A true MINI enthusiast would appreciate the classic Mini for what it is even it is clearly underpowered by today’s standards. However, if you a MINI enthusiast desires more power and are open to new energy, the MINI Recharged is here to help.
Following the restomod electric classic Mini, MINI Recharged is the official program that will let everyday folks realize the dream of owning an electric classic Mini. MINI Recharged will give a classic Mini a new lease of life in a sustainable way: electric drive.
The drive is a modern electric motor that produces a continuous output of up to 90 kW (equivalent to 121 HP) and accelerates it from naught to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in around 9 seconds. That’s 30 more horses and 4.4 seconds quicker than an Austin Mini Cooper, btw. Most importantly, instant torque is at your disposal. Fabulous!
The electric drive is paired to a high-voltage battery which can be charged with an output of up to 6.6 kW that affords it a modest range of around 160 kilometers (99 miles).
A “recharged” classic Mini not only gets a new motor; the instrument is also “recharged”. Every electrified classic Mini from MINI Recharged receives the characteristic central instrument cluster which now displays the drive temperature, the selected gear, range, and speed.
With MINI Recharged classic Mini, you can finally drive it into low-emission driving zones in many large cities, like Oxford Street or Piccadilly Circus in London, without the need to pay the environmental tax. That said, it appears that MINI Recharged is available only in the U.K.
All images courtesy of BMW Group.