Maximising zero local emissions fun: MINI has unveiled a new Cooper SE Convertible (a convertible variant of the model known simply as the MINI Electric here in Singapore), just ahead of the arrival of summer in the US.
The car is set to make its public debut at the traditional “MINI Takes the States” community event there.
But if you’re looking to catch some rays yourself in a compact open-top, you’ll need to look elsewhere, for MINI says that this model will not enter series production.
Instead, just one example of this MINI Electric Convertible will be built.
The intention is to show the path of how an all-electric premium brand could continue and also electrify classic sporty open-air driving in the future.
Still, better to have loved and lost than to not have loved at all, eh?
Based on the body of a MINI Cooper S Convertible, this MINI Electric Convertible measures 3863mm long, while its total width stands at 1727mm.
The load volume in the luggage compartment is claimed to be unchanged from the Cooper S Convertible, at 160 litres.
Power meanwhile, comes courtesy of the same drivetrain found in the MINI Electric, with a total of 181bhp going to the front wheels.
The MINI Electric Convertible can supposedly crack the zero to 100km/h sprint in just 7.7 seconds, while its WLTP range stands at 230km.
But of course, the more important figure here is the fact that its textile soft top can be opened or retracted in just 18 seconds at the touch of a button, at speeds of up to 30km/h.