Cut-price Aceman targeted at Chinese EVs

Mini Australia has announced details of its all-new Aceman fully-electric subcompact crossover SUV set to go on sale here in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Aceman is Mini’s smallest SUV and its second EV after the recently-released Countryman SE.

Built by Spotlight Automotive at its Jiangsu plant in China, Aceman is a joint venture between BMW and Great Wall Motor.

The vehicle architecture of the new crossover model is based on a purely electric drive concept.

At 4.07 metres long, 1.75 metres wide and 1.5 metres high, Aceman will be positioned between the Mini Cooper and Countryman models.

It has five seats and a versatile luggage compartment with a load volume of 300 litres, expandible to 1005 litres.

Wheel sizes between 17- and 19-inches will be available.

Depending on the variant, new Aceman has a predicted range of up to 406km (WLTP).

Local pricing and specification will be provided closer to the car’s release date.

The front design of Aceman sees typical Mini design elements such as the expressive headlights and characteristic front grille.

The rear of the vehicle features large horizontal surfaces that emphasise the vehicle’s broad and stable stance.

Aceman will be available in two different trims, Classic and Favoured, with full details to be provided closer to launch date.

The dashboard features a circular OLED display with a diameter of 240mm.

The innovative Mini Operating System 9 enables all driving functions to be operated intuitively by touch or voice.

The Mini Interaction Unit is handled in a similar way to a smartphone.

Speed and battery status are shown prominently at the top of the display, directly in the driver’s field of vision.

Tapping the speed display opens a large full-screen speedometer that clearly focuses on the driving experience.

Two power options are available, Aceman E and Aceman SE.

Aceman E comes with a 135kW of power and 290Nm of torque, and accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds.

With an output of 160kW the Aceman SE generates a torque of 330Nm, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds.

With a battery capacity of 42.5 kWh, the achieves a range of 310km.

The high-voltage battery of the Mini Aceman SE has a capacity of 54.2 kWh, giving it a range of 406km.

To find out more, register your interest or secure you spot in the production queue of the new all-electric Mini Aceman, you can visit


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