MINI Vision Urbanaut: The virtual vision vehicle

MINI Vision Urbanaut
MINI Vision Urbanaut
MINI Vision Urbanaut

With the introduction of the MINI Vision Urbanaut virtual vision vehicle in November 2020, the MINI brand uncovered an all-new understanding of versatility through an imaginative vision of room. Also, presently the BMW Group is set to divulge an actual model of the vehicle which will permit crowds to connect all the more broadly with the spatial idea and practical materials at work. The model will be given its reality debut on 1 July 2021 at the DLD Summer meeting in Munich.

“At MINI we consider it to be our obligation to safeguard and foster the special qualities of our image throughout the forthcoming years and those further ahead,” clarifies Bernd Körber, Head of MINI. “With our eyes fixed on the future, we have fostered a thought, with the MINI Vision Urbanaut, of how we can take the MINI credits – as here, with the attention on the ‘Cunning Use of Space’ – into the eventual fate of versatility and decipher them in an ordinarily MINI manner. It carries the client’s very own space into the vehicle and opens up different opportunities for them, from making a metropolitan desert garden to encountering opportunity in the ‘Hunger for new experiences’ second. The MINI Vision Urbanaut addresses our picture of how MINI’s ‘Sharp Use of Space’ could give a response to the necessities of future urban areas and ways of life.”

Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design adds: “At MINI Design we accept that the most ideal approach to comprehend the general idea driving the MINI Vision Urbanaut is to encounter it. The sensation of room and the creative materials are simply requesting to be investigated. That is the reason it was vital for us from the start to likewise make an actual model of the MINI Vision Urbanaut. Furthermore, since second has come. We have arranged and fabricated each part of the model – which permits individuals to encounter the entirety of the features of the MINI Vision Urbanaut – at our MINI Design Studio in Munich.”

Broadening the possibility of portability past driving – the MINI minutes.

Scaled down sees its future self basically as an empowering influence of and ally for remarkable occasions, what we’re calling “Smaller than expected minutes”. Motivated by the inquiry “What sort of encounters would I like to have with my vehicle?”, they give the applied stage to the MINI Vision Urbanaut – for times when you’re voyaging and others when you’re not. What this implies all the more explicitly is embodied up by the MINI minutes “Chill”, “Hunger for new experiences” and “Energy”. The outside and inside of the vehicle change to mirror the MINI second close by thus give the on-board experience the most ideal stage and spatial climate. Aroma, sound and encompassing lighting keep on advancing the standard mind-set started by the picked MINI second. The change of the vehicle through the various minutes can now additionally be knowledgeable about shocking reality because of the formation of an actual model of the MINI Vision Urbanaut.

The Chill second welcomes you to get a breath and respite in the present time and place. The vehicle turns into a sort of retreat, a sanctuary where you can unwind or work with full fixation. While the back seat (Cozy Corner) welcomes different seating and lying positions, the illuminated Loop above it’s anything but an appearance enlivened by a green timberland shelter and can likewise be diminished. In the focal region, the roundabout instrument creases down to turn into a table light, killing presentations or switches that may help the client to remember their auto environmental factors.

Craving for something new is the lone MINI second where the MINI Vision Urbanaut is being driven or driving with computerized driving capacities. At this time, the inside turns into the best spot for driving the vehicle, or being driven by it, and empowers those on board to rediscover the sentiment of movement. At the point when the client needs to drive themselves, a tap of a finger on the MINI logo draws out the directing haggle. What’s more, the UI on the focal round instrument likewise adjusts it’s anything but; a liveliness of the course, extra excursion data – like guest attractions and appearance time – is shown here for those ready.

The Vibe second puts time with others at middle of everyone’s attention – inside and out. Opening the side entryway and collapsing up the windscreen causes an inviting situation that obscures the limits between the outside and inside. The focal round instrument turns into a media control focus. A liveliness of realistic equalizers moving with the music is projected onto surfaces of the front, back, haggles over the back seat, making a lovely club air. On the off chance that those ready so want, the vehicle could even start to look like a boombox. And afterward there is the fourth alternative, the customisable “my second”, which gives clients further extension for fitting the plan of the vehicle to their requirements and wants.

Diverse supportability.

Just as its wide scope of employments, the MINI Vision Urbanaut likewise centers around manageability – and this can be seen and experienced straightforwardly in different parts of the vehicle. The beginning stage for the idea was the “Shrewd Use of Space” for which MINI is famous; for example it offers most extreme space on the littlest conceivable impression. Albeit the MINI Vision Urbanaut is just 4.46 m long, its tallness permits it’s anything but an inside space that can be utilized from various perspectives and offers a totally different simplicity of development inside the vehicle. The electric drive framework guarantees locally outflow free portability. Also, another perspective is the extension for utilizing the vehicle for purposes past versatility. For sure, the MINI Vision Urbanaut likewise makes a metropolitan space for individuals when it’s stopping, essentially expanding the measure of time they will need to utilize the vehicle or simply hang out in it.

