MINI Superleggera Vision Concept

MINI Superleggera Vision Concept

Mini boss (and member of the board of management at BMW AG) Peter Schwarzenbauer has announced that Mini will trim its lineup down from the 8 models currently offerd to just 5 in the near future.

Typically, a move such as this wouldn't be of interest to us, but along with the announcement that the Mini brand is shrinking in number of models came confirmation that an electric Mini is coming "soon."

Electric Mini

It's also not all backpedaling. Mini will offer an electric vehicle "soon," the BMW management-board member said.

The car could be modeled on the Superleggera concept showcased at the Paris Motor Show in October.

"Soon" is certainly open to interpetation, but we're guessing that in less than 2 year's time, an electric Mini will enter production.  Will it be based on the Mini Superleggera Vision Concept?  We sure hope so.

Source: Automotive News