Mini turbos for EVERYone
Turbos are great! And I’m happy to see one thing be great in the Mini lineup. With a brand that also describes the product, it’s a shame that they started doing the opposite. I mean, what where they thinking when the made a LARGE mini? Does that make sense to you?
Well it didn’t make sense to me!
What’s good about the new turbo minis? Well first of all the base model will get 134 hp and 162 tq. These are great numbers for a tiny car! The S model will now come with 189 hp and 207 tq and has a GTR-esque over boost feature. This bumps output to 221 tq for a short period.
Now if the curb weight of the mini stays the same for the 2014 make year, this would mean it would only be pushing around 2668 lbs. This is a lot of torque for such a tiny car. I’m sure this will be a blast to drive!
I’m very glad that more automakers are going to turbo engines. I really love them. What I don’t love is heat, so hopefully I can get that taken care of in my car!