The BMW Mini Cooper D is without question the most fun way to go green and keep some cash in your pocket. Due to the low Co2 emissions of just 99g/km it has very low running costs and returns 74.3mpg. It is also exempt from the London Congestion Charge due to the low co2 emissions.
The Mini Cooper SD claims 17mpg better official economy than the Cooper S, at 65.7mpg, while CO2 emissions of 112g/km result in an annual road tax bill of only £20. If the firm’s excellent residual values and pre-paid servicing packages are taken into consideration then the Mini Cooper SD should make your money go further.
The Mini Cooper D will accelerate to 60mph in 9.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 121mph, 1mph more than the 1.6 petrol model. The latest Mini Cooper SD is capable of 0-62mph in just 8.1 seconds. The Mini Cooper SD is also available as Mini Clubman, Convertible and Countryman. Even the ALL4 all-wheel drive version of the latter, by far the heaviest and least efficient vehicle in the Mini range, manages 57.6mpg, 130g/km CO2, and 0-62 mph in 9.4 seconds and 121mph.