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California Auto Museum Run - with Silicon Valley Minis and MOASF Run Details

California Auto Museum Run - with Silicon Valley Minis and MOASF Run Details DATE:   Saturday January 13, 2018 MEETING/DEPARTURE TI...

Diesel Clubman Slated For U.S. Release In 2017

MotoringFile reports that the vehicle will be made specifically for the U.S. market. The article says, in part:
The car’s power plant will likely be one of the higher output diesels in the MINI line-up and be marketed as a Cooper D or Cooper SD. For reference the previous Cooper SD was powered by a 2.0L turbo diesel and had an output of 143 hp with peak torque of 225 ft lbs (while getting 65 mpg on the EU cycle). However we expect something very close to the current Cooper S power output of around 190 HP.

The chosen power plant is currently undergoing final engineering and testing for import. The main challenge is fitting the high pressure urea tank in such a small car. Because of this, the US-spec diesel MINI will have a larger fuel filler cap to accommodate 2 filler necks — one for fuel, and one for the selective catalytic reduction system additives.

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