As we get more and more facts and figures out the R56 MINIs, we’ll try to share them with our readers as soon as possible. This latest number is for all those Cooper owners out there.

According to several sources, the 2007 120bhp Cooper is excepted to get around 40-mpg on the highway on using the US system. This efficiency this is primarily due to the new naturally aspirated Cooper engine which features BMW’s Valvetronic and Bi-Vanos technology. Valvetronic means that there is no need for a throttle butterfly control making the valve timing infinitely variable. Like-wise Bi-Vanos changed the valve opening time for infinitely variable camshaft adjustment for greater efficiency.

Expect the MCS to see gains from its new turbo powerplant as well, but not quite in the same ballpark.