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MINI considers oil-burning Cooper D for U.S. market

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Feb 10th, 2009 at 2:01PM

Although MINI only offers its gasoline-powered models in North American, the diesel-equipped MINI Cooper D is a popular alternative overseas. Tight federal emissions regulations and the high price of diesel have kept MINI from bringing the D over from Europe, but corporate executives have confirmed that they are considering selling a future, cleaner-burning diesel model in the States.While diesels haven't been a big hit in the North American market until recently, the price difference between diesel and the premium gasoline required for a standard MINI Cooper makes it more feasible. Bosch... Read More

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