The Mini has never been exactly cheap, so one could expect that the new electric version would be more for the more mobile. But in the end it’s not bad at all.
The Mini carmaker presented a brand new version of its iconic model this fall. Now the car is also in the Czech configurator. As you might expect, for now only the electric variants are available, which are called Cooper E and Cooper SE, with the E being taken as the base with an electric motor of 135 kW (184 hp) and 290 Nm of torque, with which the British-German accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. The base also has a smaller battery with a capacity of 40.7 kWh with a range of around three hundred kilometers per charge.
The more powerful SE variant has an electric motor with a power of 160 kW (218 hp) and a maximum torque of 330 Nm. This is already enough to accelerate to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, but the main driver of this version will be a larger battery with a capacity of 54.2 kWh, which is enough to driving about four hundred kilometers. Yes, the terms “roughly” and “about” do not belong in the technical data, however, the ranges also vary slightly depending on the equipment, the numbers can be found in the table below.
But now to the prices. The basic equipment is Essential and includes 16-inch wheels, a circular OLED display, dual-zone automatic climate control, automated payments for Plug & Charge charging, AC 11 kW and DC 75/95 kW charging (depending on the drive version), a bunch of assistance systems, Apple Carplay and Android connectivity Car, velor floor mats or navigation. The E version will cost 795,600 CZK, the SE will cost 904,800 CZK.
With the Classic trim, you also get two-tone paint (black or white roof), 17-inch wheels, upholstered door panels, ambient lighting, keyless entry, head-up display, wireless cell phone charging, a quilted steering wheel, nice white vegan leather seat upholstery, or better front Bi-LED headlights. The E version costs CZK 936,052, while the SE costs CZK 1,086,644. The Classic version then has a larger selection of body paint colors.
Favored already is the Mini Cooper E for 1,010,802 CZK, or 1,120,002 CZK for the Cooper SE. In this package, you already have 18s, bronze contrasting body accessories, Vescin vegan leather upholstery in beige color, panoramic sunroof, heated front seats or sun protection for the windows. As with the Classic, you can pay extra for the L package, where you can find Harman Kardon speakers, navigation with augmented reality or a better parking assistant.
The main star is, of course, the John Cooper Works version, i.e. a package that will cost 1,037,530 CZK as a Cooper E and 1,146,730 CZK as a Cooper SE. As the name suggests, it is only a modification of the appearance, the real sporty hot-hatch is not here yet. The wheels of this version have a special design, you will find a new logo on the mask, the rear part is decorated with a discreet wing and the bumpers are also different. The interior is also Vescin vegan leather, but black with red stitching and the steering wheel has perforated upholstery.
In the additional costs of the JCW version, you will find the XL package, which includes the massage function of the driver’s seat and ventilation, a camera in the interior to monitor the car when you are not in it (for example, on the charger), a personal eSIM card and, in general, everything that was mentioned in the previous packages. There are also stripes on the bonnet in contrasting red or black.
|Mini Cooper 2023: technical data and Czech prices|
|Model||Cooper E||Cooper SE|
|Accumulator (kWh) gross/net||40,7/36,6||54,2/49,2|
|Range (km)||293 – 305||387 – 402|
|Essential price (CZK)||795.600||904.800|
|Classic price (CZK)||936.052||1.086.644|
|Flavored price (CZK)||1.010.802||1.120.002|
|JCW price (CZK)||1.037.530||1.146.730|
The original Mini was a British icon of the 1960s. In the eighties, the production of the original Mini was discontinued, and in 1994, the brand belonging to the Rover Group came under BMW.
In 2001, a new generation appeared in the form of the Mini One and sporty versions of the Cooper.
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