Mini is making some huge changes to its 2011 model year. One of the most important changes is the Mini Cooper SD lineup, due for launch in spring 2011 in the European market.
Available on the Mini, Mini Clubman, Mini Convertible and the Mini Countryman models, the Cooper SD models are powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbodiesel unit making 143-hp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 225 lb-ft 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,” Mini said in a statement.
The Mini Cooper SD models are also fitted with other fuel-saving technologies including Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start/Stop function, Shift Point Display and Electric Power Steering. All Cooper SD models are also fitted with a diesel particulate filter and an oxidation catalytic converter. Standard, the models come fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission, with a 6-speed automatic transmission as an option.
Mini Cooper SD 0-62 time / fuel-economy (U.S. mpg):
- Mini Cooper SD: 0-62 mph in 8.1 seconds / 55 mpg combined.
- Mini Clubman SD: 0-62 mph in 8.6 seconds / 53 mpg combined.
- Mini Cooper Convertible SD: 0-62 mph in 8.7 seconds / 52 mpg combined.
- Mini Countryman SD: 0-62 mph in 9.3 seconds (ALL4 in 9.4 seconds) / 51 mpg (ALL4 48 mpg)
All Mini Cooper SD models feature a larger air intake like the gasoline Cooper S models and an air scoop on the bonnet. They also get ‘SD’ model badge in the side indicator surrounds. The MINI Cooper SD, MINI Cooper SD Clubman and MINI Cooper SD Countryman also come with a roof spoiler.
2011 Mini Cooper SD Lineup:
– By: Omar Rana