One of the priorities of BMW Group is to become one of the major players in terms of electric mobility and sustainable, is concerned. For this reason they created some years ago, the family of models “i”, although as confirmed a few days ago in the press conference that they offered up to the media to announce the economic results of the past year, this is just the beginning.
The evidence that gives faith of these intentions is the Mini Electric that have been presented at the New York International Show. To quote new york BMW has been developed, using as a base the Mini of the 60’s, a model all-electric, with which to illustrate the path that has to follow the signature of Oxford. Reported in the presentation, Mini will be the first signature of BMW Group to take on the electrification of its range, so it has to be a pioneer in everything.
On an aesthetic level the Mini Electric presented at New York employs the automobile Cooper model that was born 59 years ago. Its exterior is dressed in red color that will contrast with the typical white stripes on its bonnet and roof in white color. On the hood and wheels, now we do not find the logo modern signature, incorporates one of retro style, where instead of find in the inside the letters “Mini”, we find a plug.
At the mechanistic level, the English firm has not communicated what engine is what encourages, you only have been limited to confirm that
“the power of its electric motor provides a new dimension to the unmistakable feeling of the kart drove the small vehicle british original until the global popularity”
Is expected to count with a mechanical derivative of the one used by the current Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid. If so, the power of this little Mini Electric could be around 90 HP and be powered by a lithium-ion battery with 7,7 kWh of energy capacity. Will have to wait for the signature to confirm the information in the model. In addition to announcing that it will become the gift star of BMW at the 60 anniversary of the birth of the Mini original.
Source – Mini
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