A New Turbo Diesel Engine and John Cooper Works Pack For MINI Models

MINI Cooper SD
MINI Cooper SD

MINI is presenting another new engine variant for its current model range at the International Geneva Motor Show 2011. The latest power unit showcases a new take on the brand's traditional interplay of driving fun and efficiency. Developed for the MINI Cooper SD, MINI Cooper SD Clubman, MINI Cooper SD Convertible and MINI Cooper SD Countryman, the 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine develops 105kW/143hp and peak torque of 305 Newton metres (225 lb-ft).

The increased pulling power of the most brawny of the now three-strong MINI diesel engine line-up enables the MINI Cooper SD to cover the sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 8.1 seconds. The new model variant also continues in the impressively frugal vein of its stablemates with fuel consumption 65.7 mpg imp in the EU test cycle, accompanied by CO2 emissions of 114 grams per kilometre.

The engine also expresses its sporting credentials in the form of a resoundingly sonorous soundtrack when the driver pushes on into higher rev bands. In addition, the MINI Cooper SD can be identified by a selection of eye-catching design features: the large air intake, the air scoop on the bonnet, twin tailpipes positioned in the centre of the rear apron and a roof spoiler strike stylistic parallels with the most powerful petrol variant in the range, the MINI Cooper S.

The number of MINI models available with a six-speed automatic gearbox will also be extended from spring 2011. Customers will be able to specify this gearbox as an option for all models powered by the new diesel engine (available from the launch of the new variant). And the automatic will now also be available for the MINI Cooper D, MINI Cooper D Clubman, MINI Cooper D Convertible and MINI Cooper D Countryman.

The John Cooper Works Pack

The John Cooper Works Pack will be presented at the International Geneva Motor Show 2011 as an additional option for racing enthusiasts. It is due to be available for the MINI and MINI Convertible from the second quarter of 2011 and includes model-specific components for the interior and exterior.

An aerodynamics package, 17-inch light-alloy wheels and the addition of the traction mode DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) to the driving stability system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) give the outstanding handling characteristics of both models an even more focused quality. Meanwhile, features such as the John Cooper Works sports leather steering wheel and John Cooper Works door entry strips lend the interior a more finely honed sporting edge.

Published : 28/02/11 Author : Staff


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