MINI's all-new Cooper hatch range has welcomed two new entry-level variants this week, both wearing the familiar 'One' badge.
Entering below the regular 100kW/220Nm 1.5 litre Cooper, the petrol-powered One gets a turbocharged 75kW/180Nm 1.2 litre three-cylinder engine.
MINI says the petrol One will hit 100km/h in a still spritely 9.9 seconds in six-speed manual form (10.2 with the six-speed auto), and fuel use is listed at 4.6 to 4.9 l/100km.
The One D, sliding in below the 85kW/270Nm 1.5 Cooper D, also gets a 1.5 litre engine but with output tuned down to 70kW and 220Nm.
Available in manual and auto form, the One D lists fuel use at 3.4 to 3.5 l/100km. The 0-100km/h run is covered in 11 seconds flat.
Speaking with TMR, MINI Australia's Scott Croaker confirmed the new Cooper range will arrive around the end of the first quarter in 2014.
Watch for local pricing and specs to be confirmed closer to that date.
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