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 406 kilometres in the WLTP test cycle.

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

The front-end design Aceman uses typical MINI design elements such as the expressive headlights and the 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 240 mm.

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 135-kW electric motor of the MINI Aceman generates a torque of 290 Nm, accelerating the car from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds.

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

With an energy content of 42.5 kWh, the battery of the MINI Aceman E achieves a range of 310 kilometres in the WLTP test cycle. The high-voltage battery of the MINI Aceman SE has an energy content of 54.2 kWh, giving it a range of 406 kilometres according to the WLTP.

To find out more, register your interest or secure you spot in the production queue of the new all-electric MINI Aceman, potential buyers should visit

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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