Mini unveils its electric versions of the hatchback and Countryman

MINI has unveiled the electric version of its fifth-generation hatchback and third-generation Countryman which will reach UK customers next spring.

Priced from £30,000, the Mini Cooper Electric will be offered with 184 and 218PS power outputs and in Classic, Exclusive and Sport trim levels.

The lower-powered version should reach 62mph in 7.3 seconds and cover 190 miles – almost 60 miles further than the current version – between charges.

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The more powerful option claims 6.7-second acceleration to 62mph and a 250-mile range.

Among the stand-out cabin features is a striking 24cm circular touchscreen instrument display.

Petrol-powered versions of the new MINI Countryman start from £28,500 for the 170PS version, with a 218PS from £33,900 and the 300PS range-topper, which will reach 62mph in 5.4 seconds, from £39,900.

A £41,500 electric version delivers 204PS, a 287-mile range and 8.6-second acceleration to 62mph, while a £46,600, 313PS version claims a 269-mile range and 5.6 seconds dash to 62mph.


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