Published by Kevin Chong @ 22/09/2020

MINI Introduces 2 new models

MINI has introduced two stunning new models, the All-Electric MINI and the MINI John Cooper Works GP while celebrating 61 startling years in the industry. The teched up All-Electric MINI is the first of its kind, a stylish minimalistic three-door hatch that is powered by an electric motor developed by the BMW Group that is capable of up to 184 HP and 270 Nm of torque. This model is also the first MINI model to feature a 5.5-inch Digital Instrument Cluster for smoother accessibility to key driving information.

The interior of the All-Electric MINI

The efficiency of this electric-powered vehicle is unparalleled; it can be charged up to 80% capacity within just two and a half hours with the Mini Wallbox plus and when charging at a DC charging station, it can go from zero to 80% charge in approximately 36 minutes. When driving, the All-Electric MINI utilizes the energy produced from the brakes of the decelerating vehicle that not only feeds back into the high-voltage battery but also allows for the vehicle to be driven using only a single pedal.

Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.

“As a brand set in the cornerstones of passion, MINI continues to deliver maximum thrilling driving excitement, while innovating to provide a more sustainable go-karting thrill in this generation. Since we introduced the first electrified MINI model in 2017 with the MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid, electrified MINIs have become a fan-favorite amongst MINIacs nationwide,” said Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.

The All-Electric MINI

While the All-Electric MINI takes a more preservative and sustainable approach, the MINI John Cooper Works GP is a performance machine. The MINI John Cooper Works GP is claimed to be the fastest MINI to ever arrive in Malaysia, and it is inspired by the brand's legendary racing successes. Limited to only 10 units in Malaysia, this MINI is the most powerful MINI GP ever built for a track-worthy go-kart feeling. The powerful two-liter, four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo, paired with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission with a mechanical differential lock produces 306 hp and a peak torque of 450 Nm. This powerful car is capable of making the century sprint in just 5.2 seconds and has a maximum speed of 265km/h.

The MINI John Cooper Works GP

Harald Hoelzl mentioned that “In MINI’s 60 years of gracing both the racetrack and the streets, we continue to be revelled for our legendary racing success that took the industry by storm in 2006. Today, 14 years on, designers and engineers at MINI are paying tribute to the first MINI John Cooper Works GP once again with the successor – the fastest and most powerful MINI GP ever built. With only 10 units made available for MINIacs in Malaysia, we look forward to the New MINI John Cooper Works GP setting new benchmarks for performance in the premium compact car segment.”

The MINI John Cooper Works GP (Back view)

Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia (Middle) taking a picture with the All-Electric Mini