The first official information on Mini’s new small electric SUV, called Aceman, is now available.
Although its launch is scheduled for 2025, Mini has begun to unveil technical details about the production model. Over the next two years, Mini plans to launch three new electric models, including the Aceman, which will be the first fully electric Mini model. The small urban SUV will be approximately 4.05 metres long and will be based on a new electric platform. It will be called Sportlight EV, developed by BMW and Great Wall Motors in China. The model will be assembled in China, as will the next 3 electric doors.
The technical specifications of the Mini Aceman
According to information obtained by British journalists, the Aceman prototype will have two electric motors, providing 184 hp in E version and 218 hp in SE version. In addition, there will be two battery levels: 40 kWh and 54 kWh. Although nothing is official at the moment, the 54 kWh battery should offer a combined WLTP range of about 380 km, which is comparable to the average of small electric SUVs currently available on the market. The rival model to watch is the Jeep Avenger, which promises a base range a little over 400 km.
Mini hopes that the Aceman will be a commercial success and even plans that the model will become his best-seller. The vehicle meets all the requirements in terms of design, functionality and performance, offering customers the opportunity to purchase a five-door electric SUV that can be used as a main or complement car, or even for a first purchase at Mini. However, the entry price should be around €40,000. The Aceman should arrive in the concessions in the first half of 2025, indirectly taking over from the Clubman, although it is much shorter. The design of the model was partly unveiled during the concept car presentation in 2022.