• The 2023 MINI Cooper EV Prototype Has Been Spied Playing In The Snow

It will only be offered as a three-door hatchback

In the next few years, the Mini Cooper is going to have a very interesting faith. First, there will be an all-new generation, all electric built in China, but there will also be a facelift of the current combustion-powered Mini that will be built in Oxford, U.K.

The electric version was caught testing before somewhere in China, but now, our spy photographers caught a new prototype out for a testing session in North Europe.

The 2023 MINI Cooper EV Prototype Has Been Spied Playing In The Snow Exterior Spyshots
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Of course, the next Mini EV will retain the shape of the current Cooper, so it will be hard to miss, but there are a few new design elements that make it modern and fresh. The grille is missing, the headlights seem to have a new design, and, if previous rumors are true, the taillights will have a radical new triangular design. However, they are very well hidden in these spy shots, so it is hard to tell.

The interior is also expected to be a big departure from the current generation. The central display will be fully digital and previous spy shots revealed that the dashboard will be dominated by a circular panel, which will most likely house a full-width touchscreen.

The 2023 MINI Cooper EV Prototype Has Been Spied Playing In The Snow Exterior Spyshots
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The next Mini EV Cooper will only be offered as a three-door hatchback model, with the five-door version and the Convertible version remaining engine-powered models until 2025.

The next Mini EV will be powered by a single electric motor placed up front, and while we have no clue about its specs, we can use the current Mini Cooper SE as a reference. It delivers just 110 miles of range on a full charge, makes 181 horses, and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. 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.

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Alina Moore
Alina Moore
Alina Joined the Topspeed.com team in the early 2000s as one of the outlets very first experts, and she’s been with Topspeed.com ever since. Over the years, she’s served various roles, but today she’s is relied on heavily to verify automotive facts, assist with formatting, and discover new and engaging topics.  Read full bio
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