Geneva 2011: MINI Cooper SD Burns The Midnight Oil

Geneva 2011: MINI Cooper SD Burns The Midnight Oil
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Diesel hot hatches have always been a bit of an oddity – one would think that a big, heavy diesel engine would throw off the superb balance and lightweight that are the hallmarks of most front-wheel-drive hot hatchbacks, but the MINI Cooper SD is one diesel hot hatch that deserves the benefit of the doubt… Continue Reading...

MINI Cooper SD Line Previewed Ahead of Geneva Debut With Lots of Torque

MINI Cooper SD Line Previewed Ahead of Geneva Debut With Lots of Torque
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MINI has confirmed the launch of a new SD line of performance diesels for all of its models. Using a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine, the oil burner will deliver 143-hp and a significant 225 ft-lbs of torque at from 1750 rpm. This new diesel engine sits above the current Cooper D with 112-hp. The SD… Continue Reading...

MINI Cooper SD to Debut at Geneva Auto Show Alongside New ‘Performance Diesel’ Line

MINI Cooper SD to Debut at Geneva Auto Show Alongside New ‘Performance Diesel’ Line
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Rumored for some time now, MINI is set to introduce a rival to the Golf GTD in Europe at the Geneva Auto Show. Powered by a 2.0-liter BMW turbo-diesel, the car should make around 143-hp and a more robust 225 ft-lbs of torque. But there’s more. MINI will reportedly introduce the more potent diesel powerplan… Continue Reading...