New Mini Aceman EV revealed with up to 405km range

    Aceman is positioned between the Cooper and Countryman in Mini's refreshed line-up.

    Published On Apr 25, 2024 09:00:00 AM

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    Mini has officially unveiled the all-new Aceman EV just ahead of the Beijing motor show, and with this, the carmaker has completed its all-new line-up; the Aceman is positioned between the new Cooper and the Countryman. Mini boss Stefanie Wurst has previously talked about the Aceman’s potential to be the brand’s bestselling model. The Aceman is built on an extended version of the architecture that underpins the electric Cooper.

    1. Aceman EV is available with two battery packs
    2. Interior remains largely unchanged from new Cooper
    3. New JCW Aceman also in the pipeline

    Mini Aceman: exterior and interior

    The Mini Aceman measures 4.07 metres in length, 1.75 metres in width and 1.5 metres in height; 192mm longer, 23mm wider and 130mm taller than the Cooper hatchback. The Aceman sits slightly taller than a typical supermini with more of a crossover body that, Mini says, frees up more interior space.

    The overall aesthetics are slightly sharper than on the Cooper – it gets more angular headlamps, squared-out wheel arches and rectangular LED tail-lamps at the rear. The real differentiation though is brought about by the rugged body cladding all round, the chunkier bumpers and the roof rails.

    The design of its interior also mirrors that of other new Minis and includes a large central OLED display for the infotainment. The curved dashboard has a knitted textile surface, and keeping up with the theme of minimalism, the instrument cluster has been given a complete miss. What you get is a reflective panel for the head-up display ahead of the steering wheel.

    There are also plenty of textured surfaces all around the cabin that add flair to its character. The interior seats five and the boot capacity is 300 litres. With the 60/40 split rear seats folded, the capacity increases to 1,005 litres.

    Mini Aceman: battery, range and specs 

    The Aceman will be available in two versions initially – the entry-level E and the top-spec SE. The E variant has 184hp and 290Nm from a front-mounted motor that propels the car from 0-100kph in 7.9 seconds and onto a top speed of 160kph. It uses a 42.5kWh battery that has a range of 310km (claimed, WLTP cycle) with a peak charging speed of 75kW.

    The more powerful Aceman SE uses a 218hp, 330Nm motor, has a 0-100kph time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 170kph. It also gets a larger 54.2kWh battery with 405km range and a faster maximum charging speed of 95kW. A JCW Aceman is also planned, which will use the SE’s powertrain but get a more aggressive chassis set-up.

    For now, the Aceman will be built alongside the electric version of the new Cooper in China, and will be produced in other markets later.

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