Mini Aceman price, specs and performance confirmed

Mini has completed its new model line-up with the unveiling of the Mini Aceman crossover.

With the latest Countryman taking a step up in size, the 4-metre-long Aceman slips neatly between the fully fledged SUV and the regular Cooper hatch. It will be sold exclusively as an all-electric model, with a choice of motor/battery pairings and three trim levels.

Prices for the entry level Aceman E start at £31,800 – around £1,000 more than the Cooper – and first deliveries will begin in November. That price and its size put it in direct competition with the likes of the Volvo EX30, Jeep Avenger and inbound Ford Puma Gen-E.

The Aceman is available with two power outputs – badged E and SE. The Aceman E uses a 184bhp motor mated to a 42.5kWh battery. That gives it a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds and a maximum range of 192 miles.

The £36,300 SE cuts the acceleration time to 7.1 seconds thanks to a 218bhp motor, while a 52.4kWh battery extends its range to 252 miles. The SE also gets faster DC charging, working at up to 95kW compared with the E’s 75kW limit. Both accept 11kW AC charging.

The Aceman shares its basic two-box shape with the larger Countryman but sits lower and has shorter overhangs. It has similar angular headlights and an octagonal grille but emphasises its boxy design with black cladding along the door bottoms and squared off wheel arches.

Inside, the cabin is designed around the circular 24cm touchscreen that mimics the large central speedometer of earlier cars. That sits at the heart of a curved dashboard finished in recycled polyester fabric, with diagonal speaker housings and free-standing door handles setting the Aceman apart from other Mini models. Behind the rear bench, which Mini claims is big enough for three passengers, there’s a 300-litre boot.

The Aceman’s interior shares a lot of characteristics with the Cooper and Countryman

Both power outputs are available in three trim levels – Classic, Exclusive and Sport.

Classic trim features 17-inch alloys and a ‘reduced’ overall appearance with a gloss black grille and a choice of three colours. Inside there’s cloth/faux leather upholstery in a choice of two dual-tone finishes. Exclusive-grade cars get a choice of six exterior colours and a contrast roof option, plus 18-inch wheels and a ‘Vibrant Silver’ grille. They also get a colour-graded dashboard, full Vescin fake leather seats and a lidded storage area.

Sport trim features a JCW (John Cooper Works) badge on the gloss black grille, along with bonnet stripes in red or black, a red roof and rear spoiler. The red and black motif is carried over into the cabin on the dashboard and sports seats, while the steering wheel is finished in perforated Vescin with trim-specific badging.

Alongside the three trim levels are three options packages. Level 1 is standard on SE models and brings features such as a head-up display, wireless charging and heated front seats. Level 2 adds a panoramic sunroof roof and Harman Kardon stereo, while Level 3 brings electric front seats with memory and massage, an interior camera, and more advanced parking and driving assistance.

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

Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.

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