Photos have emerged of the upcoming Mini Cooper S E on a photo shoot on the streets of Los Angeles.
Mini’s first series production electric model is not due be revealed for a few months, but spy photographers have already caught completely undisguised.
As expected, the Cooper S E does not differ greatly in the aesthetics department from currenr combustion-engined Mini models. Up front, the grille has been closed off, with a body-coloured panel adorned with a neon green stripe and ‘E’ logo taking its place. The green theme continues around the side, where’s there’s ‘E’ badging, green mirror caps and aero-focused, funky alloy wheels with neon accents. Around the rear, it’s the same as normal Minis, aside from a badge and the lack of an exhaust tip.
Powertrain wise, it is expected that the electric Mini will use the 42.2kWh battery pack from the i3s 120Ah, with a 135kW electric motor driving the front wheels. Range is expected to sit between 250-300km, with fast-charging capability built in.
The Mini Cooper S E is expected to be revealed in the coming months, ahead of its full reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September.