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Mini Cooper E

Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 16:53
by wovenrovings
I see the Mini Cooper E is being sold in Australia. Website says price is $34 870. That must make it about the cheapest new EV available?
Has 230 -260km range too...
Has anyone see one on the roads here?

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 18:06
by coulomb
wovenrovings wrote:
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 16:53
I see the Mini Cooper E is being sold in Australia. Website says price is $34 870. That must make it about the cheapest new EV available?
Um, that seems to be the price for the petrol version. I'd say the electric might be a tad dearer. Perhaps the price isn't even settled yet. I doubt that there is stock in Australia as yet.

But I hope I'm wrong and your're right :P

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 19:17
by brendon_m
Current guesstimate for the mini e is $55000aud.
Even so at that its not too badly priced considering its a bmw i3 with nostalgia factor (which is $70k car)

Mini Cooper SE

Posted: Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 05:27
by g4qber

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 08:53
by antiscab
my partner has wanted a mini cooper since forever......not sure how I feel about dropping another $50k

Re: Mini Cooper SE

Posted: Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 19:49
by brunohill
"The claimed driving range is up to 270km, but 230km on the European WLTP driving cycle.Given the target buyer is a city slicker driving that many kilometres in an average week, the balance seems appropriate."
I thought that equated to 1610km or more per week before you need to go to the service station, or fast charger.

2020 Mini Cooper SE / Electric - $59,990 drive away

Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 18:50
by g4qber
Perhaps a new section of Cars needed?
I.e. Mini?

$59,990 drive away

Went to Mini Garage, Burswood, West Australia
Eugene, Mini Sales manager says 90 Mini e’s allocated to Australia
On Previous % allocation there possibly will be 6 for WA.
4 EOI’s for now so 2 left to order.

4 Colours
A) White Silver
B) Moonwalk Grey
C) Chilli Red
D) British racing green
All same price.

Online ordering was mooted due to COVID-19 should dealerships have to close.

https://ev-database.org/car/1163/Mini-Cooper-SE

11kw 3phase AC charging
Heat pump

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 00:57
by rhills
I'm probably being a bit pedantic here, but aren't Mini's made by BMW these days?

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 05:46
by brendon_m
Made by BMW, using BMW platforms (i3 in this case) and BMW parts and often sold in BMW dealerships with spare parts being supplied by BMW dealers and BMW wreckers.

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 06:47
by g4qber
Perhaps this thread could be moved to Bmw section ?

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 06:59
by brendon_m
My personal vote would be a separate Mini section to help with searching but moving to the BMW section also works (unless minis become super popular)
Or leave it here, it is "other" after all

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 07:16
by coulomb
We already have so many forums, I'm reluctant to splinter them more. I suppose we could create a Mini forum as a sub forum of BMW, but I don't like sub forums where I come across them.

What do you think about renaming the BMW forum to "BMW and Mini"? It's still reasonably short.

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 07:34
by g4qber
Sounds good.
Just realised that need Mercedes section for EQC now
Perhaps need to also have Audi/Porsche/VW?

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 08:01
by brendon_m
Agreed, the motorbikes/scooters could all be condensed into a single forum as well. Possibly with sub forums for each brand but even just lumped altogether.
But that's probably a topic for somewhere else.

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 08:19
by jonescg
Considering Porsche, Audi and VW are all part of the same conglomerate, I reckon you can fuse them.
Likewise, BMW and Mini can be joined, as can Nissan / Renault?

Re: Mini Cooper E

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 09:19
by coulomb
jonescg wrote:
Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 08:19
Considering Porsche, Audi and VW are all part of the same conglomerate, I reckon you can fuse them.
Hmmm. Perhaps I'll wait on the sub-forum experiment, see below.
Likewise, BMW and Mini can be joined, as can Nissan / Renault?
I'll resist with Nissan/Renault, since a divorce seems as likely as not in the next year or two.

I've renamed BMW to "BMW and Mini", and created sub-forums Mini and i3. All other BMW posts stay in the "BMW and Mini" parent forum. We'll see how much we like or hate the subforums. I note with approval that you can see the BMW sub-forums at the outer level, so you don't need to click twice to get to the i3 forum, for example.

If we're mostly in agreement in a few weeks that this is a good idea, I can consider more mergings and sub-forums. For example, "VW group" with "Volkswagen", "Audi". "Porsche" subgroups, with maybe even sub-sub groups for popular VW and Audi models.