MINI Aceman completes final testing in extreme conditions

The new fully-electric Mini Aceman is just months away as it completes final testing.

With agile driving dynamics and brand-typical proportions, the crossover model combines the features of the two most successful Mini models, the Mini Cooper and the Mini Countryman, to create a new vehicle concept. On its way to series production, the new model has undergone testing in extremely high temperatures on sandy desert roads.

With a length of 4,075 mm, a width of 1,754 mm and a height of 1,495 mm, the Mini Aceman occupies the position between the Mini Cooper and the Mini Countryman. The third standalone model in the new all-electric Mini family is equipped with four doors and a large tailgate. Its interior can accommodate five passengers.

“The all-electric Mini Aceman opens new opportunities for customers who want a smaller crossover than our successful Mini Countryman. The consistent electrification of our product portfolio makes a clear statement about the future of the Mini brand,” said Stefanie Wurst, head of Mini.

Tested under extreme conditions.

After the Mini Aceman successfully completed tests at the Arctic Circle, the crossover model is completing final testing in the desert in strong sunlight and heat. In addition to classic features such as driving dynamics and driving comfort, the test team is focusing on the demanding aspects of an electric vehicle. For this purpose, the air conditioning, charging and cooling of the battery, drive and control devices are intensively tested at temperatures of up to 50° Celsius in dusty desert sand.

The new Mini Aceman will be offered solely with an all-electric powertrain, and a battery size of 54.2 kWh. Thanks to the purely electric drive concept, the agile Mini crossover takes up little space on the road and offers a high level of comfort and versatility. The design of the newly developed model is in line with the brand’s basic principle: plenty of interior space with the smallest possible external dimensions, agile driving characteristics and efficiency. Behind this is the functional two-box design with short overhangs. This creates maximum space for five passengers and luggage on a Minimal floor space.

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