Not for sale in the United States, Bosch has one here as part of it’s in-house Euro Diesel fleet. And MPGoMatic got to drive one in Las Vegas Nevada.
>While a 0-62 time of 9.9 seconds might not seem overly impressive, the MINI D feels faster then the numbers tell. The car is quick off the line, with the little diesel mill providing plenty of torque throughout the range. Unlike many small-displacement gasoline engines, the the MINI Dâ€™s 1.6 liter four-cylinder diesel engine is infinitely drivable, producing 110 horsepower (HP) and approximately 177 foot pounds of torque between 1750 and 2000 RPM (and a touch more than 191 with overboost).
They even have video to prove it.
The careful observer will note that this is a left-hand drive model too. This leaves me wondering. How can Bosch bring one over without the necessary emission controls to make it 50-State legal? Regardless, this is still the MINI we won’t see in the US. But if it were available, even now with diesel costing more than $5.00 in many places in the US, would you have one?
Thanks Ben for sending this in!
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