MINI UK will put on sale the new family model this August. The vehicle is refreshened both – inside and outside. The range will include two new diesel power units, which achieve CO2 emissions of 99 grams/km and the first MINI Convertible powered by a diesel engine will also make their debuts at the same time.

Like the Countryman all new changes of the car will be available in MINI showrooms during September 2010. 

"The pace at which MINI is bringing new technology to the market is breathtaking" comments Jochen Goller, Director of MINI UK. 

"The current generation of MINI Hatch, Clubman and Convertible are all quite recent cars and were state of the art when they were launched.  With the refreshment of MINI design and the extraordinarily economical new diesel engines MINI has moved the game forward even further.", he added.

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MINI One D and MINI Cooper D achieve extraordinary fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 99 g/km. The Cooper D Hatch has 112 hp under the bonnet and accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 9.7 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 123mph, which is not bad at all for such economic power unit. The huge torque of 270 Nm is available from just 1 750 rpm and the small car is really pleasant to drive. The less powerful MINI One D Hatch with 90hp has a torque value of 215Nm available from the same low engine rev range but still reaches 62mph in 11.4 seconds and hits a top speed of 115 mph.

For the first time – MINI will release a diesel powered convertible. MINI Cooper D Convertible joins the range in August powered by the same 112hp engine as the Hatch, the Convertible accelerates to 62mph in just 10.3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 121mph. The cabriolet achieves almost the same fuel consumption as the lighter models - 70 mpg and emits just 105g/km of CO², which makes the car - the lowest emitting and most economical full convertible vehicle on the UK market today.

Enhancements to standard specification:

  • All Cooper S models now have a 3 spoke sports leather steering wheel as standard
  • All MINI models (except MINI First) have DAB radio as standard equipment
  • All MINI models now have heated mirrors and washer jets as standard equipment

Futhermore, a new options will be available for MINI, which has also introduced new optional equipment usually found on cars in higher segments.  Here is the list with some of them:

  • Adaptive headlights that ‘steer' round corners to give the driver a better view when turning in the dark.
  • Ambient lighting uses LEDs using a wide spectrum of colours inside the cabin.
  • Automatic dimming exterior rear view mirrors.
  • MINI Visual Boost Radio with 6.5" windscreen display
  • MINI Connected

Full performance data is contained below:

 

Power (hp)

Torque (Nm)

0-62 mph (s)

Top speed (mph)

Cons. Mpg (Combined)

Emissions (g CO2 /km)

MINI ONE D Hatch

90

215

 

11.4

 

115

 

74.3

 

99

 

MINI Cooper D Hatch

112

 

270

 

9.7

 

123

 

74.3

 

99

 

MINI One D Clubman

90

 

215

 

11.8

 

114

 

72.4

 

103

 

MINI  Cooper D Clubman

112

 

270

 

10.2

 

123

 

72.4

 

103

 

MINI Cooper D Convertible

112

 

270

 

10.3

 

121

 

70.6

 

105