Diesel and performance don’t really go hand-in-hand – at least not on this side of the Atlantic. But over in Europe there’s a strong believe that you can have fuel economy and plenty of torque. With two diesel offerings in MINI‘s lineup since 2007 (the One D and Cooper D), we’ve heard several rumors of a Cooper S D model, mixing high-performance with diesel technology the way VW does with the GTD.
According to a new report by BigBlogg, the Cooper S D will get a BMW 2.0-liter turbodiesel, rather than the Peugeot engine that powers the other diesel MINIs. Similar to the engine found in the 1 Series and 3 Series, power will be rated at 141-hp, a jump of 31-hp over the Cooper D, wile torque will be an impressive 221 ft-lbs, a jump of 44 ft-lbs over the Cooper D.
The car is set to hit Europe next year with no plans to ever make it to the U.S.