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The MINI Cooper SE 3 portes: An electrifying premiere

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It was in November that I discovered the all-new MINI Electric. This is the MINI Cooper SE 3-door, at the invitation of MINI Laval. This great revolutionary first, completely unique for the Laval MINI dealer and the D’Argenio family, took place more than two months before its first official presentation to the general public, which will take place at the Montreal Auto Show, in January 2020.

The MINI Cooper SE 3 doors : straight towards an urban electric lifestyle

The MINI Cooper SE - Front

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“The environment is today not only a concern, but a priority and we are therefore extremely excited to offer our customers this new ecological alternative thanks to the MINI Cooper SE 3 doors”, underlines Massimo D’Argenio, director, MINI Laval.

The MINI Cooper SE - steering wheel

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This new fully electric MINI, dubbed the MINI Cooper SE 3-door, ushers in a new era for the iconic city car. It’s the most advanced MINI; it combines its legendary design and behavior with instant acceleration, emission-free mobility and more “electrifying” energy than ever. The MINI Cooper SE 3-door will be equipped with the highest level of standard equipment of any MINI in the range, including LED headlights, Union Jack taillights, navigation system and ConnectedDrive service package to complete the electric drive. As a result, the optional equipment profile of the MINI Cooper SE 3-door is greatly simplified by offering three distinct levels of customization, each with a simplified list of autonomous options.

The MINI Cooper SE - Back

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It will have taken years of development for it to become more than a concept, offering a superb alternative with iconic style; making it a highly anticipated event across the industry. The quintessential British car brand, founded in 1959 and owned by the German car company BMW since 2000, is proud to have preserved the characteristic dynamism of MINI in a much greener format.

The MINI Cooper SE - Console

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The MINI Cooper SE - Charging

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The MINI Cooper SE: Attractive Financial incentives

The MINI Cooper SE - Union Jack Lights

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The MINI Cooper SE 3-door should be available in Quebec from March 2020. Only 100 units of this new model are available for pre-order as a special “First Edition”. To pre-order, interested parties can contact MINI Laval directly. The starting price is $ 42,376. The Government of Quebec is offering a rebate of up to $ 8,000 on the purchase or rental of a new electric vehicle. Also, the Government of Canada has recently offered an incentive of up to $ 5,000.

The MINI Cooper SE - Wheels

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Caractéristiques techniques:

The MINI Cooper SE - Charging module

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  • 32.6 kWh (gross) and 28.9 kWh (net) battery pack (12 modules)
  • WLTP range of 200-232 km (124-144 miles), up to 270 km (168 miles) NEDC
  • WLTP energy consumption of 15.5-18.0 kWh/100 km
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds
  • 0-60 km/h (37 mph) in 3.9 seconds
  • Top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph)
  • Power output of 135 kW (184 hp) and 270 Nm of torque 
  • Front-wheel-drive
  • DC Fast Charging 0-80% in 35 minutes (at 50 kW)
  • AC Charging Level 2 TurboCord (240v) Charging 0-80% in 8 hours 
  • Same trunk capacity as Petrol versions = 211 L
  • Unladen DIN weight of 1,365 kg (only 145 kg heavier than the MINI Cooper S 3 door with Steptronic transmission)
  • Important equipment: Highly efficient heat pump, preconditioning via Smartphone, ARB Advanced Traction Control, 2-Stage selectable regeneration

A little more on MINI Laval

The MINI Cooper SE - Miror

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I received a superb welcome from this family business. Part of the family business since 2002, MINI Laval is now one of the most renowned MINI dealerships in the province. Over the years, commitment to the brand and its customers has defined the experience that makes MINI Laval. It is a trusted authority for new and used MINI vehicles across Greater Montreal. With almost 18 years of activity, MINI Laval is proud of its 30,000 square foot facility that provides the experience of MINI’s full service. Whether we think of sales, service, certified MINI parts or exclusive models, the Laval dealership is the benchmark for all of Greater Montreal. MINI Laval is the proud home of the largest showroom and the largest service department in Quebec, with 10 technical bays.

The MINI Cooper SE - MINI Logo

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