MINI diesels arrive in New Zealand

MINI diesels arrive in New Zealand

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With fuel prices spiralling out of control, the MINI Cooper D and MINI Clubman Cooper D have arrived in New Zealand to ease the “pain at the pump” for style-conscious Kiwi motorists. Unavailable in Australia, these two diesel-powered MINIs are the first-ever to be introduced in New Zealand, offering fuel-efficiency and emissions levels that rival any hybrid currently on the market.

These economical MINIs join just a handful of vehicles in New Zealand to achieve ‘five-and-a-half stars’ under the Government’s new fuel-efficiency star rating system. Around town, the MINI Cooper D sips fuel with average consumption of 4.4litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, while on the open road, this parsimonious pocket-rocket is capable of using just 3.7 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (or more than 900 kilometres on one tank). The MINI Clubman Cooper D uses just a fraction more diesel; average consumption is 4.5 litres per 100kilometres while it is capable of using just 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres.

Yet the fact that the MINI Cooper D packs a punchy 80kW and 240 Nm of torque from its four-cylinder, 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine, means fuel-savings don’t come at the expense of the trademark MINI go-kart drive experience. Lightweight aluminium construc­tion and direct fuel injection, applying the common-rail principle, combine with a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry for optimum power and performance in all speed ranges. The Overboost function also gives the new MINI Cooper D a particularly powerful and agile “kick” whenever required by briefly raising the maximum torque on both models from 240 to 260 Newton-metres.

Like all MINIs, the MINI Cooper D and MINI Clubman Cooper D offer an infinite number of options for personalisation from interior lighting to roof design. There is also no compromise on safety with each new model achieving the highest five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

Pricing for the new MINI Cooper D starts at $39,900 and the MINI Clubman Cooper D starts at $44,900. Both are available in New Zealand now.

mini-cooper-d

With fuel prices spiralling out of control, the MINI Cooper D and MINI Clubman Cooper D have arrived in New Zealand to ease the “pain at the pump” for style-conscious Kiwi motorists. Unavailable in Australia, these two diesel-powered MINIs are the first-ever to be introduced in New Zealand, offering fuel-efficiency and emissions levels that rival any hybrid currently on the market.

These economical MINIs join just a handful of vehicles in New Zealand to achieve ‘five-and-a-half stars’ under the Government’s new fuel-efficiency star rating system. Around town, the MINI Cooper D sips fuel with average consumption of 4.4litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, while on the open road, this parsimonious pocket-rocket is capable of using just 3.7 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (or more than 900 kilometres on one tank). The MINI Clubman Cooper D uses just a fraction more diesel; average consumption is 4.5 litres per 100kilometres while it is capable of using just 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres.

Yet the fact that the MINI Cooper D packs a punchy 80kW and 240 Nm of torque from its four-cylinder, 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine, means fuel-savings don’t come at the expense of the trademark MINI go-kart drive experience. Lightweight aluminium construc­tion and direct fuel injection, applying the common-rail principle, combine with a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry for optimum power and performance in all speed ranges. The Overboost function also gives the new MINI Cooper D a particularly powerful and agile “kick” whenever required by briefly raising the maximum torque on both models from 240 to 260 Newton-metres.

Like all MINIs, the MINI Cooper D and MINI Clubman Cooper D offer an infinite number of options for personalisation from interior lighting to roof design. There is also no compromise on safety with each new model achieving the highest five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

Pricing for the new MINI Cooper D starts at $39,900 and the MINI Clubman Cooper D starts at $44,900. Both are available in New Zealand now.

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