New Mini 3-door doing warm-up laps as it enters dynamic testing

Updated Mar 31, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It will utilize a fully-electric powertrain.

The Mini hatchback is set to come out in its fifth-generation form for 2023, first with the 3-door model. It will be offered with a fully-electric powertrain, demonstrating the British automaker’s efforts in expanding sustainability in its lineup.

Next-gen Mini 3-door

As part of the BMW Group, Mini took the chance to do warm-up laps for its 3-door model at the group’s winter test center in Arjeplog, Sweden. The iconic hatchback drove around the testing center in the brand’s good old yellow camouflage where extreme conditions must be conquered before it goes into production.

Under packed snow and ice, test engineers can tune the power development of the electric motor, optimize traction, refine the suspension, and examine the steering behavior. Moreover, Mini guarantees that the 3-door version will be coming out with plenty of room in the cabin as part of its creative use of space.

No exact specifications have been disclosed just yet. But the company said that the next-gen model will still utilize the “go-kart” driving experience, a feature that gave the model its identity. It will also be offered with an internal combustion engine to meet different market demands.

Mini 3-door front view

The new Mini 3-door getting tested on snow

Reports suggest that the all-new Mini 3-door will officially be launched in the second half of 2023.

“Mini is on a path of growth and healing towards a fully electric future. Our iconic Mini 3-door, maximizes the experience for our customers through its electrified go-kart feeling combined with digitalized touchpoints – and a clear focus on sustainability with a minimal environmental footprint,” said Head of Mini brand Stefanie Wurst.

Mini 3-door rear view

Tested under extreme conditions

The electrified Mini 3-door is only one of the many initiatives the British automaker introduced to grow its electrification strategy. Recently, the company rolled out the Recharge Project which allows owners of classic Mini models to get their hatchbacks fitted with a new electrified powertrain.

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