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The new MINI Cooper SE: In Green Mode by a “Green Hell”.

Munich. The North Loop of a Nürburgring,
20.8 kilometres of motor-sport history, was once named a “Green
Hell” by three-times Formula 1 World Champion Jackie Stewart. It is
still a unchanging venue for ultimate continuation tests even 43 years
after a final Grand Prix competition for automobiles was hold there. Every
new indication of a MINI code has to put a opening characteristics
to a exam on a severe circuit located in a Eifel mountains.
And a mythological circuit is usually a right contrast belligerent for a new
MINI Cooper SE (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined
electricity consumption: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 0 g/km). It puts a car’s exceptional
qualities to a exam by requiring it to master totally new
challenges. However, rather than anticipating for path records, a first
all-electric car from a British reward car manufacturer
is looking for annals of a really opposite nature. Maximum efficiency
and a high spin of attraction in a right feet are indispensable if the
new MINI Cooper SE is to negotiate a “Green Hell” in Green Mode
but touching a stop pedal.

The new MINI Cooper SE is a initial electrified indication from a BMW
Group in that a motorist can away establish a border of
recuperation and a compared deceleration effect. Depending on the
mode selected, a electric engine reserve some-more or reduction appetite behind to
a high-voltage battery as shortly as a motorist takes their feet off
a pedal. The braking bid compared with toggling a electric
engine to rivet generator operation is together high or low.
The technological creation offers a inducement for a really special
form of challenge. How quick can a new MINI Cooper SE take curves
like a right hander during a Bergwerk (mine), a Caracciola-Karussell
(carousel) or a right-left switchback from a Stefan-Bellof-S going
on to Schwalbenschwanz (Swallow’s Tail) but a motorist carrying to
hold a stop pedal a singular time?

Ideally, a new MINI Cooper SE would finish a potency exam on
a Nürburgring in Green Mode. Alongside a comfort-related
evil steering curve, this environment for a MINI Driving Modes
also encompasses a rather reduction extemporaneous response from a actuator.
There is also an choice to activate a Green + Mode regulating the
right-hand toggle on a evil switch row underneath the
executive instrument. This additionally deactivates a automatic
meridian control and a chair heating in sequence to save some-more energy. The
recuperation mode is comparison with another toggle switch to a left
of a start/stop button. This enables a motorist to use a one-pedal
feeling customary of a new MINI Cooper SE to fit their individual
preferences in sequence to boost a energetic opening and
potency concurrently in all-electric pushing spin quick bends.

The spin of stop appetite metamorphosis and hence also the
deceleration can be harmonised with a pushing character and to fit the
lane profile. Timely toggling ensures soothing recuperation forward of
extended bends and full appetite liberation with corresponding
deceleration forward of parsimonious curves but a driver’s feet carrying to
hold a stop pedal. If we take Brünnchen (Small Well) as an example
during kilometre 16, professionals suggest coming a sharp
right-hand dilemma on a left-hand side of a lane and starting to
spin into it during an early stage. The full recuperation opening is
required here in sequence to equivocate being carried over a curbs during the
left-hand edge. Conversely, delayed deceleration is adequate before the
second right-hand hook of this circuit section, quite since
there is frequency any time to put pedal to metal. This takes drivers
vigourously into a Eiskurve (Ice Bend) and they emerge full of
animation in a instruction of Pflanzgarten (Plant Garden).

Anything that goes on a Nürburgring will also yield the
additional apportionment of pushing fun in bland trade that is so
customary of a MINI character for internal zero-emission mobility.
Model-specific displays in a cockpit of a new MINI Cooper SE also
assistance during quick changeover between pointy and far-reaching curves when
selecting a many suitable recuperation mode. A customary setting
is a quite complete stop appetite metamorphosis that results
in disastrous deceleration of 0.19 g. The change to soothing recuperation
with a value of 0.11 g is reliable by feedback in a digital
instrument cluster of a new MINI Cooper SE. Furthermore, usually one of
a dual LED light fields is still active in a recuperation display.
At a same time, a yellow LED flare lights adult during a front of the
toggle switch.

The initial path in a “Green Hell” already reveals a border to which
a two-stage recuperation increases pushing fun in tandem with
efficiency. This becomes clear directly behind a Galgenkopf
(Gallow Hill) bend. Here a new MINI Cooper SE can make good use of
all a appetite that has been stored in a high-voltage battery during
rehabilitative deceleration instead of being spent while braking.
Nothing now stands in a approach of a shining finish over a Döttinger
Höhe (Döttingen Height).


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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expenditure shown were dynamic according to a exam procedure
tangible in a European Directive VO (EU) 2007/715 in a version
germane during a time of form approval. The total impute to a
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