BMW will reduce fuel economy in four 2014 MINI Cooper models

Article by Christian A., on October 23, 2014

Earlier this month, Mercedes-Benz announced that it will reduce fuel economy ratings of some MY2013-2014 C-Class sedans after EPA found errors in mpg test procedures. Today, EPA announced that another German carmaker will follow the same path.

We are talking about BMW AG, which will reduce fuel economy labels on four 2014 Cooper models after the United States Environmental Protection Agency tested the vehicles and observed that they actually are not as fuel-efficient as the Bavarian carmaker said.

EPA tested the vehicles at the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan and ordered BMW to relabel four of its 2014 MINI Cooper models. Affected models are the MINI Cooper hardtop equipped with manual and automatic transmission and the MINI Cooper S hardtop with manual and automatic transmission.

BMW said that the 2014 MINI Cooper models are still fuel-efficient despite the change. According to EPA, the city mpg ratings will be reduced by 1 mph, while highway mpg ratings will be reduced from 1 to 4 mpg, depending on the model.

For those who don’t know, the 2014 MINI Cooper S is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 189 hp and 280 Nm of torque (306 Nm with overboost function).

The 2014 MINI Cooper uses a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 134 hp and 220 Nm of torque (230 Nm with overboost function).

“Fuel economy values matter to consumers and automakers,” said Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s office of transportation and air quality. “To provide consumers with the most accurate, reliable and repeatable fuel economy values, we are continuing to strengthen our oversight to ensure fair competition among automakers.”

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