Mini renamed rims due to consonance with coronavirus

Mini renamed rims due to consonance with coronavirus

April 23, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Mini changed the name of the Cooper SE electric car drive due to its consonance with coronavirus. Now, so that buyers do not have any associations with the COVID-19 pandemic, Corona Spoke wheels are offered under the name Power Spoke. It is reported by InsideEV.

Apparently, Mini thus decided to avoid a marketing failure in the United States, which at the moment is suffering more than other states from a new type of virus. In addition, the name Power (Energy) is quite suitable for the optional lightweight 17-inch wheels, stylized home British outlet standard.

The first production Mini electric car debuted in the summer of 2019. The hatchback Cooper SE is equipped with a “green” unit from the BMW i3S, which develops 184 liters. with. (135 kW) and 270 Nm of torque. The motor allows the hatchback to accelerate from zero to 60 km / h in 3.9 s, and acceleration to 100 kph takes 7.3 seconds. The maximum speed is forcibly limited to 150 km per hour.