The best news of all is that this is obviously a gas-powered model. There’s a single exhaust outlet in the middle of the car, which is rather unflattering. Still, this is a prototype, and Mini will likely revert back to the famous dual-outlet center exhaust system.
The grille on this particular model hasn’t been blocked off, and it has gaping holes in the lower bumper, too. This means there’s an engine in there that needs cooling.
We don’t see BMW designing new ICE engines for the car, so the existing powertrains will be carried over. This means an entry-level model with a turbocharged triple, a Cooper S with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot, and an all-new JCW model that will probably borrow BMW’s most potent turbocharged four-cylinder engine to date.
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