The MINI Electric First Edition is now available for the first time in the country. This all-electric First Edition is highly exclusive and is limited to only 15 units in Malaysia. This three-door hatch’s bespoke side scuttles and door sills bear the indication of units available i.e. “one of fifteen”. There will also be an all-new exterior colour i.e. MINI Yours Enigmatic Black.
“Last month, MINI Malaysia proudly introduced the New All-Electric MINI, marking an incredible success in our electrifying milestone. It was our pride and joy to present a cutting-edge creation of sustainable go-karting thrill in this day and age, while not compromising on delivering maximum driving excitement. Today, MINI Malaysia combines this with ultimate exclusivity with the MINI Electric First Edition,” said Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
The MINI Electric First Edition is priced at RM238,380.78 (on the road for personal registration, without insurance, with sales tax exemption). Included are the MINI 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, 8 Years / 100,000 km High Voltage Battery Warranty with Free Scheduled Service.
“In the name of passion and innovative success towards electromobility, MINI is driven to not just exceed fun-filled driving expectations of all MINIacs but to further expand the importance and demand for electrified vehicles. We are grateful to see the demand of electrified vehicles grow and we will strive to push for greater visibility on electromobility in Malaysia.” Hoelzl added.
Contrasting the exclusive MINI Yours Enigmatic Black exterior is its front blade and aero-optimised mirror caps in Energetic Yellow. Alternatively, the MINI Electric First Edition is also available in the popular White Silver with Energetic Yellow accents. The roof for both exterior body colours will be available in Black and is complete with a Panorama Glass Roof for a clear view of the sky.
This three-door hatch also comes equipped with the Lights Package which includes the Matrix LED headlights and LED rear lights featuring the iconic Union Jack design. The MINI is also fitted with the First Edition Door Sill and Side Scuttle, bearing the “one of fifteen” exclusive marking.
Further, the MINI Electric First Edition features adapted spats geometry. Interior and exterior mirrors with anti-dazzle function also equips the vehicle as standard. The exclusive MINI also features 17″ wheels in the MINI Electric Power Spoke two-tone shod with run flat tyres. At the rear, this MINI features a charging flap with an embossed E-badge in the MINI vehicle’s exclusive body colour.
In the cabin, one will find the MINI Electric Cockpit Fascia, MINI Electric Start/Stop button in Yellow, MINI Electric velour floor mats, an electronic selector lever with Electric design, as well as the brake energy recuperation toggle. A rear-view mirror with anti-dazzle function is also standard kit.
Featured exclusively in the MINI Electric First Edition is the MINI Yours Walknappa Leather Lounge Upholstery and MINI Yours Walknappa Leather Lounge Steering Wheel. This is complemented by Leather Cross Punch seats in Carbon Black, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, as well as the MINI 12-Colour Illuminated ambient lighting.
Other features of the car include an 8.8″ MINI Navigation System featuring the full MINI Connected suite that includes Teleservices, Remote Services, Intelligent Emergency Call, MINI Online and Apple CarPlay. Further, there is the 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and wireless charging. The Digital Instrument Cluster comes standard and is paired with a Head-Up Display.
Information on traffic sign detection reports and high-guiding directions from the navigation system are also presented to the driver via the digital instrument cluster, which also provides access to telephone contacts and audio programme lists.
Luggage space remains unchanged at 211 litres, with the ability to expand up to 731 litres.
Power for the MINI Electric First Edition comes from the latest dynamic version of the synchronous electric motor developed by the BMW Group. The front-axle electric engine is capable of 135 kW (184 hp) and 270 Nm of torque, drawing energy from the 12-module T-shaped battery unit with a net capacity of 28.9 kWh. Its century sprint time is recorded at 7.3 seconds, controlled by a single-speed transmission.
Its speed tops out at 150 km/h and it has a driving range of up to 234 km (WLTP) or 270 km (NEDC). The hatch emits zero carbon emissions locally while consuming 16.8 – 14.8 kWh per 100 km of travel.
The single-pedal drive is part of the characteristic driving experience of the all-electric MINI. This means the electrically powered vehicle can be appropriately decelerated at low speeds without using the brake system and thus can be driven with a single pedal. The electrified MINI also features the actuator-contiguous wheel slip limiter (ARB) function which significantly improves traction by providing faster control. Four driving modes i.e. Sport, Mid, Green and Green+ are available and the selected mode is reflected on the coloured light ring in the central instrument accordingly.
Charging the MINI Electric First Edition from zero to 80% takes approximately 36 minutes if done at a DC charging station. In comparison, the MINI Wallbox Plus provides an 80% charge in two and half hours. Meanwhile from a home outlet, the MINI can be charged to 80% in 12 hours with the yellow contingency charging cable which comes with the vehicle. Owners can also view the charging progress on the inside of the charging flap.
For a hassle-free electric drive, the MINI eDrive function features intelligent digital services and functions. The Green Driving Assistant (GDA) provides useful onboard functionalities, such as Range Assistant that presents different solutions to the driver in case of insufficient battery power. It will suggest a more efficient route (Green Route), driving mode or the nearest charging station, so you can still get to your destination. The range circle also displays the range within the selected driving mode in the map.
The MINI Electric First Edition is equipped with the Driving Assistant System. This is a camera-based driving assistance system consisting of Speed Limit Info and digital high-beam assistant that automatically activates at speeds of 50 km/h and higher, or when there is insufficient lighting. The Driving Assistant System is also complete with pedestrian warning with light city braking function and approach control warning with light city braking. Meanwhile, the Park Assistant, front and rear Park Distance Control, Cruise Control with braking function, along with the Wired packages also come as standard.
Meanwhile, the MINI Connected app provides full transparency on the vehicle’s status such as range, charging progress, prediction of the vehicle’s fully charged time, as well as preconditioned to the set interior temperature while being charged. The app also displays the owner’s personal driving statistics and tutorials to help improve skills for efficient driving.
MINI Roadside Assistance
The MINI Electric First Edition is covered by MINI Malaysia’s 5 Years Roadside Assistance programme. This includes a comprehensive list of services such as 24-Hour, 365-days-a-year Accident and Help on the Phone and On the Spot Hotline, Free Towing Services and when needed (over 200 km from residential home), Replacement Vehicle, Seamless Mobility, Accommodation, Mobility Services Solutions as well as Repatriation services.
The MINI Roadside Assistance programme can be accessed by contacting 1800-88-8808.
MINI Service Online
The new online service programme now allows you to schedule your service needs directly at your preferred MINI Authorised Dealership via www.service.mini.my.
With the Balloon Financing from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the MINI Electric First Edition starts from RM2,728 per month (based on estimates of 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
More information on the MINI Electric First Edition can be found at www.mini.my.