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Mini announces engine enhancements ahead of 2011 redesign

by Dan Roth (RSS feed) on Jan 15th, 2010 at 2:29PM

Over in Europe, Mini has rolled out a thing or two to keep its offerings fresh. There's some model jiggering and new colors, but the biggest news is under that peewee hood. The four-cylinder engine is receiving a displacement bump from 1.4- to 1.6-liters. In naturally aspirated and turbocharged configurations, the engine is now torquier and more efficient. Output ranges between 75 and 184 horsepower, and carbon emissions are improved; Mini is calling it "more poke with less smoke." Turbocharged versions get a new twin-scroll huffer with an overboost function, while all versions of the... Read More

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