Giving the smaller MINIs more utility is something owners have been doing for years. Now MINI is focusing on that with a series of new and updated accessories launching with the the all electric MINI Cooper SE. Of course these accessories don’t have anything that ties them to the SE specifically so they’re compatible with the broader range of F56 models as well.
The temperatures are rising and with them the anticipation of outdoor activities and excursions into nature. The model-specific railing and roof rack systems from the MINI Genuine Accessories range create ideal conditions for leaving the limits of urban mobility behind and combining driving pleasure with active leisure activities. The MINI Cooper SE is a particularly sustainable escape from everyday life. The MINI Cooper SE is the only fully electric model in its competitive class, that can be equipped with optional roof rails and a wide range of retrofit products. This means that nothing stands in the way of locally emission-free transport of roof boxes, bicycles or other sports and leisure utensils.
With a range of 203 to 234 kilometres determined in the WLTP test cycle, the MINI Cooper SE is ideally equipped to explore new routes away from the urban jungle. And when it comes to versatility and transport capacities, the first purely electrically powered model from the British premium brand is in no way inferior to the conventionally powered variants of the MINI 3-door. With all four seats utilised, its luggage compartment volume is also 211 litres. And after folding down the rear seat backrest, which can be divided in a 60 : 40 ratio, the storage space increases to 731 litres, just like in a MINI 3-door with an internal combustion engine. And that’s not all: the railing and roof rack systems from the MINI Genuine Accessories range turn the electrified model into a versatile transport talent in no time at all.
The conditions for this are created by the roof rails in matt black, which are available directly from production site. On the roof of the MINI Cooper SE, it forms the stable basis for various fastening and transport systems, which are available in the MINI Genuine Accessories range for both the MINI Cooper SE and the conventionally powered MINI 3-door and MINI 5-door models. For example, the railing rack available there as a retrofit product enables the MINI roof box to be locked in place comfortably and securely. With a tare weight of 13 kilograms, it offers a capacity of 320 litres. This provides sufficient space for sports clothing, bicycle helmets or even camping and picnic equipment. Even skis can be stored in the roof box, which is around 1.90 metres long. The all-black box has embossed stripes and MINI lettering. It is lockable and can be opened on both sides.
Because the brand’s typical principle of creative use of space also applies to the roof of the MINI Cooper SE, there is even room for a bicycle next to the roof box. With the touring bike holder, which is also available in the MINI Genuine Accessories range, two-wheelers of different types and sizes can be mounted upright and securely on the railing carrier. The holder made of high-strength aluminum fixes the bike with a lockable clamping system and two tension straps. In addition, the range includes other transport solutions such as ski racks and an aluminum luggage basket, which are also compatible with the railing carrier.
The MINI Cooper SE becomes the ideal companion for a short trip or weekend excursion with the model-specific Travel & Comfort System. It consists of a basic carrier that can be firmly mounted between the headrest rails of the driver’s or front passenger’s seat. Various system attachments can be quickly and conveniently slipped on and snapped into place. For example, holders for tablets or hangers and universal hooks for bags can be securely attached to the backrests of the front seats.
In addition, a folding table that can be used as a work or storage surface can be attached to the basic support of the Travel & Comfort System. It can be adjusted in height and inclination as needed and is held securely on the backrest of the seat. Another clever detail of the folding table is the foldable cup holder. An ideal solution in the fight against impatience and boredom in the rear of the MINI Cooper SE is the universal holder for tablets with a screen diameter of between seven and eleven inches. It ensures that the tablet is securely fastened in an ergonomically optimal position, making it easy to start an individual entertainment programme for the passengers in the rear seats on longer trips beyond the city limits.