Saturday, March 31, 2007

MINI on the autosalon 2007 in Geneva



Small car, large variety: With the world premiere for two additional model variants the mark MINI on that presents itself 77. International automobile salon in Geneva. For the first time the public can do there of 08. up to 18. March 2007 the new MINI One and the new MINI Cooper D in inspection take.



Few months after the successful debut of the new MINI Cooper S and the new MINI Cooper stand thereby now for four versions of the compact Fronttrieblers to the selection. As basis variant the new MINI One with 70 KW 95 HP strong 1.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine goes to the start. Owing to modern aluminum building method and full-variable valve gear also this gasoline drive convinces by spontaneous force development and high economy. With the new MINI Cooper D unites a 1.6 litre of large four-cylinder turbo-Diesels with 80 KW 110 HP sporty temper, impressive passage strength and exemplary efficiency.
Just as the already extremely successfully started models MINI Cooper S (128 KW of 175 HP) and MINI become Cooper (88 KW of 120 HP) also the variants of perfectly again designed engines, presented now, propelled, which for more driving fun provides and with clearly reduced consumption and emission values convince at the same time. The new MINI One completes the European Union test cycle with an average consumption of 5,7 litres per 100 of kilometers. The MINI Cooper D is content with 4,4 litres Diesel fuel per 100 of kilometers and becomes thereby the most economical MINI which was ever built.



MINI One: High tech petrol engine in the new format
With the new MINI One becomes the entrance into the MINI world as attractively as never before. Also with the basis variant technical innovations in the engine construction provide for increased driving fun. The 1.4 litres large four-cylinder engine of the new MINI One was derived from that 1.6 litre suction engine of the new MINI Cooper and had the same technical finesses. Influence on the force development and the efficiency of the power supply unit has thereby above all the full-variable valve gear, which was developed on basis of the singular VALVETRONIC technology BMW Group. The progressive aluminum building method makes also the smaller variant of the new engine a strong Leichtgewicht.
With an output of 70 KW the four-cylinder engine of the new MINI One one reaches 95 HP by 4 KW higher value than the predecessor engine. Its maximum torque amounts to 140 Newtonmeters and is available with 4.000 min-1. The ultramodern drive help the new MINI One to sporty road performances and in addition to exemplary consumption and emission values. For the acceleration of zero on 100 km/h it needs only 10.9 seconds. The forward urge ends with a maximum speed of 185 km/h.



The average consumption determined in the European Union test cycle amounts to 5.7 litres per 100 of kilometers and is thereby around approximately 15 per cent under the value consumed of the predecessor model. The new MINI One fulfills the values of the exhaust standard EU4.
MINI Cooper D: As economically as no MINI before
The advantages of modern diesel engines the new MINI emphasizes to Cooper D on particularly attractive way. It is equipped with a likewise completely newly developed turbo-Diesel drive, which draws its Kraft of 80 KW 110 HP from a capacity of 1,6 litres and owing to its impressive torque of up to 260 Newtonmeters in the speed range between 1.750 and 2.000 min-1 a passage strength unusual in this Fahrzeugklasse to the day puts.
To the technical highlights of the new Diesel engine particularly light owing to aluminum building method an innovative Direkteinspritzung according to the Common Rail principle as well as a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, which in all speed ranges for an optimally adapted force development provides, belong. In addition a new Overboost function in the new MINI makes a particularly strong and spritzigen start for Cooper possible D. It obtains accurately the same effect as with the particularly sporty and high performance MINI Cooper S: By means of Overboost with both models of 240 to 260 Newtonmeters increased a maximum torque is made available at short notice.
That keeps in track on speed 100 settles the new MINI Cooper D in 9.9 seconds. Its maximum speed amounts to 195 km/h. The new MINI Cooper D with pronounced thriftiness combines its dynamic character. So the already exemplary low consumption of the predecessor model could be undercut despite the achievement higher around 15 KW again around approximately 10 per cent. In the European Union test cycle the new MINI Cooper D comes on an average consumption of 4,4 litres per 100 of kilometers and becomes thereby the most economical MINI which was ever built. To the exemplary emission behavior also the effectively working standard Diesel particle filter contributes beside the high-efficient burn. The new MINI Cooper D fulfills the values of the exhaust standard EU4.


Individual accents in the Design
The fascinating radiant emittance, the again arranged Interieur with high-quality materials and inimitable Design elements, the incomparably agile handling - all these are typical characteristics of the new MINI. The new generation of the MINI is characterised in all model variants by an evolutionary advancement of the body Design, with that the unmistakable brand names remained protected and new, fresh accents was set. The characteristic Hexagon radiator grille gets an individual expression with the MINI One by black lamellas. In black also the outside mirror caps and the rear flap grasp are held.
With the new MINI Cooper D is particularly strong curved the power cathedrals of the hood due to the highly developing drive unit. Also the air intake of the Diesel version precipitates more largely than with the other model variants. This underlines the dynamic character of the Diesel drive in the new MINI Cooper D. as additional independent Design characteristic exhibits its air intake rounded outlines and a particularly finely structured radiator grille lattice. In addition a characteristic tie bar comes into car color for the lower air intake.



The new MINI: Driving fun in four variants
The new MINI One and the new MINI Cooper D are in series equipped with a six-gearbox. For the new MINI One stands optionally also a six-course automatic transmission with Steptronic function for manual interferences into the drive position choice to the selection. The Go-Kart-Feeling already typical with the predecessor model is combined with all variants of the new MINI with a sovereignty singular in the small car segment.



The again developed chassis help the Fronttriebler to highest Agilit├Ąt, to the sporty character associates a remarkable long-distance comfort. Precision in fast durchfahrenen curves guarantees the new electromechanical power steering EPAS (Electrical power Assisted Steering). Passenger protection on the level of a Premium vehicle is ensured among other things with six Airbags as well as with three point seat belts for all four seats.



With the introduction on the market of the new MINI One and the new MINI Cooper D the only Premium offer in the small car segment becomes now still more attractive and more varied. Despite their individual character MINI Cooper S, MINI Cooper, MINI One and MINI Cooper D can score thereby with common qualities: fascinating radiant emittance and singular driving fun.

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