MINI debuts the all-new Cooper SD, MINI One First models

Article by Andrew Christian, on June 10, 2014

2014 MINI Cooper SD continues to remain on its path for growth. As of July 2014, the engine range for the MINI, particularly in the small car premium segment, has continued to expand especially after the success of its market launch. In the future, the selection is expected to include the MINI Cooper SD as having the most power for the diesel engine variant and a new petrol engine for the MINI One First model.

These two models will offer an impressive favorable balance between fuel consumption and driving fun. There are now seven completely and newly developed power units available for cars produced at the British MINI’s Oxford plant. These include three diesel and four petrol engines. The new engines come in three or four cylinders and are paired with the MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology that allows for a boost in the efficiency and agility of the new MINI.

This is seen as well in the newest addition to the program. The engine of the MINI Cooper is perhaps the most power diesel engine under the MINI brand. The 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine for example allows for 170 horsepower in output and 360 Nm of maximum torque at 1,500 rpm. The MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology includes a turbocharging system that has common rail injection and variable turbine geometry having magnet valve injectors that can operate at 2,000 bar of maximum pressure.

This combination allows for a precise fuel supply control and high spontaneous delivery of power. The MINI Cooper is able to reach 0 to 100 km/h is just 7.3 seconds largely in part to the diesel engine’s pulling power. With the 6-speed Steptronic transmission, which is available as an option, the time can be reduced to 7.2 seconds.

Aside from this sporty temperament, the MINI Cooper has CO2 emissions between 106 and 100 grams per kilometer and an average fuel consumption of about 4.0 to 4.1 liters for every 100 kilometers. The MINI One First, on the other hand, utilizes cutting-edge technology to guarantee driving fun that is the hallmark of the brand and combine it with excellent efficiency.

The MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology for this model is a 3-cylinder petrol engine composed of a variable camshaft control on both the exhaust and intake side, petrol direct injection, and of course, turbocharging. This results to a 75 horsepower mobilized from a 1.2-liter capacity.

This new variant entry to petrol engines can also give spontaneous power delivery having 150 Nm of maximum torque at 1,400 rpm. The MINI One First can go 0 to 100 km/h in 12.8 seconds. The CO2 emissions rating of the MINI One First is between 117 and 122 grams per kilometer and its average fuel consumption is around 5.0 to 5.2 liters for every 100 kilometers.

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More driving fun, more variety: the new MINI with additional engine variants

The new MINI remains on course for growth. After its successful market launch, the engine range for the new original in the small car premium segment continues to expand as of July 2014. In future, the selection will include the new MINI Cooper SD as the most powerful diesel variant and the new entry-level petrol engine model MINI One First. Both newcomers offer an impressively favourable balance between driving fun and fuel consumption. In total there are now seven power units available for the model produced at the British MINI plant in Oxford, including four petrol and three diesel engines - all of which were completely newly developed.

The new engine generation with three or four cylinders and MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology creates the basis for a clear boost in terms of both agility and efficiency in the new version of the MINI. This is also demonstrated in the latest additions to the model program. The engine in the new MINI Cooper SD is the most powerful diesel ever in a vehicle of the MINI brand. The 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine generates a peak output of 125 kW/170 hp, putting its maximum torque of 360 Newton metres on stream at 1 500 rpm. Its MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology has a turbocharging system with variable turbine geometry and common rail injection with magnet valve injectors operating at a maximum pressure of 2 000 bar. This combination enables both highly spontaneous power delivery as well as a precisely controlled fuel supply.

Thanks to the pulling power of the new diesel engine, the MINI Cooper SD completes the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. The optionally available 6-speed Steptronic transmission enables an acceleration figure of 7.2 seconds. This sporty temperament is combined with an average fuel consumption of 4.0 to 4.1 litres per 100 kilometres in each case, with CO2 emissions of 106 to 110 grams per kilometre (automatic: 104 to 108 g/km, EU test cycle figures, dependent on tyre format selected).

In the new MINI One First, too, cutting-edge engine technology ensures hallmark brand driving fun is combined with exemplary efficiency. The MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology in its 3-cylinder petrol engine comprises turbocharging, petrol direct injection and variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS). In this way, an output of 55 kW/75 hp is mobilised from a capacity of 1.2 litres. The entry-level variant among the petrol engines also offers spontaneous power delivery, with a maximum torque of 150 Newton metres going on stream at 1 400 rpm. The new MINI One First reaches the 100 km/h mark from standing in 12.8 seconds. Its average fuel consumption is 5.0 to 5.2 litres per 100 kilometres, while the relevant CO2 emissions rating is between 117 and 122 grams per kilometre (figures based on EU test cycle, dependent on selected tyre format).

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