2023 Mini Cooper S | Hatch rendered in production form based on spy shots

2023 Mini Cooper S Electric  – Although the current-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE is a relatively new model, the German company knows that there are many competitors. Stuttgart’s company will refresh the X5-rivaling model, which is currently in development. Our spy team was able to capture a prototype camouflaged on public roads. They even got close enough for us to take photos of what’s inside.

2023 Mini Cooper S Electric
2023 Mini Cooper S Electric

This is the first interior view of the GLE refreshed. It seems that little will be changing. The dashboard is still using the same dual-screen layout and doesn’t appear to have any modifications. The infotainment screen has four vents, and several buttons control different HVAC and audio functions. We noticed a slight difference in the steering wheel, which has a V-shaped design with a piano black finish.

2023 Mini Cooper S Electric Review

The GLE appears to be almost unchanged from the outside with only minor changes at the front. The camouflage suggests that the headlights may get new interior graphics. This prototype’s radiator grille has an interesting camouflaging covering, which could hint at future changes to the front fascia.

Engine

We don’t anticipate any significant engine changes as this is a mid-cycle facelift. GLE will continue to offer a variety of electrified four and six-cylinder engines as well as a powerful twin-turbo V8. The plug-in hybrid system is not currently available in the United States for the vehicle in the gallery. This SUV’s European version uses a 2.0-liter diesel engine with an electric motor to produce a combined output of 320 horsepower (235kilowatts) & 516 pound-feet (706 Newton-meters). Based on the WLTP cycle, the GLE 350de’s battery pack is 31.2-kWh in size. This gives it an electric range of up to 61.5 miles (99 km).

Interior & Exterior

Mini may have teased Cooper’s next-generation Cooper at the beginning of January, but now the cat is out of the bag. Insta user wilcoblok published surprisingly clear images of a prototype without any camouflage. These photos appear to be real and not Photoshop work. They show the hot hatch version, according to the S. The S is finished in green and does not have the traditional dual exhaust tips. We believe that we are looking at an electric Cooper S, as the front grille is missing.

2023 Mini Cooper S Electric Redesign
2023 Mini Cooper S Electric Redesign

We are beginning to see that the rear is what surprises us. Mini released teaser photos of a fully camouflaged prototype and we now understand why. We were misled into thinking that the test vehicle’s taillights looked the same as the normal. It has a trapezoidal design and a black pattern that reminds us of a web spider. The tailgate is adorned with the “Cooper S”, a thick black bar that extends across the width. The Mini logo is dark at the front and back unless it’s camouflage. It appears that the vehicle has all of its production parts and lights, with a rearview camera hanging from under the bar.

There’s more! The spy photos get even better when the photographer takes a peek inside to show a minimalist dashboard design. Although it doesn’t appear to have a digital instrument cluster or a head-up display, the dashboard does include a head-up display. The touchscreen is located in the center of the screen, with the large circle as its centerpiece. The bezels should be as thin as possible. There are still some conventional controls located below the air vents. These control presumably allow for quick access to the climate settings. There is also camouflage visible on the door cards, and possibly the dashboard. The seats and armrests between them can be seen, as well as the three-spoke steering wheels and at least one stalk.

2023 Mini Cooper S Electric Release Date
2023 Mini Cooper S Electric Release Date

2023 Mini Cooper S Electric Confirmed

This is the hardtop model. However, a convertible version has been confirmed for 2025. These spy photos show the S trim. John Cooper Works will make it even hotter. The hatch won’t be on the market until 2023 so it will take some time before it is officially revealed.