Mini Cooper Dune Buggy will win hearts at Dakar Rally

On the 40th anniversary of the world’s most demanding long-distance rallying.  Dakar Rally which is set to begin on 6 January 2018 in L...


On the 40th anniversary of the world’s most demanding long-distance rallying. Dakar Rally which is set to begin on 6 January 2018 in Lima/Peru. The X-raid team backed by Mini will for the first time launch a completely self-constructed two-wheel drive desert racer. MINI Cooper Dune Buggy shaped by aerodynamics as well as buggy design heritage. Mini and X-raid’s more traditional Dakar champ upgrades for 2018. It features a new chassis construction that offers greater suspension travel and weight reductions among the other things.


The MINI Cooper Dune Buggy is powered by a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder diesel engine. Generating an output of 250 kW/340 hp and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. The transmission and drivetrain as well as the engine’s turbocharging technology, based on the BMW TwinPower Turbo, which would make it faster even on sand.


A specifically designed body made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and Kevlar stretch over the frame for the protection of the driver. The authentic buggy-look exterior, designed in close cooperation with MINI Design and aerodynamically optimised.The Mini Dune Buggy has undergone a series of test programmes and never had a technical problem detected.

So we could say the Mini Dune Buggy is a huge success!



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