MINI Australia is set to introduce all-new petrol variants, the MINI Cooper C and S, along with two electric variants, the MINI Cooper E and SE, in Q3 2024.

Since the brand’s inception in 1959, Mini has captured the hearts of many across the world with its unmistakeable design and go-kart like driving dynamics.

It truly was a car of the people, with the likes of Paul McCartney from the Beatles, film legend Steve McQueen and even Enzo Ferrari each owning their own Mini Cooper. Its iconic status even extends to the fashion industry with designer Mary Quant being inspired by a Mini for her invention of the mini skirt.

65 years later, MINI is reinventing itself with a fresh design, elevated technology suite and an expansion of its fully electric offerings, all while retaining its beloved charm.

The addition of these new products will expand BMW Group Australia’s fully electric line-up to 20 variants by Q3 2024 and further cement the company’s position in offering the largest selection of electric vehicles in the country.

“The MINI Cooper boasts a remarkable pedigree and remains the core of our brand after more than six decades,” said Matt Schmidt, General Manager of MINI Australia and New Zealand.

“With its minimalistic yet sustainable design, enhanced digitalisation capability and signature MINI handling, the new MINI Cooper will continue to stand out from the crowd.

All-New Mini Cooper inside
All-New Mini Cooper inside

“Everyone who has encountered a MINI has a story to tell. And we have no doubt that the new MINI Cooper will bring more of those special moments for the next generation,” Mr Schmidt added.

The MINI Cooper C serves as the perfect entry point into the MINI family. Equipped with a 3-cylinder petrol engine paired with a 7 speed DCT automatic transmission, the Cooper C produces 115kW of power and 230Nm of torque, enabling it to complete the standard sprint in just 7.7 seconds. 

The Cooper S steps up the fun factor with a 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 150kW of power and 300Nm of torque. From standstill, it accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds. 

The fully electric MINI Cooper E showcases a 41kWh battery and delivers 135kW of power and 290Nm of torque. The upgraded battery pack enables it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and provide up to 305 km of locally emissions free driving fun. 

Go-kart driving enjoyment goes hand in hand with the Cooper SE.  Equipped with a 54kWh battery, it offers an impressive drive range of up to 402km. Producing 160kW of power and 330Nm of torque, the new Cooper SE reaches 100km/h from rest in just 6.7 seconds. 

Both Cooper E and SE models come equipped with DC fast charging capabilities enabling them to reach 0-80% charge in just 28 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively. When using a standard 11kW AC charger, the Cooper E achieves that same rate of charge in 4.5 hours and the Cooper SE in 5 hours and 15 minutes.

With its compact silhouette and purist design, the MINI Cooper embodies the brand’s philosophy of maximum driving pleasure with minimal footprint.

Embracing a new design philosophy of “Charismatic Simplicity”, the new MINI Cooper showcases contemporary minimalism on all surfaces to highlight the key features quintessential to the MINI Cooper. Keeping with the typical proportions, it also sports a short overhang and long wheelbase.

All-New Mini Cooper Rear
All-New Mini Cooper Rear

The large round LED headlights are a striking and unmistakeable feature that sets the hatch apart from the rest of the family. In combination with the redesigned rear Matrix LED taillights, there are three selectable light signatures for front and rear daytime running lights. All three light signatures begin and end with a specially orchestrated welcome or goodbye animation.

At the centre of the cabin sits the new central display: the MINI Interaction Unit. At 240mm in diameter, the circular OLED screen sets a new benchmark for digitalisation and perfectly complements the sleek and minimalistic interior.

One of the new key functionalities available through the central display is the MINI Experience Mode which perfectly aligns with MINI’s fun and playful personality. Each mode offers a bespoke set of sounds, visuals and colours which provide an immersive driving experience. A total of seven selectable modes are available: Core, Green, Go-Kart, Personal, Timeless, Vivid and Balance.

