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BMW has just introduced their cleanest vehicle yet to the UK market, the 2007 Mini Cooper D. The first generation Mini had a diesel engine available only in the base Mini One model. This time around they have put the diesel in the better equipped Cooper model that comes with standard equipment including stability control, 15" aluminum wheels, and roof mounted spoiler.

The 1.6L turbo-diesel four cylinder produces 110hp and a healthy 177lb-ft of torque. An overboost function allows it to generate an extra 15lb-ft of torque for short periods. The diminutive Mini diesel gets up to 100km/h from a standstill in a decent if not speedy 9.9 seconds. The Cooper D is the most frugal iteration yet being able to travel 53.5 miles on every US-sized gallon of fuel. At the same time, it puts out a mere 118g/km of CO2 making it the cleanest car ever from the BMW group. The press materials with all the specs are available after the jump.

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MINI Cooper D: £14,175 (otr)


The MINI Cooper D is the BMW Group's cleanest ever car. Its brand new turbocharged diesel engine develops 110hp at 4,000rpm and emits just 118g/km CO2. Under normal conditions peak torque of 240Nm is achieved between 1,750 and 2,000rpm. Deploying the engine's Overboost function gives the Cooper D an additional 20Nm of torque, meaning the driver will experience 260Nm at 2,000rpm. MINI enthusiasts will recognise this torque figure is identical to that produced by the new MINI Cooper S. Top speed is 121mph and the 0-62mph time is 9.9 seconds. The combined fuel consumption is the highest for any MINI yet at 64.2mpg. The turbocharger system features variable turbine geometry, ensuring optimum smoothness, efficiency and response even at low engine speeds. Second-generation common rail diesel technology operating at a maximum pressure of 1,600 bar is key to the new diesel engine's ultra-clean combustion process. A diesel particulate filter effectively reduces all diesel exhaust emissions and helps to make the MINI diesel engine one of the most environmentally friendly in its class. Its 118g/km CO2 figure puts the car into VED tax band B for UK road tax, costing an owner just £35 per year.

Use less, Go clean, Pay less

MINI saves money with reduced emissions and fuel consumption.
So, with contented customers, envious owners of rival products, unbeatable ownership packages, and Boxster-beating residual values, can life with the new MINI get any better? The simple answer? Yes.
The new MINI's engines combine the BMW Group's design and engineering expertise with British-built robustness to present a powertrain that ups the performance, but drops the cost of ownership, the emissions and the fuel consumption. There's no shame in being sensible.

One

Cooper D

Cooper

Cooper S

Combined fuel consumption mpg

49.6

64.2

48.7

40.9

Improvement from 1st generation %

19.5

N/A

19.1

24.7

CO2 emissions g/km

138

118

139

164

Improvement from 1st generation %

15.9

N/A

16.3

20.8

VED tax band

C

B

C

D


MINI Cooper D

The MINI Cooper D is the BMW Group's cleanest ever car. Its brand new 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine develops 110hp at 4,000rpm and emits just 118g/km CO2. Aluminium lightweight construction contributes to the lowest fuel consumption for any MINI model yet at 64.2mpg, with a top speed of 121 mph and 0-62 mph in 9.9 seconds.
Under normal conditions peak torque of 240Nm is achieved between 1,750 and 2,000rpm. A substantial 70 per cent of the engine's maximum torque is available at speeds of just 1,250 rpm, meaning the new Cooper D has exhilarating pulling force even at low engine speeds. Deploying the engine's Overboost function briefly gives the Cooper D an additional 20Nm of torque, meaning the driver will experience 260Nm at 2,000rpm. MINI enthusiasts will recognise this torque figure is identical to that produced by the new MINI Cooper S.
Further highlights of the new engine:
• The turbocharger system features variable turbine geometry, ensuring optimum smoothness, efficiency and response even at low engine speeds.
• Second-generation common rail diesel technology operating at a maximum pressure of 1,600 bar is key to the new diesel engine's combustion process.
• Additionally, refinement is achieved using a precise multiple-injection process for each operating cycle.
• The six intake ducts in the new injectors are only 0.135mm in diameter, while the combustion chambers have been optimised in their shape and dimensions to prevent unwanted turbulence and maintain a smooth and consistent combustion process at all times.
• A diesel particulate filter effectively reduces all diesel exhaust emissions and helps to make the MINI diesel engine one of the most environmentally friendly engines in its class.

Technical specifications contd

MINI Cooper D

Body
(Status: January 2007).
Body

d

Anzahl Türen / s

MINI Cooper D

No of doors/seats

L

3/4

Length/width/height (unladen)

mm

3,709/1,683/1,407

Wheelbase

mm

2,467

Track, front/rear

wgsdfg

mm

1,459/1,467

Turning circle

m

10.7

Tank capacity

approx ltr

40

Cooling system incl heating

L

ltr

5.4

Engine oil

Getriebeöl

ltr

3.7

Transmission fluid incl final drive

ltr

Lifetime

Weight, unladen, to DIN/EU1

kg

1,110/1,185

Max permissible load to DIN

kg

450

Max permissible weight to DIN

kg

1,560

Max permissible axle load, front/rear vorne/hinten

kg

890/730

Max permissible trailer load,

braked (12%)/unbraked

kg

750/500

Max roofload/trailer download

kg

75/50

Luggage comp capacity to DIN

Ltr

160–680

Air drag

Cd x A

0.33 x 1.98

Power Unit

Configuration/No of cyls/valves Zylinder/Ventile

Straight 4/4

Engine management

DDE 6.08

Capacity

cc

1,560

Bore/stroke

mm

75.0/88.3

Compression ratio

: 1

18.0

Fuel grade

RON

Diesel

Max output

kW/hp

80/110

at

rpm

4,000

Max torque

Nm/lb-ft

240/177 (260/192 with Overboost)

at

rpm

1,750–2,000

Electrical System

Battery/installation

Ah/–

70/engine compartment

Alternator

A/W

154/2,156

Chassis and Suspension

Suspension

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Janice

Bring this baby to the US!!!! I think the US has gone
nuts. We complain about gas prices but do nothing
about getting more fuel efficient cars for those of us
who would drive them. Crazy.

February 29 2008 at 11:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TDI Driver

I commute 160 miles a day to work and back. Give us this optin in the US.

April 17 2007 at 1:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jjs

Agree w/#1 and #3. Bring it to the US!

April 14 2007 at 11:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TDI_Driver_Found

It's only 1.5 mpg better than my TDI VW Golf. Anyway they should bring it to the USA.

April 13 2007 at 8:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chocolate Wolf

so what's the cleanest-running car ever built with a combusty engine?

April 13 2007 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph

It's be great if they had it here in the U.S. I wonder what the emmisions rating would be? (LEV, ULEV, SULEV)

April 13 2007 at 5:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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