The latest all-electric Mini Countryman, which is scheduled to begin production in November 2023 at BMW Group Plant Leipzig, will feature an interior produced using green electricity to significantly reduce the CO2 emissions created during manufacturing.
The five-door model from the BMW Group now benefits from an increased length of 13cm, with the wheelbase now at 4,429mm, to provide occupants with even more space. The Countryman’s height has also been increased by 6cm to 1,613mm to deliver more headroom.
To ensure the vehicle’s production processes are as environmentally friendly as possible, the OEM has done away with all decorative elements in the interior and exterior. Additionally, the surfaces of the dashboards, steering wheel, vehicle headliner, floor and floor mats are produced using recycled polyester from waste PET bottles and carpet offcuts.
By using these materials, the vehicle manufacturer can reduce CO2 emissions along the value chain by up to 85%, emphasizing its focus on reducing the environmental footprint of Mini’s next-generation model.