One of our favorite automotive Youtubers (is that a word now?) savagegeese got his hands on the all elelctric MINI Cooper SE recently and took a deep look at the car.
While our own MINI Cooper SE Reviews were done a while back (written and video), savagegeese creates an excellent long form companion to what we’ve written about previously. Specifically he goes under the car and discusses some of the unique aspects of the Cooper SE’s construction as well as how it fits in the increasingly crowded EV marketplace.
As a quick refresher, the front wheel drive electric motor generates 181hp and 199 lb.-ft. of torque enabling the new MINI Cooper SE to go from 0 – 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 93 mph.
Range is one of the more controversial aspects of the electric MINI Cooper SE. MINI takes care to mention that this car is created for urban environments. Designed for cities is also another way of saying the range of this car isn’t Tesla like, but the 110 miles quoted by the EPA isn’t the whole story. In my time with the car, I drove equal parts city and highway, and came away with at least 125 miles of range (on a 60 degree day). And while we’ve seen major differences in the BMW i3 in cold temps, the engineers responsible for the MINI Cooper SE promised me that that large delta doesn’t exist on this car thanks to the newer generation batteries and the way the car manages them.
The MINI Cooper SE is now on sale in the US and most other world markets.