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Mini Cooper SE 2021: all-electric hatch adds luxury grade


The facelifted version of Mini’s all-electric hatchback is looking to sharpen its appeal with a top-spec luxury grade, along with a series of range-wide upgrades.

Mini has detailed its fully-electric 2021 Cooper SE hatchback that adopts the recent facelift upgrades and has adopted a new luxury grade in Australia.

The price of entry has jumped $850 to $55,650 (before on-road costs) and follows much of the same changes as its petrol-powered siblings and gives buyers more options to personalise their Mini at no extra cost.

Mini hatch and convertible range 2021
Mini has upgrades the all-electric Cooper SE (right) in line with the rest of the range

The Mini Cooper SE retains the same EV drivetrain which uses a single motor at the front making 135kW of power and 270Nm of torque to get from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds. 

A 32.64kWh battery sits under the floor which provides the same 233km of range (WLTP) as its predecessor. Drivers can top up the battery with a 50kW fast charger that should take around 36 minutes to charge up to 80 per cent capacity.

Starting in the Cooper SE Classic grade, Mini has given buyers the choice of three different 17-inch wheels, five different exterior colours along with four roof and mirror cap colour combinations.

Mini Electric 2021 top
The facelifted model retains the same drivetrain providing 233km of range, pictured is Mini’s head of design Oliver Heilmer

Mini has fitted LED headlights and taillights as standard along with synthetic leather sports seats with heating in the front, matched with a Nappa leather steering wheel.

A larger 8.8-inch touchscreen has now been fitted that is equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay with no Android Auto, that is appropriately matched with a wireless phone charger.

Buyers who opt for the new Cooper SE Mini Yours grade ($62,825 before on-roads) gain up to five 17-inch wheel options to choose from, and three different interior trim options that include leather seats and a selection of floor mats.

Mini Electric 2021 front
The top-spec model allows buyers to choose from five different wheel options and three interior trims

The cabin also gains interior lighting and a panoramic sunroof along with a heads-up display and a Harman Kardon sound system.

Mini has also upgraded the safety equipment with lane departure warning, reversing camera, parking sensors front and rear along with adaptive cruise control are all now fitted as standard.

Mini Cooper SE 2021: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Mini Cooper SE Classic: $55,650
  • Mini Cooper SE MINI Yours: $62,825