Irvine MINI, Orange County Announces Engine Enhancements for 2011 Mini Cooper

Engine Enhancements for Redesigned All-New 2011 MINI Cooper

Orange County, CA, May 29, 2010 --( Irvine MINI is proud to announce the all-new 2011 MINI Cooper will have engine enhancements to make it even more powerful and efficient.

MINI Cooper’s four-cylinder engine is receiving a displacement bump from 1.4- to 1.6-liters. Making the engine torquier and more powerful. Its turbocharged configurations will assist in output ranges between 75 and 184 horsepower.

Turbocharged versions will get a new twin-scroll huffer with an overboost function, while all versions of the engine are equipped with a Valvetronic-derived system that aids the engine's better torque delivery and reduced fuel consumption.

Polished main bearings will reduce friction, and the camshaft bearings follow suit. The oil pump, vacuum pump, and water pump are computer controlled and will be pulsed to save energy and reduce drag. The engine will make the most of its muscle to deliver fuel economy convenience and low emissions.

“The improvements on the all-new 2011 MINI Coopers will greatly benefit our consumers who are looking for a great quality vehicle,” said General Sales Manager Steve Rudkin. “The best thing about the engine enhancements is there is no price increase.”

Irvine MINI’s helpful and knowledgeable staff, expert factory-trained technicians, state-of-the-art service department, comprehensive parts department and one of the nation’s largest selections of new, used and certified pre-owned MINIs have made Irvine MINI a landmark in Southern California’s automotive landscape. For more information about Irvine MINI, visit the dealership at 9881 Research Drive in Irvine, Calif., or online at

As a proud member of the Shelly Automotive Group and one of the largest MINI centers on the West Coast, Irvine MINI loyally serves Orange County - including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, La Habra, La Palma, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.

Irvine MINI
Steve Rudkin