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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mini Cooper D with its almost invisible facelift


Last night there were sweets and a car key - offered to the Mini Cooper D. What, because apart from the new engine is lift a big word for what has been done in the Mini. Here the fast changes that experts probably never notice unless: nine millimeters long front skirt with better pedestrian protection. For now, all models, the Cooper S-curved slightly higher hood, with the air intake to the Turbo reserved. Then there is Adaptive Headlights (only with Bi-Xenon), revised side indicators, new rear lights with LED-illuminated arches and a different rear apron.


New mini-diesel engine from BMW:


Yet all awake? Good, then we bring the interior behind us: changed climate control, finer materials, better processing, a new infotainment system with iPhone connectivity. Now the most important, the turbo diesel: the 1.6-liter diesel PSA replaced an equally large, BMW-own engine, based on the much-vaunted two-liter common-rail diesel and was adapted for transverse installation. Bore and stroke changed the engineers so that it follows the same ratio as in the two-liter and thus a short-stroke design and higher revving than the PSA machine. Unlike them, the new engine meets the Euro 5 emissions standards, but keeps the same level of performance: When one comes, he changed with 90 hp, the Mini Cooper D wins two to 112 hp.



Mini Cooper D comes quickly up to speed:


In contrast, the standard consumption decreases, which is below the mark of 100 g CO2 per kilometer. So, even a jelly baby on the way to key in and off. Stands out in a hurry at the traffic lights, although he was previously longer. By effectively isolating the machine holds its heat better, so gentle at the start and comes more quickly to temperature. The Mini Cooper D has long since reached, when he turns on the highway.
Great fun in the Mini Cooper D What that reason alone is not harmful, because the wind surges then around the body. This reduces the ride known as the tight suspension vote. The night is dark, wet and foggy, there were only 30 km from home. If it were not for the departure favorite track here. Sun curves of the Mini Cooper D up through the forest, the Alps, as only a small - with free approach, more precise response to steering impulse, a finely balanced cornering and handling, where you can go dizzy. It pulls and turns the ignition with power and best manners. Was the diesel so far the most economical, but not the best mini-motor, so is the other since last night.





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