posted 5 years ago

Mini Cooper D wins 'Fun Green Car' Award

The Mini Cooper D was named What Car?’s ‘Fun Green Car’ at the publication 2011 Green Awards.

The Mini Cooper D was named What Car?’s ‘Fun Green Car’ at the publication 2011 Green Awards. Chas Hallett, What Car? Editor in Chief said “the Mini 1.6D Cooper proves that being green does not mean you have to wave goodbye to driving enjoyment. It has very low running costs, because it emits just 99g/km of CO2 and does 74.3mpg. The Cooper D is without question the most fun way to go green and keep a bit more cash in your pocket.”

The Mini Cooper D will accelerate to 60mph in 9.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 121mph, 1mph more than the 1.6 petrol model. The Mini Cooper D both comes as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. With its long transmission ratio, the sixth gear allows optimum fuel economy, even at high speeds, making motorway cruising more relaxed.

Due to the low CO2 emissions the Mini Cooper D is exempt from the London Congestion Charge. The latest Mini Cooper SD is capable of 0-62mph in just 8.1 seconds. The Mini Cooper SD is also available as Mini Clubman, Convertible and Countryman. Even the ALL4 all-wheel drive version of the latter, by far the heaviest and least efficient vehicle in the Mini range, manages 57.6mpg, 130g/km CO2, and 0-62 mph in 9.4 seconds and 121mph.