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• The MINI Electric made the drive from BMW Group headquarters, Munich, to Frankfurt for its motor show debut - with just one quick charging stop along the way.

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To mark the motor show debut of the new MINI Electric, the brand’s first all-electric powered series-production model drove the 249 mile journey from the BMW Group headquarters in Munich to the Frankfurt Motor Show, to take its place on the MINI stand. 

Elena Eder, MINI Electric Project Manager, completed the journey and proved that electric mobility doesn’t have to be limited to day-to-day journeys. With a battery range of up to 145 miles, the car only needed one charging stop along the way. Using a public DC fast-charger, it went from just above zero to 80 percent of range in only 35 minutes.

Eder said, “Urban mobility is certainly the greatest strength of the MINI Electric, but that doesn't mean that the fun of electric driving is only suitable for short distances. The MINI Electric can easily cope with longer journeys thanks to the option of using 50kW DC fast-charging stations, so a lunch break is all it takes to recharge.”

The MINI Electric will be produced at MINI Plant Oxford from November 2019, with customer deliveries starting in March 2020. It is priced from £24,400 OTR including the Plug-in Car Grant.  

Visitors to the Frankfurt show, one of the biggest in Europe, will have the chance to see the full MINI line up, including the 3-door and 5-door variants of the MINI Hatch, the MINI Convertible, MINI Countryman and MINI Clubman.

The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid is displayed with improved battery technology, giving it 30 percent more electric range. With the dimensions remaining the same, the latest generation high-voltage battery provide a range of up to 35 miles.

MINI’s 60th anniversary celebration continues at Frankfurt Motor Show with a special 60 Years Anniversary Edition on the stand. The model shown is particularly significant as it is the 10 millionth MINI to be built since production began in 1959.

The Frankfurt Motor Show opens to the public today and is expected to welcome hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts before it closes on 22 September.


Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption were measured using the methods required according to Regulation (EC) 2007/715 as amended. The information is based on a vehicle with basic equipment in Germany; ranges take into account differences in wheel and tyre size selected as well as optional equipment and can change during configuration.

The information has already been calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes. In these vehicles, different figures than those published here may apply for the assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are (also) based on CO2 emissions.

For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the "Manual on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new cars" available free of charge at all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at


The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to € 97.480 billion. As of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a workforce of 134,682 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.


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Georgina Cox                                                     
MINI Media Relations Manager
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Emma Begley
General Manager, Product and Internal Communications
Tel: 07815 371062

Graham Biggs                
Corporate Communications Director
Tel:  07815 376867

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CO2 emission information.

The values for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption shown were determined in a standardised test cycle according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version currently applicable. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers transmission (automatic or manual) and the different wheels and tyres available on the selected model and may vary during the configuration.

The values of the vehicles labelled with (*), are already based on the test cycle according to the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to allow a comparison between vehicles. More information on the transition from NEDC to WLTP test procedures can be found here.

These figures are intended for comparison purposes and may not be representative of what a user achieves under usual driving conditions. For plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles the figures have been obtained using a combination of battery power and petrol fuel after the battery had been fully charged. Plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles require mains electricity for charging. The CO2 emissions labels are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the Passenger Car (Fuel consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001, as amended. They are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle.

A guide on fuel economy and CO2 emissions which contains data for all new passenger car models is available at any point of sale free of charge. For further information you can also visit this link.

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