MINI Cooper D Lands in Australia

The first diesel version of the MINI to reach Australian shores, the Cooper D, has also become the country's most fuel efficient car. The Cooper D eats up 3.9l of fuel every hundred kilometer (60 mpg), according to the official combined test and it is also fitted with the complete package of the MINIMALISM features, designed to reduce CO2 emissions.

MINIMALISM includes the star-stop system, which makes for another first in Australia: the MINI Cooper D is the first car to use such a system here. Thanks to it and the brake energy regeneration, the MINI produces 104 grams of CO2/km.

For the first time in Australia, buyers will be able to buy an extremely fuel efficient car, with very low emissions, without having to sacrifice excitement and performance. Thanks to MINIMALISM, buyers do not have to forgo typical MINI levels of driving fun, premium quality and safety and a host of personalization opportunities when they decide to purchase an efficient car," Justin Hocevar MINI Australia manager said.

The MINI Cooper D is powered by a 80 kW diesel engine, producing 240 Nm of torque in between 1,750 and 2,000 rpm. The turbocharged engine uses the "Overboost" feature, which allows it to add an extra 20 Nm of torque, for short periods of time, to ease overtaking.

Deliveries of the MINI Cooper D in Australia have already commenced. Customers can choose from a wide range of interior and exterior trims, as well as from a wide range of colors. Starting price for the Aussie Cooper D is $33,750.
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