We were at the world premiere of the first fully electric mine. He comes to us in the first quarter of next year. How much will be the price? Nothing easier, they replied, looked at the plate and fired the amount.
The Mini has already shown electric mines in 2008, even before BMW. But in a very small series. Also, Minius collaborates with SE, they call it mini electric, they are labeled as the first fully electric mines.
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In the cult British brand that is part of the BMW group (BMW has already marketed the 100% electric BMW i3 on the market in 2013), they have revealed in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the world premiere, the first big electric car, and explained that it is time to turn Mini into a 60-year history. They even say it's a revolution again.
As it was more than half a century ago, they wanted to offer a small, but spacious, large, fast-paced car with a sense of steering, and now they want primarily to appeal to urban cars who swear by the dynamic driving behavior of cities. From 2017, the Mini now offers a hybrid SE to fill the SE with a combination of gasoline and electric engines that we recently tested.
The BMW group will have 25 electrified cars in its model range by 2023, of which more than 50% will be 100% of electric cars. The BMW i4, BMW iNext and BMW iX3 come in 2020, which is likely to be the starting point for a fully electric mini country.
Pieter Nota, a member of the board of BMW AG and the head of the Mini brand, said at the premiere that the mini cooper SE (only three-door) continues to offer typical dynamic feelings behind the wheel. In this way, he claims that the car will be faster than a sports car when it comes to traffic lights. Acceleration from 0 to 60 km / h is 3.9 seconds, from 0 to 100 km / h to 7.3 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 150 km / h in favor of the wider range.
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The front wheel drive is powered by an electric motor of 135 kilowatts and 270 Nm of torque that we already knew in the BMW i3s. The lithium-ion battery, also slightly adapted for a higher range and borrowed from i3, with a capacity of 32.6 kWh, provides a 235-kilometer (single-cycle) WLTP cycle range. The high voltage battery pack is packed in 12 modules, arranged in the shape of the letter T at the bottom of the vehicle, which takes a slightly greater distance from the ground (1.8 centimeters) and thus a little higher sitting.
The head of the Mini Bernd Körber brand (a long interview we also answered and whether Mini will become an electric vehicle brand, read on Saturday) is the question of why the battery is only 200 km good, which today is nothing special, said that is a well-thought-out solution because a small car with a larger battery will be more difficult and more expensive, while the average mini-day vehicle owner will only travel 45 kilometers but few are the ones that exceed 90 kilometers day.
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Mini on the world static premiere revealed a cooperative SE. We could sit down and bend it, and after a short drive along the route that was built for that purpose on the top floor of the Rotterdam Hall where the presentation was held, it was also unreadable.
Due to the location of the battery in the lower part of the vehicle, the luggage compartment volume remains unchanged compared to internal combustion engines. That means 211 liters in the basic design, or 731 liters when the rear seats are broken. Thanks to the added battery, the car is a bit heavier than the three-component mini Cooper S with a 145-pound automatic Steptronic gearbox. It remains a real mine. We claim that the SE gokart is even more pronounced in the passenger compartment due to the center of gravity of the vehicle, the acceleration and handling, and the flexibility in the curves, "Körber answered our question.
So much will be the new electric car for the crowds!
Unlike the electric specialty of the BMW i3, the small Cooper SE does not want to diverge significantly, as shown by the concept car presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017, but is different enough to separate it at a glance from diesel or gasoline. models. Designer Oliver Heimler said they wanted to preserve the cult form that the brand has been recognized worldwide for the last 60 years. This means that it has kept compact exterior dimensions, short overhangs and wheels pushed to the edge of the bodywork and large circular headlamps that are already illuminated with full LED technology, and behind them are the British Flag design graphics. You will look for an exhaust pipe in vain, as it is a vehicle without emissions, and designers have devoted more detail to the details. For example, rims that are asymmetric but are designed for the smoothest airflow. There is no air gap for the refrigerator front cooler because there is an electric motor beneath the bonnet and now you will find a recognizable logo or a label of the electrical contact of the grease. This is new, like a yellow color, a protective sign of mini electric. Yellow is also the rear-view mirror, and the yellow-colored socket can also be found on the rims. Instead of a "fuel gun", you will be charged SE on a home electrical outlet, electrical pockets or public filling stations. It is possible to charge high-speed gas stations up to 50 kW. The battery charges up to 80% on a fast charger for 35 minutes.
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Why the World Premiere in Rotterdam?
As we traveled through the Dutch plains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, we watched many wind parks on the left and right of the highway. The Dutch are more likely to turn into cars than cars and electrified vehicles are in a densely populated country that is not much larger than Slovenia. It is no wonder that we immediately noticed in front of the hall where the road sign event happened that the Euro 3 standard was banned by the road, and in Rotterdam last year the experiment showed us that all the owners are connected. – A friend of the country, thanks to the application to move around the city only in electrical mode. And everyone, without exception, should take this into account.
Even inside, there are some noticeable differences compared to classical brethren. Especially at the expense of different display of digital meter data, which also shows real-time access and charging stations in the vicinity. The driver reads the data for driving a stand-alone display behind the wheel, while the middle class remains the classic Mini on a large round screen. The Electric Mini can be connected via an application so that every family member with a driving test can access the car's cab and start an electric motor. It can also be unlocked and locked remotely. Energy recovery can be set at two levels for individual sensations when driving with just one pedal.
In addition to the aforementioned serial full LED headlamps, Mini Electric offers two-way air conditioning, heating with heat pump technology, on-site heating, an integrated navigation system adapted for electric drive with access data, and electric charging stations nearby and an electric parking brake.
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So far, the head of the ministry did not want to tell us about sales purposes because he was moving from a country. However, he said production in Oxford in the UK would be adapted to the needs of customers. So far, according to the guarantors of the Nota cars, more than 40,000 people have to be ordered. There are no problems with battery delivery due to increased demand for electric cars in Europe and the world next year.
The mini cooper SE will start in November, and the first cars can be expected in Slovenia in the first quarter of 2020. And we managed to reduce the price for the Slovenian market. Nothing is easier for our surprise, as prices are usually carefully hidden, the main PR for the brand answers us, messed up on the plate of their mobile phone and shot: 33,400 euros. Of course, the price is not final, nor is the state subsidy amounting to € 7,500, which means you may be charged € 25,900 for a mini-mini-co-operator.