Fifth-Generation All-Electric MINI 3-Door Testing In Sweden
The new fifth-generation MINI 3-door is currently undergoing cold weather testing at BMW Group’s winter test centre in Arleplog, Sweden. The latest iteration of the iconic compact city car is fully electric and represents the first of the new generation, to be followed by a successor to the MINI Countryman.
The new MINI 3-door will be built in China and the ICE-powered five-door version will be manufactured in the UK.
Head of the MINI brand, Stefanie Wurst is excited for the future of MINI.
“MINI is on a path of growth and heading towards a fully electric future,” said Wurst. “Our iconic MINI 3-door maximises the experience for our customers through its electrified go-kart feeling combined with digitalised touchpoints – and a clear focus on sustainability with a minimum environmental footprint.”
The electric MINI 3-door is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2023 with an entry-level model being supplied with a 40kWh battery and a price-tag similar to the current MINI Electric. Range is expected to be just under 190 miles. A more powerful and longer-range variant, the MINI Electric Cooper SE, will be fitted with a 50kWh battery and have a range of around 250 miles.