Next-gen Mini line-up to get convertible EV

    BMW has confirmed that the current-gen Mini EV, which is also sold in India, won't get a convertible body style.

    Published On Jul 17, 2022 08:00:00 AM


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    BMW will add an all-electric convertible to its next-gen Mini line-up. The company has built a one-off pure-electric version of the current Mini Convertible to test the market for a potential next-generation model. According to BMW, "the one-off Mini Electric Convertible is a prototype, to test the waters of emission-free, open-top driving with Mini".

    • One-off Mini EV convertible built to test market potential
    • Current-gen Mini convertible won't get electric version

    Mini EV convertible prototype: specifications

    The prototype, built in Munich, uses the current Cooper S Convertible's upper structure but for its powertrain, it uses the Cooper SE's 184hp electric motor. This combination makes the prototype 140kg heavier than the ICE Cooper S convertible. The boot capacity remains unchanged from the standard convertible, at 160 litres.

    No EV version for current-gen Mini convertible

    Despite these encouraging numbers, BMW says the current Mini Convertible will not be electrified. All the company will say on the record is that there will be a new convertible model: "We have announced that the Mini Convertible is to receive a successor, but it is too early to speak about the engine portfolio of the replacement for the current Mini Convertible."

    BMW and Mini EV line-up in India

    BMW has the i4 sedan and the iX SUV in its electric line-up in India, while Mini sells the Cooper SE. You can read reviews of all three EVs in links attached below. 

    Also See:

    BMW iX review, test drive

    2022 BMW i4 first look video

    Mini Cooper SE review, test drive

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