a buddy of mine just bought a mini and sees better than 40 on the highway. he does not hypermile. he knows I am into very efficient vehicles so he told me of a car that mini is making.
the MINI FIRST
ENGINE POWER 75 HP
120 NM@2500 RPMs
128 G/KM O2 EMISSIONS
0-62 13.2 seconds
top speed 109 MPH
PRICE 10,950 (euros, I think)
I will try to post a link but you can find this stuff by searching MINI FIRST. I don't think they plan to bring it to the states right now but I would love to have one of these. from what I (and my friend) have been told, the body is exactly the same but with steel wheels and cheaper materials to keep the cost down
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I think the mini name would sell some of them alone. I do agree that the price isn't that much better. I think the base mini (the US version) runs about $18k and I am not sure the specs of it though I know it is better than 100hp
one thing that I was really suprised about is the fact that the mini has an unbelievable resale value.
*edit* my mistake, I don't think it is a euro but maybe an english pound. it looks like an L with a line in it. I did a conversion using max's technique and it came out to over $18k. maybe it isn't such a good deal
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120 NM is about 88 lbs / ft.
NM = Newton Metres and multiply by about .75 for a quick number.
The actual conversion factor is:
1 newton meter = 0.737 562 147 28 pound foot so
120 newton meter = 88.507 457 674 pound foot.
Great cars too by the way and there is a Supercharged version as well.