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Revised MINIs deliver sub-100g/km

  • Facelifted MINI range on sale in August
  • Two new tax-beating diesels emit 99g/km
  • Prices set to start at £11,500 (est)

A throroughly revised MINI range goes on sale in August featuring revised styling and two new sub-100g/km diesel models.

The models feature refreshed styling with new headlights and front bumper, while at the back are LED tail lights and a new bumper. Inside is a new centre console with revised controls for the air conditioning and stereo.

But it is under the bonnet where significant changes can be found - two new diesel engines in the One D and Cooper D now emit just 99g/km of CO2, putting them in the lowest 13% diesel benefit-in-kind tax band.

The new 1.6-litre engine is shared by both models - in the One D it produces 90bhp, fuel economy of 74mpg and CO2 emissions of 99g/km. In the Cooper D the engine is tuned to deliver 112bhp while returning the same economy and emissions figures.

Also new to the range is a diesel Cooper D Convertible with 112bhp, economy of 70mpg and CO2 emissions of 105g/km.

Also new across the MINI range is a new stereo system with CD player and AUX-in connector for MP3 players. DAB digital radio is standard on all models with the exception of the entry-level First.

The new range is on sale this August. Prices have yet to be announced, but expect the entry level hatchback to cost around £11,500.