The EPA has released the new, updated, fuel mileage numbers for 2008, including the MINI Cooper. The original mileage figures were calculated using a test and formula that were developed in the late 1960’s. The new test and formula have been updated to include testing such things as higher speed driving, running the A/C, cold weather starts. Needless to say the actual figures will be lower using the new procedures.
Here’s how the MINI faired:
|Model||Trans||City MPG||Highway MPG|
|MINI Cooper S||STD||26||34|
|MINI Cooper S||AUTO||23||32|
Not only do they have all new 2008 numbers, they have also gone back and recomputed the mileage numbers using the new system for cars back to 1985. You can even find your car and compare it’s original estimated mileage with the new.
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