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Published on June 2nd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair

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2021 MINI Electric Now In Malaysia

The MINI Electric has been updated for the Malaysian market.

After selling more than 250 units of the MINI Electric last year, MINI Malaysia have updated showrooms with a 2021 model. Just like the rest of the lineup, this update is facelift with a refreshed look.

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Here are some of the changes and highlights:

  • new front bumpers, foglights and air curtains
  • new yellow S badge in place of E badge
  • New front grille with body-coloured safety bar and black surround
  • Adaptive LED headlight with high-gloss black inner housing
  • New side scuttle design with LED indicator
  • Black tailgate handle replaces grey one in the old model
  • 17″ Power Spoke two-tone rims
  • new interior design with enlarged decor trim
  • new steering wheel design with horizontal spokes and muti function buttons
  • new air vent design
  • new ambient lighting strips
  • new door bezel decor in piano black
  • MINI controller in Black
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  • 8.8″ MINI Navigation system with MINI Connected Suite and Apple Carplay
  • MINI Head Up Display
  • 12-speaker 360W Harman Kardon Sound System
  • MINI Digital Instrument Cluster

Colour options include:

  • White Silver with Black Roof and Energetic Yellow Accents
  • British Racing Green with Black Roof and Black Mirror Caps
  • Midnight Black with White Roof and Energetic Yellow Accents

Pricing for the MINI Electric is RM217,470.73 with the SST discount. It comes with an 8-year/100,000km battery warranty. Bookings can be made online from this website from RM1,000.

Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

The New MINI Electric features a refreshed appearance without compromising on heritage. The latest model features new front bumpers that does away with fog lights and now includes integrated air curtains for improved aerodynamics. A new frontal appearance equips the New MINI Electric, where a new yellow S Badge sits in place of the previous E Badge. A new body-colour safety bar rests on the front bumper, while a black surround now accentuates the hexagonal shape of the vehicle’s radiator grille. AdaptiveLED headlights with Matrix Functionality now come with high-gloss black inner housing; and along the sides, the New MINI Electric features a modernised side scuttle design that includes LED indicators and Electric-specific inserts. Towards the rear, the previously Vigorous Grey tailgate handle is now swapped out for a sleek Black, while the rear bumper retains its original design language. The New MINI Electric continues to ride on 17-inch wheels in the MINI Electric Power Spoke two-tone with run-flat tyres.

The New MINI Electric is powered by the highly powerful version of the synchronous electric motor developed by the BMW Group –a front-axle electric engine capable of 135kW/184HP, as well as a 12-module T-shaped battery unit with a net capacity of 28.9kWh. The New MINI Electric shares a apeak torque of 270Nmwith its predecessor, and emits zero carbon emissions locally while consuming 17.6 –15.2kWhper 100km of travel. The electrified MINI offers a maximum speed of 150km/h and a driving range of up to 232km (WLTP). The New MINI Electrician also make the century sprint in 7.3 seconds.

The New MINI Electric continues to offer a range of charging capabilities, whether at home or at a public charging facilities. When recharging at a DC charging station, the New MINI Electric only requires approximately 36 minutes to go from zero to 80% charge. The MINI Wallbox Plus offers an 80% charge in just two and half hours, similar to recharging at a public AC charging station. The charging progress of the New MINI Electric can be viewed on the inside of the charging flap, at the Digital Instrument Cluster or via the MINI AppModern, stylish, functional.

The New MINI Electric offers are vitalised interior design language with a new cockpit décor panel geometry that appears horizontally stretched through enlarged décor trim. Drivers are also treated to a new steering wheel design with horizontal spokes and multi-function buttons that are integrated on an even surface with the Piano Black finish. Other new features include the modernised inner and outer air vents that are integrated into the cockpit fascias, new ambient lighting in the form of light strips that highlight the interior geometry, as well as new door bezel décor in Piano Black, and the MINI Controller in black finishing as well.

