• Jan 11th 2008 at 7:24PM
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Could it be true? Could there be an as-yet-unheard-of MINI variant added to the pile? Spy pics of some yellow beastly thing wearing a MINI front and rear have a few folks wondering if MINI might make a Moke. The original MINI Moke from the sixties was an offroad vehicle that Alec Issigonis was trying to sell to the military. We doubt BMW would have any such aims for a Moke revival, but at the very least it could be a much more capable four-wheeler than the Crossman/Monte looks like it's going to be. A "possible retractable hard-top convertible, or a stripped down, open-air speedster variant," and even the possibility of a small truck bed have been thrown into the guessing game basket. Or, as ever, it could just be a test mule and mean nothing at all. But knowing MINI, we doubt it. Oh, and BMW might also want to change the car's name: moke means a dull or boring person, a donkey, or an old, broken-down horse.
[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      you can see the mini headlights in the front of the car, but what is odd is that it looks to me to be rear engined, if you look at the back pic, you can see a fresh air intake and sort of the engine behind the long mud flap by the tail pipe that goes straight up.
      Maybe BMW/Mini are developing a sub compact for India and China that would be under $12k.
      Oh yeah, I love the trailer with old 7 series bmw wheels on it
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did you noticed that it's being trailered by a Mercedes? HA!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mini Roadster?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mini Moke = Huge joke

      No, really, WTF is that thing!!!, looks like the bastard child of a Mini Cooper S and a Hummer H1! No way BMW is considering making that thing.

      I know is a mule and all, and that maybe it doesnt mean anything, but still, that is a really weird car.

      P.S: Really dig the Recaro seats...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like the old-school BMW mags on the trailer!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mini 4 Door-Coupe.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Mini sport activity coupe
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mini Sedan.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's the Dakar Rally edition, complete with bulletproof glass.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should call it the puke, because I bet its butt ugly! Whatever it is it will have darty steering, cost 10k too much, and get pitiful mpg - no where near what you would think a golf cart this size would get.