MINI Cooper 2024: Australian Launch Details for New Petrol and Electric Models

Matt Brand
April 9, 2024
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MINI Australia is scheduled to release four new models of the MINI Cooper in the third quarter of 2024, including two petrol variants—the Cooper C and S—and two electric versions, the Cooper E and SE.

These models aim to update the MINI lineup with enhanced technology while maintaining recognizable design features of the brand.

The Cooper C is powered by a three-cylinder engine that generates 115kW and 230Nm, achieving a 0-100 km/h time of 7.7 seconds.

The Cooper S offers increased performance with a four-cylinder engine, producing 150kW and 300Nm, and a 0-100 km/h time of 6.6 seconds.

In terms of electric models, the Cooper E comes with a 41kWh battery, delivering 135kW and 290Nm of torque, with a claimed range of up to 305 km. The Cooper SE is equipped with a 54kWh battery, offering 160kW and 330Nm of torque, and a range of up to 402 km.

Both models feature DC fast charging capabilities.

The new MINI Coopers incorporate a design philosophy termed "Charismatic Simplicity," aiming to highlight key features through a minimalist approach.

The cars continue to feature the brand’s hallmark round LED headlights and distinctive tail lights, alongside a newly designed interior that includes a 240mm OLED screen as part of the central display system.

In a shift towards sustainability, these are the first MINI models to be completely leather-free, providing various sustainable interior materials instead.

These upcoming launches are part of BMW Group Australia’s broader strategy to expand its electric vehicle lineup to 20 variants by the third quarter of 2024, emphasizing environmental sustainability.

Features across the new MINI Cooper range include a Head-Up Display, Comfort Access, and MINI Experience Modes, with pricing for the Cooper C starting at $41,990.

The new models also reflect a commitment to reduced environmental impact, with production practices designed to utilize recycled materials, such as up to 70% recycled aluminium for light alloy wheels and at least 90 percent recycled polyester for the interior.

Matt Brand
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