MINI Cooper SD to Use 2.0 Liter Engine

MINI is currently working to develop a Cooper SD model, as the company is planning to offer an oil-burning hot hatch.

Previous media reports indicated that the vehicle would use a turbocharged 1.6 liter diesel unit. However, it seems that BMW plans to allow the model to offer some serious performances and will therefore fit it with a beefier engine, as bmwblog reports.

The MINI Cooper SD is expected to receive a 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel unit. The engine is already present on multiple BMW vehicles. When installed under the hood of the 1 Series, the engine delivers 177 hp, while on the 5 Series it produces 184 hp. We will have to wait and see what the output the engine will offer for the MINI model. The engine will also offer plenty of torque, placing the model at the top of the MINI range from this point of view.

However, the decision to offer some extra muscle doesn’t come with a fuel consumption drawback, as it is reported that the German engineers are working hard to make sure the engine will offer a high level of fuel efficiency. To be more precise, the unit is expected to offer a fuel consumption figure of 52 U.S. mpg (4.5 liters per 100 km).

The MINI Cooper SD will come to the market sometime during the summer of next year.

We’ll remind you that the current diesel model in the MINI range, the Cooper D, uses a 1.6 liter engine that delivers 110 hp and a maximum torque of 260 Nm. The car can do 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.9 seconds and offers a top speed of 121 mph (195 km/h).
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