Let’s find out together all the news that emerged at the 2023 Monaco Motor Show regarding the Mini 3 Door and Countryman
After more than 22 years old since its introduction in its modern form and the brand’s passage under the control of the BMW Group, Mini continues to be a timeless icon. The new Mini 3 Door and Mini Countryman models, presented today in Munich on the occasion of IAA Mobility 2023embody the fundamental principles of the Mini brand, heir to the famous model of the 1959projecting them into the future.
This evolution is not limited simply to a necessary technological upgrade towards the electric propulsion (without abandoning internal combustion engines), but also celebrates the distinctive tradition of the Mini brand, with its recognizable design and the fun driving experience similar to that of a kart.
The new generation of Minis: Driving towards an electric and sustainable future
In particular, the new Mini Cooper and Mini Countryman, with the latter increased in external dimensions to offer more space, comfort and safety, make their debut as fully electric.
When they will be available on the market, most likely in the spring 2024will offer a driving experience without local emissions, highlighting the diversity of positioning of Mini in its sector, through the combination of a unique design, advanced technology and an addictive digital experience.
The two new Mini models, together with the Mini Aceman crossover which will join in April 2024, feature a modern and minimalist design, focused on the essentials.
With proportions that faithfully maintain the distinctive style of Mini, including short overhangsand compact hoodand long step e large wheels.
The visual division into three parts between the car bodythe window area and the contrasting roof remains unchanged.
Stefanie Wurst, head of the Mini brand, emphasized: “The high demand for our zero emission models confirms our commitment to the transition towards an all-electric future.
This demonstrates the interest of the Mini community around the world in electric mobility and I am sure that the new Mini generation will inspire even more people.”
He further added: “Thanks to our electric version of the driving sensation of a kartan immersive user experience and a responsible vision, the new Mini family is tailor-made for the global urban user.”
As far as engine specifications are concerned, the Mini Cooper E is equipped with an electric motor from 135 kW (184 CV) with a pair of 290 Nmallowing acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.
The Cooper SE variant, in contrast, offers an output of 160 kW (218 CV) with a maximum torque of 330 Nm and a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just one hour 6.7 seconds. WLTP range is 305 km for the Mini Cooper E and by 402 km for the Mini Cooper SE.
As for the Mini Countryman E, the electric motor delivers 204 CV and a pair of 250 Nmallowing acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds.
The Countryman SE All4 version with all-wheel drive has two engines for a total power of 230 kW (313 CV) and an overall pair of 494 Nmaccelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds.
The WLTP range is respectively of 462 km for the Countryman E and of 433 km per la Countryman SE All4.
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