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MINI Cooper SD to receive four-cylinder 2.0 liter diesel engine

Rumors | October 11th, 2010 by 3
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Initial reports around the MINI Cooper SD model mentioned the new diesel-powered MINI as using a four-cylinder 1.6 liter turbodiesel engine developed by BMW, but …

Initial reports around the MINI Cooper SD model mentioned the new diesel-powered MINI as using a four-cylinder 1.6 liter turbodiesel engine developed by BMW, but latest reports place a different powerplant unit in the new vehicle.

The engine of choice seems to actually be the more powerful, yet still highly fuel efficient, four-cylinder 2.0 liter diesel engine developed by BMW and used in the 1 Series lineup. Consumption forecasts mention 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers.

The new powerplant is said to offer a more balanced power delivery, associated with better traction when needed. The higher-torque found in the 2.0 liter engine will certainly put a smile on the driver’s face.
MINI Cooper SD to receive four cylinder 2.0 liter diesel engine

The high-end MINI diesel will be available in Summer 2011.

MINI has yet to announce the availability for the U.S. market, but the expectations, based on the increasing diesel sales in the U.S., are that a diesel-powered MINI will eventually cross the ocean.

[Spy Photo: Motor Authority ]

  • Woo Hoo

    and next up my freinds is the 1er FWD model. For those looking to get behind the wheel of a bimmer at an everyday value price. “Just look for the flashing blue light”~K-Mart

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  • J P

    Just rented a 118D with that engine for a week in Spain. I can’t imagine how sweet it will be in a Mini with hundreds of pounds less. With so much torque, acceleration should not be too far off from the S, but on the expressway the diesel may feel faster.

    In the heavier 118D I was getting 40 MPG, but that was a combination of heavy city traffic, mountains roads, and 85+MPH expressways. Should not be a problem to get at least 50 MPG in our interstate.

    We will have to get used to some sporadic diesel clatter, but it’s worth it.

    Maybe I will convince my son to trade his regular Mini for one of these once they arrive.

    I think we have not realized that diesels can provide a combination of Prius economy and driving enjoyment that is hard to beat. Ok, it will not rev to 7000 RPM
    but if we need the extra mileage, I don’t mind trading that.

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