Mini SE ALL4: 300+ HP, All-Electric AWD
As the big reveal for the up-to-date Mini Countryman approaches, the British corporation has provided noteworthy insights into their new all-electric concept. At launch, two editions will be accessible, with the E Countryman producing 188 horsepower. Comparable to the present Cooper Electric, we guess this edition will include front wheel drive.
An electric, all-wheel drive Mini is about to debut; two driven units efficiently placed at each axle accomplish an impressive 308 horsepower output, with a power-surge feature on top of that. With a 64.7 KWh battery underpinning the vehicle, the manufacturer guarantees up to 280 miles of range.
This likely has been gauged using WLTP norms, and we anticipate EPA assessments to be slightly lower.
The most productive Mini has augmented in proportions and is now 5.1 inches larger than the pre-existing version, with a total of 169.7 inches from one end to the other. As well, it is 2.4 inches taller which grants extra space for one’s headroom.
Mini has made sure that their new Countryman is as environmentally friendly as possible. To achieve this, the crossover has done away with “all decorative elements” both inside and out, while the cast-light alloy wheels are produced with 70% secondary aluminum. This means that the production process is more sustainable and produces less waste. Additionally, the electric drivetrain helps to reduce emissions and is a great way for Mini to show their commitment to green initiatives.
Recently, the car manufacturer disclosed the Cooper SE Convertible, a special iteration with only 999 examples made. This rendition boasted exclusive alloy wheels crafted from wholly-recycled components, thus proving Mini is taking this concept onto mass-market cars.
On the inside, it is analogous. The main feature, handle, dashboard and also the carpet has been constructed with recycled polyester that Mini obtained from used carpets and PET deposit vessels.
The acclaimed British firm maintains that their distinctive choice could potentially cut down carbon dioxide emissions up to 85% during the whole distribution process.
Manufacturing of the all-new Countryman is designed to start later in the year at BMW’s Leipzig complex in Germany; thus making it the original Mini to be constructed in that country.
The BMW Group has made ample investments in the Leipzig Factory, reforming it into a sustainable industrial facility. Four wind turbines are projected to produce more than 20 GWh of electricity annually and the energy produced is being retained in 700 repurposed batteries from BMW i3s. Furthermore, by 2024, BMW will be enlarging its e-component manufacturing capacity with the addition of eight assembly lines.
“It is with great pleasure that we can now give our customers the first Mini ‘Made in Germany’, produced with a CO2-neutral energy supply at our plant,” expressed Stefanie Wurst, head of Mini, earlier this year. “This is a testament to our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.”