Mini introduced the concept of an electric crossover that would once take an intermediate position between the Cooper and Countryman models. The technical part is not yet mentioned, so the most notable are the new design solutions: the five-angle headlamps, the wide arches above the 20-inch wheels, the name of the model in large letters at the front, and the circular screen of the information and entertainment system in the passenger compartment.
A large round screen serves to control the on-board systems, but it is not limited to them; additional information is placed directly on the front panel with the help of a projector. The system operates in three modes: in a personal mode, it produces expensive images to the owner, accompanied by sound effects, the pop-up mode helps the driver to navigate in the city, and the scenic mode pleases the owner with a brightly-improved graphical park or charging.
However, bright colors and animated images are not only present in the salon; the funny show can be seen from the outside; the car appears to be equipped with a motion sensor, and every person who approaches it is exposed to an illusion that becomes brighter as it approaches; when the car is unlocked, the show is only lit and the space under the door on the driver ' s or passenger ' s side is illuminated by the projector.
It is worth noting that the designers of Mini Aceman have given up their leather in the salon in favour of textiles: the upholstery of the seats includes tricots, velour and waffle cloth. The textiles and the instrument panel are also the screen for the projector. The official debut of the concept car will take place at Gamescom 2022, which will open in Cologne in the second half of August.