London — BMW’s first electric Mini will hit the streets by the end of 2019, targeting urban buyers and giving the German manufacturer more ammunition to compete with Volkswagen’s (VW's) ID.3 hatchback and Tesla’s Model 3.

The €32,500 car adds an electric engine and battery to the existing three-door Mini Cooper SE, which was developed with a battery version in mind, the Munich-based carmaker said on Tuesday after unveiling the vehicle in Rotterdam.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now