The iconic British automaker Mini unveiled the One Minimalism line, consisting of two special edition versions of the compact Cooper for the 21st century, focusing on minimizing costly fuel consumption as well as reducing harmful CO2 emissions. The new cars are based on either the 75 HP version of the One or the 96 HP variant, and they both achieve a CO2 emission of 119 g/km. While here in the U.S. that might sound about as foreign as Mandarin, in Europe these CO2 numbers are a very important factor when it comes to new car shopping, that is because across the pond they are taxed on what comes out of their tailpipe.
The new Minimalism line is distinguished by a few new aerodynamically developed bits like the streamlined wheels that will create less power robbing turbulence. At the same time the cars will get exclusive Pepper White highlights, with matching accents on the grill and mirror caps as well as a Minimalism specific badges. The less powerful 75 HP One will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 13 seconds and reach a top speed of 108 MPH thanks to a six speed manual gearbox.
Press release after the jump.