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Spyshots New Mini 2007 - Under the hood

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Under the hood: Aluminum 170-horsepower, 1.6-liter direct-injection turbo four, with 10.5:1 compression ratio, more low-down torque, and freer revving up top, replaces current 168-horse iron lump. The twin-scroll turbo uses alternating exhaust pulses, the manifold pairing up cylinders one and four, two and three. BMW expects 15-percent-better fuel economy, which would be nearly 29 mpg and 37 mpg on the U.S. EPA cycles. The standard Cooper motor is a detuned direct-injection turbo making about 141 horses. Trannys are five- and six-speed manual and conventional automatic (no more CVT).

Nose: Design chief Gert Hildebrand regards these design cues as sacred: bug-eye headlamps, grille shape, clamshell hood with a central bulge. Headlamps fixed to fenders rather than integrated in hood to cut costs.

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Tuning potential: John Cooper Works is aiming for 230 horsepower from its Works kit car.
Wheels: All-wheel drive is added a few years after the 2007 model release, either as handling aid or for more rugged driving (think "rally").
Profile: "Floating" roof with gloss-black pillars, rounded shoulder line, faux-chrome bumpers remain. Tiny overhangs and big wheels reinforce the car's small proportions.


Last Updated on Saturday, 20 August 2005 05:41  
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