MINI Pondering Diesel Engine for US Market

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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.
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.

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