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MINI One 2014 revealed

With the 2014 Geneva Motor Show set to end on the 16th March, a few manufacturers are still revealing their latest models and concepts, with MINI officially announcing the addition of the MINI One to their line up. At the Geneva show, the new entry level edition of the new hatchback was featured in both petrol and diesel variants, alongside the company's new MINI Clubman concept.

 

The MINI One specs

 

The new model is powered by a 1.2 litre three cylinder engine capable of producing 102 brake horse power and 180NM of torque. Despite being 0.3 litres smaller in capacity to the Cooper, it receives all the same technology, including a TwinPower turbo, direct injection variable valve timing and variable cam timing.

 

Fuel economy for the model is pegged at 61.4 mpg with CO2 emissions of 108g/km, when connected to the standard six speed manual transmission. This changes to 58.9mpg and 112g/km for the six speed automatic gearbox. With it's engine range, the company claims the model can go from a standstill to 62mph in 9.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 121mph.

 

The MINI One styling and tech

 

Style-wise the MINI One gains the same chrome rimmed floating grille, trademark MINI badge on the boot and blacked out pillars. In an effort to make the entry level model more identifiable, the company have given it smaller wheels, a simpler lower air intake at the front and a non-contrasting roof.

 

The MINI One D variant

 

Power for the MINI One D variant comes from the same 1.5 litre three cylinder turbodiesel used in the Cooper D, though it now produces 95 brake horse power and 220Nm instead of 116 brake horse power and 270Nm. This variant is only available with a manual gearbox, which gives it a claimed fuel economy of 83.1mpg with CO2 emissions of 89g/km. The D variant is capable of accelerating form a standstill to 60mph in 11.0 seconds before reaching a top speed of 118mph.

 

The new 2014 MINI One and One D variants are expected to go on sale in the UK in autumn with prices starting at £14,000 and £15,000 respectively, though official details have yet to be released.

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