This year, MINI is celebrating its 60th anniversary and it took the opportunity to release a video that showcases the original getaway car over six decades and introduces the all-electric MINI.
The spot opens with a young woman helped by her friend to get away from her job. The two are seen driving away in a MINI Cooper and, as the video goes on, the old Mini model from 60 years ago turns into the all-new all-electric Mini Cooper SE.
Serving as soundtrack is the 1999 single “Deceptacon” by post-punk band Le Tigre, from their self-titled debut album. The song references Barry Mann’s 1961 single “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)”.
The new Mini Cooper SE (also known as the Mini Electric), the brand’s first purely electric small car, was unveiled earlier this year, in July. It features an engine capable of delivering the equivalent of up to 181 HP, a range of between 235 and 270 kilometers (146 to 168 miles) and a fast-charging possible at up to 50 kW. According to the automaker, it can also manage zero to 60 acceleration in just over seven seconds.
BMW Group stated that it’s going to start shipping this car as soon as possible, with a likely delivery date of March 2020. As of August 2019, the automaker had “over 45,000 reservations” for its all-electric 3-door Cooper.