Revealed: Mini Aceman with 215 HP and Range Up to 248 Miles

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Revealed: Mini Aceman with 215 HP and Range Up to 248 Miles

Today brings another revelation from MIIT, the entity notorious among car manufacturers for its habit of revealing final car designs. In China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) mandates that automakers must disclose final details for official approval, and these submissions are made public. The latest to be spotlighted by this process is the upcoming Mini Aceman.

With the introduction of the latest Mini Cooper, we saw the discontinuation of the 5-door version, leaving only a three-door model in its lineup. The Aceman effectively bridges the gap left by the old 5-door Mini Cooper. Moreover, it introduces a crossover flair that compensates for the larger size of the current Mini Countryman. This marks our first glimpse at what appears to be a near-final version of the Aceman, a significant change from its last showcase in concept form, which featured an illuminated Union Jack on the grille.

Despite the typically unflattering nature of homologation images, the Aceman and its sportier variant, the Aceman S, manage to make a positive impression. The Aceman S distinguishes itself with rose gold accents and a green “S” badge on its grille. The design of both models aligns with the fresh aesthetic seen on the new Mini Cooper, but with larger wheels and matte wheel arches that enhance its crossover appeal. Measuring 160.5 inches in length, the Aceman remains compact, continuing Mini’s tradition of small, stylish cars.

Yiche Auto reports that the Mini Aceman will feature a front motor and front-wheel drive setup, available in two power configurations: a standard model with 181 horsepower (135 KW) and a more robust Aceman S variant boasting 214 horsepower (160 KW). Prospective buyers can choose between two battery sizes, either 40 kWh or 54.2 kWh, which can deliver a driving range of up to 248 miles (400 kilometers) according to CLTC standards. There’s also buzz about a possible JCW (John Cooper Works) package, though it’s expected to be purely cosmetic based on the outlet’s research.

These details are currently specific to the Chinese market, where the Aceman will be produced by Great Wall Motors without a gasoline-powered counterpart. For other markets, the Aceman will be manufactured in the UK, and it remains to be seen whether the international versions will adopt an all-electric approach as well.

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