EPA Requiring BMW to Correct Fuel Economy Labels for Four MINI Cooper Vehicles

MINI | October 23rd, 2014 by 1
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising estimates for four 2014 MINI Cooper vehicles to ensure consumers are given accurate fuel economy values. The …

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising estimates for four 2014 MINI Cooper vehicles to ensure consumers are given accurate fuel economy values.

The EPA performed a fuel economy audit on the MINI Cooper and obtained values that differed from those BMW submitted to EPA for certification. Working with EPA, BMW conducted new emissions and fuel economy testing, and EPA conducted its own testing at its National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

As a result of this subsequent testing, EPA is requiring BMW to relabel four of its 2014 Mini Cooper models with lower fuel economy values.

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The specific changes to fuel economy stickers are listed in the table below.

2014 MINI Cooper Fuel Economy Value Updates

Old Label Values

New Label Values

Model

Transmission

Combined (mpg)

City
(mpg)

Highway (mpg)

Combined (mpg)

City (mpg)

Highway (mpg)

Cooper 3-door

MT

34

30

42

33

29

40

Cooper 3-door

Semi-Auto

33

29

40

32

28

39

Cooper S 3-door

MT

29

25

38

28

24

34

Cooper S 3-door

Semi-Auto

31

27

38

30

26

35

“Fuel economy values matter to consumers and automakers,” said Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “To provide consumers with the most accurate, reliable and repeatable fuel economy values, we are continuing to strengthen our oversight to ensure fair competition among automakers.”

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