Mini SE undergoes JCW procedure
Mini SA has just announced that its JCW trim level is now available for purchase on the fully electric SE hatchback model.
Styling-wise, there’s so much going on here, and like most ICE-powered JCWs, this is truly a sight to behold, courtesy of the red, white, and black colour combination, the chequered flag on the octagonal front grille, and the ten-spoke 18-inch alloys in the Lap Spoke two-tone design that are home to red JCW brake callipers.
The exterior is further enhanced with the addition of bonnet stripes, rear and front diffusers, a high-gloss black radiator grille surround and logo, as well as a contrasting roof that matches perfectly with the mirror caps finished in Chilli Red. Up front, the LED headlights come with individual light signatures, which include two horizontal stripes as daytime running lights.
Moving inside, the SE JCW is fitted with sporty seats that are wrapped in synthetic leather with red stitching and multi-coloured knitted material in the shoulder portion and a high-res OLED display.
Unlike the regular models that pack a 32.6kWh battery pack capable of 135kW and 270Nm of torque, the JCW houses a bigger 54.2kWh pack that is good for 160kW and 330Nm. The setup allows for a sprint time of 6.7 seconds from 0 to 100km/h, which is 0.6 seconds quicker than the standard SE. After all, who said that electric cars should be boring?
The German manufacturer claims the SE JCW will travel up to 402km between charges, and getting the battery pack recharged from 10 to 80% via a fast charging facility with up to 95kW takes 30 minutes, while an 11kW AC charger will naturally take longer.
The eagerly anticipated Mini SE JCW is slated for its local debut alongside the entire hatchback range in the second quarter of 2024. Upon its launch, it’s expected to quickly rise to prominence, likely becoming the most sought-after model in the lineup.