Production Of Mini Superleggera Still A Possibility

JUN 27 2015 BY MARK KANE 7

MINI Superleggera Vision Design Process

MINI Superleggera Vision Design Process

Unveiled over one year ago, the Mini Superleggera still awaits the verdict on its future.

Produce or not produce, and if produce then whether all-electric or plug-in hybrid, or maybe betray and go back to a gasoline version?

Peter Schwarzenbauer, responsible for Mini and a BMW board member, said that Mini must figure out how to earn money on the project, which is probably the only thing that’s holding up the Mini Superleggera.

“The Superleggera is a car we have all fallen in love with. We haven’t given up on it and we were fighting for it. A decision will need to be made at some point so let’s see how far we can go.”

“It’s all about the business case; we’re not producing cars just to produce them. They have to be financially viable. We’re not there yet with the Superleggera, but there’s a desire to find a solution. We have put it out there, got reactions, have had the positive feedback and we’re still working on it.”

Well, Mini could use a lot of BMW i3 parts, like motor, batteries and other stuff so hopefully they will introduce it as a pure EV.

Source: Autocar

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7 Comments on "Production Of Mini Superleggera Still A Possibility"

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Ok BMW– getting bored now, playing this game.

Just build the thing already! it looks as if it would sell well if positioned properly.

No plug, no sale.

I’m probably going to die of old age before they make a decision on this. Which is too bad because this is the perfect antidote to the current crop of uninspiring electric appliances (in the affordable category).

The Miata virtually owns the affordable roadster segment, so there’s room for some competition.


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