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Gen4 J01 NEWS: New MINI F66 Hatchback ICE vs J01 Hatchback 2025 Models Revealed

Category: MotoringFile MINI News
Posted: 03-20-2024 03:30 PM
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Synopsis: First Comparison: The Electric J01 MINI Cooper SE Vs The Petrol F66 MINI Cooper S

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After years of waiting we finally got hands-on with both the electric J01 and the petrol F66 MINI Coopers. Two cars with striking similarities on the surface and seismic differences lurking beneath. One that’s reinventing the entire concept of a MINI being driven by one key stat. The other, an older car thoroughly reengineered to carry the internal combustion torch to the end. Which is more impressive in person and are they really as visually identical as MINI tells us? Let’s find out.

The J01 MINI Cooper and a ground-up EV which means it’s all new and designed with a skateboard chassis as a starting point. This has allowed the J01 to have subtle yet at times substantial differences in shape. At first glance it looks relatively similar to the F56 (and its successor the F66) in shape. Yet getting these two next to each other makes it clear just how much MINI has rethought the Cooper with the J01. That rethink is partially about moving into a new design direction MINI calls this charismatic simplicity. But perhaps an even bigger reason was that MINI was after a dramatic improvement in one key stat – drag co-efficient......click HERE to read the entire article at MotoringFile.com.

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