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Mini unveils first sub-100g/km model

Date: 07 July 2010

Mini has announced its first sub-100g/km CO2 model available from September.

Two new diesel engines on the Mini Hatch D and Cooper D mean fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and 99g/km CO2. The models also use brake energy regeneration, auto start-stop, and a gearshift indicator.

The brand has also unveiled design tweaks including a new front bumper, fog and headlights as well as five new paint colours and alloy wheel designs.

The Mini Convertible will also debut a diesel variant for the first time, emitting 105g/km CO2 and 70mpg.

Mini UK product and planning manager Lee Connolly: "With the introduction of the model refresh and Mini's strong Minimalism strategy, the Mini brand has 26 models (including Countryman), 23 of which are underneath 160 g/km CO2, 14 under 130 g/km and 8 under the 120 g/km threshold, in addition to the Mini Hatch One D and Cooper D now having 99 g/km and being congestion charge exempt.

"We are extremely confident that MINI can continue to hold its market leading position in an ever increasing competitive sector", said

All Mini models now come with heated mirrors and washer jets as well as DAB radio (except Mini First). Cooper S models now have a three-spoke sports leather steering wheel.

Prices will be announced shortly.

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