MINI One D Review

MINI One D
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MINI One Review

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The MINI One D is powered by a four cylinder 1.4 litre turbocharged diesel engine (hence the 'D').

The MINI One D was released in July 2003 and was the fourth addition to the MINI family. It is the first time in the history of the MINI brand that a diesel engine has been available in the model range.

In September 2005 the MINI One D received a revised engine with a 20 per cent increase in power. The One D still retains the Toyota designed four cylinder engine creating more power than its predecessor whilst still retaining excellent fuel economy levels. The revisions include tweaking the engine management system and fuel injectors, as well as increasing the capacity of the catalytic converter. This has resulted in an increase in torque and a wider engine speed range.

I did have my reservations about a Diesel engine in a MINI as I thought it might spoil the fun, read on to see if my fears were justified.

How It Drove - Performance

The MINI One D is powered by a four cylinder 1.4 litre turbocharged diesel engine (hence the 'D'). The engine was developed by Toyota, although it has been further engineered by BMW. It develops 88 bhp @ 3800 rpm and produces 190Nm worth of torque at 1800 rpm. This enables the MINI One D to reach a respectable top speed of 109 mph and propels it from 0 to 62mph in 10.1 seconds.

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MINI One Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMINI One D
  
Body Type3-Door Hatchabck
ColourHyper Blue
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11.9 Seconds
Top Speed 109 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban48.7 mpg
Extra Urban65.7 mpg
Combined58.9 mpg
  
Insurance Group5
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-Year/Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Price (when tested on the 04/05/06)£12,225 OTR

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