The new generation of Mini’s crossover will be assembled in Leipzig from 2023. Good news: it will be entitled to its electric version.
BMW announces the arrival of the first “made in Germany” Mini. Assembled in the Netherlands in its current version, the crossover will be manufactured in Leipzig from 2023. Available in petrol and diesel engines, the new Countryman will also be offered in an unprecedented electric version. Enough to complete an offer already made up of the Mini Cooper SE and probably replace a plug-in hybrid version a little too sparse in autonomy.
” Over the past years, we have been continuously working to lead our factory to a prosperous future. This contract to produce the successor to the MINI Countryman gives us another important milestone to reach Said Hans-Peter Kemser, director of the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, which recently received a budget of 100 million to modernize its facilities.
The historic site of the BMW group’s electrification strategy, the Leipzig plant has since 2013 been producing the BMW i3, the group’s very first electric car. More than 200,000 copies were produced there. At this point, it is not known whether the arrival of the new Countryman on the production lines will complement or replace the model.