While the Cooper started selling in 1959, Mini didn't become a brand in its own right until 1969. It became part of BMW in 2000, where it remains to this day. Currently, the automaker produces several variations of bright-eyed small cars, including hatchbacks, wagons, convertibles and crossovers.
It has between 146 and 168 miles of range by European estimates.
The two-door hardtop gets a single electric motor for nearly 200 pound-feet of instant torque.
What started as a tiny little runabout has ended up quite a bit bigger.
A right-hand-drive vintage Mini and a brand-new 60 Years Edition Cooper S meet in Monterey, California, for a day of spirited driving.
The potent little hatchback is nevertheless a fun alternative to your traditional small hatchback.
While the Mini John Cooper Works Clubman isn't the last word in hot hatch thrills, it should appeal to those who want a fast alternative to the plethora of small crossovers on the market.
The battery has no effect on cargo space, which is nice, given the car's small footprint.
The project was first announced about two years ago.