Next-gen Mini Cooper to match diesel efficiency with turbo DI inline-three
The new Mini engines will incorporate much of the same technology that already exists today in the high performance John Cooper Works edition. The 208 horsepower JCW uses direct injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger to get extra power from the 1.6-liter four cylinder. The three cylinder will likely have a 1.2-liter displacement with 120 and 180 hp for the Cooper and Cooper S. The next-gen Cooper, which will probably arrive in about 2012, will likely approach the 50 mile per gallon highway mileage of the current Mini Cooper D available in Europe.
[Source: Motoring File]
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