This is what mini’s next generation of vehicles looks like
Mini has announced a brand new generation of vehicles. The Aceman study now shows in which direction the design is going and what can be expected technologically.
With the world premiere of the Aceman concept car, Mini presents the design language for its future models. The study of a crossover model has an electric drive, a clear and reduced design language and a material concept without leather and chrome.
Plenty of space, lit grid
The design concept “charismatic simplicity” stands for the concentration on typical mini functions. Crucial to this is the front of the vehicle with an octagonal, closed and illuminated radiator grille element, generous body surfaces structured by sharp edges, an athletic shoulder section and a rear with vertically arranged taillights. Since the aceman is designed exclusively as an electric car, it offers a relatively large amount of space in a small area.
The Aceman is equipped with four doors and a large tailgate. Five seats are available in its interior. With an external length of four meters, a width of 1.99 meters and a height of 1.59 meters, the study shows proportions typical of the brand. Wide body versions, contoured wheel arches, 20-inch wheels, a striking roof rack as well as front and rear underride protection style aprons ensure the crossover look.
Interior with Soundbar and OLED screen
A reduced design with clear shapes also dominates the interior of the Aceman. The dashboard, a flat design element in the style of a sound bar, stretches across the entire width of the cabin. For the first time, the central instrument is designed as a completely round OLED display. Below is the classic rocker switch bar. The studio thus combines digital technology with traditional design functions from the Mini brand.
The user interface on the central instrument has a new graphical display. The display and control system in the production vehicle will be based on the latest generation mini operating system. A highlight is the display area that extends beyond the central instrument. Using moving image projections, the content of the operating system can be transferred to the entire dashboard, so a digital experience that has reached into the door panels.
“This concept car reflects how Mini is reinventing itself towards a fully electric future and what the brand stands for: an electrified go-kart feel, an immersive digital experience and a strong focus on a minimal ecological footprint,” says Mini boss Stefanie Wurst.