has announced a new green label for MINI cars
. It's called, wait for it, MINIMALISM. Similar to many other eco labels in other European markets, MINIMALISM can be found on cars that would otherwise be the base model with a few additional improvements that reduce fuel consumption. The first MINI
MINIMALISM is nothing but a Mini Cooper
D with a PSA-sourced 1.6-liter diesel
engine good for 110hp. BMW also applied the complete array of techniques - longer gear ratios, a Stop & Start system, a gear change indicator, improved aerodynamics, low-rolling resistance tires and and an electric oil pump - to lower fuel consumption down to 3.9 l/100 km and get this MINI to emit jsut 104 g/km of CO2
, just 3 above the new Honda Insight
. The brand has been just released in France, a place where most of the MINI models already qualify for the Government's premium for cleaner cars.
[Source: MINI France]