Pending its official debut, MINI is conducting dynamic driving tests of the all-new and long-awaited 3-door Full Electrin on ice and snow at the BMW Group Winter Test Center in Arjeplog, Sweden.
These tests in Sweden are of vital importance in the development path of the city car. In fact, many of the components are severely tested, in extreme conditions to say the least. However, the British car manufacturer is very satisfied with the results obtained. Indeed, according to MINI, lelectric propulsion, the high-voltage battery, power electronics and charging technology of the prototypes are already demonstrating their high degree of maturity in extreme sub-zero temperatures.
Through every lap done on snow and ice, the engineers can also fine-tune the development the power of the electric motor, control systems for traction optimization, cornering behavior, suspension and shock absorber characteristics, as well as the character of the steering and braking system.
MINI 3 Doors will not be the only model of the family presented in 2022
This fifth version of the MINI 3-door is also the first model in the new family. However, it does not differ from its DNA that has made it famous all over the world, namely agility combined with a creative use of space, which guarantees a lot of space inside and a small footprint.
The MINI family will also see the launch of the New MINI Countryman. The new edition of the top seller in the premium compact segment will be available with both an internal combustion engine and a 100% electric powertrain. And in 2022 a concept study of a crossover model for the premium small car segment.
“MINI is on a growth path and heading towards a fully electric future. Our iconic MINI 3-door maximizes the experience for our customers through electrified go-kart feeling and digitized touchpoints – and a clear focus on sustainability with a minimal environmental footprint. ” stated Stefanie Wurst, head of the MINI brand.
The new MINI 3-door consistently follows up on its inimitable style that has given it a success that has lasted for more than 60 years. This will be implemented in the future in an even more pure and sustainable way and becomes particularly clear in the design of the classic body variant. The design of the new MINI harks back to its unique history, uses the latest technology and harmonizes a maximum of emotions with a minimum footprint.