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Hey, MINI! We've Been Patient. Where Are The North American Diesels?

Before It's News, via MotorBeam.com, reports:
BMW India has confirmed its plans to launch diesel-powered MINI’s next year. Internationally BMW already sells the MINI range with diesel engines. A 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine powers the MINI Cooper hatchback, producing 112 HP of power at 4000 RPM and 270 Nm of torque between 1750-2250 RPM. With a light weight of 1165 kgs, the Cooper D reaches 100 km/hr in 9.7 seconds, with the top speed being 190 km/hr. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and returns a claimed mileage of 19.61 km/l.

The MINI Cooper Convertible and Countryman crossover get a more powerful 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine. This motor is also offered in the Cooper hatchback and produces 143 HP of power at 4000 RPM and 305 Nm of torque between 1750-2700 RPM. The Cooper SD sprints to 100 km/hr in 8.1 seconds, Cooper Convertible SD in 8.6 seconds and Cooper Countryman SD in 9.3 seconds. All vehicles with the SD engine come equipped with auto start/stop function, brake energy regeneration system and shift point display. Expect the diesel powered MINI Coopers to be priced around Rs. 2 lakhs more than their petrol counterparts.