscreen on the console.