MINI Engine Technology

Posted 13 June 2017


MINI Engine Technology

CHOOSING THE RIGHT ENGINE. DIESEL. PETROL. PLUG-IN HYBRID.

We recognise that when it comes to choosing the right engine, there is a wide range of compelling options available on the market today. With our diesel, petrol and plug-in hybrid models all cleaner and more efficient than ever, each offers its own unique advantages.

MINI ENGINE DETAILS.

  • UK manufacture of BMW Group engines in Hams Hall
  • All new MINI engines utilise shared group technologies
  • All MINIs have TwinPower Turbo engines that combine turbocharging with direct injection. This provides improved efficiency combined with first-rate performance

Petrol Hybrid Diesel

The BMW Group has made significant developments in engine technology that have allowed us to reduce the total CO2 emissions of the MINI model range by 40%. As such, the latest generation of MINI TwinPower Turbo petrol, diesel and hybrid engines are cleaner and more efficient than ever, whilst still delivering our iconic MINI driving performance.
Every MINI engine employs 100 years of engineering excellence and a range of cutting-edge technologies as standard. So, whatever your requirements, you can be confident that you will be driving one of the cleanest, most efficient cars in its class.

EU6. 

Between 1995 – 2016 we have reduced the total CO2 emissions of the BMW Group model range in Europe by 40%.

Every new MINI engine meets the strictest EU6 emissions standards. The aim of EU6 is to reduce levels of harmful car and van exhaust emissions, both in petrol and diesel cars. This includes nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (THC and NMHC) and particulate matter (PM), which is basically soot from diesel cars.

GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION.

LOW EMISSION ZONE.
ULTRA LOW EMISSION ZONE.

LEZ – LOW EMISSION ZONE.

This was introduced in 2008 to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles driving in the capital to become cleaner, but currently does not affect any cars. LEZs also exist in Brighton, Norwich, Nottingham and Oxford, however they currently only affect buses. Concerned customers should check local council websites for more information.

T-CHARGE.

From 23 October 2017, cars, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and HGVs in central London will need to meet minimum exhaust emission standards, or pay a daily £10 Emissions Surcharge (also known as the Toxicity Charge, or T-Charge). This will be in addition to the Congestion Charge.

ULEZ – ULTRA LOW EMISSION ZONE. 

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (due to start in September 2020) is an area within which all cars, motorcycles, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and heavy good vehicles (HGVs) will need to meet exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily travel charge. All registered residents living in the ULEZ will be granted a three-year grace period with a 100% discount, until 6 September 2023. If the scheme is pulled forward, the grace period would also move in line. 

Euro 6 (diesel) vehicles registered after 1 September 2015 meet ULEZ standards.

EURO EMISSION STANDARDS. 

For newer vehicles, the Euro emission standard may be listed on the vehicle log book (V5C). If your vehicle meets the required Euro emission standard, it will be compliant with ULEZ.

  • Euro 4 for petrol cars: Petrol cars registered on or after 1 January 2006

CLEAN AIR FRAMEWORK.

Clean Air Framework from the Department of Transport issued that EU6 Diesel will not face any penalty charges anywhere in the UK. 

All our MINI Products (diesel & petrol) are EU6.

SUSTAINABILITY.

BMW Group has been named the world’s most sustainable car maker for the last three consecutive years according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

  • Since 2006, we have reduced the energy consumption required to produce a MINI by 35% and reduced the waste produced by over 80%.
  • 63% of the electricity sourced for BMW Group Production worldwide already comes from renewable energy sources.

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MINI DIESEL ENGINES. DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE. LOWER EMISSIONS. 

MINI TwinPower Turbo diesel engines deliver a spirited response, class-leading fuel economy and impressively low emissions thanks to MINIMALISM technology, meaning you can enjoy more thrust with less thirst.

  • Our diesel engines employ two highly effective systems which, when combined, eliminate up to 90% of nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions. (All models include a diesel particulate filter and maintenance-free NOX storage catalytic converter.)
  • On average, a diesel engine emits 20% less CO2 than a comparable petrol engine

MINI diesel engines are made from lightweight aluminium and are available in 3 and 4 cylinder variants. 

All diesel engines boast the following BMW Group innovations:

  • Progressive turbocharger technology
  • Variable turbine geometry
  • Common-rail direct injection

MINI DIESEL ENGINES.