MINI fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new MINI Cooper D are going to be forced to wait a bit longer as the company has delayed vehicle delivery due to noise problems found in test cars.
The Cooper D is powered by an all-new 1.5 liter diesel engine which is reportedly emitting a considerable amount of noise that had not been expected. Diesel engines of old were known for their distinctive rumble, but modern iterations have made huge advancements in “keeping things quiet” while maintaining all of the enhanced performance features that diesel owners have grown to know and love.
No timetable has been offered for when consumers can expect the Cooper D to be rereleased, but a MINI spokesperson has said that MINI engineers are actively working to correct the issue. The company has chosen to withhold future delivers while the engine is being fixed, rather than issuing a recall.
Still, that has not prevented some early MINI Cooper D owners from obtaining a vehicle with the noisy engine. One customer reached out to Auto Express, noting that his new Cooper D, “was delivered on Friday morning and on Friday evening they said ‘bring it back.’ MINI said it was an audio acoustic problem, which doesn’t seem right. They said they’ve suspended all orders.”
Stayed tuned here for future updates regarding the MINI Cooper D.
SIGN UP for the Latest Deals on MINI Parts & MINI News!
Please wait while we calculate your shipping cost.....