Mini recently announced plans to go all-electric by the early 2030s, introducing a final combustion-engined car in 2025. It’s unclear how this move will influence Mini’s existing model lineup, which currently includes the Cooper Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, and Countryman. According to a recent filing with the German trademark office (DPMA), Mini could be planning to revive a nameplate from its recent history. Well, sort of.
CarBuzz recently spotted a filing from BMW (Mini’s parent company) for the name “Aceman” on April 4, 2021. You may recall that Mini used to sell a small crossover called the Paceman, which was essentially a Countryman with only two doors.