MINI announces new limited edition MINI Convertible electric car

MINI has announced it is going ahead with a small series of the all-electric MINI Convertible. This follows positive feedback on the one-off presented in the summer of 2022. It’s a slick-looking electric car with the hood up or down and we’re sure MINI fans will love this new zero emissions cabriolet. 

Stefanie Wurst, Head of the MINI Brand, said: “Three years ago, we launched the MINI Electric, and today one in five MINI models sold in Europe is an all-electric MINI. 

“This success has spurred us to implement the small series of the MINI Electric Convertible within only a few months. I’m delighted that we can offer 999 MINI customers an extraordinary and exclusive open-air go-kart feeling.”

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The MINI Electric Convertible is offered with a fixed specification and two exterior paint choices for customers in either Enigmatic Black or White Silver. Door handles, side scuttles and the surrounds of the front and rear lights are finished in Resolute Bronze and the MINI logo and model lettering feature in Piano Black. 

The E logo, which is also found on the MINI Electric, is situated on the front apron and on the rear. Edition-specific details are found on the side scuttles and door sill trims, featuring consecutive numbering for each of the 999 units available.

The MINI Electric Convertible also showcases edition-specific 17-inch Electric Power Spoke 2-tone alloy wheels, made from 100 per cent secondary aluminium. The combination of green electricity during production and the use of the secondary raw material significantly reduces CO2 emissions compared to conventional manufacturing processes.

For the interior, MINI Yours sports seats in Leather Lounge design offer seat heating and adjustable thigh support. The multifunctional sports steering wheel, which is finished in Nappa leather, is also heated and features the MINI Electric logo. 

Interior surfaces are finished in Piano Black, while ambient lighting and signature MINI Electric yellow colour accents, such as the start-stop toggle switch, complete the interior design. The dimensions, including boot space, remain unchanged and provides 160 litres.

Premium interior materials are complemented by eDrive services. These services provide the driver with current energy consumption, range and tips for economical driving, and are all displayed on the MINI Head-Up Display. On longer journeys, the Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and MINI Driving Assistant enhance comfort.

The MINI Electric Convertible is powered by a compact, yet powerful 135kW/ 184hp electric motor. This enables harmonious axle load distribution, agility and controllable handling while delivering 0-62mph (0-100kph) in just 8.2 seconds. This ultimately delivers a range of 124 miles (km). 

While the range is relatively low compared to many electric cars, it’s perfect for around town and those who only use their car for shorter journeys. It’s hard not to love it and we’re big fans of this electric convertible

This follows last year’s announcement from MINI that it was launching the Multitone Edition, a brand-new limited edition for the MINI Electric. This electric car features exclusive designs on both the exterior and interior of the car and was limited to just 200 examples in the UK.

The new MINI Electric Convertible will be produced in a limited run of 999 units alongside the conventional MINI Convertible in the Netherlands. With just 150 models destined for the UK, the vehicle will be available from April 2023 and priced at £52,500 (on the road).

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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