MINI Cooper D – 65 mpg Diesel Dream
The diesel-powered MINI Cooper D is a mileage-minded enthusiast’s dream car. With slot car handling and truly remarkable fuel mileage figures, it’s hard not to drool over the little gem. While MINI Cooper gas mileage is good, the MINI D’s numbers are insanely great.
After months of anticipation, I had the chance that few have had here in America. I spent the better part of a day with a sweet six-speed…MINI D.
Looking at the specs, it’s clear to see why this is the high-MPG king of the hot hatches. The six-speed manual transmission-equipped MINI Cooper D is rated at…roughly 50 city / 67 highway here in the States.
Alas, MINI hasn’t brought their diesel coupe to America. And there’s no official word on when, where, or if it might happen. But I knew that one had recently arrived here in the States, as part of Bosch’s in-house Euro Diesel fleet.
My long awaited day in the sun with the MINI D took place while attending the Alternative Fuels and Vehicles conference in Las Vegas. I had to pinch myself when the good folks at Bosch handed me the keys.
Read the road test. He certainly had a great deal of fun driving the car – pretty much a given with the Mini Cooper platform.
The opportunity to do that whilst not consuming a boatload of fuel is a bonus that many of us are looking forward to.