The new black panel design for the centre instrument panel is also reflected in the 8.8-inch MINI Navigation System equipped with the full MINI Connected suite which includes new Concierge Services, on top of the standard Teleservices, Remote Services, Intelligent Emergency Call, MINI Online and Apple Carplay. The vehicle is also equipped with the MINI Head Up Display, and the impressive 12-Speaker 360-watt Harman Kardon Sound System. Advanced connectivity features, audio and navigation features are also now available to the MINI Electric with the digital Instrument Cluster.

It is capable of displaying key information on the charging status of the vehicle such as remaining time, percentage of charge, available range and also temperature outside the vehicle, along with the current MINI Driving Mode.

The MINI eDrive, available as standard, is a state-of-the-art technological feature in the New MINI Electric –giving the vehicle intelligent digital services and functions for a hassle-free drive. The Green Driving Assistant (GDA) provides useful onboard functionalities, such as the Range Assistant that presents different solutions to the driver in case of insufficient battery, for greater peace of mind. It is able to suggest a more efficient route (Green Route), driving mode or the nearest charging station, so the driver can still arrive at their destination. The range circle also displays the range within the selected driving mode in the map. Additionally, the new MINI App offers the New MINI Electric an advanced user experience that befits a digital lifestyle, allowing drivers to access their MINI at any time, whether to call up information on the vehicle’s status or to prepare for the next drive.

The MINI App serves as a universal interface between the smartphone and the vehicle. Features include remote access to vehicle charging status and electric range, charging history, along with Remote Services to locate the vehicle and lock or unlock the doors, send navigational directions such as charging stations from a smartphone directly to the vehicle, as well as turning on the air conditioning system in the vehicle remotely. Similar to the previous generation, the New MINI Electrics also equipped with the Driving Assistant system as standard. This camera-based driving assistance system package consists of the Speed Limit info, as well as the digital high-beam assistant. The system also intelligently features the person warning and approach control warning, both with light city braking function. The New MINI Electrics also equipped with the Park Assistant, front and rear Park Distance Control, and Cruise Control with braking function.

A new feature to the MINI family line-up and now also a standard across all new MINI models is the Lane Departure Warning that helps the driver stay safely on the chosen course at speeds between 70 and 210 km/h. To prevent unintentional lane departure, the system registers markings at the edge of the lane and alerts the driver if there is a risk of deviation by vibrating the steering wheel.

Exterior colour offerings of the New MINI Electricinclude the exclusive White Silver with Black Roof and Energetic Yellow Accents, the British Racing Green with Black Roof and Black Mirror Caps, and the midnight Black with White Roof and Energetic Yellow Accents. The New MINI Electric will be available at all authorised MINI dealerships nationwide from 2nd June 2021. However, in accordance with the latest Movement Control Order, dealerships will be closed for physical viewing and customers are encouraged to view the New MINI Electric online via the www.mini.my website.

Customers may also contact their preferred dealers for further information.

The New MINI Electric is also available for online booking at RM1,000 via the MINI eShop platform at https://www.mini.my/en_MY/home/happenings/minionlineshop.html.MINI Roadside Assistance. The New MINI Electric is covered by MINI Malaysia’s 5 Years Roadside Assistance programme, available for all new MINI vehicles with a comprehensive list of services that include a 24-Hour, 365-days-a-year Accident and Help on the Phone and On the Spot Hotline, Free Towing Services and when needed (over 200KM 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. Making a service appointment has never been easier. The new online service programme will now allow customers to schedule their service needs directly at their preferred MINI Authorised Dealerships via www.service.mini.my. MINI Financing.

With the Balloon Financing from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the New MINI Electricstarts from RM 2,418.00 per month (based on estimates of 80% loan on a five-year tenure).The New MINI Electric arrives with the MINI 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, 8 Years / 100,000KM High Voltage Battery Warranty with Free Scheduled Service. The recommended retail price withSales and Services Tax Exemption (on the road, without insurance) is:

The New MINI Electric RM217,470.73

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