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      05-27-2010, 03:13 AM   #33
roundle
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Impressive MPG.

I rented an '09 Mini Cooper Diesel in Italy last summer (which, to be honest, was heaps of fun though it did feel too big for some of the roads I was on). I was driving it pretty hard, still managed nearly 45MPG+. Had I lef the "engine auto-off" enabled, and done some motorway driving, I may have done much better.

While I understand why BMW is only offering Americans the huge, powerful diesels like the 335D (to keep the NA brand's image up), why don't they offer a "Green" Mini D? It would own the Hybrids MPG and wouldn't be as awful to drive...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/dri...cle1680246.ece

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