Mini Aceman EV Unveiled: Travels Up to 405km on a Single Charge

Mini Aceman EV Unveiled: Travels Up to 405km on a Single Charge

Mini has recently introduced the all-new Aceman EV, strategically positioned between the Cooper and Countryman in its lineup. This new model is unveiled just before the Beijing motor show, marking a significant expansion in Mini's electric vehicle offerings. The company envisions the Aceman potentially becoming its best-selling model.

Design and Dimensions

The Aceman EV showcases a length of 4.07 meters, a width of 1.75 meters, and a height of 1.5 meters. It is notably larger than the Cooper hatchback, adding 192mm in length, 23mm in width, and 130mm in height. This size enhancement allows the Aceman to offer more interior space and adopt a crossover-style body, which is slightly taller than the typical supermini.

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Mini Aceman EV Unveiled

Exterior and Interior Styling

The Aceman's design features sharper aesthetics compared to the Cooper, with angular headlamps, squared-out wheel arches, and rectangular LED tail-lamps. The rugged body cladding, chunky bumpers, and roof rails emphasize its crossover appeal. Inside, the Aceman mirrors the minimalist yet stylish design language of Mini's latest models, featuring a large central OLED display and a curved dashboard with a knitted textile surface. The car skips a traditional instrument cluster in favor of a head-up display, enhancing the cabin's modern feel.

Capacity and Comfort

The interior comfortably accommodates five passengers and offers a boot capacity of 300 liters, which can expand to 1,005 liters with the rear seats folded. The design choices and materials used in the cabin enhance the overall aesthetic and functional appeal of the Aceman.

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Power and Performance

The Mini Aceman is available in two variants:

  • Aceman E: Features a front-mounted motor delivering 184hp and 290Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0-100kph in 7.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 160kph. It's equipped with a 42.5kWh battery, offering a range of 310km on the WLTP cycle and supports up to 75kW fast charging.
  • Aceman SE: Boasts 218hp and 330Nm of torque, with a 0-100kph time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 170kph. This variant comes with a larger 54.2kWh battery, providing up to 405km range and supports faster charging up to 95kW.

A sportier JCW version is also in the pipeline, expected to use the SE’s powertrain with a more aggressive chassis setup.

Production and Availability

Initially, the Aceman will be produced alongside the electric Cooper in China, with plans to expand production to other markets subsequently. This strategic launch positions Mini to capture a significant share of the evolving electric vehicle market, appealing to a wide range of consumers seeking stylish, efficient, and dynamic electric vehicles.