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ACEMAN Ready to Born, new MINI Family member dropping 24th of April, MINI Announces Date on X

New MINI Family member, the MINI Aceman EV debuted at the Beijing Auto Show. Its Based on the ‘Spotlight’ architecture designed by BMW and Great Wall.
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Dew Briefs:

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  • Expected Range up to 400 km on a single charge
  • MINI announced on X, Global debut on April 24, 2024
  • The MINI Aceman is a sustainable, connected car that combines tech advances, simplicity, and driving excitement
  • Based on BMW and Great Wall’s ‘Spotlight’ architecture
  • Traditional Mini elements with modern touch
  • Battery capacity and range undisclosed, expected 400km+
  • Positioned below Countryman in MINI lineup
  • Expected Price range $33K-$38K depending on trim and options

On April 24, 2024, MINI has been already debuted their new MINI Aceman EV at the Beijing Auto Show. At their showcase the MINI electric crossover is based on the ‘Spotlight’ architecture created jointly by BMW and Great Wall, with the same platform expected to support future Mini EV models.

Some traditional Mini elements are retained in the design, such as short front and rear overhangs and flush door handles instead of chrome ones.

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The battery capacity and drive range have yet to be revealed, but future Mini EVs are expected to have 40kWh and 50kWh battery packs offering a range of over 400km, a range that the Aceman is likely to achieve as well.

New ACEMAN to Position Below Countryman in MINI’s Line-Up; Launch Set for April 24, 2024, at Beijing Auto Show

The MINI Aceman is a new era of sustainable and connected cars that combines technology advancements, simplicity, and driving excitement. It is an all-electric MINI Crossover SAV that showcases MINI’s agility and innovative design thinking. The car features intelligent architecture, interactive technology, and multi-screen infotainment for an unprecedented user experience. The upholstery surfaces and textiles are made from recycled materials, promoting sustainability.

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The MINI Aceman has a modern interpretation of the SAV, with defined contours and clean edges. The light turquoise hue adds excitement, and the roof rack shimmers in different shades due to the chameleon effect of the PVD coating.

MINI Aceman EV debut: Apr 24 Beijing Auto Show

The interior of the MINI Aceman combines classic and sporty MINI design elements with elegant handcrafted touches. The spacious open areas and soft surfaces create a sense of warmth and wellbeing. The dashboard floats horizontally, serving as a stage for animated projections and sound collages, providing a new interior experience. The transparent floating central console adds to the spacious and airy feel of the car.

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The front and rear seats are visually appealing and made of recycled materials. The doors follow a minimalist design approach and feature soft surfaces. The sustainable materials used in the car, along with the color nuances, create a highly emotional driving experience.

The MINI Aceman offers three experience modes: Personal Mode, Pop-Up Mode, and Vivid Mode. Personal Mode allows for personalizing the displays with animated background images and curated sounds. Pop-Up Mode offers experience-oriented navigation with surprise elements. Vivid Mode allows for creating interactive designs for the display area when the vehicle is stationary.

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Overall, the MINI Aceman represents a sustainable and connected driving experience with innovative design elements and advanced technology.

Diver Insights:

  • The more powerful Aceman SE variant features a 218hp, 330Nm motor, with a 0-100kph time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 170kph.
  • The Aceman E variant is equipped with a 42.5kWh battery, providing an official range of 192 miles.
  • The Aceman SE variant has a larger 54.2kWh battery, offering a maximum range of 250 miles.
  • The Aceman is designed to fill the gap in the Mini range left by the larger Countryman, positioning itself as a genuinely small SUV.
  • The Aceman is slightly longer than a Renault Clio hatchback, but similar in width. It is also taller and features wheels pushed to the corners for increased interior space and road agility.
  • The all-electric Cooper SE is currently available in India at a price of Rs 53.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • The 2026 Mini Aceman crossover is expected to join the brand’s electric lineup, slotting between the Cooper Electric and the Countryman Electric.

Jatin is an EV researcher and author. He specializes in electric chargers and batteries field.