2022 MINI Cooper SE Electric Collection model

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  1. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    Information about the 2022 MINI Cooper SE Electric Collection continues to seep out. It appears to be a Signature Plus trim level MINI Cooper SE with paint colors, Multitone roof colors, wheel colors, and stripes that may be unavailable on other SEs.

    Here are some 2022 MINI Cooper SE Electric Collection photos I found. As more photos emerge, I will add them.
     
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  3. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    Here's a video of the 2022 MINI Cooper SE Electric Collection model--well, the first part is video, the rest of it is just moving the camera around to show different parts of still photos. I suggest muting the sound--there is no voice-over to provide more information than what you can see.

    InsideEVs also has an article on the Electric Collection model.
     
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  4. bldxyz

    bldxyz Well-Known Member

    As I posted in other threads, my dealer said things that support the notion that certain things are only available in this collection.... and certain choices within the collection are not offered.
     
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  5. mikeg0305

    mikeg0305 Active Member

    First post...we went to our local dealer today to order a 2022 Mini Cooper SE. We (and buy that I mean our daughter) had our hearts set on the Island Blue color with a white roof. We want leather seats were leaning towards the the Iconic trim to get the Satellite Grey Chesterfield Leather but was up in the air until we got there.

    However, our dealer checked with the regional Mini rep and were told the Island Blue can only had as a special package/edition on the Sig+. Which comes with the Cloth/Leatherette seats, the funky Power Wheels and the 3 tone roof.

    So we ordered a 2022 SE in Chile Red, white roof, Night Jack mirrors, black Tentacle wheels, roof rails and the Iconic trim. Will add black stripes once it comes in.

    So bummed about the Island Blue paint only being offered as part of a package on the SE. Can others verify this?
     
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    bldxyz Well-Known Member

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  8. chrunck

    chrunck Active Member

    I'm mostly ok with the Electric Collection package, but that roof is a no go for me.

    So silly that a company that once touted its near infinite configurations wants to produce a bunch of identical cars.
     
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  9. mikeg0305

    mikeg0305 Active Member

    Errrrr. So annoyed by this. On the other hand I worry that Island Blue will be a bit of a fad where as the Chili Red will live for ever. At least that is what we are telling our daughter :)
     
  10. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    And to get Island Blue it appears you also must accept those wimpy stripes as part of the Electric Collection package. Island Blue is not a new color for MINI, so they're just being stingy by forcing customers to choose the Electric Collection package to get it on a MINI Cooper SE.

    We know that MINI just installed a new painting system in Plant Oxford for the 2022 models. Here's my imagined scenario: Head designer, Oliver Heilmer, came from Germany to check out the new painting system. After a conversation with the technicians who installed it he asked, "From what you've told me, this system makes it possible to spray 3 colors of paint onto the roof at the same time, right?"

    In my imagined scenario, I see Mr. Heilmer experimenting to decide what 3 colors would look good together. After going through a dozen body shells, he settled on San Marino Blue for the front of the roof, Pearly Aqua for the middle and Jet Black for the rear. "Obviously," he thought, "the best body color to go with my 'Multitone' roof is Island Blue."

    "I've achieved perfection!" he declared. "I would be sad if someone chose Island Blue but did not want my 'Multitone' roof. Therefore the 4 colors will be bonded together as the 'Electric Collection'!" To keep costs under control, MINI's bean counters ruled that the Electric Collection would be available only with the Signature Plus trim.

    I'll work up another imaginary scenario after MINI reveals the Rooftop Grey Electric Collection Signature Plus MINI Cooper SE. We don't yet know if that car also has a "Multitone" roof.
     
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  11. Lainey

    Lainey Well-Known Member

    Oh wow, so much no for me on all of that. From the (itchy to me) cloth seats to having to have the roof (no sunroof) to the power spoke wheels. Such a shame as that color would be awesome with white rooftop and bonnet stripes and bright silver wheels
     
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  13. bldxyz

    bldxyz Well-Known Member

    My ideal would have been Island Blue (even keeping the "wimpy" electric lead stripes*) with a Multitone roof and a Moonroof, plus Chrome highlights, Roulette two-tone wheels and leather seats (Iconic trim!). To me, the chrome would lighten it up and work well with the stripes.

    But I'm past it now, since I've placed my order for the 2022 in Enigmatic Black and will be happy whenever it arrives. I was debating putting black bonnet stripes on it because it might go well with all the Piano Black trim elements, but I've never seen a photograph of an Enigmatic Black Mini with Mini-provided bonnet stripes of either black or white.
     
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  14. Lainey

    Lainey Well-Known Member

    Check this out

    https://www.miniofmarin.com/details-2021-mini-cooper_s_hardtop_4_door-new-wmwxu9c04m2n98569.html

    I really like it!
     
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  15. bldxyz

    bldxyz Well-Known Member

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  16. Lainey

    Lainey Well-Known Member

    Oh how funny! I agree it would look great with piano black details!
     
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  17. bldxyz

    bldxyz Well-Known Member

    I'm doing it. Dealer quoted about $150 to add the Bonnet Stripes at port.
     
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  18. insightman

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  19. GvilleGuy

    GvilleGuy Well-Known Member

    My bonnet stripes will be $300 installed. Not sure if that is at the port or the dealership.
     
  20. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    @GvilleGuy, it sounds like you're getting your stripes installed both at the port AND at the dealership!

    I wonder if you can order stripes on top of stripes--particularly, traditional bonnet stripes on top of the Electric Collection's faint, hollow, mandatory bonnet stripes? Are they mandatory? Are they painted on? When are we going to see the Rooftop Grey Electric Collection's roof and stripes?

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  21. CuriousGeorge

    CuriousGeorge Active Member

    I have to say, that's a rather unfortunate choice of name for a color on a car that (usually) allows you to pick a roof color. One can just imagine an Abbott and Costello comedy skit built around the confusion that might result. Why not call it "Shingle Grey" to avoid the ambiguity?
     
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  22. chrunck

    chrunck Active Member

    I actually thought they were offering it as a roof color until like 3 days ago...
     
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  23. GvilleGuy

    GvilleGuy Well-Known Member

    That was a poor naming choice.
     

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