MINI at the IAA Cars 2019 in Frankfurt.

BMW:MINI at the IAA Cars 2019 in Frankfurt.

Show premiere for the all-electric MINI Cooper SE – New battery cell
technology extends electric range of the
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid by 30 per cent –
Traditional British brand reflects on its 60-year heritage, presents
current model range, new customisation options and the latest
accessory and lifestyle products in Hall 11 at the Frankfurt trade
fair arena.

Munich. MINI promises visitors to the IAA Cars 2019
international motor show in Frankfurt am Main an electrifying display
in every sense with a stand focused squarely on electric mobility. The
show premiere of the British premium brand’s new MINI Cooper SE (fuel
consumption combined: 0.0 l/100 km; electric power consumption
combined: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined:
0 g/km) heralds the beginning of a new era in purely electric
mobility, in which drivers will be able to enjoy virtually silent
urban motoring with zero local emissions in signature MINI style. The
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption combined:
2.1 – 1.9 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined:
13.9 – 13.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 47 –
43 g/km) now also delivers a significantly more potent hit of electric
driving fun. The latest version of the plug-in hybrid model, making
its debut appearance in Frankfurt, employs the very latest battery
cell technology, enabling it to achieve an electric range of up to
57 kilometres (35 miles).

In addition to the premiere of the new MINI Cooper SE, the British
carmaker is also celebrating its 60th anniversary at the IAA Cars 2019
show, with production since 1959 having reached the 10 million mark.
With this in mind, Frankfurt will also host the special anniversary
model from MINI Plant Oxford – a MINI 3‑door Hatch of the
60 Years Edition, whose exclusive design and equipment features bring
the original’s distinctive sense of style to the premium compact
segment. Visitors to Hall 11 (near the main entrance to the Frankfurt
trade fair arena) on 12 – 22 September 2019 will also be able to
admire the brand’s current model line-up and an array of new additions
to its accessory and lifestyle product ranges.

Power, style and zero local emissions: the new MINI Cooper SE.

The new MINI Cooper SE is the first premium compact car with a purely
electric drive system, delivering a sustainable urban driving
experience that also fires the emotions. It is based on the
conventionally powered MINI 3-door Hatch, whose striking design has
been enriched with some model-specific accents. The 135 kW/184 hp
electric motor driving the front wheels in typical MINI fashion endows
the car with impressive acceleration. The motor’s instant response to
the slightest nudge of the throttle adds a new dimension to the
brand’s fabled go-kart feeling. The new MINI Cooper SE races from 0 to
60 km/h (37 mph) in just 3.9 seconds and takes a mere 7.3 seconds for
the sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest.

The energy required to propel the car with such vivacity is sourced
from a latest-generation lithium-ion battery enabling a range of 235
to 270 kilometres (146 – 168 miles). Bespoke suspension tuning and an
extremely low centre of gravity (resulting from the high-voltage
battery’s positioning in the vehicle floor) imbue the new MINI Cooper
SE with remarkable handling agility and cornering dynamics. The
battery’s location has the additional benefit of ensuring exactly the
same amount of space is available for occupants and luggage as in a
MINI 3-door Hatch with a combustion engine.

The brand’s first ever all-electric model will be built in the UK at
MINI Plant Oxford, with production due to start in November 2019. Its
drive technology has been engineered at the BMW Group’s centres of
excellence for electric mobility in Dingolfing and Landshut. Standard
equipment for the new MINI Cooper SE includes LED headlights, a
digital instrument cluster, an electric parking brake, two-zone
automatic air conditioning, a heating system with heat pump
technology, auxiliary heating and stationary air conditioning
functions, plus Connected Navigation. The new model will also be
offered with numerous driver assistance systems and four equipment
packages at launch, allowing it to be tailored precisely to individual requirements.

Electric range extended by 30 per cent: the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4.

The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has adopted a pioneering role
within the British premium brand’s current product range by providing
a first taste of motoring with zero local emissions, MINI style. Now,
this already successful premium compact plug-in hybrid is set to
become more appealing still – courtesy of the BMW Group’s latest
battery cell technology, which brings about a substantial increase in
both efficiency and electric range. The battery’s dimensions are
unchanged, yet the latest-generation high-voltage battery fitted in
the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has increased gross energy
capacity from 7.7 to 10.0 kWh, thereby extending the all-rounder’s
electric range by some 30 per cent to a maximum 55 – 57 kilometres
(34 – 35 miles). Positioned under the rear seat unit to save space,
the lithium-ion battery can be fully recharged in about five hours
from a standard domestic socket or in around 3h 15 min when plugged
into a wallbox.

The hybrid system aboard the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4
comprises a three-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor,
generating combined system output of 165 kW/224 hp. A
hybrid-specific all-wheel-drive system channels power to the front and
rear wheels as required by the situation at hand. The new
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 powers from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in
6.8 seconds. And the plug-in-hybrid’s efficiency likewise reaps the
benefits of the latest advances in battery cell technology.
The average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the new
MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 have both dropped by around
20 per cent, to 2.1 – 1.9 litres per 100 kilometres and 47 – 43 grams
per kilometre respectively.

Thanks to its substantial electric range and low CO2
emissions, the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 meets the criteria
(depending on the equipment fitted) for reduced company car tax in
Germany, as stipulated by the country’s electric mobility legislation.
This means only half of the gross list price is taken as a basis in
determining the benefit of kind for private use.

The values of fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity
consumption shown were determined according to the test procedure
defined in the European Directive VO (EU) 2007/715 in the version
applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a
vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown
takes account of optional equipment and the different size of wheels
and tyres available on the selected model. These factors can change
during the configuration.

The values of some vehicles are measured according to the new
WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and
converted to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for comparison
purposes. The taxes or other duties for these vehicles may be based
on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data which differ from that
shown here.

Further information on official fuel consumption and official
specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is given in the
‘Handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emissions and power
consumption of new passenger cars’, which can be obtained free of
charge at all sales outlets and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand
GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen,
and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

In case of queries, please contact:

Press and PR

Matthias Bode, Spokesperson MINI

Phone: +49-89-382-61742

E-Mail: matthias.bode@mini.com

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communications MINI

Phone: +49- 89-382-23662

E-Mail: andreas.lampka@mini.com

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the
BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles
and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility
services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production
and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global
sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and
more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in
the financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 97.480 billion. As of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 134,682 employees.

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thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore
established ecological and social sustainability throughout the
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MINI Cooper SE: Fuel consumption combined: 0.0 l/100 km; electric
power consumption combined: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; CO2
emissions combined: 0 g/km.

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4: Fuel consumption combined:
2.1 – 1.9 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined:
13.9 – 13.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 47 – 43 g/km.  

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