MINI Cooper wins ‘Most Fun Green Car’ for the second year running

Published date: 15 October 2012 |
Published by: Reporter
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Who said going green couldn’t be fun? For the second consecutive year, the MINI Cooper D has bagged the ‘Most Fun Green Car’ at the What Car? Annual Green Awards. Packed with innovative green technology, this award-winning diesel car is kind to the environment without compromising on MINI’s famous go-kart handling.
Green credentials are becoming increasingly important in the car industry, as they not only offer huge savings in fuel and taxes but also significantly reduce your carbon footprint on the planet. The What Car? Green Awards are designed to make it easier for anyone looking to take advantage of great new car offers and buy an eco-friendly vehicle by rewarding the cars that emit the least emissions, whilst also remaining great to drive.
And when it comes to driving enjoyment, the MINI 1.6D Cooper leads the pack. Whilst many of the other 70mpg+ cars on the market have weak engines and clunky gearboxes, the MINI Cooper’s 1.6 litre engine will take you from 0-60 mph in 9.7 seconds. This speedy diesel comes to life round the twists and turns of country roads, providing unbeatable body control and steering.
Yet all of this agility doesn’t come at a price to the environment. The MINI Cooper’s CO2 emissions are just 99g/km, making it exempt from road tax and the pesky London Congestion Charge.
From ‘Auto Start Stop’ to ‘Brake Energy Regeneration’, this fun green car packed with MINIMALISM technologies to make the most of every single drop of diesel. It’s fuel consumption is an outstanding 74.3mpg, which means you can really push this car to the limit without worrying about the impact on either your wallet or the environment.
And with the same retro design that has made MINI one of the most iconic brands on the planet, the Cooper D is packed with chic style features to help brighten up your day, wherever you’re heading.
Chas Hallett, What Car? Editor in Chief said; ‘The MINI Cooper D proves it is absolutely possible to minimise transport impact on the environment and still have a lot of fun behind the wheel. It’s exempt from road tax and congestion charges, which makes it a great commuter vehicle, and it’s equally at home on country lanes and motorways. For all-round appeal, it’s hard to beat a MINI.’
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