At the 2009 What Car Green Car Awards, the MINI Cooper S was awarded Green Sports Car category for the second year in a row.
The MINI Cooper S has a punchy, turbocharged engine which powers it to 62mph in just 7.1 seconds, but returns a combined fuel consumption figure of 45.6mpg and CO2 emissions are just 149g/km. Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief at What Car, said: "The MINI Cooper S is a home-grown hot hatch that's big on performance and style, yet treads far lighter than rivals because of its smaller carbon footprint."
BMW first offered EfficientDynamics as standard in 2007. A raft of models received Auto Start / Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, Active Aerodynamics, low rolling resistance tyres, Electric Power Steering, on-demand ancillary systems and optimum gearshift indicator features.
These technologies built on the existing lightweight engineering principles and direct injection engine technology introduced over the previous years. Across virtually the entire MINI range, many of the same technologies are present under the MINIMALISM title and ensure the premium small car offers an unbeatable mix of fun and frugality.Published 10 June 2009