August 15, 2006

Mini will receive new powertrains and evolutionary styling for 2007

Whitby, Ontario – Mini Canada has announced that the upcoming 2007 Mini will feature new powertrains, premium interior features and evolutionary exterior enhancements.

The Mini Cooper will be powered by a 1.6-litre engine with variable valve-lift technology, developing 120 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque; the Mini Cooper S will use a turbocharged engine featuring direct fuel injection, making 175 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

The new models are also larger, with the Cooper at 60 mm and the Cooper S at 61 mm longer than their predecessors; inside, the central speedometer is larger and the ignition is a start-stop button. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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