MINI E versus MINI S:  Head to Head Comparison

What happens when you take a car and convert it to an electric version?  To find out we have pitted the MINI E Electric Prototype against a 2008 Mini Cooper S.

First, we will outline our decision to place the Mini E against the S version rather than the base Cooper, then we will run down some specs for comparison purposes, followed by the thrilling head to head test drive.

Technically, the MINI E is based off of the standard Mini Cooper, not the up rated S version.  However, the MINI E is priced significantly higher than either gasoline powered version, its churns out horsepower numbers closer to the S model, and is geared towards the enthusiast with its vast amount of torque and 200 plus ponies on board.  It seems only fitting to pit it against the performance model, the Cooper S.  The base version, an economically sound choice, is not comparable to the high output MINI E.

Now for some specs.  From here on out, the Cooper S will...

Read More

UPDATEMINI E Meetup: End Of The Line For Electric Car 'Experiment'

The Northeast MINI E Meetup in New Jersey was the last before drivers of the experimental MINI E test fleet must return their cars to BMW to be dismantled and crushed. Read Update

UPDATEHurricane Irene Recap: 2 Electric Cars, No Power? No Problem!

You might think having a 2009 Tesla Roadster while your electricity is out for a week would be a challenge, but Michael Thwaite actually found out how little extra bother it entailed. Read Update

UPDATEMini E Driver Study: Some Caveats On Electric-Car Happy News

The recent study of Mini E drivers may need to be taken with a few grains of salt. Read Update

UPDATEDRIVEN: MINI E On An Autocross Course At MTTS2010 (Video)

MINI May Have Cornered the Market On Affordable and Fun EVs Read Update

UPDATEVIDEO: MINI E Goes to Nurburgring to Lap the Track

Who Says Electric Cars Are Just For Commuting? Read Update

UPDATEMINI E Sits Well With Lessees Says Research

BMW Releases Feedback That Is Mostly Positive Read Update

© 2017 Green Car Reports. All Rights Reserved. Green Car Reports is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.