MINI recently confirmed their first pure electric car is just around the corner, expected to be arrive in 2019. According to Autocar this new MINI will be previewed at the upcoming Frankfurt Motorshow, opening its doors to the public on the 16th September.
The pure electric MINI will join the Countryman Plug-Hybrid in the expanding MINI range. Owners BMW recently confirmed the new model is to be built in Oxford at the brands Gaydon site, ending much uncertainty.
The new 3 door EVs electric drivetrain will be built at the BMW Group’s e-mobility centre in Dingolfing and Landshut in Bavaria before being integrated into the car at Oxford, which is the main production location for the MINI 3-door Hatch.
The new, fully-electric MINI is one of a series of new models to be launched by the BMW and MINI brands in the coming years. In 2018, the BMW i8 Roadster will become the newest member of the BMW i family. The all-electric BMW X3 has been announced for 2020, and the BMW iNEXT is due in 2021.
The Frankfurt show is also expected to see the arrival of the face lifted BMW i3, with a new more powerful range topping S derivative. The revised i3 will carry updated front and rear bumpers with new interior options, upgraded infotainment system and possibly new colours on offer.
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