Mini Electric Hatchback 135kW Cooper S 1 33kWh 3dr Auto

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  • Excess mileage charges will apply if you go over the stated contract mileage
  • Vehicle damage charges may occur if the vehicle is returned outside BVRLA's Fair Wear and Tear guidelines
  • All rentals are subject to the necessary finance acceptance criteria
  • Prices shown are indicative and subject to change.
  • No ownership option is available on this lease
  • Manufacturer's maintenance schedule must be observed and addiitional charges (to mileage) may apply for failure to maintain servicing and any non fair wear and tear damage to the vehicle

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Cruise control
On board computer
Service interval indicator
MINI Driving Modes - centre toggle switch to control driving setting (sport, mid and green)
Digital instrument cluster
Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance
Brake energy recuperation toggle switch with two settings
Flexible car sharing preparation
FM tuner and DAB digital radio
4 speakers in front door trims and underneath front seats
Electric front+rear windows
Heated rear window
White indicator lenses
Heated windscreen washer jets
Dynamic brake lights
Rear fog lights
Rear window wiper
Bonnet scoop
Rain sensor window wipers
Automatic headlight activation switch
Rear LED lights with union jack design
LED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights
Metal door sill strips with Cooper S in yellow
Model logo Cooper S in yellow on right of tailgate
Charging flap embossed with e logo in body colour on drivers side rear panel includes LED light indicating charging status
Radiator grille including E badge
Side scuttle panel with integrated indicator with E badge
Cupholders
Tool kit
Front and rear head restraints
Luggage compartment lighting
Storage compartments in doors
Glove compartment
Height adjustable passenger seat
60/40 split folding rear seat
Black velour floor mats
Ambient lighting
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
12V Accessory socket in centre console
Heat pump
Double stripe cloth upholstery with sport seats
Front and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation
4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Height and length steering column adjustment
Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrest
2 zone automatic air conditioning
Chrome interior highlights
Storage pocket on back of front seats
AC and DC charging
Two charging cables - AC home(occasional 3 pin plug) and AC public charging (type 2)
Interior lighting in front of headliner
LED waterfall lighting in orange roof control panel
3 spoke sports multifunctional leather steering wheel with integrated controls for cruise control, brake function + audio/communication
Satellite grey headlining including grab handles and clothes hooks
Carbon Black colour line, knee roll and door armrests
Manual adjustment for thigh rests
Navigation pack - Mini Electric Hatchback
Two tone horn
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Electronic parking brake
Acoustic pedestrian protection
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Front and rear disc brakes
3 point seatbelts on all four seats
6 Airbags - front, side, head and seat belt tensioners
Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgate
Electronic vehicle immobiliser
Start/stop toggle in yellow with keyless go
Automatic transmission
Performance Control
Electric front motor installed drives front wheels
Piano black interior trim
Surface chequered black interior trim
Tyre repair kit
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1
Compression Ratio 1928
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 410
Gears 1
Transmission Automatic
Combined 145.00
Urban 145.00
Extra Urban 144.00
Badge Engine CC 1
Badge Power 184.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 7.06
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 7.30
Engine BHP 184.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1365
Engine Torque 270.00
Top Speed 93
Front Tyres 195/55 R16
Rear Tyres 195/55 R16
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1432
Length 3850
Wheel Base 2495
Width 1727
Fuel Tank Size
Weight 1775
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1365
Towing Weight Unbraked
Number Of Seats 4

Ten Second Review

It's natural that there should be a MINI Electric variant. This little Hatch, recently lightly updated, lends itself to battery power and quick-step EV pulling power. The driving range possible between charges isn't a particular strongpoint here, but it'll probably be fine for urban folk, who'll appreciate this car's enthusiastic take on life. Market interest suggests that it could prove rather popular.

