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- For the first time, Mini is offering diesel engines in Thailand. Parent company BMW Thailand says the late arrival of such motors is due to the country only starting to introduce Euro 4 fuel quality this year. 

- Although Mini is currently selling six models in the Thai market, just three have received the diesel options including the Hatch, Countryman and Coupe. The other three less popular ones _ the Roadster, Convertible and Clubman _ are only sold with petrol variants.

- Mini is using one engine with two outputs: the Cooper D with 111hp/270Nm and Cooper SD with 143hp/305Nm. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit is shared with those in the BMW 320d, 520d, X1 20d and X3 20d, albeit with different engine mappings.

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