MINI Cooper SE Arrives at US Dealerships
MINI USA announced that the winner of the Amazon 12 Days of Deals holiday sweepstakes just took home the first MINI Cooper SE electric vehicle last week. Columbus-area chiropractor, Adam Solomon, drove the EV home from the MAG MINI of Dublin dealership just outside of Columbus, Ohio. The 2020 MINI Cooper SE has just arrived at US showrooms over the weekend with a suggested retail price of $29,900 (Php 1.5 million). “There is a lot of excitement and buzz around the new MINI Electric from our customers, dealers and our team,” said Michael Peyton, Vice President, MINI of the Americas. “We look forward to showing customers around the U.S. how fun it is to drive an affordable, premium EV like the MINI Electric.” “The Cooper SE makes electric mobility more “MINI” by maintaining authentic attributes of design, handling, and fun that are found in every MINI model. The MINI Cooper SE harkens back to the mission of the very first Mini developed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959 – to develop a creative solution for a highly efficient car with a small footprint that was fun to drive, and accessible to the masses,” MINI said in their press release. “The MINI Cooper SE is a true performance car that retains all the fun-to-drive attributes MINI owners have come to know and love.” The MINI Cooper SE comes with a front wheel drive electric motor that makes 181 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque. This makes the Cooper SE go from a complete standstill to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds, and reach top speeds of 150 km/h. The car comes with three trim level options, namely: Signature Trim Level, Signature Plus Trim Level, and Iconic Trim Level. The Signature Trim Level starts at $29,900 (Php 1.5 million). It comes with LED Headlights and Foglights, 16 inch wheels, aerodynamically enhanced front and rear bumpers, front grille with unique MINI Electric design, Carbon Black Leatherette Upholstery, Leather Multifunction Steering Wheel, and heated front seats. There’s also a navigation system with a 6.5 inch display and it comes with Apple CarPlay, Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, automatic dual zone climate control, electric parking brake, Comfort Access Keyless entry, Active Driving Assistant with Forward Collision Warning, Acoustic Pedestrian Warning, Rear View Camera, and Cruise Control. The Signature Plus Trim Level starts at $33,900 (Php 1.7 million) and includes all standard features of the Signature Trim Leve, plus a panoramic moon roof, the option to switch your 16 inch wheels to 17 inches, power folding mirrors, a universal garage door opener, Park Distance Control, and an exquisite Harman-Kardon sound system. The top of the line Iconic Trim Level comes with everything from Signature Plus Trim, plus an exclusive MINI Yours leather steering wheel, leather upholstery, an additional 17 inch Corona Spoke wheel option, Park Distance Control, parking assistant, MINI Head-Up display, 8.8” touchscreen navigation, wireless charging, and Cooper SE exclusive floor mats. It starts at $36,900 (Php 1.86 million). The MINI Cooper SE comes standard with AC Charging at up to 7.4 kW, which allows for a 100% charge at home in as little as 4 hours, as well as DC Charging at up to 50 kW, which allows for charging at public stations in as little as 40 minutes to achieve an 80% charge. The new MINI Cooper SE is now for sale at all MINI dealers across the U.S.