A look back into the future: The classic Mini Electric

Mini electric sign at NY auto showOn the eve of the New York International Auto Show 2018, MINI presents a special car. An all-electric version of the classic Mini.

Munich / New York. Reporting from the world première of an extraordinary car on the eve of the New York International Auto Show. It’s taking place March 30 to April 8, 2018. So the British car manufacturer MINI once again demonstrates its appetite for purely electric. Therefore driving with a new take on an icon.

The classic Mini Electric combines the historic look of the world’s favorite small car. All with groundbreaking drive technology for tomorrow’s urban mobility.

So with this unique vehicle, MINI sends out a clear signal. One demonstrating its commitment to retaining the brand’s unmistakable character. All the while embracing innovative zero local emission technology.

The classic Mini Electric is the result of an imaginary journey through time, where the story of classic model extended by a consecutive chapter.

Similarly, the original from the second half of the 20th century becomes a sympathetic ambassador for environmental awareness. As well as a form of sustainable mobility whose future has just begun.

So the urban electro mobility landscape will soon benefit from the arrival of a brand new model. It’s packed with charisma, personal style and driving fun. The MINI Electric Concept announced at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It furthermore paves the way for the brand’s first all-electric vehicle. One which unveiling in 2019. Hopefully they say and just in time for the Mini 60th anniversary of the classic Mini. So the fully electric production vehicle is in development. All based on the MINI 3 Door. Furthermore and produced for the first time at MINI Plant Oxford next year.

MINI is once again assuming a pioneering role for sustainable mobility within the BMW Group. In 2008, the brand presented the MINI E. The MINI E based on the predecessor model of the current MINI 3 Door. As a result, about 600 examples produced and used in a field trial under everyday conditions. This trial played a central role in paving the way for the development of the BMW i3. One which has enjoyed worldwide success since 2013. It has a combined power consumption of 13.6 – 13.1 kWh / 100 km. Plus zero emissions aka combined CO2 emissions: 0 g / km.

On the way to a new era in electro mobility, MINI has already taken another step forward. In the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 Plug-In Hybrid model (fuel consumption combined: 2.3 – 2.1 l / 100 km, combined power consumption: 14.0 – 13.2 kWh / 100 km combined with CO2 emissions from fuel: 52 – 49 g / km), combining an internal combustion engine with an electric drive provides a system output of 165 kW / 224 hp and an intelligent hybrid-specific all-wheel drive system. The capable five-door model in the premium compact segment guarantees driving pleasure on any terrain.

The vehicle draws its power from both engines for powerful acceleration, whilst retaining the ability to drive at up to 125 km / h in purely electric mode. With these qualities, the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 significant contribution to the global market success of the BMW Group’s electrified vehicle fleet.

By contrast, the classic Mini Electric presented in New York will remain unique. A late and carefully restored example of the classic Mini Cooper serves as the basis for this special vehicle. The exterior red paint complementing by a contrast white roof and characteristic bonnet strip, with the yellow MINI Electric logo in the brand emblem and on the wheel hubs. The electric classic remains true to the brand, both in terms of its visual appearance and driving characteristics. The spontaneous power of its electric motor provides a new dimension to the unmistakable go-kart feeling. Finally, that feeling helped propel the British small car in its original form to worldwide popularity.

Source: The BMW Group, www.bmwgroup.com

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