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So just to confirm what all you f56 cooper petrol engine owners know already-the little 1.5 turbo engine is a real gem. I've now had the 'pleasure' of driving another manufacturers 3 cylinder-we took our Dacia Duster for a service and i had a 3 cylinder Renault Captur 120tce for a loaner-and it just confirmed what you already know-the mini engine is amazing- far far smoother and nicer sounding than the renault, which was so grufff and vibraty(?!!) that had the service lady not told me it was a petrol, i would have thought was a diesel-it was quite pokey at low revs but ran out of puff far earlier than the mini, was no more economical and sent vibrations through the pedals quite strongly. It was quite a nice ride and a practical little thing but plastics were VERY scratchy!