BMW Unveils Its Official MINI Electric Concept

BMW Unveils Its Official MINI Electric Concept

While staying true to its Mini roots, the Electric Concept deftly blends colors, textures and clever details into a stylishly cohesive package awash in contemporary charm. Then there is the fact Mini's Countryman can now be had as a plug-in hybrid.

Last year BMW boss Harald Krüger promised an all-electric Mini by 2019, and at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show the latest concept vehicle will give us a preview of the real thing. Here is what we have learned, as well as official photos of what it looks like. This concept is wider than a typical MINI Hatch. As the electric drive unit does not require any cooling air, the radiator grille is closed for enhanced aerodynamics.

The trademark hexagonal grille has been filled in and features a yellow accent bar with firm's "E" badge to emphasise the car's width and electric credentials. There is also a roof painted in a white to yellow gradient.

Company insiders did suggest that the eventual production models would utilise electric drive technology from the BMW i3, changing to a front-mounted electric motor to power the front wheels with a lithium ion battery pack taking up the space through the car's centre tunnel and underneath the rear seat utilising the area that usually houses the fuel tank and exhaust system of regular Mini models.

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"The Mini Electric Concept is a quintessential Mini: compact, agile, simply the ideal companion for everyday driving", said, BMW Group Senior Vice-President of Design, Adrian van Hooydonk said.

A production version of the Mini Electric Concept will be unveiled in 2019, and will go into production in Oxford in the same year.

Much like the concept cadence, the first production Mercedes EQ product is expected to be an SUV, similar in size to the current GLC.

No technical details of the Electric concept have yet been released, MINI only stating that the auto 'combines a drive system that is always quick off the mark with a precision-tuned suspension - the drivetrain and performance characteristics offer an enthralling drive on both city streets and country roads that is typical of the MINI product range'. "That's how we at MINI envisage electric mobility in tomorrow's world".

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