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Subsequent-gen Mini line-up to get convertible EV | Autocar India

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BMW has confirmed that the current-gen Mini EV, which can also be bought in India, will not get a convertible physique model.

BMW will add an all-electric convertible to its next-gen Mini line-up. The corporate has constructed a one-off pure-electric model of the present Mini Convertible to check the marketplace for a possible next-generation mannequin. Based on BMW, “the one-off Mini Electrical Convertible is a prototype, to check the waters of emission-free, open-top driving with Mini”.

  • One-off Mini EV convertible constructed to check market potential
  • Present-gen Mini convertible will not get electrical model

Mini EV convertible prototype: specs

The prototype, in-built Munich, makes use of the present Cooper S Convertible’s higher construction however for its powertrain, it makes use of the Cooper SE’s 184hp electrical motor. This mixture makes the prototype 140kg heavier than the ICE Cooper S convertible. The boot capability stays unchanged from the usual convertible, at 160 litres.

No EV model for current-gen Mini convertible

Regardless of these encouraging numbers, BMW says the present Mini Convertible is not going to be electrified. All the corporate will say on the report is that there can be a brand new convertible mannequin: “We have now introduced that the Mini Convertible is to obtain a successor, however it’s too early to discuss the engine portfolio of the alternative for the present Mini Convertible.”

BMW and Mini EV line-up in India

BMW has the i4 sedan and the iX SUV in its electrical line-up in India, whereas Mini sells the Cooper SE. You’ll be able to learn opinions of all three EVs in hyperlinks hooked up beneath. 

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