The MINI One D (not sold in the US) is getting a healthy increase in power for 2006 from it’s Toyota based Diesel (from Channel4.com):
The Mini One D will receive a thoroughly-revised new diesel engine from September, enabling it to meet the Euro IV emissions standards and also increasing power and improving performance. The revised engine management system and new exhaust gas re-circulation with catalytic converter has helped boost power output by 13bhp and torque by 10Nm, and acceleration 0-60mph has improved by nearly two seconds. It returns 58.9mpg.
[ More Power for cleaner diesel MINI ] Channel 4
MF Analysis: Interestingly it looks like this new improved MINI One D will only be around for a short amount of time. The next generation MINI scheduled to debut late next year will eventually see an entirely new engine used for it’s diesel model. You can read more about the next generation MINI diesel engine below.
[ Next Generation MINI Diesel ] MotoringFile