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

NOV 7 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

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

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Foo

Mini Coopers are so five-years-ago.

Spec9

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.

Tesla Fan

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

MTN Ranger

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

MTN Ranger

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

Jay Cole

Nice…good thinking, (=

+1

Anon

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

Taser54

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