YES! This is excellent news. I know the triple will probably be the darling of the bunch but I've said since the release of the SD it was only a matter of time before the 2.0t petrol would come out. 189hp may be what they release it on but remember there is already a 240hp version in the larger BMWs and even that is said to be in a reasonably mild state of tune. There are going to be quite a few 300hp Mini's about when this is released. Imagine a GP with 300hp from the factory.
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