Don’t you just love the classic Mini Cooper – well how about turning it into a green machine and recreating it as an all electric?
That’s exactly what BMW has done for the New York International Auto Show 2018 which runs until Sunday, April 8.
The Mini Electric concept combines the historic look of the world’s favorite small car, the classic Mini Cooper, with groundbreaking drive technology for tomorrow’s urban mobility.
Unmistakable classic Mini Cooper
This one-off creation retains the unmistakable character of the classic Mini Cooper while embracing innovative zero emission technology.
The Mini Electric Concept was announced at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and paves the way for the brand’s first all-electric vehicle which will be unveiled in 2019 – just in time for the 60th anniversary of the Mini.
The fully electric production vehicle is currently in development and will be made for the first time in Oxford next year.
Mini E proceeded classic Mini Cooper Electric Concept
In 2008, the auto maker presented the Mini E – about 600 examples were produced and used in a field trial under everyday conditions.
The trail played a central role in steering the development of the BMW i3, which has enjoyed worldwide success since 2013.
The Mini Electric presented in New York will remain unique. A late and carefully restored classic Mini Cooper provides the framework for the vehicle.
The exterior red paint is complemented 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 classic Mini Cooper “true to brand”
The electric classic remains true to the brand, both in terms of appearance and driving characteristics.
The spontaneous power of its electric motor provides a new dimension to the unmistakable go-kart feeling that helped propel the British small car in its original form to worldwide popularity.
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- Check out what else is in store at the New York International Auto Show 2018.