“It’s really early days but I guess it’s conceivable, it’s possible,” the source said.
“We’re always interested in what is going and different powertrains are very interesting.
“Obviously there’s a huge emphasis and push and interest from both BMW and Mini at the moment regarding low-emission vehicles.”
When asked if the local arm would be keen on having a hybrid Mini in local showrooms, the source said, “It’s possible, if one were to become available we would be interested.”
The BMW unit used in both concepts comprises a transversely mounted turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery for 140kW-plus and an all-electric range of up to 30km.