This one comes to us from AutoExpress who is claiming that MINI will be producing a JCW version of the MINI D, complete with 160HP. While the information seems tenuous at best (something you’d expect from a magazine with Autoexpress’ track record) we wanted to post it to let you make up your own mind.
>During an interview with a senior engineer, we posed the question of whether diesel power would ever be an option for the JCW brand. He wouldnâ€™t confirm the existence of an oil-burning variant, but commented that it would be a â€œgood ideaâ€. With the project still on the drawing board, buyers shouldnâ€™t expect the new oil-burner to arrive this year.
We aren’t sure when exactly we’ll see this in the marketplace (if ever) so we’re filing it squarely in the rumor category for now.
[ Diesel Cooper Works on way ] AutoExpress.co.uk