2014 F56 Mini to feature 3- and 4-cylinder engines

BMW has revealed that the third generation Mini will feature a range of 3- and 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, giving preliminary details on a few of the Mark III Mini’s new motors.

At the entry point of the Mark III petrol Mini range is a new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo engine with 100kW (136hp) of power and 220Nm of torque (230Nm on overboost). Next up is a 2-litre 4-cylinder generating 141kW (192hp) of power and 280Nm of torque (300Nm on overboost). BMW has yet to reveal how much power the John Cooper Works versions of the new Mini range will have.

The diesel range will kick off with a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder motor developing 85kW (116hp) of power and 270Nm of torque.

Automatic transmission equipped models will all be equipped with automatic engine start/stop, while cars fitted with sat nav will use the mapping data to help select the appropriate gear in anticipation of corners or hills.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]