Enhancing the company’s sustainability credentials, MINI’s
scientists, engineers and product designers have unveiled the new MINI
Cooper T – the world’s first vehicle to be powered by a tea-leaf
This revolutionary new model, which is available in a variety of
colours including ‘Chamomile Yellow’, ‘Red Bush’ and ‘Earl Grey’, is
expected to cause a real stir in the motor industry when it’s served
up later this month.
Capable of covering up to 40 miles on a single cup, Cooper T
certainly isn’t what you’d call thirsty. It boasts all the standard
features you would expect, such as VVT, ABS and DSC, but also benefits
from DAT or Dunk Avoidance Technology. This ingenious filtration
system stops peckish owners and opportunistic passersby from inserting
biscuits into the MINI T’s fuel tank in order to moisten their snacks.
Head of Cooper T engineering, Dr. Ivana Kuppa, said, “This particular
project has been brewing for years. Our extensive research has shown
that the nation’s favourite drink is also an ideal biofuel. We already
know good things come in small packages, but with Cooper T customers
benefitting from up to 40 miles per cup, we are delighted to have the
opportunity to bring this car to market.”
MINI customers in the Gloucestershire area can get a first taste of
the Cooper T at MINI Cotswold Gloucester on 1 April, where the vehicle
will be displayed.
For further information about the MINI Cooper T, visit MINI UK’s
Facebook page at facebook.com/MINIUK.
The BMW Group
The BMW Group is the leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As
a global company, the BMW Group operates 28 production and assembly
facilities in 13 countries and has a global sales network in more than
In 2013, the BMW Group sold around 1.963 million cars and 115,215
motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year
2012 was €7.82 billion on revenues amounting to €76.85 billion. As of
the 31 December 2012, the BMW Group had a workforce of 105,876 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.