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2014 MINI Cooper SD

by Isaiah on June 11, 2014

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Check out this newly unveiled 2014 MINI Cooper SD. This powerful 3-door vehicle is equipped with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine (w/ a 6-speed manual gearbox) that outputs 170HP and 360 Nm of torque. Performance-wise, the Copper SD can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds (or 7.2 seconds with the optional 6-speed Steptronic gearbox) and cover 100 km with just 4.0 liters. The 2014 MINI Cooper SD will go on sale in the UK from July for a starting price of 19,450 GBP (about $32,582). [AR]

Mini One Introduced

by Isaiah on March 10, 2014

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Here we have the all new Mini One. Introduced at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, this entry-level hatchback comes in two different engine options including a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol with 75kW and 180Nm and a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder diesel with 70kW and 220Nm (both engines can be coupled to either a six-speed manual or six speed automatic transmission). Performance-wise, this small city car can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 9.9 seconds for the petrol + manual transmission version or 0-100km/h in 11 seconds for the diesel + manual transmission version. [Car Advice]

MINI Paceman John Cooper Works

by Isaiah on December 14, 2012

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Here’s a look at the all new MINI Paceman John Cooper Works. This sports activity coupe is equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine (w/ a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission) that generates 214 hp and 207 or 221 lb-ft of torque with overboost. Performance-wise, this compact car has a top speed of 140 mph (manual) or 139 mph (automatic) and can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.9 seconds. The Paceman John Cooper Works will make its debut next month at the Detroit Motor Show. [Global Motors]

MINI Clubvan Is The Worlds First Premium Compact Delivery Van

Mini has announced the availability of the Clubvan, which is claimed to be the world’s first premium compact delivery van. MINI will offer the Clubvan in three trim levels, the One Clubvan, Cooper Clubvan and Cooper D Clubvan. The One Clubvan is the entry-level version, which is powered by a 98 horsepower gasoline-burning four-cylinder engine, while the Cooper Clubvan uses the 122 horsepower gasoline engine. And finally, the Cooper D Clubvan is powered by a 112 horsepower turbodiesel engine. The MINI Clubvan is available in four paint shades such as Pepper White, Ice Blue, British Racing Green metallic, and Midnight Black metallic. [egmCarTech]

2012 Mini Life Ball Roadster

by Joe on May 7, 2012

2012 Mini Life Ball Roadster

Mini has collaborated with Life Ball to release the 2012 Mini Life Ball Roadster. The car features a matte Deepest Purple paint with typical MINI rally stripes and steel-colored accents. The 2012 Mini Life Ball Roadster also has a unique floral design on the roof. The charity car also has high-grade materials and a sophisticated seat design for the interior. [Autoblog]

BMW Recalls Around 89,000 MINIs

by Joe on January 17, 2012

BMW Recalls Around 89,000 MINIs

BMW has decided to recall seven models of the Mini series built between 2007 and 2011. The carmaker is recalling 235,535 worldwide, including 88,911 cars in the U.S. The recall is due to the problem in the electronic circuit board that controls the electric auxiliary water pump, which cools the engine’s turbocharger. This water pump failure can overheat, causing a fire. The faulty water pumps will be replaced free of charge. [LA Times]