Ever since Mini announced its plans to release an electric Mini Cooper SE, avid fans and interested buyers have been on the lookout for available model information.
Ahead of its 2020 release, the model has since been spotted without a camouflage, but Mini remained tight-lipped when it came to other details—until now that the automaker has finally assigned a price tag to the highly anticipated model.
The 2020 Mini SE will have a starting price of $29,900 in the United States, before tax credits or incentives. It is slightly more expensive than the two-door Cooper S, suggesting that going for the electric vehicle does not really give consumers much savings.
But when it comes to “entry-level” inclusions, the brand has other things in mind.
A base model Mini SE will come equipped with standard features that include navigation with a 6.5-inch display, keyless access, heated seats, automatic wipers, LED lighting, and leatherette upholstery.
In terms of performance, the Mini SE is right up to par with its 181 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque compared to the 189 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque of the Cooper S.
EPA-certified range estimates are not yet available for the Mini SE, but Europe’s WLTP cycle puts it between 146 and 168 miles. Based on EPA’s standards, the numbers are likely to go a little lower, but should still be more than enough for a day’s worth of driving.
The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is expected to arrive at dealership lots sometime in March next year.