BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer has revealed some new details about MINI's future product lineup.

BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer has revealed some new details about MINI's future product lineup.

Speaking to Automotive News, Schwarzenbauer said MINI has plans to offer between eight and ten different models. He also said the company hasn't decided to replace all their existing models but it's an option.

The executive also revealed he has high hopes for the company's 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine - that develops 134 bhp (100 kW) and 162 lb-ft (219 Nm) of torque - but believes there will still be plenty of demand for four-cylinder units. He went on to say MINI "definitely" has to consider a diesel engine in the United States.

Schwarzenbauer also confirmed plans for hybrid models including a plug-in hybrid. The company is also considering an electric vehicle but nothing has been decided as of yet.

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MINI to offer eight to ten different models - report