What a surprise - the BMW press release has not said "these are two new Mini 1500cc engines joined end to end". Interesting to see that it uses twin turbos for each three cylinders. Also interesting to see that it makes over 400 fl-lb of torque and 425hp, so the 1500 Cooper could be wound up to 200 ft-lb and 200hp if Mini wanted to. 7600rpm max is pretty astonishing.
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