When MINI launched the Idea Aceman on the finish of July, it barely scratched the floor relating to the technical specs. The BMW-owned model did point out an electrical drivetrain, however with out offering any specifics. A brand new report from Auto Specific goals to forged mild on the interior bits of the small EV crossover anticipated to reach in 2024.
The British publication claims MINI intends to promote the Aceman in its primary configuration with an electrical motor producing roughly 180 horsepower. It’s stated to have a small 40-kWh battery pack good for as much as 200 miles (322 kilometers) of vary per the WLTP cycle. A dearer model is believed to up the facility ante to round 215 electrical horses and bump the battery to a 50-kWh capability to attain a most vary of 250 miles (402 kilometers).
So far as dimension is worried, we have already got a good suggestion since MINI stated the idea was 4.05 meters (159.4 inches) lengthy, 1.99 meters (78.3 inches) large, and 1.59 meters (62.5 inches) tall. The next manufacturing model is unlikely to stray away from these proportions, so it needs to be roughly as lengthy and tall as the unique Countryman however significantly wider.
Idea vehicles are sometimes fitted with outsized wheels and the Aceman was no exception contemplating it was showcased with a trendy 20-inch set. Consequently, the road-going automobile is likely to be downsized to 19-inch alloys and even smaller sneakers for the bottom trim degree. Quick entrance and rear overhangs imply MINI will have the ability to maximize the wheelbase’s size for a spacious inside regardless of the compact dimension of the automobile.
MINI will manufacture the Aceman (codenamed J05) in China the place the next-generation Cooper SE electrical hatchback may even be completely manufactured as a part of the BMW Group’s tie-up with Nice Wall Motors. Each EVs will share on a devoted platform engineered for zero-emission autos, therefore why the hatch carries an analogous codename – J01.
Supply: Auto Specific