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MINI Pondering Diesel Engine for US Market

The all-new MINI Cooper will be launched with two gasoline engines in the United States next year, but word has it the British vehicle could gain a diesel options in the future.
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Speaking to Auto Guide at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show last week, MINI brand product chief Pat McKenna hinted that MINI is considering a diesel version of the Cooper for the US market, as the demand for oil burners in growing nationwide. “We hear it from our dealers and our customers,” he said.

As a reminder, the brand new MINI will hit the market with 1.5-liter three-cylinder and 2.0-liter four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engines. The company is also looking to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the vehicle.

The 2014 MINI Cooper was officially unveiled earlier this month and displayed at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show.

Story via AutoGuide


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