Mini to debut high-torque Cooper SD in Geneva

Mini to debut high-torque Cooper SD in Geneva

The Mini family of vehicles is continuing to grow with more body styles and models but the latest addition appears to be a new engine option.

Rumours and speculation is flying around that Mini is on the verge of launching a new high-performance diesel engine at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. The cars fitted with this new motor will carry the SD designation (combining the S from the top-spec gasoline engine with the D from the diesel model).

While official details haven’t been announced yet early reports are indicating it could be a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine which will produce 106kW of power and up to 305Nm of torque. That’s a solid measure of torque and if that figure is true the SD engine will easily surpass the torque figures produced by any of the existing Mini engines — even the JCW model. If it goes ahead expect the Mini Cooper SD to be a strong performer.

The Mini family of vehicles is continuing to grow with more body styles and models but the latest addition appears to be a new engine option.

Rumours and speculation is flying around that Mini is on the verge of launching a new high-performance diesel engine at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. The cars fitted with this new motor will carry the SD designation (combining the S from the top-spec gasoline engine with the D from the diesel model).

While official details haven’t been announced yet early reports are indicating it could be a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine which will produce 106kW of power and up to 305Nm of torque. That’s a solid measure of torque and if that figure is true the SD engine will easily surpass the torque figures produced by any of the existing Mini engines — even the JCW model. If it goes ahead expect the Mini Cooper SD to be a strong performer.

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