10.0 kWh battery replaces the previous 7.7 kWh so the range also should go up by around 30%.

MINI announced that the plug-in hybrid MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 will get an update in the form of more energy-dense battery cells.

The second-model evolution with 30% more battery capacity (10.0 kWh instead of 7.7 kWh) will be unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The brief specs in press release say that the range will increase to 50-57 km (34-35 miles), but it seems those are optimistic NEDC figures instead of the more reasonable WLTP. The previous version was rated at 12 miles (19 km) EPA, so there is no way to go beyond 50 km with just 30% more capacity.

Anyways, using the latest generation of battery cells to bump all-electric range a little bit is always welcome.

"The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has adopted a pioneering role within the British premium brand’s current product range by providing a first taste of motoring with zero local emissions, MINI style. Now, this already successful premium compact plug-in hybrid is set to become more appealing still – courtesy of the BMW Group’s latest battery cell technology, which brings about a substantial increase in both efficiency and electric range. The battery’s dimensions are unchanged, yet the latest-generation high-voltage battery fitted in the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has increased gross energy capacity from 7.7 to 10.0 kWh, thereby extending the all-rounder’s electric range by some 30 per cent to a maximum 55 – 57 kilometres (34 – 35 miles). Positioned under the rear seat unit to save space, the lithium-ion battery can be fully recharged in about five hours from a standard domestic socket or in around 3h 15 min when plugged into a wallbox."

Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4 (2019)

The powertrain seems to remain unchanged with 165 kW of system output and all-wheel drive.

"The hybrid system aboard the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 comprises a three-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, generating combined system output of 165 kW/224 hp. A hybrid-specific all-wheel-drive system channels power to the front and rear wheels as required by the situation at hand. The new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 powers from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds. And the plug-in-hybrid’s efficiency likewise reaps the benefits of the latest advances in battery cell technology. The average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 have both dropped by around 20 per cent, to 2.1 – 1.9 litres per 100 kilometres and 47 – 43 grams per kilometre respectively."

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 specs:

  • 10 kWh battery (compared to 7.7 kWh previously)
  • all-electric range of up to 50-57 km (34-35 miles) - probably NEDC, compared to (12 miles/19 km EPA)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.8 seconds
  • all-wheel drive
  • system output of 165 kW/224 hp and 385 Nm - with 1.5L 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo Technology petrol engine (100 kW/136 hp), 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and 65 kW (87 hp) electric motor
Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4 (2019)
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MINI at the IAA Cars 2019 in Frankfurt.

30.08.2019 Press Release

Show premiere for the all-electric MINI Cooper SE – New battery cell technology extends electric range of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid by 30 per cent – Traditional British brand reflects on its 60-year heritage, presents current model range, new customisation options and the latest accessory and lifestyle products in Hall 11 at the Frankfurt trade fair arena.

Show premiere for the all-electric MINI Cooper SE – New battery cell technology extends electric range of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid by 30 per cent – Traditional British brand reflects on its 60-year heritage, presents current model range, new customisation options and the latest accessory and lifestyle products in Hall 11 at the Frankfurt trade fair arena.

 

Munich. MINI promises visitors to the IAA Cars 2019 international motor show in Frankfurt am Main an electrifying display in every sense with a stand focused squarely on electric mobility. The show premiere of the British premium brand’s new MINI Cooper SE (fuel consumption combined: 0.0 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km) heralds the beginning of a new era in purely electric mobility, in which drivers will be able to enjoy virtually silent urban motoring with zero local emissions in signature MINI style. The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption combined: 2.1 – 1.9 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined: 13.9 – 13.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 47 – 43 g/km) now also delivers a significantly more potent hit of electric driving fun. The latest version of the plug-in hybrid model, making its debut appearance in Frankfurt, employs the very latest battery cell technology, enabling it to achieve an electric range of up to 57 kilometres (35 miles).

