Next-Gen Mini Cooper Teased…Plug-In Version is Coming

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 8

Mini Cooper S Teaser

Mini Cooper S Teaser

With confirmation that the next-generation Mini Cooper will indeed get a plug-in hybrid variant, aren’t you interested in what this next-gen Mini will look like?

We sure are, so when we stumbled upon a Mini Cooper S teaser, we figured why not share it here.

No, this is not the plug-in version of the upcoming Mini Cooper, but we suspect that the future Mini with a plug will closely resemble what you can barely see here.

On November 18, Mini will fully unveil the next-gen Cooper, easily one of the most anticipated unveilings of the last couple of years.

We don’t believe that the plug-in version will be unveiled at that time.  We peg the plug-in hybrid Mini to launch perhaps in late 2015.

We’re geeked that Mini is returning to the EV world, so waiting that long will be excruciatingly difficult.

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8 responses to "Next-Gen Mini Cooper Teased…Plug-In Version is Coming"

  1. Foo says:

    Mini Coopers are so five-years-ago.

  2. Spec9 says:

    Seems like a tough car to build a PHEV out of. It won’t be easy to pack in the ICE, fuel tank, charger, batteries, controller, electric motor, transmission, exhaust, etc. all into that little car.

    Make a pure electric version, please.

  3. Tesla Fan says:

    why did they not go through with the Mini-E? i would have got that

    1. MTN Ranger says:

      The Mini-E and subsequent Active-E were alpha/beta test platforms for the i3.

  4. MTN Ranger says:

    It helps to up the brightness/contrast settings to get a better view:

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Nice…good thinking, (=

      +1

    2. Anon says:

      Cool, thanks! Looks smooth and rounded. Maybe the cdA is better?

  5. Taser54 says:

    I wonder if this will be the AWD variant with ICE driving front and electric motor driving the rear.