Mini Cooper SE Joins the Indian Party

Launched in 2019, the Mini Cooper SE is finally in India and the bookings for the car are open at present

The Mini Cooper SE is finally in India because the company teased the car on all of their social media accounts. The car was launched in 2019 and finally, in 2021, it has reached the Indian shores. At present, the bookings for the car are open but it is only limited to 30 units. As per the company, only 30 units are available in the first batch for the Indian market, but in the months to come, more units will be made available for the Indian buyers.

The official price-tag of the car is yet to be disclosed by the company but a little birdie tells us that the price will be announced in January-February 2022. In India, the SE is available in a single but fully-loaded variant and has made its way to the country via the completely built-in unit (CBU) route. In the US market, the Mini Cooper SE base variant begins at a price tag of 29,000 US dollars (INR 21,76,206 lakh).

Moving on to the powertrain of the vehicle, the Mini Cooper SE is the company’s first all-electric car and therefore, it generates power from an electric motor rather than the traditional internal combustion unit. The electric motor of the SE is tuned to produce a peak power of 184hp and a maximum torque of 270Nm. The power and torque of the car comes from a 32.6kWh battery pack, which is mounted below the passenger seat.

In terms of performance, the Mini Cooper SE does 0-100 kilometres per hour mark in 0.7 seconds along with a top speed capability of over 150 kilometres per hour. The Mini Cooper SE offers an impressive mileage of 235-270 kilometres (WLTP-certified). As per the company, the SE can charge itself from 0 to 80 per cent in 35 minutes from a 50kW charging point and 0-80 per cent in 150 minutes from a wall box charge. From a wall box charge, the SE takes 210 minutes to fully charge itself from 0 to 100 per cent.

Inside the cabin, the SE offers several premium features, such as leatherette upholstery along with a Nappa leather steering wheel. To display a host of information, there is an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay along with a digital instrument cluster. Last but not the least, it also offers a panoramic sunroof.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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