Introducing the hot-looking Red Mini Cooper SE – Catch the details!

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Introducing the hot-looking Red Mini Cooper SE – Catch the details! (Image:
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Delhi : Only 20 units of the Cooper SE Charge Edition from Mini have been allotted in India, with each model costing Rs 55 lakh (ex-showroom), or Rs 1.5 lakh more than the regular Cooper SE. The new paint job and contrasting inlays give the limited-edition electric hatchback an eye-catching makeover. It travels to India as a fully imported unit (CBU) and is exclusively available for reservation through Mini's online store.

Mini hasn't changed anything about the silhouette, including the headlights, panels, and grille. Even if the exterior color options that were available for the basic EV have been replaced, the style is still instantly recognizable as a Cooper SE. This new color is set off by a variety of contrasting elements that add to the adorable electric hatchbacks' charm. The ORVMs, door handles, head and taillight surrounds (or rings), tailgate handle, and logo all receive a white color as well as the multitone roof.

The black band that runs along the mustache-shaped grille and continues over the wheel arches and side sills adds a second degree of distinction. Then there are the yellow accents, which are carried over from the basic Cooper SE and can be seen on the grille's 'S' inscription and the rims' 17-inch alloy wheels. The inclusion of yellow highlights in profile and on the hood emphasizes the contrasted character even more. Just right—not overdone, not underworked. 

This Cooper SE's interior has sports seats with carbon black leatherette upholstery. Nappa leather is used on the three-spoke steering wheel to give it a more upscale appearance. Yellow accents are still present on the gear lever and start/stop toggle button, and there is also distinctive badging on the door sills. 

The 5.5-inch MID for the driver, 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and ambient lighting remain as features. Wireless phone charging and a Harmon Kardon speaker system are also included. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, run-flat tires, a rearview camera, cruise control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system make up the safety kit.

Nothing has changed at all on this front. The same 32.6kWh battery pack, which powers the 184PS/270Nm electric motor in the Coope SE Charge Edition, continues to be used in the vehicle's electric drivetrain. The system promises a 0-100kmph timing of 7.3 seconds and the same claimed range of 270 kilometers. It allows quick DC charging, and a 50kW fast charger will recharge the battery from 0% to 80% in just 36 minutes. Using an 11kW AC charger will take 2.5 hours, while using a 2.3kW AC charger will take 9 hours and 43 minutes.

This special edition Cooper SE costs Rs 1.5 lakh more than the ordinary Cooper SE because of its unique paint job and exclusivity. We predict that these will sell out much sooner than you might expect because the import quantities are only 20 units. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volvo XC40 Recharge are rivals of the Mini Cooper SE in this nation.