Mini Aceman EV due reveal as brand’s first electric car Car News

It will also make use of the Cooper’s battery and power offerings (S: 181bhp; SE: 215bhp), but given the car is bigger and heavier than its supermini sibling, range for the entry-level 40kWh E is expected to be down on the Cooper’s 240 miles. Only two-wheel drive will be offered. 

A hot JCW version, using the same 54kWh battery as the SE, will arrive in 2026 – around a year after the standard car, with a focus on power over range.

As with the Cooper, Mini has developed a soundtrack to accompany acceleration, but Wurst said it won’t be like the operatic tune BMW offers in models such as the BMW iX.

Elsewhere inside, the Aceman gets a near-identical interior to the Cooper, albeit with even ‘funkier’ stylings on the cards; a knitted dashboard has been mooted. 

Its interior will largely shun chrome and leather and adopt a clean, one-screen central display for control of most key functions. 

In parting with tradition, its interior is dominated by a large central screen and a set of five toggle switches. Aside from these, buttons are almost entirely absent from the sustainable textile or leatherette-clad dashboard fascia.

It will be the car that has the broadest target market, as “you can buy it for your first car, or have it as your only car.” Wurst added she expects it to also sell well in Asia. “I think this car has the biggest potential; it is the one with the hottest ‘newness’ aspect.”

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This notice was published: 2024-01-04 11:44:00

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