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Mini Cooper fuel consumption

Of all Mini Cooper modifications produced from 2001 to 2018 real fuel consumption according to user ratings is approximately 28% higher compared to advertised consumption. Starting from 2001 Mini Cooper average difference between actual owner-reported fuel consumption and stated consumption was significantly higher than average, at 2011 it was slightly above industry average, at 2013 difference between owner-reported and advertised fuel economy became significantly higher than average. It is noteworthy during this period that the gap between advertised and actual fuel economy changed significantly throughout the automotive industry. For more details, see the table below.

Year-to-year deviations of actual owner-reported average fuel consumption from advertised values

YearGasoline cars
All carmakersMini Cooper
2001+5%+16%
Show all years
2002+6%+16%
2003+6%+16%
2004+7%+15%
2005+8%+14%
2006+9%+14%
2007+11%+27%
2008+12%+23%
2009+14%+23%
2010+16%+24%
2011+19%+24%
2012+21%+24%
2013+23%+37%
2014+26%+50%
2015+27%+50%
2016+28%+50%
2017+28%+50%
2018+28%+50%

See below for the actual consumption of generations and versions of Mini Cooper.

2013

Mini Cooper 2013 fuel economy

Average advertised fuel consumption for petrol engines50.0 MPG
4.7 l/100km
Average real-world fuel consumption for petrol engines33.4 MPG
7.1 l/100km
Average real gasoline consumption difference *+50%

According to advertised fuel consumption, a Mini Cooper 2013 with automatic transmission consumes on average 0.2 liters per 100 km or 4% more fuel than similar versions with manual gearbox. Based on user-reported real-world fuel consumption, this generation Mini Cooper with automatic transmission consumes around 0.9 litres per 100 km or 14% more fuel than a version with the same engine but a manual gearbox.

Compared to similar cars of other manufacturers, the Mini Cooper advertised fuel economy is one of the best, but according to available user reports on actual consumption, real fuel economy is slightly better than average.

ModificationClaimed consumptionReal consumption
1.5 liter petrol engine
Mini Cooper 2013 1.5 136 HP manual 51.1 MPG
4.6 l/100km
35.6 MPG
6.6 l/100km+43%
Mini Cooper 2013 1.5 136 HP automatic 49.0 MPG
4.8 l/100km
31.4 MPG
7.5 l/100km+56%
2010 - 2013

Mini Cooper 2010 fuel economy

Average advertised fuel consumption for petrol engines39.9 MPG
5.9 l/100km
Average real-world fuel consumption for petrol engines32.4 MPG
7.3 l/100km
Average real gasoline consumption difference *+23%
Average advertised fuel consumption for diesel engines50.4 MPG
4.7 l/100km

According to advertised fuel consumption, a Mini Cooper 2010 with automatic transmission consumes on average 1.2 liters per 100 km or 27% more fuel than similar versions with manual gearbox. Based on user-reported real-world fuel consumption, this generation Mini Cooper with automatic transmission consumes around 0.7 litres per 100 km or 10% more fuel than a version with the same engine but a manual gearbox.

Compared to similar cars from other manufacturers, the Mini Cooper fuel economy is significantly above average. Of all modifications the best advertised fuel economy in its class has Mini Cooper with 1.6 diesel engine and manual transmission (Mini Cooper 2010 D 1.6 112 HP).

ModificationClaimed consumptionReal consumption
1.6 liter petrol engine
Mini Cooper 2010 1.6 122 HP manual 43.6 MPG
5.4 l/100km
34.1 MPG
6.9 l/100km+28%
Mini Cooper 2010 1.6 122 HP automatic 36.8 MPG
6.4 l/100km
30.9 MPG
7.6 l/100km+19%
1.6 liter diesel engine
Mini Cooper 2010 D 1.6 112 HP manual 61.9 MPG
3.8 l/100km
Mini Cooper 2011 D 1.6 112 HP automatic 46.1 MPG
5.1 l/100km
2.0 liter diesel engine
Mini Cooper 2011 D 2.0 112 HP automatic 46.1 MPG
5.1 l/100km
2007 - 2009

Mini Cooper 2007 fuel economy

Average advertised fuel consumption for petrol engines38.1 MPG
6.2 l/100km
Average real-world fuel consumption for petrol engines31.1 MPG
7.6 l/100km
Average real gasoline consumption difference *+23%
Average advertised fuel consumption for diesel engines53.5 MPG
4.4 l/100km

According to advertised fuel consumption, Mini Cooper 2007 with automatic transmission have almost the same fuel economy as similar versions with manual gearbox. Based on user-reported real-world fuel consumption, this generation Mini Cooper with automatic transmission consumes around 1.1 litres per 100 km or 16% more fuel than a version with the same engine but a manual gearbox.

Compared to similar cars of other manufacturers, the Mini Cooper advertised fuel economy is one of the best, but according to available user reports on actual consumption, real fuel economy is significantly above average.

ModificationClaimed consumptionReal consumption
1.6 liter petrol engine
Mini Cooper 2007 1.6 120 HP manual 40.6 MPG
5.8 l/100km
34.6 MPG
6.8 l/100km+17%
Mini Cooper 2007 1.6 120 HP automatic 40.6 MPG
5.8 l/100km
29.8 MPG
7.9 l/100km+36%
Mini John Cooper Works 1.6i 211 HP manual 34.1 MPG
6.9 l/100km
29.4 MPG
8.0 l/100km+16%
1.6 liter diesel engine
Mini Cooper 2007 1.6 D 110 HP manual 53.5 MPG
4.4 l/100km
2001 - 2006

Mini Cooper 2001 fuel economy

Average advertised fuel consumption for petrol engines34.8 MPG
6.8 l/100km
Average real-world fuel consumption for petrol engines30.0 MPG
7.9 l/100km
Average real gasoline consumption difference *+15%

According to advertised fuel consumption, a Mini Cooper 2001 with automatic transmission consumes on average 0.2 liters per 100 km or 3% less fuel than similar versions with manual gearbox.

Compared to similar cars of other manufacturers, the Mini Cooper advertised fuel economy is among the best, beating more than 80% of other cars, but according to available user reports on actual consumption, real fuel economy is slightly better than average.
Of all modifications the best advertised fuel economy in its class has Mini Cooper with 1.6 petrol engine and manual transmission (Mini Cooper 2001 1.6 115 HP).

ModificationClaimed consumptionReal consumption
1.6 liter petrol engine
Mini Cooper 2001 1.6 115 HP manual 35.1 MPG
6.7 l/100km
30.2 MPG
7.8 l/100km+16%
Mini Cooper 2002 1.6 115 HP automatic 35.1 MPG
6.7 l/100km
Mini Cooper 2004 1.6 115 HP manual 34.1 MPG
6.9 l/100km
29.8 MPG
7.9 l/100km+14%
Mini Cooper 2004 1.6 115 HP automatic 35.1 MPG
6.7 l/100km

* - Difference between advertised and user reported fuel economy has been calculated taking into account only those car versions for which information is available both on the fuel consumption specified by the manufacturer and reported by users.

User-reported fuel consumption may not accurately represent all users' experiences due to variables such as driving conditions, driving style, technical condition of the vehicle, and other circumstances. Thus, it should not be relied upon as a representative indicator.