MINI Zero concept speculatively rendered

MINI Zero concept artist rendering
MINI Zero concept artist rendering

The prospects of a smaller MINI city car hitting our streets looked pretty bleak when company bigwigs axed the production version of the Rocketman Concept. The unfortunate action was caused by the difficulties in handling, stability and crash performance which would have resulted in over-the-top development costs.

However, it is easy to assume that the MINI range will one day be expanded with a strong possibility of a new entry level model getting the green light, and here is a speculative render for you to feast your eyes upon. It was completed by Sonny Lim, a former Senior Designer at BMWDesignworksUSA and features dimensions that sit in between the canceled Rocketman concept and the MINI One.

Lim describes the MINI Zero Concept as a spiritual successor to the classic Mini. It features a simple design with few design lines and fancy chrome inserts and is intended to weigh as little as 840kg (1852 lbs).


Source: BMW Blog

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StewartSorensen StewartSorensen
Really nice render. And this would be a proper MINI IMO - Do it MINI
May 4th, 2012 6:34pm
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TomasCorrea TomasCorrea
Like the design , a lot. But if smaller than a "regular" Mini, will it be the size of a Smart?
May 2nd, 2012 3:58pm
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NYyanks NYyanks
That's AWESOME! If this speculative rendering proves true and there would be intentions of production, this would be an awesome futuristic little MINI that will finally live up to the MINI name, considering it's size.
Apr 30th, 2012 11:33pm
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Otep Otep
The render is based on Ford Start concept, so it's look like the Ford
Apr 30th, 2012 9:25pm
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peterjames7 peterjames7
Lazy work...ford start concept with rocketman headlights...is this why he is a former senior designer for bmw??
Apr 30th, 2012 7:49pm
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AlikMalix AlikMalix
You're right, that is the Ford Start Concept. But I really really like it as a Mini. It feels right at home like this.
Apr 30th, 2012 9:58pm
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
this could be out because he could be the orinigal designer of the rocketman and wants to show how bmw design works screwd up because this is a beauty
Apr 30th, 2012 11:23pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
It looks very simple, but then again, that's how a Mini is supposed to be so I like it.
Apr 30th, 2012 7:31pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
Looks like he destyled the rocketman
Apr 30th, 2012 7:08pm
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kayutr90 kayutr90
well done_
Apr 30th, 2012 7:08pm
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