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http://www.carscoops.com/2013/10/new-generation-mini-will-have-8-to-10.html

I'm crossing my fingers for a series production new MINI EV to really take on the Nissan Leaf. I'm sick of seeing those hideous bulbous Nissans on the road, when one could have a MINI EV instead.

Asked whether Mini will offer the BMW Group's three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines on entry-level models alone or in performance editions as well, Schwarzenbauer replied:

"It's very difficult to predict the mix now. I think that consumers will be very surprised, and in a positive way, by the three-cylinder's performance, so I would expect that its share will go up quite a bit. But we still will see consumers asking for the four-cylinder engine. It would be wrong just to concentrate on the three-cylinder engine, even though it is a very attractive option"

Schwarzenbauer said Mini is considering diesels for the U.S. market and confirmed a plug-in hybrid variant, while adding that the company is still "investigating" pure-electric models for the masses.
 

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You would think that with a city car like the Mini they would plan to release an EV eventually. BMW is showing that it can be done with the i3. Others should join the party sooner rather than later.

Diesel would be great but is less likely. I've seen it all before. Maybe a diesel... actually no, Americans don't like them.
 

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If they could bring a diesel here to America it will help a lot, Hybrids and EV's aren't all that great, the best way to save money and get the best mileage is through a diesel
 

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How can you just blanketly say that Evs and Hybrids aren't great? Doesn't it depend on the specific model? I mean some EVs are not that good at all, and others are quite impressive. It just seems like you are throwing out the baby with the bath water here.

Diesels are great though. They should bring more of them to America, but I am not holding my breathe.
 

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How can you just blanketly say that Evs and Hybrids aren't great? Doesn't it depend on the specific model? I mean some EVs are not that good at all, and others are quite impressive. It just seems like you are throwing out the baby with the bath water here.

Diesels are great though. They should bring more of them to America, but I am not holding my breathe.
Hybrids and EV's are overpriced and you don't really save money on them, it takes a long time for them to make a difference in what you save. It's more for the trendy tree hugging hipsters that think they're making a difference.
 

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You would think that with a city car like the Mini they would plan to release an EV eventually. BMW is showing that it can be done with the i3. Others should join the party sooner rather than later.

Diesel would be great but is less likely. I've seen it all before. Maybe a diesel... actually no, Americans don't like them.
Yes sir, diesels have served some right but the majority just don't liek them. Not sure exactly why but I think it could be the smell and annoying tick that diesels make.

But **** can you complain about the insane mileage. :eek:
 

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Yeah that is true with such limited space that is the only place io can think of where they would place the battery. There is no way they would put it anywhere else. Unless the types of battery has changed in size.
 

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Diesels for sure in Europe right?

I think Mini could do Diesel in America, their parents at BMW have been expanding their diesel strategy in America slowly over the last 5 years...
 

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i think the hybrid is a slim chance

a diesel seems easier to do

but in north america you never know

i think the market for hybrid is larger than diesel.
 

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Why wouldn't they invest on diesels. I mena its been pretty successful if you really look at it. They seem to last forever and its been proven. Besides the distinct smell and loud ticking you get your moneys worth with mileage.
 
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