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

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 in all of its models in Geneva, meaning you’ll be able to get the convertible, Clubman and Countryman with this same engine.

Styling for the cars is expected to stay similar to the S models, as will much of the content, with MINI promoting the new line as performance diesels.

[Source: MotoringFile]

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