Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bigger in Stature as Prices Reduce

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bigger in Stature as Prices Reduce

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VITAL STATISTICS

Mini Cooper:

Three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, 1499cc, 100kW, 220Nm @ 1250-4000 rpm (230Nm with overboost)

0-100kmh 7.9 seconds

4.7 litres/100km (combined average), CO2 110 grams per km.

Mini Cooper D:

Three-cylinder turbo diesel, 1496cc, 85kW, 270Nm @ 1750rpm

0-100kmh 9.2 seconds

3.7 litres/100km (combined average), CO2 97 grams per km.

Mini Cooper S:

Four-cylinder turbocharged petrol, 1998cc, 141kW, 28 Nm @ 1250-4750rpm (300Nm with overboost)

0-100kmh 6.8 seconds

5.9 litres/100km (combined average), CO2 138 grams per km.

PRICING has been slashed on the new Mini range, which is just about to reach showrooms.

The new Mini Cooper will start from $26,650, which is a $5000 reduction on the outgoing model. The new Mini Cooper D is down $3000 to $31,800 and the range topping Mini Cooper S is now priced at $36,950, a reduction of $3750.

It won't be the first time we have seen a Mini available for sub-$30,000. A couple of years back the limited edition Mini Ray was available for $25,500 plus on-road costs (or about $28,800 drive-away). …

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