Diesel

Mini Unveils 170-HP Cooper SD

British carmaker unveils its most potent oil-burning Cooper to date.

Having recently added the five-door Cooper to its flock, Mini has introduced the Cooper SD it says is the “most powerful diesel variant” in the carmaker’s lineup. Featuring a 2.0-liter turbo-four diesel unit, the SD is rated at 170 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The oil-burning hatch can sprint from 0-62 mph in 7.3 seconds (7.2 sec with the optional six-speed Steptronic), while returning up to 58.8 mpg and 104 g/km of CO2 emissions.

Mini has also introduced the One First – a 1.2-liter turbo three-cylinder diesel powered hatch with 75 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque, which ambles from 0-62 mph in 12.8 seconds while averaging 47 mpg. Both models will hit UK showrooms in July, with the Cooper SD priced from £19,450.

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