Mini One D bests Honda Insight with 60mpg

Discussion in 'Insight' started by notlove, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. notlove

    notlove Guest

    The Mini Cooper isn't the first car you'd associate with th
    environmental movement, but with its frugal four-cylinder engines an
    the new Mini E battery-operated version, the Cooper's green credential
    are considerable.
    Now Mini's buffing the inexpensive, high-miler Cooper it sells i
    Europe as the Mini One. While other Minis get diesel engines, too, th
    new Mini One D has a special 90hp (67kW) version of a BMW Grou
    oil-burner that turns in the equivalent of 6mpg fuel economy. The One
    also includes regenerative braking that supplies juice for accessor
    power, and stop-start functionality to save gas in traffic and cit

    Mini won't actually be selling the diesel One in America, but it's no
    too early to imagine future Coopers coming with the fuel-efficien
    drivetrain. For one, BMW's been a huge diesel proponent, from its X
    sport-ute to its newly minted 335d four-door sedan. And in thi
    application, the acceleration's not so bad. The One D's 0-60 mph tim
    of 11.5 seconds isn't that far off a 2010 Honda Insight i
    acceleration, and fuel economy's comparable, if not better. Top spee
    in the Mini One D hits 113 mph, too.

    More on Mini's new green cars is coming from the 2009 Frankfurt aut
    show. Stay tuned.

    notlove, Jul 7, 2009
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