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The focus of the Mini’s new Cooper EV is a giant circular OLED display on the dashboard


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the The reveal of the 2025 Mini Cooper EV shows a faceliftand more range and a giant, round OLED display that floats in front of the dashboard. The company says the Cooper E and Cooper SE — the two electric vehicle variants — have a range of 190 miles and 250 miles, respectively, as calculated using the European Electric Vehicle Test Cycle. (These numbers can drop to about 175 miles and 215 miles each when the EPA testing cycle is applied, per Ars Technica.)

But it’s about the large OLED touchscreen that now floats in front of the middle of the dashboard instead of the compact rectangle of previous models. company Cooper’s redesigned interior upset Earlier this year with videos featuring screen animation and followed that up with another release with More details about its capabilities. The screen is also used to show Spike, a CG dog that is the “full voice assistant” the company announced a few months ago. (If you don’t like the dog, there’s also a “stylized representation of a Mini” option.)

When you cycle through the “mini experience modes,” which alter the car’s handling and response, MINI says the interior lights, instrument cluster and OLED display will all take on colors to match the mode’s ambience.

Voice control can be activated by saying “Hey Mini,” and is used, as you might guess, for navigation, phone calls, in-car entertainment, and “many other car functions.” The company also says the car will learn from your routine when you take the same roads regularly, and it can learn to automatically open a window in the same spot, for example. The screen runs on the Mini Android 9 operating system.

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Mini says the 184-hp Cooper E can reach 60 mph from a standstill in 7.3 seconds and has 214 lb-ft of torque, while the more powerful 218-hp Cooper SE, which delivers 243 lb-ft of torque, He can do this in 6.7 seconds. The Cooper E uses a 40.7 kWh battery, while the Cooper SE’s battery capacity is 54.2 kWh.

Finally, although the body style remains broadly in line with previous designs, there are some changes. The oval-shaped LED headlights now have a coordinating “hello animation” and “three adjustable light signatures,” while the rear of the car has been swapped out with corner lights that can also be customized, as you can see in the TikTok video. above.

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