For those of you that can actually purchase this MINI, Accelerate Bristol got some seat time in a MINI Cooper D and give us this very favourable review.

>Where the old MINI only offered a diesel engine with the entry-level One, this time round the diesel gets the full Cooper treatment. This means things are different when it comes to the amount of power customers get. Very different. Where the old One D used a Toyota-sourced 1.4-litre diesel that was good for a mere 75bhp, the latest car offers a massively punchier 110bhp unit with fully 240Nm of torque between 1,750 and 2,000rpm. Deploying the engine’s overboost function gives the Cooper D an additional 20Nm of torque, meaning the driver will experience 260Nm at 2,000rpm.

[ MINI Cooper D ]