All-new Mini Aceman unveiled

Fully electric Mini Aceman launched

Mini has launched its first crossover in the small car segment in the form of the Aceman which combines compact exterior dimensions with as much room as possible for occupants and an all-electric drive. 

The Mini Aceman is a contemporary interpretation of the classic Mini concept, maximum utilisation of space with a minimum footprint, combined with a modern drive concept. The progressive design of the Mini Aceman provides space for five comfortable seats within a vehicle length of just over four metres.

From the outside, the Mini Aceman embodies sporty agility and a self-assured presence. Measuring just under four metres, the Mini Aceman has five seats and a versatile luggage compartment with a load volume of 300 litres, while numerous adjustment options enable this capacity to be extended to as much as 1 005 litres. With a range of 406 kilometres, the Mini Aceman is perfect for local emission free mobility beyond the city limits.

Contemporary modern design

The entire Mini family features a clear, reduced design, which gives the various models a contemporary look that exudes effortless assurance. The minimalist design of the Mini Aceman also reinforces its progressive character.

This independent design language is compact and looks agile. With its striking front-end, robust contours and athletic stance, the sporty Mini crossover model measures 4.07 metres and is thus positioned between the Mini Cooper and Mini Countryman in terms of size.

Streamlined front, short overhangs and a functional two-box design, redefine the brand’s clever use of space. Continuous surfaces give centre stage to the expressive and elegant colours of the body. The versatile and adventurous character of the Mini Aceman is emphasised by the standard roof rails, visually accentuated wheels in sizes ranging from 17 to 19 inches and underride protection at the front, rear and sides of the vehicle.

The front-end design of the Mini Aceman conveys a powerful presence, reinterpreting typical Mini design elements such as the expressive headlights and the characteristic front grille. Its remodelled octagonal shape builds on the traditional underlying theme of the hexagon. The grille surround extends into solid underride protection below the front apron.

With their individual design, the car’s angular LED headlights also lend emphasis to the distinctive standing of the Mini Aceman within the Mini model family. The shape of the headlights is perpetuated in the clarity of the bonnet design with its precise lines, adding to the distinctive character. The daytime running light elements can be switched to three different modes, underpinning the expressive character of the new model.

Tautly stretched body surfaces are accentuated by precise lines and robust angles. While making a progressive statement, this eye-catching styling also forges a link to the brand’s history, enabling it to be instantly identified as a Mini.

A flush transition between the vehicle body and glass optimises the car’s aerodynamic properties. Flat integrated door openers emphasise the progressive expression of the Mini Aceman, while diagonal contours in the body below the A-pillars echo the weld crease of classic Mini models. The strikingly shaped wheel arches with their long rearward sweep and relatively steep downturn are an entirely unique feature of the Mini Aceman. Matte black sills round off the design and continue into the door area, giving the body a slim, upright and athletic appearance.

The rear of the vehicle features large horizontal surfaces that emphasise the vehicle’s broad and stable stance. The aerodynamically bevelled and retracted rear window ensures a pronounced, powerful shoulder section, which is further emphasised by the elongated roof spoiler. Hallmark Mini rear lights frame the centre section, but with three distinctive graphics, the Matrix rear lights bear out the character of the Mini Aceman in differing ways.

Contemporary styled interior

The new Mini design style is expressed particularly clearly in the interior, with a consistent reduction in terms of interior design. With its easy-to-handle steering wheel, a central OLED display and a remodelled hallmark toggle bar, the cockpit echoes three key design elements of the classic Mini and by means of contemporary styling in the entirely new crossover model, Mini transports the history of the brand into the here and now.

Spacious door interiors along with comfortable dimensions in the shoulder area and convenient legroom give the bright cockpit an open and amply proportioned atmosphere. Free standing door handles and speaker covers in the new vibrant silver finish are aligned diagonally and create a fascinating contrast with the horizontal area of the cockpit.

The gentle, rounded design style of the interior is further reflected in the curved surfaces of the dashboard, which is covered in a knitted material where the lower colour shines through the upper one. Rounding off the high-quality fittings in the cockpit are comfortable seats, optionally featuring a textile surface or made of perforated Vescin.

The circular OLED display lends the interior an additional expressive quality, the 240mm high-resolution screen is home to Mini Operating System 9 which enables all driving functions to be operated intuitively by touch or voice.

As in the original, the most important driving functions including the parking brake, gear selector, start/stop key, experience mode toggle and volume control are directly accessible in the Mini Aceman via five individually designed toggles.

Four trim to choose from

All the models of the Mini family feature four trims with individual customisation options. This includes Essential Trim where the interior is designed with maximum clarity and a reduction of equipment details. Classic trim adds a three spoke steering wheel and a black and blue knitted surface on the dashboard and doors.

In Favoured Trim the interior features a strikingly expressive design. The dashboard is finished in elegant dark petrol, complemented by an accentuated colour gradient in orange on the passenger side. The sport seats are finished with perforated Vescin.

The JCW Trim presents the versatile material concept of the Mini Aceman in maximum sporty style. JCW seats with sporty seat geometry and additional lateral support noticeably enhances comfort. Combined with multi-coloured knitted textile and black synthetic leather with red stitching the colour concept echoes the design of the dashboard and door trim.

Under the bonnet

The Mini Aceman is available solely with an all-electric drive, the efficient motor ensures hallmark Mini driving fun. Initially the Mini Aceman will be available in the Mini Aceman E which uses 14,7 -14,1 kWh and offers a range of approximately 300km as well as the Mini Aceman SE that uses 14,8 to 13,8 kWh/100km and offers a range of approximately 400km along with increased performance.

The 135kW electric motor of the Mini Aceman E generates 290Nm allowing for a 0-100km/h sprint in 7.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 160km/h. With an output of 160kW and 330Nm, the Mini Aceman SE is able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 170km/h.

The battery can be charged via alternating current with 11kW. Fast charging with direct current is possible in the Mini Aceman E with 75kW and in the Aceman SE with up to 95kW. At a fast-charging station, this allows the battery to be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in under 30 minutes.

Local availability

The local introduction of the Mini Aceman and the exact specification of the models to be launched in South Africa is yet to be confirmed.