The 2023 MINI Cooper EV Prototype Caught Playing In The Snow Once Again
You should expect the electric Mini to arrive in early 2023by Alina Moore, on
We know for quite some time now that the next generation Mini Cooper will have a very interesting faith. Mini decided it will offer both, a gasoline-powered and an electric version for the next Cooper: one built in Oxford, U.K, and the second one in China.
The electric version of the next Cooper was caught testing for the first time about a year ago, but in the last few months, it has been spotted quite a few times. These latest spy shots come from a cold winter testing session around the Arctic Circle.
There are very few things known about the next-generation Mini Cooper at the moment, but rumors and spy shots have confirmed that the electric version will be offered as a three-door hatchback version, while the five-door version and the Convertible versions will be offered as gasoline-powered models.
The spy shots also reveal that the next Mini EV will retain the shape of the current Cooper, but, as expected the grille is missing and the headlights seem to have a new design. The taillights also look different and they will have a radical new triangular design.
As for the Mini Cooper’s EV powertrain, the only thing we know for sure is that it will be powered by a single electric motor placed up front. There is no information on how much power it will deliver, but you can take a look at the current Mini Cooper SE to know what to expect. In the current model, the powertrain delivers a total of 181 horsepower and offers a range of 110 miles. However, we expect the next Mini EV to deliver at least 200-250 miles of range to make it a strong competitor on the market.
The new Mini EV is expected to hit the market in early 2023.
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