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MINI Cooper SE electric to launch in India soon; from specs to features, know all about it

The luxury automaker teased its first EV option for the Indian market on its social media accounts, implying that the Cooper SE might be on sale here in a few weeks.

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New Delhi, First Published Oct 25, 2021, 5:55 PM IST
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The electric car market in India is expanding gradually, with numerous carmakers joining on board. This is especially true for premium automobile manufacturers such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Volvo. However, the ring of luxury EVs now lacks a BMW alternative. However, that will change shortly, albeit to a lesser level; MINI, which BMW owns, plans to offer an electric car in India very soon.  The MINI Cooper SE EV, which had its global premiere in July 2019, will be launched. The luxury automaker teased its first EV option for the Indian market on its social media accounts, implying that the Cooper SE might be on sale here in a few weeks.

MINI Cooper SE is the three-door Cooper hatchback's all-electric variant. Even while it appears identical to its fuel cousin, the all-electric MINI hatchback has a few distinguishing aesthetic characteristics, such as a fake grille and unique alloy wheel design. The EV will be offered in a variety of dual-tone colour schemes. The MINI Cooper SE is distinguished by its three-part construction, minimal overhangs, and widely spaced wheels. The charger connection is placed above the right-hand rear wheel, directly above the petrol filler neck on a conventionally powered MINI 3 Door.

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Other highlights include a model-specific gear selection lever on the centre console, an electronic parking brake, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen on the central instrument. There is also an 8.8-inch colour screen with wireless charging as an option.

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The MINI Cooper SE will have a 32.6 kWh battery pack that will power an electric motor with 181 horsepower and 270 Nm of peak torque. This arrangement allows the EV to accelerate from zero to 60 km/h in 3.9 seconds and from zero to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. The MINI Cooper SE will have a riding range of up to 234 kilometres (WLTP) on a single charge. Internationally, the MINI electric comes with an AC wall box charger and enables DC charging, which can charge the battery from zero to 80% in 2.5 hours and 100% in 3.5 hours.

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