The MINI Rocketman Concept Presented At The Auto Shanghai 2011

MINI Rocketman Concept
MINI Rocketman Concept

MINI will present the MINI Rocketman Concept at the Auto Shanghai 2011, demonstrating how the brand's fundamental principle of creative use of space can be redefined using innovative technology in the areas of body construction, interior design and infotainment.

The MINI Rocketman Concept is a 3+1 seater, with 3 doors and a length of just over 3 metres. The interior offers driver, front passenger and further occupants ample space whilst being able to offer a fourth individual seat at the rear, if it is required. Design features ensure a comfortable entry and a range of possibilities for loading. For example, the side sills are integrated into the doors meaning the passenger entry area reaches well inside in the interior enabling easy entry. The two-part tailgate consists of a low section which extends out of the body in the form of a drawer and the upper section being attached to the roof.

A carbon space frame construction, whose striking surface structure is visible from the outside both on the radiator grille and in the interior, forms the basis for a weight-minimising construction. The interior sees leather and high-gloss painted surfaces combined with armrests and trim strips made from a special paper that has been pressed and folded into the desired structure. The centre speedo houses a projection surface with 3D graphics presentation capability. The display is controlled from both an integrated trackball and from steering wheel buttons.

Published : 13/04/11 Author : Staff


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