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sparksy 5th March 2018 07:42 PM

Which mini diesel?
Hi Iím new to the forum and Iím currently looking at a mini diesel for a 2nd car as Iíll be doing 80 miles a day for work purposes so want a cheap car to run as I was looking at the 1.6 or 1.5 diesel. What I want to know if the 1.5 diesel is worth getting for the extra money which also means Iíd have to get a later shape car. Also can anyone tell me which optional extras are worth getting as a must.

Any info would be greatly appreciated

wlondoner 5th March 2018 08:38 PM

1.5 is a BMW engine (F series) so the latest ones, much more modern. Some will be tax free such as the 2014 Cooper diesel

I have one and adore it!

zf44 5th March 2018 09:34 PM

^^^ I agree on looking at the latest third generation (F series). Three models to choose from:

- One D 1.5 (95 hp)
- Cooper D 1.5 (116 hp)
- Cooper SD 2.0 (170 hp)

Doing 80 miles a day, don’t rule out the Cooper SD with the larger engine. We have two MINIs with the second generation 2.0 diesel engines and we found they consume less fuel than the 1.6 diesel models they replaced.

On options, source the best spec model which will make it easier to sell on. My preferred options are:

- Chilli pack.
- LED headlamps.
- Heated Seats.
- Darkened rear glass.

Nice to have....

- Heated windscreen.
- Folding electric mirrors.
- Anthracite headlining.
- Sat Nav.

More info in the link below which contains the digital brochure.

sparksy 5th March 2018 10:35 PM

Thank you all for your responses. I will look into the 1.5 diesels then and look out for the Chili pack on them.
It will be nice if they get 70mpg on a good run on a motorway as well.

wlondoner 5th March 2018 11:51 PM

Mini claim the 1.5 can do 83mpg
Never managed it but 69 is achievable in green mode on motorway
Also auto express rated the f56 5 out of 5 :)

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