2011: Mini Rocketman Concept
The first BMW Minis were 12ft 2in long, more than two feet longer than the dinky originals. The old Countryman came in at 13ft 5in. This concept is just 11ft 3in long and 4ft 7in high. Small, then.
Complex hinge technology means the 3+1 set-up could also - in theory - still seat three people and in the familiar euphemism for a human the size of a baby chimpanzee, ‘a fourth adult for short journeys’.
The sliding seat system gives you the option to slide the driver and passenger seat back for a ‘full-blooded driving experience’, slide the passenger seat forward to reveal an individual rear seat, or slide the entire front section forward to accommodate the aforementioned ‘short journey adult’.