This will be the new MINI Citizen

This will be the new MINI Citizen

These renderings show us what the third-generation MINI Countryman will look like, which will go into production in November 2023 at BMW’s Leipzig plant, marking the first time the British model has been built in Leipzig, Germany.

The new generation of the largest model of the British company will be offered in two versions, the Countryman E in which the electric motor will be placed in the front and will produce 140 kW (191 horses), and the Countryman SE ALL4, which will be offered. being the brand’s first all-wheel drive electric car.

The second will have two electric motors, one for the axle, which will combine to produce 230 kW (313 horses), including instant boost. Battery capacity is 64.7kWh, with Mini advertising an estimated range of around 450km.

The new Countryman is based on the improved front-wheel drive FAAR platform, and has increased the length by 13cm to a total of 4,429mm, while the body length has also increased by almost six cm to a total of 1,613mm.

Design, it takes cues from the new Hatch, whose pictures have been leaked, and for the all-electric Citizen, Mini is further expanding the percentage of its electric models, as today 1/5 of its cars are already electric.

Continuing on this model, the new Citizen combines electric propulsion with greater environmental compatibility in production as well. This means it eliminates trim on both the exterior and interior, with the alloy wheels being made from up to 70% secondary aluminium. By combining with the use of green electricity in production, CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced compared to conventional manufacturing processes.

Inside, the surfaces of the car’s dashboard, steering wheel, headliner and floor, as well as floor mats are made from recycled polyester derived from PET bottles and carpet scraps. This high-quality, colorful and comfortable alternative to traditional materials reduces CO2 emissions in the value chain by up to 85%.