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MINI Engine Technology

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Every new MINI engine meets the strictest EU6 emissions standards.

Between 1995 and 2016 BMW and MINI have reduced the total CO2 emissions of the BMW Group model range in Europe by 40%.

On average, a diesel engine emits 20% less CO2 than a comparable petrol engine.

MINI diesel engines are made from lightweight aluminium and are available in 3 or 4 cylinder variants.

We recognise that when it comes to choosing the right engine, there is a wide range of compelling options available on the market today. With our diesel and petrol engines, they are cleaner and more efficient than ever, each offers its own unique advantages.

Whichever MINI you may choose, our latest MINI engines guarantee the:

  • Highest performance
  • Best fuel consumption
  • Lowest emissions

In recent decades, our significant developments in engine technology have allowed us to reduce the total CO2 emissions of the model range by 40%.

As such, the latest generation of TwinPower Turbo petrol and diesel engines are cleaner and more efficient than ever, whilst still delivering our iconic driving performance.

Every engine employs a range of cutting-edge technologies as standard. So, whatever your requirements, you can be confident that you will be driving one of the cleanest, most efficient cars in its class.

Our diesel engines employ a highly effective system which eliminates up to 90% of nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions - A diesel particle filter and maintenance-free NOX storage catalytic converter.

MINI Engine Technology
MINI Engine Technology
MINI Engine Technology

Maximising MINI driving pleasure.

High Prevision Direct Injection

By using the full amount of energy from every drop of fuel, this petrol direct injection system delivers lower consumption, even at higher engine revs.


In 2001, BMW was the first manufacturer to harness this innovative technology that maximises the oxygen supply to each cylinder and allows the engine to breathe efficiently.

Double Vanos

By optimising the fuel exchange, Double VANOS guarantees a responsive performance and higher torque, even at low revs and engine speeds.

For more information about MINI Engines, please contact your local Dick Lovett MINI Centre:

Bristol - 0117 321 6752

Bath - 01225 562 734

Swindon - 01793 398 504

Hungerford - 01488 853 625

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