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Diesel Mini to Debut at Geneva Auto Show.

Posted in Diesel, Emissions, Environment, Geneva Motor Show, Mini by MrAngry | January 17th, 2011 | 3 Responses |

Mini Diesel

Here in the United States there is obviously a huge environmental push going on to find new, cleaner ways of powering our vehicles, while at the same time producing better mileage. Electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and clean diesels are now all in production and on their way to giving consumers more choices that will leave a smaller footprint on our environment. Clean diesels are fuel efficient, expel low emissions and provide owners with lots of low-end torque. Motoring File is reporting there will be a new Mini Cooper SD (diesel) that will make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March. It will be powered by a 143 hp BMW turbo diesel that will kick out a rumored 225 lb-ft of torque and achieve over 60 mpg. Now I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a Cooper owners wet dream. Unfortunately, due to U.S. EPA regulations, the odds of us seeing this new diesel Cooper on this side of the pond are slim to none. For enthusiasts this is truly unfortunate as power wise the diesel Cooper will pump out more torque then even their JCW edition.

Source: MotoringFile via Autoblog

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3 Responses

  1. Set says:

    Well, BMW imported the 3 series Diesel, so it’s not impossible. Just improbable. Would be great competition for the current monopoly of affordable diesel sedans, VW.

  2. MrAngry says:

    I couldn’t agree more. A Mini diesel would gain such a strong foot hold over here in the States.

  3. BigRuss says:

    seeing as its only competitor would be the TDi Golf 3 door… so as long as the Diesel Mini offers a manual it could find a niche in the Hipsters who prefer manual transmissions… but i could see this thing tearing up a race track with the Mazda2 and Fiesta….