Background

It's curious that it's taken BMW's MINI brand so long to bring us an all-electric version of its iconic little hatch model. The Bavarians have, after all, been experimenting with battery-powered versions of this model for years - MINI E prototypes were first produced as long ago as 2008. Following that, it was always assumed that BMW's first battery-powered car would wear MINI badging but time drifted on, nothing happened and in fact it was the BMW i3, launched in 2016, that reached the EV market first. Since then, we've had an electrified MINI - the Countryman PHEV - but no full-battery model. Until 2020 and the launch of this MINI Electric. The car was lightly updated in early 2021, which is the model we look at here.

Driving Experience

This MINI Electric uses a 32.6kWh battery pack with a 184hp output and maximum torque of 270Nm. From rest, 62mph takes just 7.3s, so we're talking near-MINI Cooper S levels of performance, though as with all EVs, the maximum speed is restricted - in this case to just 93mph. But then, when was the last time you drove over 93mph? The car sits a little higher off the road than a Cooper S to give the battery more clearance but the centre of gravity is lower because more of the mass is concentrated further down. Weight distribution is quite different to a normal MINI Hatch too, the battery's bulk dictating a 54/46 front-to-rear ratio rather than the usual 60:40-split. To get the most from the electric motor's torque, you'll need to master the various driving modes - 'Normal', 'Green' and 'Sport', the latter offering slingshot acceleration. The digital dashboard provides information on the current flow of energy and the range, as well as offering ways of increasing range by deactivating comfort functions or boosting energy regeneration. On the navigation map, a circle that indicates the car's range can be shown. When the route guidance starts, it displays the fastest and shortest route and also suggests a GREEN route involving the lowest level of power consumption. As part of the recent update, MINI has introduced fresh (but optional) camera safety features. And, most importantly, the option of adaptive damping - which you might want because it to some extent addresses the issue of this car's rather firm ride.

Design and Build

The MINI Electric is based on the same body shell as the 3-Door Hatch, with a number of specific differences. An embossed MINI Electric logo appears on car's side scuttles, as well as on the tailgate and front radiator grille. The front grille features the hallmark hexagonal shape but is closed, as the car requires less cooling. This also contributes to sleek aerodynamics, as do the enclosed undercarriage and the rear apron. This model shares the recent updates visited upon the wider MINI Hatch range. That means the front-view is dominated by a larger radiator grille panel with a black, hexagonal surround. The position lights have been replaced by vertical air inlets to optimise aerodynamics and the central bumper strip is now in body colour, rather than black. The wheel arches have smarter contours, the side indicators have been re-designed to feature LED technology and at the back of the car, the fog light is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit. Inside, recent changes include a re-designed sports leather steering wheel and a smarter structure for the various keypads. Through the wheel, you view a 5.5-inch colour screen to replace conventional instrument gauges. Road speed is shown at the centre in figures with a peripheral scale band, as well as information on the charge level of the battery, the selected MINI Driving Mode, the status of the driver assistance systems and check control messages. In addition, details of the available range, current drive power, outside temperature, time and mileage are displayed, with traffic sign detection reports and directions from the navigation system. An 8.8-inch centre infotainment screen is now standard, rather than being an expensive extra. Boot volume can be compromised in electric cars but the MINI Electric retains the full MINI Hatch 211-litres, expanding to 731-litres when the rear backrests are folded down.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels, beginning with the standard trim, with a lease price starting at £299 per month (plus £4,000 initial rental for a 48 month Personal Contract Hire agreement) and a list price of £25,600 OTR, after the government plug-in car grant has been applied. Equipment across the range includes a Navigation system on the 6.5-inch central touchscreen in the central instrument panel with Apple CarPlay and a map view which shows public charging stations in the local area and remote services allows the driver to control the charging process via a connected mobile phone. The mid-level variant offers a cloth/leather-look upholstery, additional exterior body colour and wheel options, as well as adding rear Park Distance Control, a rear camera, a 'Driving Assistance Pack' and Logo Projection puddle lights. The mid-level style MINI Electric is available at £28,000 OTR including the grant. For customers looking for a premium driving experience, the top level offers front PDC parking sensors, a 'Park Assist' system that automatically steers you into spaces, a premium Harmon Kardon sound system and a Head-up Display. It also adds a panoramic sunroof, Matrix LED headlamps and provides a larger 8.8-inch central infotainment touchscreen. Wireless phone charging is also included, in addition to 'MINI Yours' leather 'Lounge' upholstery, a choice of five alloy wheel designs and six exterior body colours. The top style MINI Electric is available at £30,400 OTR including the grant.

