BMW Group To Bring Electric Mini To India (Photo Credit: Twitter)
When we talk about the future of the auto sector, there comes a concept called an electric car. Almost all the prominent automakers have started introducing electric cars in different markets. In fact, many of the automakers are considering bringing electric cars to India as well. After Audi e-Tron, Mercedes EQC, Jaguar I-Pace, and Ford Mustang Mach-E were announced to be introduced in India, BMW is also planning to catch up as well but this time with its Mini brand.
According to a report of ET Auto, BMW Group is looking into the possibility of launching an electric car under the Mini brand in India. If the market is ready to welcome electric mobility, we will be there. We have a plant in Chennai, this helps us to have, let's say, a more approachable price tag or a different category of customer," Francois Roca, head of Mini in Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions told ET.
He further said that the company is studying the feasibility of its electric vehicles in India. It is worth mentioning here that BMW unveiled MINI Cooper Electric earlier this year in July. Visually, the model nails the Mini design language and is in-line with the standard Cooper S.
Under the hood, the electric motor in the Mini SE puts out 184 bhp and 270 Nm of peak torque and can clock triple digit speeds in 3.9 seconds, while 0-100 kmph comes up in 7.3 seconds. The Cooper SE has a drive range of 235-270 km from its 32.6 kWh battery based on the WLTP cycle.