When compared to the modern MINI Cooper SE, which has a range of no less than 177 km from a 32.6-kwh package, the MINI E-Classic is not too ‘wow’. However, there are still many interesting things that can be seen from this restomod.
This Restomod can be said to be a bridge for the MINI Cooper of the past with technology that is more environmentally friendly and sustainable in the modern era. The MINI E-Classic is based on the iconic MINI Mk5, which was completely converted into an electric vehicle with the help of the 45 KW Retrofit system and ILifePo 14 KWH-DM219 battery. The range of the E-Classic, as already mentioned, is 140 km, and although it’s lower than the modern MINI Cooper model, it’s at least enough for short urban driving.
The E-Classic is equipped with three different driving modes, namely Eco, Normal, and Sport, and comes in Turquoise “Tiffany” color. Meanwhile, the cabin is equipped with digital instrumentation and leather seats, which are also covered with Alcantara fabric. A second version, named “Cote d’Azur,” is being planned and will come with a “British open” roof and a more fashionable aesthetic.
According to Aznom, this electric conversion is compatible with all MINI models from 1982 onwards, but Aznom says this electric conversion will be adapted for other vintage and classic cars in the future.
Aznom unveiled this electric MINI restomod at the Top Marques Monaco 2022 event, which took place recently. Aznom said the first customer sample cars will be delivered this summer, while production-ready cars will start shipping in September 2022.
MINI E-Classic photos gallery