The car makers are about to unveil the electric version of the Mini Hardtop on the 9th of July. It will be the first of the 12 different EV’s that BMW Group is bringing to the market from now until 2025.
It has been a long wait since the concept was shown back in 2017 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Nevertheless, it clearly seems like it is going to be worth the wait.
The new model, called Mini Couper S E Hardtop, is expected to come with a range of the whooping 200 miles. The EV will be equipped with a 184 horsepower motor (the same as the one in BMW i3s). This is only 5 hp lower than that of the the gasoline-powered Mini. It also packs up all the benefits of the electric cars, including plenty of low-end torque.
The car makers go against the speculations that Brexit will push the manufacturing out of UK. The electric Hardtop will be built in Oxford, with a powertrain sourced from Germany.
There is also a plan to introduce a hybrid version of the favorite model of the four-wheeler. Mini already has a plug-in hybrid Cooper S E ALL4 Countryman. Now to only thing left in front of the manufacturers is to filter the powetrain to the other Mini models.
Some dealers across Europe already accept pre-orders. If you are in the US, you will have to wait a little longer. Hopefully the announcement of the exact dates will come soon.
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