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New MINI Electric Convertible revealed with hefty price tag

It’ll cost you £52,500 to get your hands one of the just 150 electric MINI Convertibles coming to the UK

MINI Cooper SE Convertible

Last summer we got to drive a one-off, electric version of the current MINI Convertible, and now less than eight months later, the British brand has unveiled a production model that a lucky few will be able to buy.

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Just 999 examples of the MINI Cooper SE Convertible are being made, with only 150 making their way to the UK and each one costing £52,500. For context, that's more than double the starting price of a petrol-powered MINI Convertible, or nearly £18,000 more than a top-of-the-range MINI Electric hatchback. 

Range for the Cooper SE Convertible stands at 125 miles, according to MINI, while the 181bhp electric motor powering the front wheels is enough for 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds. Raising and lowering the Union Jack-emblazoned roof can be done at up to 18mph, and there’s 160 litres of boot space – the same as in the petrol MINI Convertible.

The Cooper SE Convertible is offered in just one specification with a choice of two paint colours: White Silver or Enigmatic Black. The exclusive convertible EV also features special door sills and 1/999 badging, plus the familiar  Electric Power Spoke 17-inch wheel design from the MINI Electric, now made from 100% recycled aluminium.

Inside, every model comes fully loaded with all the kit MINI could throw at a car, including a head-up display, Harmon Kardon sound system, wireless smartphone charging and safety system like active cruise control, driving and parking assistance. That’s on top of a heated Nappa leather steering wheel, sports seats, piano black trim, keyless go and a wind deflector.

MINI boss Stefanie Wurst said: "Three years ago we launched the all-electric MINI Cooper SE, and today one in five MINIs sold in Europe is an all-electric MINI.

“I'm delighted that we can offer 999 MINI customers an extraordinary and exclusive open-air go-kart feeling.”

Order books will open in April, however If you don’t get a chance to buy one of the 150 Cooper SE Convertibles heading here, the next-generation MINI Electric being unveiled later this year will be available in drop-top form by 2025.

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Welcome one and all, I’m Ellis the news reporter on Auto Express, the brand’s former online reviews editor and contributor to DrivingElectric. I’m proud to say I cut my teeth reporting and reviewing all things EV as the content editor on DrivingElectric. I joined the team while completing my master’s degree in automotive journalism at Coventry University and since then I’ve driven just about every electric car and hybrid I could get my hands on.

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