The first edition MINI Electric of 30 units was quickly snapped up soon after its launch last year. For those who missed out, here is your chance to own the famous 2021 MINI Electric.
MINI Malaysia has unveiled the latest variant of the MINI Electric, first introduced to the Malaysian market mid-August last year. According to MINI Malaysia, MINI Electric has steadily become an icon of the MINI portfolio, and they are proud to see this model perform exceptionally in Malaysia.
The New 2021 MINI Electric features a fresh design language that marks MINI’s transition into the next generation. Now available with a range of new equipment made standard, the New MINI Electric also arrives alongside the latest variants of the MINI 3 Door, MINI 5 Door and MINI Convertible.
Just like its ICE (internal combustion engine) brethren, the New 2021 MINI Electric features a refreshed appearance starting with new front bumpers that does away with fog lights and now includes integrated air curtains for improved aerodynamics. Also, a new addition to the front is a new yellow S Badge sitting in the place of the previous E Badge. A new body-colour safety bar rests on the front bumper, while a black surround now accentuates the hexagonal shape of the vehicle’s radiator grille.
Adaptive LED headlights with Matrix functionality now come with high-gloss black inner housing; and along the sides, the 2021 MINI Electric features a modernised and identifiable side scuttle design that includes LED indicators and Electric-specific inserts.
Towards the rear, the previously Vigorous Grey tailgate handle is now swapped out for a sleek Black, while the rear bumper retains its original design language. The 2021 MINI Electric continues to ride on 17-inch wheels in the MINI Electric Power Spoke two-tone with run-flat tyres.
Just like the others, the 2021 MINI Electric comes with a refreshed interior design language with a new cockpit décor panel geometry that appears horizontally-stretched through enlarged décor trim. Drivers are also treated to a new steering wheel design with horizontal spokes and multi-function buttons that are integrated on an even surface with the Piano Black finish.
Other new features include the modernised inner and outer air vents that are integrated into the cockpit fascias, new ambient lighting in the form of light strips that highlight the interior geometry, as well as new door bezel décor in Piano Black, and the MINI Controller in black finishing as well.
The new black panel design for the centre instrument panel is also reflected in the 8.8-inch MINI Navigation System equipped with the full MINI Connected suite which includes new Concierge Services, on top of the standard Teleservices, Remote Services, Intelligent Emergency Call, MINI Online and Apple Carplay. The vehicle is also equipped with the MINI Head Up Display, and the impressive 12-Speaker 360-watt Harman Kardon Sound System.
The 2021 MINI Electric is powered by the highly powerful version of the synchronous electric motor developed by the BMW Group – a front-axle electric engine capable of 184HP, as well as a 12-module T-shaped battery unit with a net capacity of 28.9kWh. The MINI Electric shares a peak torque of 270Nm with its predecessor while consuming 17.6 – 15.2kWh per 100km of travel. The electrified MINI offers a maximum speed of 150km/h and a driving range of up to 232km (WLTP). The 2021 MINI Electric can also make the century sprint in 7.3 seconds.
The MINI Electric continues to offer a range of charging capabilities, whether at home or at a public charging facility. When recharging at a DC charging station, the New MINI Electric only requires approximately 36 minutes to go from zero to 80% charge, where the MINI Wallbox Plus offers an 80% charge in just two and half hours, similar to recharging at a public AC charging station. The charging progress of the 2021 MINI Electric can be viewed on the inside of the charging flap, at the Digital Instrument Cluster or via the MINI App.
The MINI eDrive, available as standard, gives the vehicle intelligent digital services and functions for a hassle-free drive. The Green Driving Assistant (GDA) provides useful onboard functionalities, such as the Range Assistant that presents different solutions to the driver in case of insufficient battery, for greater peace of mind. It is able to suggest a more efficient route (Green Route), driving mode or the nearest charging station, so the driver can still arrive at their destination. The range circle also displays the range within the selected driving mode on the map.
Additionally, the new MINI App offers the New MINI Electric an advanced user experience that befits a digital lifestyle, allowing drivers to access their MINI at any time. Owners can call up information on the vehicle’s status or to prepare for the next drive. The MINI App serves as a universal interface between the smartphone and the vehicle. Features include remote access to vehicle charging status and electric range, charging history, along with Remote Services to locate the vehicle and lock or unlock the doors, send navigational directions such as charging stations from a smartphone directly to the vehicle, as well as turning on the air conditioning system in the vehicle remotely.
Similar to the previous generation, the 2021 MINI Electric is also equipped with the Driving Assistant system as standard. This camera-based driving assistance system package consists of the Speed Limit info, as well as the digital high-beam assistant. The system also intelligently features the person warning and approach control warning, both with light city braking function. The New MINI Electric is also equipped with the Park Assistant, front and rear Park Distance Control, and Cruise Control with braking function.
A new feature to the MINI family line-up and now also a standard across all new MINI models is the Lane Departure Warning that helps the driver stay safely on the chosen course at speeds between 70 and 210 km/h. To prevent unintentional lane departure, the system registers markings at the edge of the lane and alerts the driver if there is a risk of deviation by vibrating the steering wheel.
Although we haven't had the opportunity to drive the new MINI Electric, we did have a go in the old one. My colleague labelled it as 'Realistic Electric Mobility' and we can't imagine the new one being any lesser. He even said that the car was fun and despite the extra weight, getting off the line is brisk.
Exterior colour offerings of the 2021 MINI Electric include the exclusive White Silver with Black Roof and Energetic Yellow Accents, the British Racing Green with Black Roof and Black Mirror Caps, and the Midnight Black with White Roof and Energetic Yellow Accents.
Customers are encouraged to view the new models online via the www.mini.my website as all dealerships will be closed in accordance with the latest Movement Control Order. Customers may also contact their preferred dealers for further information.
The new models are also available for online booking at RM1,000 each via the MINI eShop platform at https://www.mini.my/en_MY/home/happenings/minionlineshop.html.
The New MINI Electric arrives with the MINI 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, 8 Years/ 100,000KM High Voltage Battery Warranty with Free Scheduled Service. The recommended retail price with Sales and Services Tax Exemption (on the road, without insurance) is:
The New MINI Electric RM 217,470.73
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