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Old 01-13-2011, 07:31 AM
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Diesel Mini?

What's the point?
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:55 AM
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What's the point?

UK Specs:

MINI Cooper 0-62 in 9.1 secs 52.3MPG combined
MINI Cooper D 0-62 in 9.7secs 74.3MPG combined

On the road price (including taxes) the Diesel is 1,280 more than the petrol Cooper.

Real world, we get about 35mpg-US with our Cooper. If we had a Cooper D we'd get about 50mpg-US. Current price for premium is just over $8.00/gal-US. Filling up your e34 would cost about $140. Is that diesel starting to look attractive? The Cooper D is also exempt from road tax.

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Old 01-13-2011, 08:04 AM
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Ahhhh that makes more sense.
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