Mini goes back to the future for NY

31 March, 2018, 09:09 | Author: Regina Lloyd
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According to this week's statement, work on producing the MINI E - based on the predecessor model of the current MINI 3 Door - actually began in 2008, with about 600 examples produced and used in a field trial under everyday conditions.

Mini's showpiece for NY was based on a restored example of the classic Mini Cooper, with the powertrain replaced by a pure-electric variant.

The electric MINI, which is being unveiled for the first time at this week's New York International Auto Show, is based on the same design of the classic MINI 3 Door, and will be produced at the MINI plant in Oxford, the company said.

Speaking about this new showcase, the company says: 'The classic Mini Electric combines the historic look of the world's favourite small vehicle with groundbreaking drive technology for tomorrow's urban mobility.

To demonstrate the company's commitment to retaining the brand's unmistakable character, whilst embracing zero-emissions drivetrain technology - MINI has unveiled an all-electric version of the classic Mini.

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While a concept version of the upcoming model has already been revealed, we can expect to see a production version of the Mini Electric in 2019.

The fully-electric production vehicle is now being developed, and is set to hit the roads in 2019.

What made the Mini stand out from anything that came before it was its compact size, which was ideal for commuters looking for a small vehicle to travel around the busy streets of London.

BMW also reassured buyers that the styling of the electric Mini would be toned down from the whacky concept models, and look much more like its petrol and diesel-powered siblings. As such, an all-new Mini created to be electric from day one, below, will arrive in 2019. The front end features the trademark brace of spotlights.

Little is known about MINI's electric auto in terms of spec and design, but Mackensen said it will be significantly toned down from the concepts they've revealed and will look pretty similar to the original Cooper, with just a few nods to its eco-friendly motor.




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