Electric 2020 Mini Cooper S E Drops All Camo For Official Photo Shoot

The all-electric 2020 Mini Cooper S E has been spotted multiple times during testing but never without the camouflage.

Until now, that is, as Mini’s first mass-produced EV has been completely undisguised in the United States during an official photo shoot. Our photographers managed to snap several shots of the electric hatch wearing California plates. As you can see, the Mini Cooper S E looks exactly as you’d expect given the spy shots we’ve seen so far and especially the 2017 Mini Electric Concept.

Also read: Mini’s 2019 Electric Model Will Be Also The World’s First Electric Hot Hatch

The production model borrows a lot from said study, including the closed-off grille with yellow accents and Mini Electric logo, the funky alloy wheels, right-hand-side charging port, and presumably the updated rear fascia — which is the only element that still remains covered on the car.

Unfortunately, the sharp body kit seen on the Mini Electric Concept does not make it to production and neither do the sleek light units. Instead, the Mini Cooper S E looks just like a regular Cooper S model that happens to be electric.

Underneath the skin, the Mini Cooper S E is expected to feature the updated powertrain from the BMW i3S. That’s a 44.2-kWh 120 Ah battery pack feeding an electric motor rated at 184 PS (181 hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. Expect a similar range of around 170 miles (274 km) in the WLTP cycle. Unlike the i3, however, the Mini Cooper S E will be front-wheel drive.

The 2020 Mini Cooper S E is expected to arrive at dealers in late 2019 or early 2020.

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  • salamOOn

    what a mess.

  • Enter Ranting

    The Mini has become long in the tooth. The overall shape is totally played out. That’s the problem with basing your car company on one design.

    • Gotallofthem

      Clearly you dont know what the heck you are talking about.

      • Enter Ranting

        I know exactly what I’m talking about. The design is boring – same ol’ exterior, with a Mini Mouse inspired interior. Move on, Mini. In the meantime, all of my friends who had Minis couldn’t wait to get rid of them. They broke down constantly. The quality and reliability is terrible. But you do you…

  • Matteo Tommasi

    At least the design is well integrated.
    But the base is terrible by himself, so it can’t be good

  • Puddingpopper

    its tape

  • sean tooher

    watered down disappointment, typical

  • karmat

    It looks like they took a 2007 model, put ugly wheels and grill on it and said “Good enough”.

  • Bash

    Those wheels make it look goofy.

  • ME

    It would only be worth it if it has dual motor all wheel drive with LED front and rear lights.

  • LOOKING AT THE WHEELS I HEAR “THUMP, THUMP, THUMP”. MY BEST APPROXIMATION OF A FLAT TIRE.

  • YOU’D THINK THE MAJOR COMPANIES WOULD HAVE PICKED UP ON THAT BY NOW. BLUE TRIM AND UGLY WHEELS SEEMS TO BE THE MOST POPULAR CHOICE.

  • Ruel Lewis

    Love that they kept those wheels.

  • Matt

    It makes perfect sense to differentiate the EV version from others in the range, especially as people often buy a MINI for ‘image’. Other than the wheels and subtle trim they haven’t really changed the design of the car at all.

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