PICTURES.  Test drive: The Mini family has been redesigned with the Aceman Concept

PICTURES. Test drive: The Mini family has been redesigned with the Aceman Concept


With the Aceman Concept, Mini presents an innovation that will shape its future models. (© Mini)

A new family Mini takes shape. With the world premiere of Aceman’s sub-concept released August 2022, the Car manufacturer German-English presents for the first time a new stylistic language and many technological innovations that will shape the future models of the brand.

The study of a first Mini crossoverin the luxury city car segment, it brings together key features that, according to the brand, define tomorrow’s driving pleasure: electric motorization only along with the language of clear and clean design through a redesigned digital experience while deploying leather and chrome elements.

Aceman’s minimalist concept: the beginning of a new era of design

This beginning of a new era for Mini is achieved by the Aceman Concept through several design features such as a octagonal grille full and illuminated, generous surfaces formed by sharp edges, athletic wings and one back power and vertical lights.

The Aceman concept is presented in turquoise body color. The circumference of the lower part of the body resembles a greenish tint. Finally, blue and pink-orange accents also emphasize the strong character of this concept.

Intelligent use of space

Mini Concept Aceman is 4.05m long, 1.99m wide and 1.59m tall. It has 4 doors, a large tailgate and can accommodate 5 passengers.

The Mini Concept Aceman roof rack is unlike any other.
The Mini Concept Aceman roof rack is unlike any other. (© Mini)

Wide body curves, pronounced wheel arches, 20-inch rims, a swinging roof rack and the front and rear bumper covers give it the character of a solid and versatile crossover model, intended for fun urban driving.

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Advanced digital in the cabinet

The interior of the Mini Concept Aceman is also inspired by a reduced design with open contours. The flat dashboard, inspired by the style of the soundbar, spans the entire width and provides a suitable area for the central circular screen. The rocker switch ramp is arranged below, and is reinterpreted in terms of design and functionality.

In the interior of the Aceman Concept, Mini has opted for a circular central screen.
In the interior of the Aceman Concept, Mini has opted for a circular central screen. (© Mini)

Additionally, the interior features small door panels, a classic center console that extends to the rear seats, and an interesting color contrast. There are seats connected heads and is made from sustainable textile materials instead of skin.

Mini has a welcoming atmosphere for you

The emotional connection between the Mini Concept Aceman and its users is strengthened by the concept of seamless digital operation and through an overall onboard experience that combines light, motion, interaction and soundscapes.

With the Aceman Mini Concept, enjoy a complete experience combining light, movement, interaction and audio visuals.
With the Aceman Mini Concept, enjoy a complete experience combining light, movement, interaction and audio visuals. (© Mini)

Thus, as soon as the user approaches the vehicle, sensor-driven animations provide a welcome experience that includes light and sound effects that continue in the passenger compartment as soon as the doors are opened.

So, he won?

Philippe Lacroix

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