Electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE Starts Under $30k, But You Could Get It As Low As $17,900

Mini has released pricing information for the new all-electric Cooper SE, which will hit U.S. showrooms in March.

The electric subcompact hatch has an MSRP of $29,900*, excluding the $850* destination and handling fee. However, with the federal tax credits and state electric vehicle tax, some customers could pay as low as $17,900*.

“U.S. pricing of the new Mini Cooper SE was set to establish this new battery electric as a true class leader in making premium electric mobility more accessible to a broader range of customers”, said VP of Mini Americas, Michael Peyton. “We at Mini are pleased to offer more people the ability to experience a drive charged with passion in the form of the Mini Cooper SE, an EV that is built ‘for the drive’.”

Also Read: BMW Production Chief Defends Electric Mini’s Driving Range

The new EV will be offered in three trim levels, with the base model featuring 16-inch wheels, LED headlights and fog lamps, 6.5-inch infotainment system, digital dials, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, reversing camera, dusk-sensing headlights and rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors, auto A/C, leatherette upholstery and heated front seats. Moreover, Cruise control, Active Driving Assistant with Forward Collision Warning and Acoustic Pedestrian Warning are also standard.

Mini has yet to detail the other two grades, but all of them are powered by a 181 HP (184 PS / 135 kW) and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque electric motor that drives the front wheels, allowing for a 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in 6.9 seconds and a 93 mph (150 km/h) top speed.

The 32.6 kWh battery pack supports 7.4 kW AC charging, taking 4 hours to charge at home, and up to 50 kW DC charging, which brings it up to 80 percent in 35 minutes. According to the specifications, the Cooper SE has a range of 146-167 miles (235-270 km).

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  • MarketAndChurch

    I hope it leases well!

  • Six_Tymes

    low range, and estimates almost Always turn out to be less. no thanks

  • badcyclist

    Double the range and the Mini will sell. Otherwise, it’s just another e-wannabe.

  • SteersUright

    Not my cup of tea, too slow. But, at $18k I’d get one in a heartbeat. Too bad thats only with California incentives not Florida, where I live.

    • HD

      Too slow? I’m pretty sure that it’s quicker to 30mph than most sports cars.

      • Holmer_k

        Well it’s quicker than a Toyota 86 by a second or so but the Miata is a second quicker. The Veloster N is a bit more than a second quicker, and even the Veloster Turbo R spec is half a second quicker with the slower manual transmission. So I’m not so sure you can say it’s quicker than ‘most’ sports cars. But hey, it’s sufficient for city driving which is what is was built for.

        • HD

          I don’t mean 60mph, I mean city drive, 30mph. Going quicker than most of the traffic. The i3 can keep up with an M3 for example.

          • Holmer_k

            Lol…up to 30mph my electric bike can keep up in traffic or more likely pass you. Who needs a sports car for that?

  • Alduin

    Now it’ll be twice as unreliable as before! Way to go mini and why have a fake hood scoop thats non functional on an EV?

    • Alex Stoyanov

      All MINI Cooper S & JCW models except for the Countryman have a hood scoop and in all cases of gen 2 & 3 it is non-functional. People like the looks of it that’s why they keep building them like that. It was only functional on R52 & R53 models with supercharger. Also in terms of reliability, not sure what you are talking about. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82637efa0c2e257971795c4f35fd26bfccbbacb7ccfd88ad42904627e22f245a.jpg

      • Alduin

        Minis are awful in terms of reliability they’re really at the bottom by FIAT.

        • Alex Stoyanov

          According to you, maybe, but according to facts and reality – not really.

          • Alduin

            Facts? The facts are Mini sucks and are expensive to maintain. You’re just ignorant. ??‍♂️

          • Alex Stoyanov

            LOL, all of those fit the definition of “opinion”. The facts are in my first reply, provided by J.D. Power. They actually deal with facts. You opinions do not equal facts and if you think they do, then you prove to be the ignorant one.

          • Alduin

            You sound like a mini fanboy to me. Face it their cars suck end of story.

          • Alex Stoyanov

            I’ve had a number of cars, MINIs, BMWs, Jaguar, Dodge, Mitsubishi, Oldsmobile, Mercedes, VW, Honda etc. My MINIs have been pretty reliable. So my experience and also knowledgeable people’s research say different from your non-factual opinion. If you have anything else to back up your opinion with please include sources. Until then – this is just an uneducated opinion. End of story.

          • Alduin

            So half the cars you’ve mentioned have been unreliable brands. Jag,Dodge,Olds,BMW,Minis and Mercs and some VW’s. Not a wise choice of stable.

          • Alex Stoyanov

            Your statement doesn’t confirm or back up your claim regarding MINI reliability in any way so I’m not sure what your point is. It is also again seemingly based on broad brand assumptions and not anything factual.

          • Six_Tymes

            You’re just ignorant.

          • Alduin

            You’re just an idiot.

    • Six_Tymes


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