AN ELECTRIC Mini convertible with a 124-mile range is on sale for 105 times more than the original – and there are only 150 available.
This week Mini confirmed its first electric convertible model and it will cost a staggering £52,500.
3An electric Mini convertible with a 124-mile range sells for 105 times more than the originalCredit: Mini UK
3And inside, there’s a heated Nappa leather steering wheel, sports seats, more piano-black trim, ambient lighting, and keyless goCredit: Mini UK
The BMW group-owned firm says it is the first convertible to be sold with electric power.
It will have a range of 124 miles on a full charge and cost £18,000 more than its closest competitor, making it the priciest convertible EV on the market.
From April 2023, the Mini Cooper SE Convertible will be available in Europe in a limited number of 999 vehicles.
And just 150 will come to the UK.
The popularity of the conventional Mini EV, which debuted in 2020, led to the decision to introduce the convertible.
Stefanie Wurst, Head of the Mini Brand: “Three years ago, we launched the all-electric Mini Cooper SE, and today, one in five Mini, sold in Europe is an all-electric Mini.
“This success has spurred us to implement the small series of the Mini Cooper SE Convertible within only a few months.
“I’m delighted that we can offer 999 Mini customers an extraordinary and exclusive open-air go-kart feeling.”
The Mini Cooper SE Convertible will be available in Enigmatic Black and White Silver.
And the 17″ cast alloy wheels in Electric Power Spoke 2-tone design are made of 100% secondary aluminium.
The convertible gets the same 181bhp single motor as the standard Mini Electric.
It also has the same 32.6kWh battery but with 20 fewer miles of range at 125.
This electric car will accelerate from a standstill to 62mph in 8.2 seconds.
And inside, there’s a heated Nappa leather steering wheel, sports seats, more piano-black trim, ambient lighting, and keyless go.
3This car will be available in Europe in a limited number of 999 vehiclesCredit: MINI
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