September 21, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – BMW Group Malaysia, the official distributor of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the limited to 15 units MINI Electric First Edition in Malaysia, priced at RM 238,380.78.
“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 its managing director Harald Hoelzl in a statement.
The 15 units of the unique all-electric three-door hatch debuts an all-new exterior colour in the MINI Yours Enigmatic Black. It also features the MINI Yours Walknappa leather lounge upholstery, MINI Yours Walknappa multi-function leather steering, MINI Yours Illuminated Interior Surface that lights up from a choice of 12 ambient colours, and Panorama Glass Roof.
It also comes with the Light Package that includes the Matrix LED headlights, LED tail lights with the Union Jack design, First Edition door sill, side scuttle, 17-inch wheels, MINI Electric keyless entry and start/stop button, MINI Electric velour floor mats, electronic selector lever, anti-dazzle rear-view mirror, 8.8-inch MINI Navigation infotainment system with MINI Connected, digital instrument cluster, head up display, 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, wireless charging function for mobile phones, amongst others.
“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 said.
Powering the MINI Electric First Edition is the electric motor that generates 184 hp or 135 kW at 7,000 rpm and 270 Nm of torque from 100 to 1,000 rpm. The motor is mated to a single-stage transmission and the 32,6 kWh lithium-ion battery.
MINI claims that the MINI Electric First Edition is able to sprint from zero to 60kph in 3.9 seconds and to 100 kph in 7.3 seconds. Its top speed is electronically limited to 150 kph.
It takes about 36 minutes to charge the MINI Electric First Edition from a depleted battery to 80 percent charged at a DC charging station, while the MINI Wallbox Plus, it takes two and half hours. Meanwhile, at home the MINI can be charged to 80 percent in 12 hours with the yellow contingency charging cable.
In terms of its safety features, the MINI Electric First Edition is equipped with driving assistant system, which consist of speed limit info, digital high-beam assistant, person warning with light city braking, approach control warning with light city braking, park assistant, cruise control with braking function and many more.
On top of the all-new exterior colour in the MINI Yours Enigmatic Black, the MINI Electric First Edition is also offered in the White Silver with Energetic Yellow accents.
All MINIs are covered by MINI Malaysia’s 5 years roadside assistance programme, MINI 4 years unlimited mileage warranty with free scheduled service, and 8 years or 100,000 km whichever comes first high voltage battery warranty for the all-electric MINI.
Prices mentioned above is the retail price with sales tax exemption for personal registration excluding insurance.
With the Balloon Financing from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the MINI Electric First Edition starts from RM 2,728.00 per month. The figures are based on estimates of 80 percent loan on a five-year tenure.
For more information on the MINI Electric First Edition can be found at www.mini.my.