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      10-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Details of the new Mini have been revealed ahead of its November 18 unveiling.

There will be a new range of engines on offer – two petrol and one diesel. The petrol line-up will include a turbocharged three-cylinder, 1,5-litre unit that develops 100 kW and 219 N.m (230 N.m on overboost) at 1 250 r/min. There is also a 141 kW turbocharged 2,0-litre with 279 N.m of torque (299 N.m on overboost). For those wondering about an S and JCW version, don’t fret. Mini has mentioned that it is in the pipeline. The oil-sipping variant is a direct-injection, common-rail 1,5-litre with 85 kW and 269 N.m.

Mini believes that these new models, the first to feature both three- and four-cylinder engines, covers a “broader performance spectrum as well as sets new standards in terms of output, performance, comfort and reliability”.
This new range of Minis will come with electrically adjustable dampers. According to the company, the electric control of the damper valves will make it possible to vary the nature of responsiveness to uneven road surfaces. It will take just a flip of a switch to choose between the two rather verbosely labelled driving characteristics – “decidedly sporty” or “balanced and comfortable”.

Riding on BMW’s UKL1 platform, which is set to underpin a number of BMW’s upcoming compact FWD models, the new Mini will be larger than the model it replaces. Even so, the company has stated that various weight-saving measures have been put in place. This includes the use of high-strength steels, a new electronic power steering system and a lighter braking system.
Mini gave us a first taste of what the new Mini will like when it unveiled its Vision Concept earlier this year. It features a more angled bonnet and windscreen, while the headlamps are now less pronounced than before.


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So... The BMW i8 has the same 3 cyl engine as a Mini? Lol
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I love the radio commercial about the Clubman: "The 'largest' Mini built to date"...
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So... The BMW i8 has the same 3 cyl engine as a Mini? Lol
Not exactly.

Converted the figures to U.S. friendly ones. The 3 cylinder puts out 134 HP/ 162 ft lbs, and the 4 cylinder 189 HP/ 205 ft lbs. Isn't that roughly the figure what the previous Cooper S put out (just now with a bigger engine)?
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they've made an ugly car even uglier! ick
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Not exactly.

Converted the figures to U.S. friendly ones. The 3 cylinder puts out 134 HP/ 162 ft lbs, and the 4 cylinder 189 HP/ 205 ft lbs. Isn't that roughly the figure what the previous Cooper S put out (just now with a bigger engine)?
Similar figures to the S but that engine is not for the S. At least that's what it says. Not too sure about that

EDIT: It seems that the 2.0L would be for the S. Sorry about that

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So... The BMW i8 has the same 3 cyl engine as a Mini? Lol
Not exactly.

Converted the figures to U.S. friendly ones. The 3 cylinder puts out 134 HP/ 162 ft lbs, and the 4 cylinder 189 HP/ 205 ft lbs. Isn't that roughly the figure what the previous Cooper S put out (just now with a bigger engine)?
Ummm... I'm talking about the BMW i8's 3 cyl gas engine. Sure seems like the same 3 cyl in the 2015 Mini.
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Does anyone know if the 2L is an N20 variant, or if it is the first application of the new B48 I4 which shares architecture with the new B38 I3?
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Does anyone know if the 2L is an N20 variant, or if it is the first application of the new B48 I4 which shares architecture with the new B38 I3?
It's the new B48. Redline of both MINI engines is a tad disappointing at 6,500 rpm, though.


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Thanks south. I learned recently in another discussion that these new engines have a longer stroke and smaller bore than the N20 and N55. This could be part of the reason for the reduced redline from 7000 RPM. I agree it's disappointing. Probably we can expect the new I6 to follow suit.
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Thanks for sharing the information .....IT HELP A LOT!!!!
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Not exactly.

Converted the figures to U.S. friendly ones. The 3 cylinder puts out 134 HP/ 162 ft lbs, and the 4 cylinder 189 HP/ 205 ft lbs. Isn't that roughly the figure what the previous Cooper S put out (just now with a bigger engine)?
The i8 has an exclusive variant of the three cylinder ,especially for the i8.
The MINI has its own version.
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