The long-awaited city electric car by MINI, the MINI Cooper SE is has been confirmed to launch in Malaysia on 26 August 2020. Although sharing technology with the BMW i3S, the MINI Cooper SE is front-wheel-drive.
The MINI Cooper SE has been officially listed on MINI Malaysia’s website.
Although electric, MINI claims that the Cooper SE will not compromise the identity of the MINI brand. The car aims to be fun to drive.
The lithium ion battery pack has a 32.6kWh rating and provides about 217 km of range – ideal for city driving.
Charging the MINI Cooper SE is done via an 11kW AC charging (100% charge in 3.5 hours; 80% charge in 2.5 hours). DC Fast Charging can be done at a maximum rate of 50kW (80% charge in 36 minutes). The MINI Cooper SE uses a Type 2 connector for AC Charging and a CCS 2 connector for DC Fast Charging.
Having sold out in Australia not long after being launched, we are curious how things will turn out for the electric MINI in Malaysia.