MINI Cooper C:

TrimCoreClassicFavoured
Price$41,990* MRLP$44,990* MRLP$47,990 MRLP
Spec. highlightsCruise control Parking Assistant with Front Sensors and Rear Camera Stereo Sound System, 6 Speaker, 100 Watts Sport Seats Sport Steering Wheel Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Wireless phone charging Classic Trim Design Elements with Piano Black Highlights Classic Trim Interior StylingCore specification plus: Adaptive Cruise Control Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Automatic Speed Limit Assistant Steering and Lane Control Assistant Interior Camera MINI Augmented Reality Navigation Seat Heating for Front Seats Panorama Glass RoofClassic specification plus: Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System, 12 Speaker, 365 Watts John Cooper Works Seats Active Seat Functions for Driver Electric Seat Adjustment with Memory for Front Seats Sun Protection Glazing Headliner Anthracite Favoured Trim Design Elements with Vibrant Silver Highlights Favoured Trim Interior Styling

MINI Cooper S:

TrimClassicFavouredJCW Sport
Price$49,990* MRLP$52,990* MRLP$54,990* MRLP
Spec. highlightsAdaptive Cruise Control Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Automatic Speed Limit Assistant Steering and Lane Control Assistant Stereo Sound System, 6 Speaker Interior Camera MINI Augmented Reality Navigation Sport Seats Seat Heating for Front Seats Panorama Glass Roof Sport Steering Wheel Classic Trim Design Elements with Piano Black Highlights Classic Trim Interior Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Wireless Phone Charging MINI Experience Modes  Classic specification plus: Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System, 12 Speaker John Cooper Works Seats Active Seat Functions for Driver Electric Seat Adjustment with Memory for front seats Sun Protection Glazing Headliner Anthracite Favoured Trim Design Elements with Vibrant Silver Highlights Favoured Trim Interior StylingFavoured specification plus: John Cooper Works Steering Wheel John Cooper Works Exterior Styling Sport Stripes in Jet Black or Chilli Red John Cooper Works Interior Styling, Black/Red DCT Shift Paddles Adaptive Suspension John Cooper Works Sport Brakes  

MINI Cooper E:

TrimClassic
Price$53,990* MRLP
Spec. highlightsCore specification plus: Adaptive Cruise Control Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Automatic Speed Limit Assistant Steering and Lane Control Assistant Stereo Sound System, 6 Speaker, 100 Watts Interior Camera MINI Augmented Reality Navigation Sport Seats Seat Heating for Front Seats Panorama Glass Roof Classic Trim Design Elements with Piano Black highlights Classic Trim Interior Styling

MINI Cooper SE:

TrimClassic
Price$58,990* MRLP
Spec. highlightsCore specification plus: Adaptive Cruise Control Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Automatic Speed Limit Assistant Steering and Lane Control Assistant Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System, 10 Speaker Interior Camera MINI Augmented Reality Navigation Seat Heating for Front Seats Panorama Glass Roof John Cooper Works Seats Active Seat Functions for Driver Electric Seat Adjustment with Memory for Front Seats Sun Protection Glazzing Headliner Anthracite Sport Steering Wheel Favoured Trim Design Elements with Vibrant Silver Highlights Favoured Trim Interior Styling

Key figures:

VariantCooper CCooper SCooper ECooper SE
Power115 kW150 kW135 kW160 kW
Torque230 Nm300 Nm290 Nm330 Nm
0-100km/h7.7s6.6s7.3s6.7s
BatteryN/AN/A41 kWh54 kWh
Range (WLTP)N/AN/AUp to 305 km^Up to 403 km^
Drive type3-cylinder/1,499cc4-cylinder/1,998ccN/AN/A
Length3,876 mm3,876 mm3,858 mm3,858 mm
Width1,744 mm1,744 mm1,756 mm1,756 mm
Height1,432 mm1,432 mm1,460 mm1,460 mm
Wheelbase2,495 mm2,495 mm2,526 mm2,526 mm
Luggage (litres)210 – 725L210 – 725L210 – 800L210 – 800L
Warranty5 years5 years5 years5 years
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