Mini will launch its classic three-door model for the last time as a combustion engine in 2023. As always, he’s from Oxford, plus there’s another one Electric versionwhich is being built in China for the first time. This is exactly where the car has now apparently leaked. Photos appeared on wilcoblok’s Instagram account that show the Mini from almost all sides – even the interior was photographed. We conclude that this must be the fully electric version, primarily from the paneled radiator grille and the missing tailpipes: Although according to the model lettering, it is the sporty S-model, the two typical exhaust pipes are not recognizable.
Big changes to the rear of the mini three-door
Contrary to what a Erlkönig exhibited by the brand itself suggested, the new generation is visually changing a lot. The stern in particular is hardly recognizable. The taillights are triangular in shape on the leak photo. The typical decorative element above the license plate is now continued and optically connects the two lights with one another, the “Cooper S” can now be read here instead of the mini logo. The brand emblem moves one level higher. The rest of the rear looks very reduced, for example the previously quite present license plate recess disappears almost completely. Instead, a few, clear areas dominate the design. In addition, it looks in the picture as if the mini three-door has gained a bit around the hips, but that could also be due to the perspective.
New interior with attached, round screen
While the changes to the front are more likely to be expected in the photos (e.g. slightly changed headlights with a new interior), the look into the interior of the electric mini is very exciting. Apparently the car does not get the large widescreen, as BMW first showed it with the iX electric SUV. Instead, one apparently stays true to the round layout – albeit in the form of an attached round screen. There is no additional display for the speedometer, instead there is a head-up display. Although the interior space is very reduced overall, some switches are retained on the center console.