Mini has been spotted testing a plug-in hybrid version of its Hardtop 4 Door.
The prototype may look like a regular Hardtop 4 Door but the “E-FZG” sticker in its window confirms it as a plug-in hybrid. The sticker is required in Germany (where this prototype was spotted) for test vehicles with battery-electric or plug-in hybrid powertrains. Since the prototype also has exhaust pipes, we can rule it out as a battery-electric model. The charging port will be on the side of the vehicle not shown in the photos.
The Countryman is the only model in Mini’s lineup that currently offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The powertrain generates 224 horsepower from its inline-3 and electric motor combo, while a 9.6-kilowatt-hour battery delivers an EPA-rated 18 miles of electric range. A similar setup is likely destined for the Hardtop 4 Door plug-in hybrid.
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