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Video: Jay Leno drives the MINI E

MINI | March 10th, 2009 by 1

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 …

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.

[Source: Jay Leno Garage ]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508183767 Miles Ransom

    pretty interesting

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