Besides calling it by the wrong name in the title, this is another great review of the Cooper D.

>Thought you were looking a bit stunned. While ‘Cooper Diesel’ does sound like a contradiction, we should point out this is an entirely new derv-burning engine. It’s out with the old Toyota-derived unit, in with a BMW-fettled PSA/Ford 1.6.

>This features clever stuff like variable turbine geometry on the turbocharger, second generation high-pressure common-rail diesel technology, and an overboost function. As the Cooper badging suggests, this should in theory serve up a livelier driving experience. The added bonus is seriously impressive fuel economy and very respectable emissions: 64.2mpg combined, and only 118g/km of CO2.

[ MINI One and One D ]