The Mini Aceman EV Splits More Hairs

Mini has kind of a thing for splitting hairs. Its Countryman straddles the line between hatchback and CUV.

The Cooper straddles the line between a sardine can and a small city car. The Paceman straddled the line between Cooper and… something we still haven’t quite figured out. Now, the all-electric Mini Aceman is here to split another hair, fitting into the lineup between the Cooper and the Countryman.

Buyers will have their choice of two powertrains. The Aceman E gets a 42.5-kWh battery and 184 hp and 213 lb-ft of torque. The Aceman SE will pack a 54.2-kWh battery and 218 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. The E and SE models also have predicted ranges of 192 miles and 252 miles, respectively, though it's worth noting these aren’t EPA figures, but Europe’s WLTP cycle estimates, which are typically more generous. As a result, official EPA figures could land below the ones seen here. The pair will charge from 10-80% in about 30 minutes, with the E model charging at 75 kW and the SE charging at 95 kW. Despite increased capacity, the charge time remains the same thanks to the variance in battery capacity.

In addition to the two powertrain options, Mini will make four trims available: Essential, Classic, Favoured, and John Cooper Works, in that order. Each features its own special color-coded mirrors and roof rails along with special badging and trim accents. A range of wheels is also offered depending on your chosen trim, ranging from 17 to 19 inches in diameter.

The Aceman’s interior will feature familiar design elements carried over from the latest Cooper. This includes the single center screen and liberal use of recycled materials. Mini hasn’t said whether the Aceman EV will come to the US, but given its move towards electrification and the costs associated with it, we don’t see Mini turning down any North American market, much less the US.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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