WHATCAR? has named the Mini Cooper D the most “Fun Green Car” for the second year running at the publication’s annual Green Awards.
Combining innovative environmental technology with a frugal 1.6 liter diesel engine, the Mini Cooper D emits just 99g/km of CO2 and achieves 74.3 imperial mpg without compromising the Mini’s go-kart handling.
The Mini Cooper D is equipped with Mini’s MINIMALISM technologies, which are standard across the entire Mini range, and include features such as Auto Start Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration and Shift Point Display. Combined, these technologies ensure that Mini customers get the most from each tank of fuel without detracting from the driving experience.
Chas Hallett, WHATCAR? Editor in Chief said “the Mini Cooper D proves it is absolutely possible to minimize transport impact on the environment and still have a lot of fun behind the wheel. It’s exempt from road tax and congestion charges, which makes it a great commuter vehicle, and it’s equally at home on country lanes and motorways. For all-round appeal, it’s hard to beat a Mini.”