BMW's electric MINI will be manufactured from China

Luxury German carmaker BMW on Friday said it would build fully electric models of its Mini cars at a new plant in China, as it kicked off a joint venture with Chinese partner Great Wall Motor.
By HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 29 Nov 2019, 03:47 PM
Photo courtesy: www.mini.co.uk
1/9 Photo courtesy: www.mini.co.uk
BMW and its partner Great Wall Motor are planning to build electric MINI at a new plant in China. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
2/9 BMW and its partner Great Wall Motor are planning to build electric MINI at a new plant in China. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
BMW is following the footsteps of Volkswagen, which is readying two Chinese factories to build electric cars next year. (Photo courtesy: www.mini.co.uk)
3/9 BMW is following the footsteps of Volkswagen, which is readying two Chinese factories to build electric cars next year. (Photo courtesy: www.mini.co.uk)
The 3-door hatchback is expected to go on sale from March next year. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
4/9 The 3-door hatchback is expected to go on sale from March next year. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
The electric MINI will come in three versions with a range of up to 233 kms in single charge. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
5/9 The electric MINI will come in three versions with a range of up to 233 kms in single charge. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
Powered by lithium-ion batteries, MINI Electric comes with both a fast-charging AC cable as well as standard three-pin plug sockets. (Photo courtesy: www.mini.co.uk)
6/9 Powered by lithium-ion batteries, MINI Electric comes with both a fast-charging AC cable as well as standard three-pin plug sockets. (Photo courtesy: www.mini.co.uk)
BMW claims the hatchback can attain 0-80% charge within 36 minutes with DC rapid charger. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
7/9 BMW claims the hatchback can attain 0-80% charge within 36 minutes with DC rapid charger. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
The electric MINI can generate a maximum output of 184 bhp and 270 nm of torque. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
8/9 The electric MINI can generate a maximum output of 184 bhp and 270 nm of torque. (Photo courtesy: @MINI)
According to the company, the car can reach 0-100 kmph in just 7.3 seconds. (Photo courtesy: www.mini.co.uk)
9/9 According to the company, the car can reach 0-100 kmph in just 7.3 seconds. (Photo courtesy: www.mini.co.uk)
First Published Date: 29 Nov 2019, 03:24 PM IST
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