Live from Frankfurt we bring you the firs live photos of the new MINI Electric Concept. The new MINI is based on the standard three-door model in the company’s current range. The design of the MINI Electric Concept stands out with a hexagonal radiator grille and circular headlights. Identifying features include the vividly contrasting silver and yellow colour scheme reminiscent of the earlier MINI E, as well as the distinctive E badge.
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Besides this, the radiator grille and headlights have been reinterpreted to reflect the emission-free drive technology under the bonnet. As the electric drive unit requires very little cooling air, the radiator grille is closed for superior aerodynamics. A Striking Yellow accent bar in the grille – with an E badge in the same colour – produces a powerful contrasting effect, which is echoed by the styling of the daytime running lights in the all-LED headlight assemblies.
BMW claims the car will be “quick off the mark with a precision-tuned suspension” and will have the dynamic character of a standard MINI on the road.
Mini Electric Concept will be powered by a lithium-ion battery but power specs, range and efficiency specs have yet to be disclosed. It will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Oxford and will go on sale in 2019.