Ahead of a fourth quarter 2024 Australian release, the new Mini Aceman has been revealed. Sitting above the regular three-door Cooper but below the Countryman in size, the Aceman is the brand’s first dedicated all-electric product with no ICE drivetrain options available. It sits on the same new all-electric platform as the Cooper and will actually be built in China alongside the new Cooper EV.

“The Mini Aceman brings a new level of excitement to our all-electric lineup, packed with a truly enjoyable immersive digital experience,” says Stefanie Wurst, Head of Mini.

“The Mini Aceman is 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.”

Measuring 4,007mm long, 1,750mm wide and 1,500mm tall, the Aceman is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Polo and its boot measures between 300L with the seats up and 1,005L with the rear seats folded. Under the body of the Mini Aceman is the same ‘Spotlight’ platform that also underpins the Cooper and was co-developed with GWM.

At launch, there will be two Aceman drivetrain variants: the entry-level E and the upper-spec S. The E uses a 135kW/290Nm electric motor that draws its power from a 42.5kWh battery, while the S ups the figures to 160kW/320Nm and it uses a larger 54.2kWh battery. The E offers a WLTP range of up to 310km and can charge at up to 75kW, while the S’ range is a claimed WLTP range of 406km and it can charge at up to 95kW. The E sprints to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds and the S lowers that to 7.1 seconds.

The dashboard design of the Mini Aceman is almost identical to its siblings, with a huge 9.5-inch circular OLED touchscreen surrounded by fabric dashboard and door panels. Underneath the centre screen is a button section with the starter button, gear selector, ‘experience’ drive mode and interior theme selector and volume/track selector knob.

Available features in the Aceman include a head-up display, Harman Kardon sound system, a wireless phone charger, automatic parking, remote parking via a smartphone app, smartphone key access, a panoramic glass roof and wheels from 17-inches to 19-inches in size.

The new Mini Aceman will go on sale in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2024, with local pricing and specifications to be confirmed before then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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