Cost of Ownership

You might think, as we do, that the main issue here is driving range. MINI claims that this car will cover between 124 and 145 miles in the WLTP cycle. Which doesn't sound very much in an era when the similarly-sized full-electric Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa-e models will do over 200 miles. Even BMW's i3 EV goes at least 20% further than a MINI Electric. MINI bullishly says this isn't a problem because a long driving range isn't really needed in an urban-based car. The brand has worked out that the average daily driving distance for a MINI customer is 23 miles - though we've heard that argument before and in our view, it doesn't excuse feeble driving range provision. Rather more pertinently, the company also points out the issue of cost and weight. The larger the battery, the more expensive and heavy it will be, which of course then affects performance and handling - both crucial criteria for a potential buyer of this car. Hence BMW's decision to specify a relatively compact 32.5kEWh battery here which, it reckons, gives the best trade-off between purchase price, handling and driving range. It also means relatively quick charging times. Charging from empty to 80% at an AC 11KW point takes two and a half hours - or three and a half hours to you charge to 100%. You can charge from empty to 80% at a DC 50KW charging point in just 35 minutes. The charging plug is located above the right-hand rear wheel, where the petrol filler would normally be.

Summary

The original Mini, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, was born out of the Suez crisis oil shortage and the demand for affordable motoring. The first cars rolled off the line at Oxford in the summer of 1959 and so began a global success story which has spanned six decades. As the world faces new environmental, social and economic challenges, so perhaps the availability of this MINI Electric is just as opportune. We have some reservations about its rather limited driving range capability, but if you're going to be regularly town-based anyway, that may not be too much of an issue. And this car's spirited handling will make up for much. Sir Alec Issigonis would have been fascinated by this model. MINI is crossing its fingers that you will be too.

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Yellow mirror caps Standard (ex. VAT)
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Special metallic - Moonwalk Grey Standard (ex. VAT)
Special Metallic - White Silver Standard (ex. VAT)
Double stripe cloth - Carbon black with sport seats Standard (ex. VAT)
16" Victory spoke alloy wheels in black Standard (ex. VAT)
16" Electric revolite spoke alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
17" Electric two tone spoke alloy wheels Standard (ex. VAT)

Deal Summary

Monthly Rental inc. VAT excl. VAT
£{{ mainPrice }} £276.16
Initial Rental inc. VAT excl. VAT
£{{ (mainPrice * upfront).toLocaleString(undefined, {minimumFractionDigits: 2, maximumFractionDigits: 2}) }} £2,485.40
Processing Fee inc. VAT excl. VAT
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Important Information

  • Excess mileage charges will apply if you go over the stated contract mileage
  • Vehicle damage charges may occur if the vehicle is returned outside BVRLA's Fair Wear and Tear guidelines
  • All rentals are subject to the necessary finance acceptance criteria
  • Prices shown are indicative and subject to change.
  • No ownership option is available on this lease
  • Manufacturer's maintenance schedule must be observed and addiitional charges (to mileage) may apply for failure to maintain servicing and any non fair wear and tear damage to the vehicle

WLTP (with effect from April 2020) - Your quote also contains indicative CO2 or MPG values. The data could not be retreived while producing the quote, so we have based it on the lowest possible cost.

The quote will need to be updated with the accurate information before we can proceed to order. Written quotation upon request.