The MINI Vision Urbanaut likewise embarks to utilize assets capably. To this end, from the start of the idea stage the group zeroed in on reliably diminishing the quantity of segments and keeping away from pointless utilization of materials. This has been accomplished by improvements including smart double usefulness for the dashboard (it can transform into a daybed) and the introduction appearance of a round OLED community show – which reworks itself as an up-to-date light in the Chill second – over the table. Expanding length of utilization by guaranteeing materials can be supplanted is in like manner a need. Variable covers are a genuine illustration of how this can be accomplished. Furthermore, the inside has been made without the utilization of chrome or calfskin, a methodology that will likewise be carried out in the following MINI model age.

MINI Vision Urbanaut

Top caliber and reasonable material advancements.

The inside of the MINI Vision Urbanaut highlights a high extent of reused materials and the materials utilized are only sustainable and recyclable. The prevailing material in the inside are materials produced using reused materials (counting fleece, polyester and Tencel) which mix comfort and quality with delicateness and solace. The planners likewise gave additional consideration to arrangements made out of a solitary kind of material – what are known as “mono-materials”. These are not difficult to reuse sometime later and can be transformed into new items. The utilization of sustainable and recyclable stopper on the directing haggle of the floor adds an extraordinary touch because of its regular feel, and guarantees a truly wonderful inside environment. With everything taken into account, the materials idea for the MINI Vision Urbanaut features the incredibly significant degrees of visual and haptic quality that an economically planned inside can offer.

An encounter for every one of the faculties.

The MINI Vision Urbanaut covers all tangible points in making the ideal on-board insight. A vital component of the inside plan is in this way a painstakingly sharpened way to deal with aroma and sound. “The all encompassing methodology tending to every one of the faculties makes a really novel and remarkable experience,” clarifies Annabell Coffinet, Fragrance Designer at the BMW Group. “An unmistakable scent signature sticks in the mind and can help you to remember a positive climate and by and large experience. Along these lines, we are making another, extremely close to home association with especially critical occasions. We additionally needed to interface the MINI brand personality with a scent signature interestingly. This drift of something theoretical, invigorating and surprising carries feeling to how the brand’s message is discussed, a sort of global mark with a high recognisability factor. It will be prudent and uncovered as a component of a welcome situation.” Bringing equilibrium to the tactile experience, Renzo Vitale, Creative Director Sound, gives the different surfaces of the welcome situation scent a discernible structure. Just as the welcome sound, he additionally formed the music for the Chill, Vibe and Wanderlust minutes. In the Chill second, the vehicle encloses the client by the inconspicuous soundscapes of a woods, with stirring leaves and streaming water filling the inside – a fitting supplement to the dimmable woodland shelter impact. Acoustic sounds set the seal on the unwinding rich experience. The Wanderlust and Vibe minutes are joined by a soundtrack of extraordinarily created music which can be played both inside and outside the vehicle.

Simple love, advanced association

Another point with the MINI minutes was to utilize computerized combination to strengthen or advance the simple experience. This “simple love, advanced association” approach runs all through the vehicle. Surely, an extra advanced level has been incorporated under a few of the simple surfaces. Models here incorporate the table inside the vehicle (which starts the MINI minutes when the MINI Token is set in one of the openings), the light with OLED show and the LED lattices in the inside under a layer of material or toward the front and backsides of the vehicle. These spaces of the vehicle unite the simple and computerized universes into another and vivid experience. And the entirety of this would now be able to be knowledgeable about a genuine vehicle, because of crafted by the BMW Group’s modelers.

Uniting the BMW Group’s model-building skill.

As an imaginative space idea, the MINI Vision Urbanaut was planned from the back to front. The creators made the extensive inside experience prior to fostering the outside, utilizing floor plans, household items in addition to wooden scale models to give a sign of size. Throughout the span of the venture, expanded the truth was utilized to make a computerized model, which was then deliberately upgraded. The actual model of the MINI Vision Urbanaut was then assembled beginning to end at the MINI Design studio in Munich. Here, the BMW Group assembled all the mastery accessible to change virtual dreams into actual reality. Upholsterers, modelers, mechatronics engineers, developers, paint subject matter experts and others worked close by the planners to transform a dream into an actual model of nearly model quality. All things considered, the MINI Vision Urbanaut is certifiably not a static model, however a driveable and steerable one. Each part has been uniquely planned, accuracy made utilizing state of the art devices and created by hand. The serious level of imaginativeness inside the MINI Vision Urbanaut is featured by an inside plan that is suggestive of an advanced living space. The development of the model in this way stretched out from a traditional vehicle construct through furniture-production right to programming and shrewd innovative joining.


MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018.

MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018.

MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018.

A unique combination of driving fun, premium quality and individual style, characterise the models with which MINI continues to increase its popularity on the Chinese automotive market. The model update for the MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and the MINI Convertible set fresh impulses for the success of the brand. The Asian premiere of the new models will take place at the Auto China 2018 in Beijing. Furthermore, MINI will be presenting its range of models in the premium compact segment.

More than 1600 exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting current models, technological innovations and services at the Auto China 2018. The international automotive meeting, which began in 1990, takes place every two years and is spread over 220 000 square metres at the China International Exhibition Center. The 15th exhibition will take place between 25 April and 4 May 2018 with more than 800 000 visitors expected.

Fresh Update for the Original in the Premium Small Car Segment.

The three originals in the premium small car segment are now sportier, more advanced and more attractive than ever before, thanks to the model update. The new MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and MINI Convertible boast specific design modifications, additional equipment features and individualisation possibilities as well as new digital services from MINI Connected.

The British brand’s new MINI 5 door will take centre stage at the Auto China 2018. The model, the first of the current MINI generation to be introduced, embodies the principle of creative use of space – used ever since the classic Mini – in a fascinating, modern form. Brand typical proportions are combined with the advantage of additional leg and head room in the rear as well as luggage space. Functionality, comfort and long distance suitability are improved thanks to the 161 millimeters extended body length, the two additional doors and the three seats in the rear. The mature character of the compact car model from MINI is, therefore, accompanied by an increase in product substance.

Distinct design accents and new equipment features.

The new MINI 5 door as well as the new MINI 3 door and the new MINI Convertible boast a distinct black trim as standard in its headlights as part of its precise design details. In combination with the LED headlights, the taillights also boast a new design. As a clear nod to the brand’s British heritage, the LED taillights feature a Union Jack motif. The MINI 5 door, on display at the Auto China 2018, will feature a new body colour, Emerald Grey metallic. There are three new colours available in total. The MINI 3 door, also at Beijing, is finished in Solaris Orange metallic and the MINI Convertible in Starlight Blue metallic.

New individualisation possibilities are offered through the option Piano Black Exterior, the additional alloy wheels and the Chester leather trim and Colour Line now also available in Malt Brown for the MINI 5 door and MINI 3 door. There is also the option MINI Yours Interior Style Piano Black illuminated which bears a Union Jack motif rear-lit strip on the passenger’s instrument panel. Furthermore, the enhanced compact car model boasts the new MINI logo. The control system now contains a Touch screen function for the display in the central instrument. There is also an expansion of the digital services as part of MINI Connected.

Three engine variants are available for the MINI 3 door (for the Chinese market combined fuel consumption: 6,2 – 5,4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 148 – 129 g/km) as well as the MINI 5 door (for the Chinese market combined fuel consumption: 5,6 – 5,6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 134 – 133 g/km) on the Chinese market. For the MINI Convertible (for the Chinese market combined fuel consumption: 6,2 – 5,8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions : 147 – 137 g/km) two engine variants are available. Available here are the MINI One 5 door, the MINI Cooper 5 door and the MINI Cooper S 5 door as well as the MINI One 3 door, the MINI Cooper 3 door und the MINI Cooper S 3 door. For open-air driving fun the MINI Cooper Convertible and the MINI Cooper S Convertible are also available.

More space, more versatility: MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman.

Both models in the premium compact segment are characterised by MINI typical style, driving fun and extended possibilities thus enabling the brand to appeal to additional customer groups within the Chinese automotive market. The MINI Clubman owes its exceptional position to its unconventional body concept with four side doors und two split doors at the rear as well as its flexible interior. The MINI Countryman is more spacious and versatile than ever before. Its robust exterior and its all-wheel drive system MINI ALL4 ensure genuine driving fun and that it remains an absolute All-rounder within MINI’s model programme.

Ensuring a race track feeling during daily driving, the ultra-sporty John Cooper Works models are also enjoying a constantly growing fan base in China.

The MINI John Cooper Works Clubman will also be exhibited at the Auto China 2018. The power of its turbo engine is brought to the streets thanks to its all-wheel drive system MINI ALL4 (for the Chinese market combined fuel consumption: 7,0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:167 g/km) as standard.


2011 Mini Coupe Concept revealed

mini-coupe-2Mini has officially revealed the new Coupe model, which we think is the best variant of the car to date! We actually featured some renderings of the Coupe, which used to be called the Speedster, before but now that the actual car is here we have to say it’s 110 percent better than all of those drawings! And don’t let this Concept word fool you! It will be presented at the IAA in September an will go into production afterward with a 211hp/280nm engine from Mini Cooper JCW. Swell, but you might have to wait until 2011 to get your hands on one!


