Logo



Spied: The MINI E Race Coupe

2014-MINI-E-Race-Coupe-5-620x413

Something fun for you electric MINI fans out there this morning. UK site GoMotors has spy shots of an all-new electric MINI. Dubbed the MINI E Race Coupe, this is the first electric MINI we’ve seen since the MINI E program shut down. In 2010, MINI set an EV record at the ‘Ring with a MINI E hardtop hatch. That record was later eclipsed (well, obliterated) by the electric Mercedes SLS. It seems unlikely that this MINI E Race Coupe is going to chase that SLS record, so we’re as curious as you are as to what the car’s purpose really is. We’re not anticipating a rebirth of the MINI E program at this time, so what’s this car for? Is there some electric race series we’re not aware of? We’ll try to find out. Stay tuned.

Source: GoMotors

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Written By: Nathaniel Salzman

  • tobi

    DAT rear spoiler Oo

  • scamper

    THIS! A production version of this car is exactly what I’ve been pining for for several years now (nearly getting myself heckled out of this forum on several occasions).

    If this makes it through to production, MINI will have my money.

    • http://www.nathanielsalzman.com/ Nathaniel Salzman

      Knew you’d like this.

  • Mike Burley

    Whats with the upper half crop?

  • Dr Obnxs

    I hope it’s like the 640 HP electric with four in wheel motors that some crazy british company made a few years ago. Mini electrics have an interesting problem. How can MINI launch a new, relatively low cost electric, that would take sales from the i3? For the life of me, I don’t see BMW green lighting an electric MINI while the “i” brand is getting up to speed…… But if MINI blows off electrification entirely, they are screwed in the long run. Whether it’s all electric or hybrid, MINI will eventually have to do something other than just ICE power plants. I’d guess that this is just engineering keeping their hand in the game, so to speak. But time will tell for sure!


Sort by MINI model

MotoringFile on Instagram








MINI Model Cheat Sheet

1st Gen MINI
R50: One & MC Hatch
R52: All 1st Gen MINI Convt.
R53: MCS Hatch
2nd Gen MINI
R55: Clubman
R56: Hatch
R57: Convertible
R58: Coupe
R59: Roadster
R60: MINI Crossover
R61: MINI Crossover Coupe
3rd Gen MINI
F54: Clubman
F55: Five Door Hatch
F56: Hatch
F57: Convertible
F60: MINI Crossover
F58: Traveller

Advertise with MotoringFile

If you or your company are interested in advertising on the most influential MINI website in the world, please visit our Advertising section. If you have further questions about becoming a sponsor or would like to see our rate sheet please feel free to contact us directly.
mini mini
Translate MotoringFile with Google: 
 

BF

MotoringFile Buyers Guides

R50 ('02-'06 MC) Buyers Guide
R53 ('02-'06 MCS) Buyers Guide

BF

SF



MotoringFile Reviews

Reviews:
'12 JCW Coupe
'11 Fiat 500 Sport
'11 Tesla Roaster 2.5 '11 Countryman Comparo
'11 Cooper S Hatch
'11 Countryman MCS (FWD)
'11 Countryman MC (auto)
'10 Mayfair MCS (auto)
'11 Countryman MCS (ALL4)
'10 MINI E
'10 Tesla Roadster Sport
'09 Cooper S Convertible
'09 JCW Hatch
'09 JCW Clubman
JCW Stage I vs JCW Stage II
'08 Clubman S (Auto)
1st Drive: '08 MINI Clubman
'08 Smart Fourtwo
Comparison: '08 BMW 135i
'06 R53 MCS vs '07 R56 MCS
'07 R56 JCW (Stage 1)
'07 MINI Cooper S Long Term
'07 BMW Z4 M Coupe
'07 MINI Cooper & Cooper S
Audio: '07 MC/MCS at the Track
'06 JCW GP Long term
Reader Review: JCW GP
'06 JCW Cooper S Long Term
Comparison: '06 Lotus Elise
Comparison: '06 Mazda MX5
Comparison: '06 UK Focus ST
Comparison: '06 Civic Si
Comparison: '04 TVR T350
Comparison: '06 Nissan 350z
Comparison: '06 VW GTI w/DSG
Podcast: Cooper S Auto
Podcast: BMW 325i
Podcast: JCW MC Soundkit
'04 JCW MINI Cooper Tuning Kit
'05 MCS: One Month Review
'05 MCS Auto
'05 JCW S 1st Drive
'05 MINI Cooper
'05 MCS Conv. Long Term
'05 MINI Cooper S
'05 MCS Cabrio 1st Drive
'04 JCW MCS First Drive
'04 MC w/JCW Tuning Kit
BMW M3 SMG Vs. MCS
'04 MINI Cooper CVT
'02 MCS 3 year Review
Autocrossing the MINI Range


cafepress