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2011 MINI Cooper SD

The MINI Cooper SD, due for launch across Europe in spring 2011, will be the most powerful diesel variant yet in the MINI line-up. The new 2.0-liter engine developing 143 hp - available for the MINI, MINI Clubman, MINI Convertible and MINI Countryman - will drum up even more power yet burn extremely small amounts of fuel. (continued below)

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2011 MINI Cooper SD

MINI Cooper SD: Impressive on the Power, Frugal at the Pumps

Source: MINI | Published: Fri Feb 04, 2011

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The new MINI Cooper SD slots into the range above the MINI One D with 90 hp and MINI Cooper D developing 112 hp as the most powerful diesel MINI. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel unit produces maximum output of 143 hp at 4,000 rpm. A stand-out characteristic of the new diesel is its mighty pulling power, which remains on tap even under heavy loads; maximum torque of 225 lb-ft (305 Newton meters) is available between 1,750 and 2,700 rpm. Add this to the excellent balance between output and fuel consumption familiar from the other models in the MINI family plus extraordinary power development for a four-cylinder engine, and the MINI Cooper SD has all the tools the sporty driver could ever need.

2.0-Liter Diesel Engine

In its basic construction, the new 2.0-liter diesel fits the same template as the 1.6-liter units fitted in the MINI One D and MINI Cooper D. Its all-aluminum crankcase helps to keep the weight of the engine as low as possible, while the turbocharger with variable intake geometry develops the right level of power at all engine speeds. The engine in the MINI Cooper SD has a model-specific and extremely powerful turbocharger controlled by the engine management system, while common-rail direct injection with solenoid-valve injectors positioned centrally in the cylinder head ensure that the fuel is fed in extremely precisely and efficiently. The injection system works with maximum pressure of 1,600 bar and ensures optimum mixture preparation in the combustion chamber.

Auto Start/Stop Function as Standard

The new MINI Cooper SD is also fitted as standard with an extensive range of MINIMALISM technology. In addition to the engine's efficiency, features such as Brake Energy Regeneration, the Auto Start/Stop function, Shift Point Display, Electric Power Steering and the need-based operation of ancillary components help to produce outstanding fuel economy for this output class.

To ensure that its emissions are as clean as possible, the MINI Cooper SD is fitted with a diesel particulate filter and an oxidation catalytic converter. No extra injections of fuel are required to clean the particulate filter. And, as with all current MINI models, the new diesel variants meet the EU5 exhaust emissions standard. Comfort levels on the move, meanwhile, are aided by the four-cylinder engine's low vibrations and harmonious acoustic properties; here, the particularly sonorous soundtrack of the MINI Cooper SD unit when pushing on through higher revs lifts it above its two diesel stablemates.

MINI Cooper SD: Review (2/2)

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type I4, Turbodiesel
Displacement 122 cu in (2000 cc)
Power 143 hp @ 4000 RPM
Torque 225 lb-ft @ 1750-2700 RPM
Redline n/a
Driveline Front Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual (Std.)
  6 Speed Automatic (Opt.)
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear 195/55 R16
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 146.8 in
Width 66.3 in
Height 55.4 in
Curb Weight MT: 2700 lbs
  AT: 2745 lbs
0-60 MT: 7.9 s
  AT: 8.2 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed MT: 133 mph
  AT: 127 mph
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway MT: n/a (4.3 l/100 km)
  AT: n/a (5.3 l/100 km)
Origin & Price
Origin United Kingdom
Base Retail Price (MSRP) n/a

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