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Mini Electric Convertible 2023: drop-top BEV hatch revealed for Europe


Production of the battery-powered convertible Mini will be limited to just 999 units

Mini has revealed the drop-top version of its Mini Electric hatch, but it comes with a couple of caveats. 

The first is that it’s only going to be sold in Europe and the United Kingdom, and the second is that just 999 units are going to be built. 

As an all-electric convertible hatchback, this Mini Electric has carved out an extreme niche for itself, and will potentially only be crossed-shopped with the likes of the Cupra Born or the Renault Twizy. 

2023 Mini Electric Convertible rear
The Mini Electric Convertible gets a driving range of 257km

Mini has stated that the Electric Convertible has become a reality following the popularity of a one-off concept that was presented in 2022. 

Like the standard Mini Electric, the Convertible is powered by a single electric motor that’s mounted on the front axle, producing 135kW/270Nm. 

As for performance, it will hit 100km/h in a claimed 8.2-seconds, and it gets a WLTP-rated range of just 257km. 

2023 Mini Electric Convertible front driving
17-inch “Power Spoke” wheels come as standard

Exterior differences over the standard Mini Electric include consecutive numbering for each of the 999 units, and a Union Jack located on the folding soft-top roof. 

On the inside it gets nappa leather sport seats that are heated and feature a Mini logo embossed on the headrest. 

2023 Mini Electric Convertible interior
Heated seats make top-down driving on a cold day comfortable

It also sits on Mini’s 17-inch “Power Spoke” wheels that are styled after the shape of a power plug in the UK. 

Mini has stated that this Electric Convertible will be built alongside the ICE-powered Cooper Convertible at the brand’s Dutch production plant. Of the 999 set for production, 150 units are confirmed for the UK, whilst the rest will be sold in Europe.