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2011 Mini family – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Mini Cooper 50 Camden Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

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MINI is apparently not satisfied with the performance levels of its high mileage MINI D so it's working on something a bit more spritely. The current MINI D is not especially quick right off the line, with a 0-60 time of around 10 seconds from its 108 hp 1.6-liter engine but it does accelerate rapidly once underway. To speed things up a bit, the boffins at MINI HQ have been squirreled away in their garage fitting the 2.0-liter diesel from parent company BMW into the iconic small car.

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2008 Mini Cooper D - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2008 Mini Cooper D - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Two weeks ago, Auto Express reported that MINI would be creating a John Cooper Works edition diesel with more than 160 horsepower and improved torque. Now, fellow UK publication Autocar looks to have the details, which includes speculation that the extra oomph will come from BMW engines now used in the 1 Series cars – and they might not just be for JCW models.

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Click for a high res gallery of the MINI D

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click above for more high-res images of the 2008 MINI Cooper D Clubman

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Click the photo for a high-res gallery of the new Mini Cooper D

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