2011 MINI Cooper SD review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 3 February 2011 , 12:02:51 byVeronica

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MINI Cooper SD

The MINI Couper SD is due for launch in spring 2011 and represents another wave of individuality and driving fun in the premium brand's hallmark style, announced to be the most powerful variant in the MINI line-up. It hosts a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel unit which delivers a maximum output of 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm, resulting in mighty pulling power. Furthermore, an excellent balance between outptu and fuel consumption is established, completed by an impressive power development of a four-cylinder engine. The weight of the engine is kept as low as possible thanks to the all-aluminum crankcase of the engine, while an extensive range of MINIMALISM technology fits the new MINI Cooper SD. Engineers applied a diesel particulate filter and an oxidation catalytic converter in order to make sure that the CO2 emissions were as clean as possible. The sporting credentials in the MINI Cooper SD are proved by the 0-100 km/h acceleration in 8.1 seconds, its top speed of 215 km/h, with an average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 4.3 litres per 100 kilometres. Models and options under the John Cooper Works product brand are currently being offered by MINI, more exactly a John Cooper Works Pack, which will be available from the second quarter of 2011 that gives the cars a head-turning sporting allure. The best possible contact with the road is maintained by the 17-inch weight-optimised light-alloy wheels in John Cooper Works Cross Spoke CHALLENGE design. Customers can combine the pack with eight body colors and it appears available for all engine variants of the MINI and MINI Convertible.
An eye-ctaching option is the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit, which features a manual gearbox and integrates a sports silencer with chrome tailpipes, offering an exhaust gas discharge optimization.