The all-new electric MINI Aceman

Posted 24th April 2024

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The all-new electric MINI Aceman

First launched as a concept model in 2022, the MINI Aceman has officially joined the new MINI line-up as a mid-size all-electric crossover which combines compact exterior dimensions with a creative use of interior space. 

If you are having a tough time deciding between the MINI Cooper Electric, and the MINI Countryman Electric as your next car, the new MINI Aceman might just be the perfect alternative, offering the best of both worlds. 

Hitting the road in late 2024, the new MINI Aceman will roll out in two model variants; the Aceman E and the Aceman SE. Each variant offers three well-known equipment levels: Classic, Exclusive, and Sport - existing MINI owners will feel right at home.

For those who aren't familiar, Classic is the entry-level trim level, while Exclusive offers that little bit of luxury. Sport trim takes things further, taking inspiration from John Cooper Works (JCW), incorporating design features to enhance a sporty look.

Pricing starts at £31,800 for the Aceman E, making it an attractive option in the electric crossover segment while the Aceman SE starts at £36,300

MINI Aceman SE

Head of MINI, Stefanie Wurst says "The MINI Aceman brings a new level of excitement to our all-electric lineup, packed with a truly enjoyable immersive digital experience. It's perfect for navigating crowded city streets, while maintaining the versatility and functionality of a Crossover and the Go Kart feeling you can expect from a MINI. I am certain that the sleek design, the performance, and the versatility as a five-seater Crossover, will make the MINI Aceman a resounding success".  

Choose between two efficient, all-electric powertrains

As mentioned above, two versions of the Aceman will be available from launch, the Aceman E, and the Aceman SE. 

Although the Aceman may seem more aligned with the Countryman Electric at first glance, beneath its exterior, it utilises the identical EV-dedicated platform as the electric MINI Cooper, incorporating the same battery and motor configurations. 

The entry-level MINI Aceman E comes with a 42.5 kWh battery which offers up to 192 miles of electric range (WLTP) and produces 181bph, achieving the 0-62mph sprint in 7.9 seconds.  

For those seeking faster acceleration and extended range, the MINI Aceman SE completes the 0-62mph sprint in 7.1 seconds and offers a range of 252 miles thanks to its larger 54.2 kWh battery, capable of producing 215bhp. 

The Aceman E and SE have maximum charging speeds of 75kW and 90kW respectively, which MINI says will enable the battery to be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in under 30 minutes.  

MINI Aceman SE Charging
Though these speeds are more aligned with rapid DC charging, recent studies show for the average person, 90% of charging is carried out at home, on either 7kW, 11kW or 22kW outlets (limited to houses with a three-phase electric supply), so there is really no need to worry over range and charging times.  

If charging times are a factor, however, MINI state that via 11kW charging, the MINI Aceman E will charge from 0-100% in just 4.25 hours, or 5.75 for the SE variant, perfect for overnight charging though it's unlikely you’ll need to charge from 0%, so these times will be even lower.  

EV energy tariffs can also make charging costs look incredibly attractive. Lucky for you, we’ve just published a study on how electric cars compare with the cost of fuel-powered cars which you can view here. It might surprise you how cost-effective electric vehicles are – savings can be as much as £1,800 over 10,000 miles! 

A compact crossover with expressive styling 

Back to business...the MINI Aceman will hit the streets at just over 4 meters in length, 1.7 meters in width and 1.5 meters in height, making it only 20 centimetres longer than the MINI Cooper Electric.

With its short overhangs and practical two-box design, it achieves the iconic MINI proportions while ensuring ample space for five passengers. 5-door entry simplifies carrying friends and family. 

MINI Aceman SE 2

At the front, design highlights include striking angular LED headlights, precise bonnet lines, and an octagonal grille, available in Vibrant Silver or high-gloss Jet Black finishes.

This fresh crossover also features flush door handles – a feature shared with the new MINI Cooper and MINI Countryman Electric – along with distinctive wheel arches.

At the rear, sleek horizontal design emphasises its robust stance, while the aerodynamic indentation in the window enhances its sporty appeal. The dark spoiler isn't just for aesthetics – it improves grip and enhances aerodynamic performance, maximising range.

MINI roof rails come standard, finished in black high gloss for a stylish touch. They can accommodate all MINI roof racks, roof boxes, and even a surfboard holder. Additionally, you can elevate your adventures with the optional Trailer Tow Hitch, capable of carrying a small camper van. Integrated Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ensures a safer, more stable towing experience. 

A minimalist interior design

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.

Beneath the central display, a row of toggle switches is neatly arranged, including one dedicated to selecting driving modes, referred to as 'MINI Experience Models' by MINI. These encompass eight modes: Core, Green, and Go-Kart - which can be likened to Mid or Normal, Eco, and Sport modes in previous MINI generations - Vivid, Timeless, Balance, Personal, and Trail. Each offer unique lighting, soundscape, and design characteristics.

MINI Aceman SE Interior

Another notable difference, introduced in this area of MINI design, is the new curved dashboard, covered with a recycled polyester textile material which extends into the door trims and features a two-tone design. 

Moving to the rear, ample space is available for up to three passengers, accompanied by a generous 300 litres of boot space. Folding the rear seats flat in a 60:40 ratio expands the luggage compartment to an impressive 1,005 litres when extra storage is needed. 

Optional equipment: three clear and progressive levels 

In addition to the Classic, Exclusive, and Sport trims, the MINI Aceman offers optional add-on equipment bundled into three distinct packages: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.  

Each package represents a progressive upgrade, adding extra features beyond those included in the preceding level. The MINI Aceman SE comes equipped with Level 1 features as standard. 

Level 1 encompasses heads-up display, comfort access (keyless entry), wireless charging, and heated front seats. Moving up the ladder, Level 2 introduces additional luxury with a glass sky roof, sun protection glass, and Harman Kardon surround sound. Finally, the comprehensive Level 3 specification includes electric front seats with memory and massage functions (driver’s seat only), an interior camera, MINI Navigation AR, Parking Assistant Plus, Driving Assistant Plus, and a personal eSIM.

MINI Aceman SE Electric Seats

Order your new MINI Aceman today

Experience the iconic design, top-of-the-line features, and exhilarating performance that the new MINI Aceman has to offer from just £31,800 OTR. Order now from Dick Lovett MINI in Bristol, Hungerford (Near Andover and Newbury), Melksham (near Bath) and Swindon. 

Enquire Now

For more information, please contact your local Dick Lovett MINI Centre:

MINI Bristol​ - 01173 216 752

MINI Hungerford - 01488 853 625

MINI Melksham - 01225 562 734

MINI Swindon - 01793 398 504

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