After the sedan, the convertible, Mini would envision to diversify his range with the arrival of a station wagon and even of a 4x4 that would resume the name of an evolution utilitaire of the Mini, the Moke. Of what to gladden the unconditional ones of the famous English citadine put back to the taste of the day in 2001 by the German builder BMW
The small Mini conceived by BMW sells itself well, this is the reason the German builder envisions seriously to widen his range to increase his production.
Currently, there is the sedan (to motor gasoline and diesel) and the convertible. But tomorrow one doubtless will be able to choose equally the body station wagon, manner
Countryman, and a version 4x4 that could resume name Mini Moke. Between the famous one diverted utilitaire of the created Mini at first of the years 60 and the future Moke that according to our estimations produced by BMW in 2008, more than sixty years will have flowed themselves.
A Mini 4X4!
The technique, the security norms and especially the tastes of the drivers having evolved, more question for the builder of Munich to propose a car one as Spartan as was it the former Mini Moke (recall than this last one had been conceived at the start for the military officers and to be parachuted on the conflict zones). This is the reason, the future coqueluche of the beaches would compare themselves, in terms of held road, of comfort, and of performances of the current Mini. Besides, such as represents it our illustrator, the filiation is evident to the first blow with the Mini Convertible.
Nevertheless, if the exterior skin is similar, many technical elements differ. Platform, suspensions, collapse supple: all these elements will be modified while passing on the Moke. And especially, for the first time on a Mini of the era BMW, one will have access to the complete transmission. A transmission 4x4 coupled with a cash register height high that should allow the small Moke to borrow the mule ways without too much problems and to dare some franchissements in all quiétude.
a rough translation(some words have not been translated sorry)
also see http://www.mini2.com/forum/future-variants/103834-2007-mini.html
has more about the new Mini Moke!