In addition to the premiere of the new MINI Cooper SE, the British carmaker is also celebrating its 60th anniversary at the IAA Cars 2019 show, with production since 1959 having reached the 10 million mark. With this in mind, Frankfurt will also host the special anniversary model from MINI Plant Oxford – a MINI 3‑door Hatch of the 60 Years Edition, whose exclusive design and equipment features bring the original’s distinctive sense of style to the premium compact segment. Visitors to Hall 11 (near the main entrance to the Frankfurt trade fair arena) on 12 – 22 September 2019 will also be able to admire the brand’s current model line-up and an array of new additions to its accessory and lifestyle product ranges.

Power, style and zero local emissions: the new MINI Cooper SE.

The new MINI Cooper SE is the first premium compact car with a purely electric drive system, delivering a sustainable urban driving experience that also fires the emotions. It is based on the conventionally powered MINI 3-door Hatch, whose striking design has been enriched with some model-specific accents. The 135 kW/184 hp electric motor driving the front wheels in typical MINI fashion endows the car with impressive acceleration. The motor’s instant response to the slightest nudge of the throttle adds a new dimension to the brand’s fabled go-kart feeling. The new MINI Cooper SE races from 0 to 60 km/h (37 mph) in just 3.9 seconds and takes a mere 7.3 seconds for the sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest.

The energy required to propel the car with such vivacity is sourced from a latest-generation lithium-ion battery enabling a range of 235 to 270 kilometres (146 – 168 miles). Bespoke suspension tuning and an extremely low centre of gravity (resulting from the high-voltage battery’s positioning in the vehicle floor) imbue the new MINI Cooper SE with remarkable handling agility and cornering dynamics. The battery’s location has the additional benefit of ensuring exactly the same amount of space is available for occupants and luggage as in a MINI 3-door Hatch with a combustion engine.

The brand’s first ever all-electric model will be built in the UK at MINI Plant Oxford, with production due to start in November 2019. Its drive technology has been engineered at the BMW Group’s centres of excellence for electric mobility in Dingolfing and Landshut. Standard equipment for the new MINI Cooper SE includes LED headlights, a digital instrument cluster, an electric parking brake, two-zone automatic air conditioning, a heating system with heat pump technology, auxiliary heating and stationary air conditioning functions, plus Connected Navigation. The new model will also be offered with numerous driver assistance systems and four equipment packages at launch, allowing it to be tailored precisely to individual requirements.

Electric range extended by 30 per cent: the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4.

The MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has adopted a pioneering role within the British premium brand’s current product range by providing a first taste of motoring with zero local emissions, MINI style. Now, this already successful premium compact plug-in hybrid is set to become more appealing still – courtesy of the BMW Group’s latest battery cell technology, which brings about a substantial increase in both efficiency and electric range. The battery’s dimensions are unchanged, yet the latest-generation high-voltage battery fitted in the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 has increased gross energy capacity from 7.7 to 10.0 kWh, thereby extending the all-rounder’s electric range by some 30 per cent to a maximum 55 – 57 kilometres (34 – 35 miles). Positioned under the rear seat unit to save space, the lithium-ion battery can be fully recharged in about five hours from a standard domestic socket or in around 3h 15 min when plugged into a wallbox.

The hybrid system aboard the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 comprises a three-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, generating combined system output of 165 kW/224 hp. A hybrid-specific all-wheel-drive system channels power to the front and rear wheels as required by the situation at hand. The new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 powers from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds. And the plug-in-hybrid’s efficiency likewise reaps the benefits of the latest advances in battery cell technology. The average fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 have both dropped by around 20 per cent, to 2.1 – 1.9 litres per 100 kilometres and 47 – 43 grams per kilometre respectively.

Thanks to its substantial electric range and low CO2 emissions, the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 meets the criteria (depending on the equipment fitted) for reduced company car tax in Germany, as stipulated by the country’s electric mobility legislation. This means only half of the gross list price is taken as a basis in determining the benefit of kind for private use.

The values of fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption shown were determined according to the test procedure defined in the European Directive VO (EU) 2007/715 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown takes account of optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tyres available on the selected model. These factors can change during the configuration.

The values of some vehicles are measured according to the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) and converted to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) for comparison purposes. The taxes or other duties for these vehicles may be based on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data which differ from that shown here.

Further information on official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is given in the 'Handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emissions and power consumption of new passenger cars', which can be obtained free of charge at all sales outlets and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.