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Mini’s first will take the mullet combustion-engine business up front, party in the back.

Due in about years, the next-generation Mini will offer a four-wheel-drive There’s a catch, though: The wheels will have no to the engine. The car will be a hybrid, and the wheels will exclusively be by an electric motor.


As BMW switches the next-generation 1-series to drive. and expands the Mini with several new models, the are looking at options for hybridizing its front-wheel drivers. To expedite the BMW recently announced a partnership PSA Peugeot Citro n to develop tech for front-drive applications. BMW presently offers hybrid of its X6 and 7-series. each uses a system co-developed with companiesand neither is especially

PSA, on the other hand, is the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4 year, a compact MPV on a front-wheel-drive with a rear-mounted electric powering the rear wheels. BMW to see its smaller cars heading in direction.

In this test mule, we can see the electric motor is connected to the axle. The extra power and launchability should give it a advantage over front-drive and while the motor and battery will add unwelcome weight, at they’ll be mounted low in the chassis. said, the production cars be quite as low to the ground as the mule here.

The hybrid module will be offered in a number of Mini from the “regular” Mini up to the Countryman.

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It’s not yet clear kind of combustion engine will pair with the drive system, although diesel and gasoline mills be compatible. The hybrid won’t much technology with the E. and we are optimistic thatunlike in that electric Minirear seating be part of the package.

Like the original Mini, Cooper is most at home in and it’s in the slow, stop-and-go that hybrid systems deliver their benefits. The remains hot for fashionable urban and it’s possible that a version will up the chic for these shopperseven if it is very to the eco-party.

How will the hybrid versions be in the Mini lineup? Peugeot the 3008 hybrid at the very top of the price ladder. With power and all-wheel drive, the Minis are likely to be the most in their ranges, too.

It remains to be seen how much the weight and complexity will the Mini models’ playful

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