MINI reveals most economical Mini ever

New MINI 2014 MINI has announced details of the eco-focused One and One D entry-level variants – with the greenest One D now capable of 83mpg.

The new MINI One D boasts a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel engine, which pairs that 83mpg combined average with CO2 emissions of as little as 89g/km.

This easily makes it the most fuel-efficient MINI (and Mini) ever sold.

But it’s not a miser when it comes to performance: it produce 95hp and 154lb ft of torque, which is good for 0-62mph in 11.0 seconds and a 118mph top speed.

The MINI One petrol-powered alternative is even more intriguing. This boasts a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine; it too has a turbo, meaning the 1233cc motor puts out a healthy 102hp.

With a hearty 132lb ft of torque, it does 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds and goes on to 121mph. Hardly minimalist pace there.

Making the fact it averages 61.4mpg on the combined cycle all the more impressive, really. It matches this to CO2 emissions of as little as 108g/km.

Both sounds interesting additions to the range, and will be doubly appealing given how they’ll be among the cheaper variants. The one thing we can’t yet do is show you how they’ll look. For now, then, here are some images of the MINI Cooper instead.

Which, you’ll remember, has a 136hp 1.5-litre three-pot turbo that’s good for 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds. Oh, and 62.7mpg, plus as little as 105g/km CO2.

However, that, you’ll note, means it’s actually more efficient than the base 1.2-litre MINI One which boasts 34hp less, and is 2 seconds slower to 62mph.

Go figure?

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