There is no secret that Jay Leno, The Tonight Show host, is one of the biggest car fans out there. He has 107 vehicles, including super-rare Bugattis and Duesenbergs, but his ultimate favorite is the million-dollar McLaren F-1.
BMW couldn’t pass on the opportunity of having Mr. Leno test drive the new MINI E, the first all-electric car designed by BMW Group. As a refresher, the MINI electric had its world debut at the L.A Auto Show and we had had the opportunity to drive the MINI E for more than hour.
The Mini E can go for 156 miles between charges, it’s a two seater car since a large lithium-ion battery replaces the back seat. The MINI E’s electric drive train produces 220 pound-feet of torque, which with the single-stage gearbox takes it from 0-60 miles per hour in 8.5 seconds and it’s limited to 95 mph.