The Mini Coupe Concept brings together a wide range of features for a truly sporting and ambitious style of motoring. Limited to two seats and following a philosophy of consistent lightweight construction, the car clearly meets all the requirements made of a particularly active and dynamic coupé. Compact dimensions, perfect axle load distribution and a low centre of gravity offer ideal conditions for enhancing the agility typical of Mini to a level never seen before.
Through its design alone, the Mini Coupe Concept brings out all the thrill of individual mobility and the focus on pure driving pleasure. Powerful proportions and dynamic design language evoke a sense of desire and strong appeal, the Mini Coupe Concept offering a particularly undiluted expression of the brand through its sporting and unconventional stance on the road.

The Mini Coupe Concept brings together a wide range of features for a truly sporting and ambitious style of motoring. Limited to two seats and following a philosophy of consistent lightweight construction, the car clearly meets all the requirements made of a particularly active and dynamic coupé. Compact dimensions, perfect axle load distribution and a low centre of gravity offer ideal conditions for enhancing the agility typical of Mini to a level never seen before.

Through its design alone, the Mini Coupe Concept brings out all the thrill of individual mobility and the focus on pure driving pleasure. Powerful proportions and dynamic design language evoke a sense of desire and strong appeal, the Mini Coupe Concept offering a particularly undiluted expression of the brand through its sporting and unconventional stance on the road.


This unique new two-seater measures 3,714 millimetres (146.2″) in length and 1,683 millimetres (66.3″) in width. Height is 1,356 millimetres (53.4″). Through these dimensions and its athletic proportions alone, the Mini Coupe Concept stands out from the beginning as a compact and muscular sports machine.

Large wheels and a high waistline already give the Mini, the Mini Clubman and the Mini Convertible a particularly powerful and sporting look, with the black strip around the lower section of the body underlining this compact appearance and short body overhangs front and rear emphasising the athletic stature of the car and bearing testimony to that typical go-kart feeling at very first sight.

All this now comes out even more convincingly in the Mini Coupe Concept, also through the unique flow of the roofline. The glazed section of the passenger cell referred to as the greenhouse, for example, is much lower and even more dynamic than on the brand’s “regular” models.


Luggage capacity is 250 litres or 8.8 cu ft. To use this space most conveniently, the rear end of the Mini Coupe Concept comes with a large and wide-opening tailgate. Hinged above the roof spoiler, the entire tailgate including the rear window swings up gracefully, offering convenient access to the generous luggage space behind the rear seats of the car. And thanks to the low loading sill, accessing the luggage compartment with even heavy and bulky objects is significantly easier.

The Mini Coupe Concept combines the vision of a compact sports car with thrilling agility, on the one hand, and the individual flair and style of the Mini, on the other. Through its entire concept, the car is perfectly designed to offer concentrated driving pleasure of the highest standard. This is borne out not only through the extroverted exterior in its fascinating, sporting look, but also through the interior conceived from the start for active motoring.

Wide-opening doors give the driver and passenger convenient access to the interior, where they enjoy sports seats with strongly contoured side supports for a secure seating position even in particularly fast bends. A three-spoke leather sports steering wheel with multifunction buttons enables the driver to steer precisely into bends and control the audio or communication functions with maximum ease. All other control units, in turn, are arranged ergonomically on the dashboard, taking their frequency of use into account.

The breakdown of the cockpit, the dashboard and centre console again follows that special interior design so typical of Mini. Horizontal lines and air vents placed far to the outside emphasise the sheer width of the instrument panel and, at the same time, the generous style of the interior, the slender centre console giving the driver and passenger maximum legroom. The structure of the door linings so typical of the brand, finally, has also been re-interpreted, with the elliptic main element now completely closed in.

Mini One Clubman



The MINI One Clubman will be unveiled at the International Geneva Motor Show on 03 March 2009. The new entry-level model in the Clubman range gives customers the chance to take advantage of MINI’s renowned low running and ownership costs, and carries a list price of £13,290 OTR.

Powered by the 1.4-litre, four cylinder petrol engine found in the Hatch version of the MINI One, the newcomer possesses all the characteristics that make driving every MINI a grin-inducing experience. With an engine producing 95 hp and the same steering and suspension as its sporty Cooper-badged sibling, the MINI One Clubman boasts trademark go-kart handling and razor-sharp cornering capability.

Outstanding fuel efficiency and low CO2 emission figures are ensured through the standard fitment of MINIMALISM technologies. Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start Stop and Shift Point Display are all standard features on the car. Fuel bills will be minimised due to a combined fuel consumption figure of 52.3 mpg, and the cost of an annual road fund licence will be just £35 because of the MINI One Clubman’s impressive CO2 emission figure of just 130 g/km, placing it in VED tax band C.

A short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with the option of a 6-speed auto with manual-shift capability.