car news desk, The Mini Cooper SE electric hatchback will now be offered in Europe alongside the Cooper SE convertible. What was initially a concept car has now been decided by the company to go into production as the Cooper SE Convertible, although it will only be offered in a limited number of 999 cars. In terms of design, the Cooper SE convertible is a three-door hatchback. Little differs from the hatchback, with only minor details and a folding cloth roof to differentiate it. The Cooper SE retains EV specific design cues for the three-door, including the E badge at the rear and green detailing for the S badge in the grille, and a sleeker wheel design.
The cabin is also unchanged from the standard Cooper SE in terms of design. Like the three-door, the convertible also gets yellow highlights along with offering buyers to customize their cars. Leather upholstery and heated front seats are standard fitment. Options include ambient lighting, active cruise control and more. Compared to the three-door hatch, the convertible gets 160 liters less boot space.
Coming to the powertrain, the Cooper SE Convertible shares the same running gear as the Cooper SE three-door. A 180 bhp electric motor sends power to the front wheels, with the convertible claiming a range of 201 km on a single charge, where the Mini can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 8.2 seconds. The convertible is capable of crossing this figure in just 7.3 seconds.