Diesel hot hatch, efficient 3-cylinder turbo versions of F56 announced
The Mini F56 3-door hatchback will two new variants in the form of a Cooper SD performance diesel version as well as an entry-level One First 3-cylinder turbo gas version starting July 2014.
The new MINI Cooper SD, will be powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel with BMW-derived Twin Power variable geometry turbo commonrail with magnet valve injectors capable of 170 PS and 360Nm of torque, making it the most powerful diesel engine with a Mini badge. This setup allows the Cooper SD sprint from 0-100kph in 7.3 seconds, or 7.2 seconds if it is equipped with the 6-speed Steptronic transmission. Average fuel consumption according to Mini is about 24k m/l, with CO2 emissions of 106 to 110 grams per kilometer.
The entry-level MINI One First, on the other hand, will be fitted with a 1.2L 3-cylinder petrol engine. The engine will also feature BMW-derived Twin Power Turbo Technology, direct injection and variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS). The engine is rated at 75 PS with a maximum torque of 150Nm. It will reach 100kph mark from a standstill in 12.8 seconds and has an average fuel consumption is 19km/l with CO2 emissions rating of between 117 and 122 grams per kilometer.