Later this year, the new Mini Cooper will make its premiere. The automaker has been teasing the upcoming model by disclosing information on the Cooper Electric three-door hatchback, including its features and specifications. The John Cooper Works version of the EV, which rides low in these recent spy images, will be hotter. A distinctive front fascia and a dynamic front splitter with a central support are featured on the electrified Mini John Cooper Works. This is the hotter variant, which is demonstrated by the prominent side sills, the forceful rear diffuser, and the big roof spoiler. Behind its larger wheels, the Mini also conceals powerful brakes.
New Mini John Cooper Works EV Spy
The 2024 Electric Cooper will be available from Mini with two battery packs, rated at 40.7 and 54.2 kilowatt hours each. The entry-level model with the smaller battery has a front-mounted motor that produces 181 horsepower and will reportedly have a range of 186 miles in Europe.
The Cooper SE’s larger battery allows it to travel up to an estimated 249 miles across the pond while still producing 215 horsepower for the front wheels. The JCW is rumored to produce 250 horsepower, which would be more power than the SE. The additional power will probably reduce its range. A special platform called Spotlight, which BMW co-developed with Great Wall Motors, serves as the foundation for the Cooper EV series.
We already know that Mini’s interior will include a sizable 9.44-inch-diameter OLED dashboard display. The standard instrument cluster was absent from the photographs of the car’s interior that the business teased late last month. Instead, the driver is given important information on a transparent screen at the bottom of the windshield. The enormous central display, which has the vehicle speed displayed at the top, will be used for more than simply infotainment.
If an electric JWC isn’t for you, there will be additional possibilities since Mini intends to sell combustion- and electric-powered variants of the following-generation Cooper. The business has already been caught on spy pictures testing a gas-powered JCW.
The later-released, next-generation Mini is already on display this year. However, the automaker might not reveal the electric John Cooper Works until late 2024 for the 2025 model year. Mini has plans to become a fully electric manufacturer, so expect more EVs from the brand in the coming years, like the new Aceman.