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The towering calls, a MINI Electric is coming.

Munich. The towering calls – and never some-more so than
in winter. In fact, there is an whole choir of towering peaks which
are appealing for winter sports fans quite in Munich and the
surrounding area. A extemporaneous awayday for skiing or sledging is a
unequivocally appealing choice for residents vital in a Bavarian capital.
After all, even from a center city, a plateau seem to be
enticingly close. Moreover, a day tour to a sleet provides a ideal
event to try out new turf for electromobility over a city
trade and exam a qualities of a new MINI Cooper SE (combined
fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; total electricity consumption:
16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) in winter times.

There is a large preference of winter sports resorts that are accessible
even after a brief highway trip, though one thing is transparent from a outset.
The all-electric MINI is ambitious. Sölden, Austria, is entered in the
customary navigation system. Thanks to a plcae during an altitude of
some 1 350 metres and dual glaciers within a ski area, this review at
a heart of a Tyrolean Ötztal hollow has a repute of already
being snow-sure in late autumn. It is a internal end accessible
with 0 emissions. The stretch between BMW Welt in Munich and the
hollow hire of a Gaislachkoglbahn wire automobile in Sölden is exactly
200 kilometres.

The operation of a MINI Cooper SE dynamic in a executive exam cycle
is between 235 and 270 kilometres – values that can also be achieved
in use supposing that a whole appetite of a 135 kW/184 hp engine
is not constantly used. The lane from a south of Munich to winter
fun primarily takes drivers onto motorway 95. Soon a Alpine foothils
start to strech for a skies on a right and left of a road. A
loose tour in GREEN mode activates an accelerator response geared
to potency and takes a MINI Cooper SE tighten to a Zugspitze
mountain. From Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a highway leads in a
south-easterly instruction towards a limit between Germany and
Austria during a limit city of Mittenwald.

Alternatively, a MINI Driving Modes can also produce a GREEN+
environment where a heating is additionally deactivated to reduce
electricity expenditure and extend a range. However, this is not
unequivocally necessary. The MINI Electric has been versed with 2-zone
involuntary air-conditioning as standard, a interior heating is
generated by means of a feverishness siphon that extracts feverishness dissolute from
a motor, expostulate control and a high-voltage battery, and from
outmost air, and all these feverishness sources are total to produce
gentle temperatures. The heating is formed on quite high
potency and uses adult to 75 percent reduction appetite than a conventional
electric heating complement to yield glorious meridian comfort even when
handling in winter temperatures. There’s therefore positively no
reason to already be wearing a ski jacket, shawl and gloves during the
tangible trip. Especially given a foot offers copiousness of space to
accommodate comfortable sports wardrobe alongside ski apparatus and a
toboggan. Because a model-specific high-voltage battery has been
independently located in a executive hovel and configured in the
subfloor, a storage volume of between 211 and 731 litres in a boot
gives precisely a same space as in conventionally powered versions
of a MINI 3-door.

On Austrian nation roads, a MINI Cooper SE is finally commencement to
smell genuine towering air. An altitude of roughly 1 200 metres is
reached in a Tyrolean encampment of Seefeld. There are ideal conditions
here for cross-country skiing, though a MINI Cooper SE is in its
component on a roads heading adult to a pass. Hairpin bends and sleet on
a highway offer inexhaustible range to exam a car’s talent for driving
fun. Its expostulate fortitude control with actuator-operated wheel-slip
limiter assent intensely quick and accurate responses to altered driving
conditions and raise a lively so standard of a code to an even
aloft level.

In annoy of several eager sprints, some power-sapping uphill
climbs and frozen continue conditions, there are still adequate
appetite pot as a automobile reaches a hinterland of Sölden. This is
where a BMW Group’s prolonged lane record of knowledge in the
growth and prolongation of high-voltage batteries comes into its
own. The storage ability of a cells was serve increasing with the
latest era of battery record used in a MINI Cooper SE.
The cycle fortitude was also additionally optimised and this exerts a
poignant impact on a continuance of a high-voltage battery. The
warranty, stream for a duration of 8 years after initial registration,
was therefore extended to a stretch of 160 000 kilometres or 100 000 miles.

While a occupants are carrying a good time on a slopes, the
MINI Cooper SE can recharge during a charging indicate tighten to a valley
station. Charging ability of 11 kW, identical to that generated during a
MINI ELECTRIC Wallbox, is sufficient to entirely recharge an empty
high-voltage battery with appetite in 3 and a half hours.
Furthermore, a battery and charging section of a MINI Cooper SE are
also suitable for fast charging with approach stream adult to 50 kW. This
allows a finish assign in reduction than one and a half hours.

Timeout in a sleet can be longer if desired. The Gaislachkoglbahn
wire automobile takes skiers adult to 3 040 metres in dual stages. The tour up
to a “Ice Q” mountain-top grill takes reduction than a entertain of an
hour where a unconventional potion brick supposing a film set for a James
Bond thriller “Spectre”. Sölden offers ski runs totalling 144
kilometres with varying levels of problem and 3 categorical peaks over
3 000 metres in height. The top rise is a Schwarze Schneid at
3 340 metres. Skiers are means to ski down from a limit along a
slope 15 kilometres prolonged and knowledge a disproportion in altitude of
1 970 metres. And there is a 7.3 kilometre toboggan run from the
center hire of a Gaislachkoglbahn down to a valley.

Shortly before a final downhill run of a day, it’s time to use the
MINI Connected Remote app. The swell of a charging routine is not
a usually parameter that can be monitored remotely. The eccentric car
heater in a MINI Cooper SE can also be activated. When a desired
start time is entered on a smartphone, a timer duty ensures
that a car’s interior is exhilarated adult in good time. Nobody needs to
shudder behind a steering circle in damp winter clothing. And a ice
scraper is history. The verdict: Perfect for skiing and sledging,
ideal for a lapse trip.

There’s positively no necessity of hostile glances by icy windows.
In fact, a MINI Cooper SE proves to be a genuine eyecatcher generally
in a Ötztal valley. People ask about a sales launch – from March
2020 – as frequently as they enquire about acceleration – 0 to 60
in 3.9 seconds and a scurry from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.
It’s positively no warn that 100 000 people opposite a universe have
already purebred an seductiveness in a all-electric indication with MINI.
The initial owners of a MINI Cooper SE will already be means to put the
automobile by a paces as a piste convey in a stream ski season.
After all, there’s generally sufficient sleet for a spontaneous
winter-sports tour in Sölden adult until May.

In box of queries, greatfully contact:

Press and PR


Matthias Bode, Press Officer Production Communication
MINI
Phone: +49-89-382-61742
E-Mail: [email protected]

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI
Phone: +49-
89-382-23662
E-Mail: [email protected]

 


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