Mini Cooper SD Coupe
- Price: $32,167
- Gas mileage: 54.7 mpg
It's too bad Mini doesn't market this fuel-sipper in the U.S. Instead, Europe gets to enjoy the Mini's diesel models.
Mini gives the tag line, "As economical as a diesel and as feisty as a Mini," to the Cooper SD Coupe. It gets a combined 54.7 mpg and achieves it with a four-cylinder, 143-horsepower, turbodiesel engine, which is the largest among the Mini models.
The SD Coupe has been tweaked for sports-style driving. Its aerodynamic build and electrically extendable spoiler help with resistance to headwind. Mini says you can expect to shoot from zero to 62 miles per hour in 7.9 seconds -- not bad for a diesel engine. You'll top out at 134 mph.
This model starts at $32,167. That's more than you'd pay for a Cooper S Coupe in the U.S. -- $25,450 -- but the extra fuel economy from the SD might be worth the extra cash abroad.
The SD is equipped with automatic climate control, black leather upholstery, adaptive headlights and sport button, which adds extra thrust when pushed.