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Minis get a makeover


Video: The Mini line-up has received a facelift, with new styling and diesel engines for 2011

With the exception of the new Countryman, the Mini hatchback, Clubman and convertible models have received a subtle facelift for 2011.

The Mini has been given a new front bumper design that will reportedly improve pedestrian protection thanks to the larger deformation zones, new lights in the headlamps, redesigned side gill housings with indicators, restyled rear bumpers and LED tail lights now on all models.

There are also five new paint colours to choose from, and fresh alloy wheel designs.

Inside, there are redesigned controls for the centre console, steering wheel, air conditioning and audio systems. There are new materials and colours including six new upholstery choices, and two new interior colour lines for door cards and side panels.

Under the hood there’s an all-new 1.6-litre diesel engine (from BMW 116d) that allows the Mini to record sub-100g/km CO². The engine will offer 89hp in the Mini One D and 110hp in the Cooper D.

The diesel engine will also feature for the first time in the Mini Convertible.

The refreshed 2011 Mini will go on sale from September.

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