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Frankfurt-Bound Concept Will Preview Upcoming Electric MINI

•, by Steven Loveday

According to BMW, the future pure electric hatch will be built in the United Kingdom, with its drivetrain assembled in Germany. Specifically, the electric MINI will be built alongside its non-electric counterparts, while the drivetrain will be built with BMW i3 drivetrains at BMW's e-mobility factories at Landshut and Dingolfing in Bavaria.

Originally, many believed that the electric MINI may be built entirely in Germany. This was cause for concern due to economic issues related to Brexit. This welcome announcement could mean a more timely and trouble-free launch for the new vehicle.

The premier in Frankfurt will shed light on the upcoming MINI's facade, overall design, and technical specifications. It will be the first look at the future offering prior to its anticipated 2019 production date. The car is to be based on the traditional MINI's three-door variant, according to parent company BMW, and is supposed to come with a range of at least 250 miles.

MINI has already moved forward with plans to begin electrifying its future lineup. The automaker recently launched the Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, which is a plug-in hybrid variant of its Countryman subcompact SUV.

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