New electric MINI Aceman

New electric MINI Aceman

The latest addition to the new MINI family, the MINI Aceman is the brand’s mid-size all-electric crossover, which combines compact exterior dimensions with a creative use of interior space.

The MINI Aceman is available exclusively with an all-electric powertrain, with customers able to choose from two output levels – E and SE. 

The MINI Aceman E hosts a high-voltage battery with a capacity of 42.5 kWh, offering up to 192 miles of electric range (WLTP). A 135 kW/184 hp electric motor generates a torque of 290 Nm and accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds.

With an increased output of 160 kW/218 hp, the MINI Aceman SE offers an increased range of 252 miles thanks to a 54.2 kWh battery and sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 7.1 seconds with a maximum torque of 330 Nm.

Measuring 4,070 mm in length, 1,754 mm in width and 1,514 mm in height, the MINI Aceman bridges the gap between the MINI Cooper and the MINI Countryman. Combining short overhangs with a functional two-box design, the MINI Aceman achieves typical MINI proportions, while a creative use of space ensures there is ample room for five passengers inside.

The front-end design is characterised by new angular LED headlights, precise bonnet lines and an octagonal grille, which is finished in Vibrant Silver or high-gloss Jet Black. The classic tripartite division of body, windows and roof has been reinterpreted with a flush transition between body and glass to optimise aerodynamic properties. Like other members of the new MINI family, the front and rear lights are optionally available with three switchable light signatures.

In line with MINI’s Charismatic Simplicity design language, the crossover features flush door handles and distinctive wheel arches, while tall sills continue into the door area to give the vehicle a slim and upright appearance. An oblong-shaped badge – in a design influenced by the respective trim level – is attached to the front area of the side sill.

Large horizontal surfaces give the rear of the MINI Aceman a broad and stable stance, while the retracted rear window is enhanced further by an elongated roof spoiler. Upright rear lights frame the centre and a wide darkened surround in the lower proportion of the rear apron completes the exterior design.

The MINI Aceman is available in three distinctive and well-specified trims: Classic, Exclusive and Sport. The Classic trim offers a reduced overall appearance, while highlighting key elements, such as the MINI wings logo finished in Vibrant Silver. The front grille is coated in high-gloss black, while the inner surfaces of the grille and bumper are finished in body colour. Three exterior paint finishes, including Nanuq White and Midnight Black, a Jet Black contrasting roof option and two wheel designs – with 17-inch as standard – offer customers a range of personalisation options.

Exclusive trim brings additional exterior design features, such as a Vibrant Silver front grille. A choice of six exterior paint colours can be specified, including all-new Indigo Sunset Blue and Rebel Red, while Glazed White and Multitone Blue roof colours are also offered with this trim level. Three wheel designs are available, with 18-inch offered as standard and 19-inch available optionally.

Models specified with Sport trim feature a distinctive front and rear design inspired by John Cooper Works (JCW). The front grille – adorned with the JCW badge – the MINI wings logo and vehicle trims are finished in high-gloss black, while red/black bonnet stripes and a contrasting Chili Red roof nod to MINI’s racing heritage. 18-inch alloys come as standard with a 19-inch option also available. A rear spoiler equipped air blades further enhances the back portion of the vehicle.

Like its siblings, the cockpit of the MINI Aceman is centralised around three key design elements: the central 24 cm OLED display, reimagined toggle bar and heated Vescin steering wheel.

Generous space and plenty of legroom ensure the cockpit feels bright and open, while the optional glass sky roof enhances this effect by flooding the cabin with natural light. In the dark, lighting along the roof frame replicates the ambient light for a distinctive atmosphere. Unique to the MINI Aceman, diagonally aligned speaker covers and free-standing door handles are finished in Vibrant Silver.

The curved dashboard is covered with a recycled polyester textile material which extends into the door trims and features a two-tone design. Rounding off the cockpit are comfortable front seats, made from full or half-Vescin depending on the specified trim level.

The rear of the vehicle offers space for up to three passengers and a sizeable 300 litres of boot space. With the rear seats folded flat in a 60:40 ratio, the luggage compartment can be expanded up to 1,005 litres as and when required.

The three individual trims of Classic, Exclusive and Sport are extended inside the cabin of the MINI Aceman, providing customers with variety of personalisation options. In line with focussing on reduction, the interior offers contemporary design features, including a textile strap as the six o’clock spoke on the steering wheel.

In Classic trim, upholstery is finished in a Vescin/cloth combination with a choice of two colourways: grey/blue or black/blue, each featuring a perforated houndstooth pattern. Exclusive Trim boasts an expressive design, with the dashboard finished in Dark Petrol fading to orange across the door panels in an accentuated colour gradient. Full Vescin sports seats are standard with this trim level, and can be specified in Dark Petrol or Beige, both featuring accent stitching and an embroidered MINI logo. Customers opting for Exclusive trim also receive a lidded storage box in knit, a dark headliner and a colour-coded decorative dash strap.

Sport trim echoes JCW styling throughout the interior. The steering wheel is finished in perforated Vescin with trim-specific badging, while black/red JCW sports seats are crafted using a Vescin/cord combination. Red and black theming continues throughout the cabin, including on the dashboard, knitted storage box and dash strap.

The MINI Aceman’s battery can be charged via 11 kW AC or DC charging. 75 kW DC charging is available on the Aceman E, while the Aceman SE is capable of up to 95 kW, enabling the battery to be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in under 30 minutes. By using MINI Navigation, the vehicle will ensure the high-voltage battery reaches the ideal temperature for efficient charging in advance, thus reducing charging time. Customers can also optimise charging for their schedule, setting charging start times, active charging windows, and target battery capacity by departure time.

The MINI app provides a convenient overview of the vehicle status and charging process, including current battery status, charging-optimised route plans and charging history. Finally, drivers can instruct that the interior cabin is air conditioned by a set departure time.

Available in two output levels – E and SE – and three well specified trims – Classic, Exclusive and Sport – the new MINI Aceman is priced from £31,800 OTR, with first customer deliveries commencing November 2024.

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