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2010 MINI One Minimalism


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.

Press release

The entry-level variant in the MINI model range, the MINI One 55 kW, also benefits from a fundamental drive unit refresh, with the displacement of its four-cylinder engine likewise increased to 1.6 litres. Maximum output remains unchanged at 55 kW/75 hp at 6,000 rpm, but peak torque is now 140 Nm – up by 20 Nm – and can be sourced from as low down as 2,250 rpm. All of which allows the new MINI One 55 kW to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 13.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 175 km/h. Average fuel economy in the EU test cycle stands at 5.4 litres per 100 km, while CO2 emissions drop to 127 g/km.

MINI One Minimalism

Joining the range for model year 2010 are two variants of the new MINI One MINIMALISM Line, which focus even more intensely on minimising fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. They come with a choice of the four-cylinder engine that drives the MINI One 55 kW or that of the MINI One 72 kW, achieve performance figures commensurate with each model, and combine these with an even greater degree of efficiency. Extremely focused and extensively employed MINIMALISM measures bring average fuel consumption for each model down to 5.1 litres per 100 km in the EU test cycle. CO2 emissions are likewise identical, at 119 g/km. The MINI One 55 kW MINIMALISM Line and the MINI One 72 kW MINIMALISM Line therefore have the lowest fuel consumption and emissions figures of all the brand’s petrol-engined models.

The MINI One MINIMALISM Line is also fitted as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox and the driving stability control system DSC. Stand-out exterior features include aerodynamically optimised wheels, exclusive Pepper White design elements in the radiator grille and on the exterior mirror caps, and a model-specific logo. Plus, like every MINI it is configured according to customer specification. Customers keen to express other facets of their individual style in addition to their appreciation of economical and low-emission mobility can therefore also choose from a wide selection of exterior paint finishes, interior colours and upholstery variants for their MINI One MINIMALISM Line, as well as an extensive range of optional equipment and accessories.




12 comments:

Mini really looks so cute on its exterior detailing especially on their platform. Well, even though it is only on a simple styling it still looks very noticeable on that. Good thing as well that it has an efficient engine.

Minimalism cars are really cute. I would love to have a car that is so cute like on this one, and I love the fact that it is focusing on minimizing the costly fuel consumption.

For a mini coupe, it will surely be efficient in terms of fuel because the engine used is not that powerful. It is a well-developed car of Cooper. Aerodynamically, the power is fine compare to its competitors.

Minimalism cars are really cute. I would love to have a car that is so cute like on this one, and I love the fact that it is focusing on minimizing the costly fuel consumption.

Mini cars are really cute, no doubts on that. This one is great and impressive. I love the simple look of this one.

This mini car is cute! I’m so impressed with the automaker he/she obviously love nature. Is the price of this minimalism is friendly too? 

I actually like the minimalism about the car specially the minimalism of fuel consumption . Not all car manufacturers are thinking of making a minimal consumption of fuel for their buyers.

I actually like the minimalism about the car plus the fuel consumption . Not all car manufacturers are thinking of making a minimal consumption of fuel for their buyers.

Mini cars are just cute small cars and I think they’re too slow as most of them only have around 75hp engine which can only go for a minimum speed. I even think it is much slower than Beetle. Agree?

Minimalism, nice name. There are many car industry I know tat are focusing now on environment-friendly creations, and this one is carrying one the good news for nature. When will this come out in the market? The nature can’t wait for this.

I know I’ve seen it on your previous articles but I don’t know if I’m confused or not. Of course who the hell will not love Mini and on this One Minimalism series, I think it may bring the bacon just like the brother of this car, the Cooper.

Performance, efficiency and driving fun – MINIMALISM offers more of everything. The MINI, MINI Clubman and MINI Convertible will line up in 2010 with an extensively revised range of petrol engines

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