The British people from Mini will unveil the diesel version of Mini Cooper, known as SD or S Diesel in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Together with the hatchback version, the new diesel performance unit is expected to be available for the Clubman and Countryman too.
There is no room to talk about aesthetic improvements as there won’t be any changes but the big difference is made under the bonnet. Mini will borrow the 2.0-liter diesel unit from BMW, an engine able to develop 143 horsepoer and 305 Nm of torque. It’s true that the performance of the model will be higher for the petrol unit but the diesel version will significantly improve the fuel consumption.
We expect to see the new Mini Cooper S Diesel just on the European roads but there is a chance for the new version to be introduced stateside. More details to be revealed within the Geneva Motor Show where we’ll also find if the diesel engine will equip other models in range in the near future.