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AUTO NEWS – 2020 MINI Cooper Hardtop Electrical Evaluate, Trims, Specs and Value

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2020 MINI Cooper Hardtop Electrical Evaluate, Trims, Specs and Value

Powering the Cooper SE is an electrical motor producing 181 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. The motor was taken instantly from the BMW i3S however now powers the entrance wheels as an alternative of the rears. Mini claims the SE can hit 37 mph in 3.9 seconds, 62 mph in 7.Three seconds, and hit a restricted prime pace of 93.2 mph. The electrical Mini solely weighs 319 kilos greater than a gas-engined mannequin, so this degree of efficiency looks as if it could possibly be enjoyable on a again highway.

However there’s a main draw back. Mini estimates the driving vary at simply 146 to 168 miles on the European WLTP take a look at cycle. On the US EPA cycle, vary might be extra like 114 miles. With automobiles just like the Chevy Bolt providing twice the driving vary, the Cooper SE must be less expensive to even hope to be aggressive. Mini is clearly concentrating on metropolis patrons, however these individuals may favor public transport and ride-sharing. Maybe Mini ought to have waited for BMW to develop next-generation battery know-how, moderately than repurpose the drivetrain from the i3.



AUTO NEWS – 2020 MINI Cooper Hardtop Electrical Evaluate, Trims, Specs and Value
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