These days MINI is on the seventh sky – as recently launched the five-door hatchback for the first time. Now, adding more excitement to the lineup with groovier engine options, the BMW owned cult British brand had said to bring in two engine options soon to the market which will raise the bar of excitement to an all new level.
Nothing on the cosmetic front, the expansion of lineup will now include the additions of new MINI Cooper SD – as the most powerful diesel variant, and the new entry-level petrol engine model – MINI One First. The eco-conscious shall not worry about the fuel, MINI said these new options will not only deliver zest of additional power, but will also take care of fuel-efficiency.
Both of the new models will be built at the British MINI plant in Oxford.
The engine in the new MINI Cooper SD will be of the specifications of 2.0-litre 4-cylinder generating peak output of 170 hp (125 kW) and 360 Nm of maximum torque at 1500 rpm. The fastest diesel of MINI sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, whereas on the optionally available 6-speed Steptronic transmission enables the same acceleration distance in 7.2 seconds.
On the flipside, and the most interesting – petrol motor powered the new MINI One First, combines a 1.2-litre TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine with an output of 75 hp (55 kW) and the maximum torque of 150 Nm at 1400 rpm. The 100 km/h mark from standstill takes 12.8 seconds.
Including these two, in total there are now seven power units available for the model produced at the British MINI plant in Oxford.
Both models will go on sale in July and in the United Kingdom. The Cooper SD will be priced from £19,450 OTR.