Today a new electric prototype MINI Concept Aceman has seen the light. A proposal that allows us to rethink the design language thanks to electrification that gives new lines that allow us to offer families with great differences between them, but maintaining the differential philosophy of the British brand.
At the moment the Concept Aceman is a design exercise so there are no official launch dates or technical characteristics. Only a sample of the design and where the main novelty is that we are not talking about a gigantic SUV of five meters and three tons.
And is that the Aceman is a compact SUV. It’s just 4.05 meters long places it slightly above the BMW i3, but about 20 centimeters beyond the Mini Cooper. Therefore, we could say that it is placed halfway between this and the Mini Countryman, which means practically expanding the family without stepping on other proposals.
With this proposal, BMW has reinterpreted the classic division into three volumes of bodywork, the window graphics, and the roof. The flush transition between the bodywork and the glass surfaces makes the most of the aerodynamic properties.
The design of the MINI Concept Aceman completely dispenses with the chrome trim strips on the edges that were common in previous generations of the model. Large underbody sills, sharply defined wheel arches, large wheels, eye-catching roof rack, and front and rear impact-protecting skirts accentuate the strong features of a crossover built for maximum performance. urban driving fun.
The central part of the grille of the MINI Concept Aceman is completely covered. In its upper part, Matrix LED units have been integrated that create impressive lighting effects to welcome its occupants.
The wide surfaces and horizontal lines give the rear of the MINI Concept Aceman a striking and modern look, clearly emphasizing the width of the vehicle. This effect is reinforced by a striking indentation in the transition between the bodywork and the window frames, which makes the most of the car’s aerodynamic properties and gives it a pronounced, athletic shoulder line.
At the rear, these design cues create the cascading contour MINI is known for, gradually widening towards the road. The dark-colored roof spoiler and the glazed surface of the rear window further reinforce this impression, as they blend visually with the background.
Inside, the dashboard extends inwards in the central area, forming the stage that combines all the functions of the instrument panel and the infotainment system on a round screen with OLED technology. True to tradition, below the large screen is a row of several toggle switches. Touch control using state-of-the-art digitization and analog functionality with physical switches are combined in a way that is both unique and characteristic of MINI.