“The E-talian Job”: Escape from everyday life the sustainable way in the new MINI Cooper SE.

Munich. Classic city traffic was yesterday, today we
have urban driving fun which is soon to be electric in unmistakable
MINI style. The new MINI Cooper SE (combined fuel consumption:
0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) will go on the road in spring 2020. In
the run-up to the market launch of the first all-electric production
model in the 60-year history of the British brand, MINI is now
presenting another video clip which illustrates the benefits of
locally emissions-free mobility. In the short film “The Getaway
Car”, which can be seen on the BMW Group social media channels,
the new MINI Cooper SE proves to be the ideal escape vehicle from
everyday city traffic.

The clip is set in the northern Italian metropolis of Turin – as
always with the typical MINI tongue-in-cheek style.  The driver of the
new MINI Cooper SE escapes the nerve-racking traffic jams of rush hour
traffic by making a detour through narrow side streets leading him
directly to the roof of the Lingotto building in the district of the
same name on the Via Nizza. The historic industrial complex was once
the largest production site of an Italian automobile manufacturer –
including a test track on the roof, which was laid out as a circuit
and is about one kilometre long.

Today the Lingotto building houses, among other things, a shopping
centre and hotels. The test track on the roof, however, remained
intact even after the conversion. It is here that the new MINI Cooper
SE meets a red classic Mini Cooper making its rounds on the historic
track, reminiscent of a legendary scene from the 1969 movie classic
“The Italian Job”.

In the crime comedy, three classic Mini Coopers play the leading
roles – alongside British actor Michael Caine – as escape vehicles
after a spectacular gold theft. The highlight is a wild chase through
Turin, which also leads to the roof of the Lingotto building. In the
2003 Hollywood edition, “The Italian Job” was moved to Los
Angeles. Three modern MINIs were used to transport the loot, and a
breathtaking escape was, of course, once again in the script.

In 2019, the coup of the gold robbers becomes “The E-talian Job”.
Locally emission-free and almost noiseless, the electrically powered
MINI eludes the hassle of everyday traffic in order to discover the
perfect place for a round of driving fun in the middle of the city of
Turin. Its 135 kW/184 hp electric motor is a real thriller with its
spontaneous power delivery. The high-voltage battery located deep in
the underbody shifts the vehicle’s centre of gravity down
considerably. And the hallmark suspension set-up also contributes to
the fact that electric mobility goes hand in hand with the typical
MINI go-kart feeling for the first time – and not just on the roof of
the famous Lingotto building.

The new MINI Cooper SE accelerates from zero to 60 km/h in 3.9
seconds and from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. In addition
to its agile handling characteristics, its unmistakable features
include an extensive range of standard equipment, model-specific
display and control elements as well as two-stage brake energy
recuperation that can be configured using a toggle switch. With a
range of 235 to 270 kilometres, the new MINI Cooper SE is also ideally
equipped not only for sustainable urban mobility, but also for escapes
from everyday life that last a little longer.


Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and power consumption were
measured using the methods required according to Regulation VO (EC)
2007/715 as amended. The figures are calculated using a vehicle
fitted with basic equipment in Germany, the ranges stated take into
account differences in selected wheel and tyre sizes as well as the
optional equipment. They may change during configuration.

The figures have already been calculated based on the new WLTP
test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes. In these
vehicles, different figures than those published here may apply for
the assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are
(also) based on CO2 emissions.

For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and
official specific CO2emissions of new cars, please refer to the
“Manual on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power
consumption of new cars”, available at sales outlets, from
Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.


In case of queries, please contact:

BMW Group Corporate Communications

Sylvia Heydt, Spokesperson MINI Lifestyle

Phone: +49-89-382-23522; email: sylvia.heydt@bmwgroup.com


Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI

Phone: +49-89-382-23662; email: andreas.lampka@mini.com


The BMW Group

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BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles
and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility
services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production
and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global
sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and
more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in
the financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 97.480 billion. As of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 134,682 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore
established ecological and social sustainability throughout the
value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear
commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.


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