Auto Shows This Classic Mini Cooper EV Looks Like an Absolute Hoot to Drive

22:31  29 march  2018
22:31  29 march  2018 Source:   motortrend.com

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Usually, the cars you see at auto shows are either newly revealed production models or some sort of concept. This year, however, Mini decided to take a slightly different approach to the New York auto show.

Usually, the cars you see at auto shows are either newly revealed production models or some sort of concept. This year, however, Mini decided to take a slightly different approach to the New York auto show. Instead of creating a concept car or revealing a new vehicle, it built this: a classic Mini Cooper with an electric powertrain.

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There's no way the Classic Mini Electric will ever go into production, but that doesn't make it any less cool. It is a vintage Mini Cooper, after all, and it looks like it's been meticulously restored. With a torquey electric motor in place of the engine, you have the makings of a surprisingly quick little city car.

a red car driving on a city street© Motor Trend Staff

Even when asked, Mini wouldn't tell us anything about the Classic Mini Electric's powertrain, but knowing Mini's parent company, there's a good chance it was borrowed from the BMW i3. If so, this tiny hatch makes 184 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. But if it has the same 33-kW-hr battery, the range probably isn't significantly better than the 114 miles the i3 offers.

Mini Unveils Classic Cooper With Electric Power For New York

  Mini Unveils Classic Cooper With Electric Power For New York We don't know anything about what actually powers it, but the pictures are great. We knew something was up when Mini dropped a teaser yesterday showing a classic Cooper wearing the brand's new electric badge. Today we got a full set of photos showing this one-off machine, known simply as the classic Mini Electric. And we'll be honest – it looks fantastic. Research 2018 mini cooper See Full Specs See Pricing At this point you're probably wondering about specific like range, power, and so forth. Unfortunately, Mini hasn't offered up any such details.

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No usual Mini rust issues and an absolute hoot to drive , this car really is something special. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Eye catching 13-inch alloy wheels as fitted to the Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500 look superb with only a few tiny marks.

If that sounds like fun, the good news is that last year's Mini Electric concept actually will go into production. It won't be as small and adorable as the Classic Mini Electric, but it will go on sale sometime next year.

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