First made in Germany MINI to roll out from BMW Group Plant in Leipzig

Preparations for the start of production of the first non-British production model are already in full swing.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 02 Mar 2023 Views icon4382 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The production of the new MINI Countryman will begin at the BMW Group plant Leipzig, in Germany. The carmaker says that the crossover model will be offered with both pure electric drive and combustion engines.

MINI's fully electric future will start in 2023 with, among other things, the new MINI Countryman at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig. This will be the first time that a MINI model is produced entirely in Germany.

The company reckons that the locally emission-free all-rounder is an excellent fit for the BMW Group's sustainable production site in Leipzig as it is one of the most modern and sustainable automotive factories in the world. As the company's pilot project for establishing a "green plant," a long-term, sustainable strategy for energy generation and consumption comes into play here.

"We are delighted to be able to hand over the first MINI "Made in Germany" to our customers in a CO2-neutral manner thanks to the plant's sustainable energy supply. In this way, the new all-electric MINI Countryman demonstrates what the brand stands for: electrified go-kart feeling and a strong focus on a minimal environmental footprint," says Stefanie Wurst, Head of MINI.

As the brand's largest model, the all-electric MINI Countryman leads the new MINI family into an era of locally emission-free electromobility. The transformation to an all-electric brand by 2030 begins with this model generation. 

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