4 August 2022

Aceman concept previews Mini design future

A look at thoughts on the next generation Mini is shown in the recently-revealed Concept Aceman from the BMW-owned brand, writes Brian Byrne.

The concept previews the introduction of a crossover in the Mini range for the first time, bridging the space between the Hatch and the Countryman variants.

The two-box design has four doors, and is all-electric. The length is just over four metres and width less than two.

Front details include a new octagonal shape around where the radiator grille used to be, with an illuminated surround.

Inside retains the circular centre speedometer feature, but with greater possibilities from its OLED electronic display.

New versions of the traditional toggle switches and rotary knobs are part of the driver-car interface.

The Concept Aceman will be shown in public at the Gamescon 2022 computer and video games fair in Cologne, beginning 23 August.