New Mini Cooper 135kW E Sport [Level 1] 41kWh 3dr Auto Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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RRP £35,500What Car? Target Price£34,802
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
3 doors

The new Mini Cooper has its charms, being thoroughly stylish, powerful and – for the most part – good to drive. It has its flaws, but the Cooper has always appealed more to the heart than the head. Our favourite variant is the entry-level Cooper C. Sure, the Cooper S’s engine may be that bit stronger and smoother, but the S is no more fun or engaging to drive, unfortunately. What’s more, the C’s unit remains a treat.

Sport trim is worth considering if you want you Mini to look sporty, but we'd recommend paying extra for the Cooper SE. You'll get a significantly longer range and a more generous roster of standard kit.

Go for the entry-level Cooper E and you'll get a single 181bhp electric motor driving the front wheels. That gives surprisingly nippy acceleration (0-62mph in 7.3sec), but the official range of 190 miles is a bit disappointing.


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Key information

Doors3
Seats4
0-62 MPH7.3 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km