New Medium-Sized Mini Cooper Might Go Diesel, Will Go Hybrid

The 2015 Mini Cooper has grown in every measurable dimension on the outside, but shrunk under the hood. It's an odd combo. But there might be some good under-hood news coming in the form of diesel power for the US.

In a conversation with AutoGuide, Mini product boss Pat McKenna said that a diesel is "in the realm of possibility." What that means in reality is that it might happen. What that means for enthusiastic auto journalists who pray to Rudolf Diesel as if he's the second coming is that a diesel Mini will definitely be here and we all need to buy one now.

McKenna didn't say that the Mini diesel would only come in brown and only have a manual transmission, but it's our job to assume that will happen.

While the diesel is a rumor right now, what is confirmed is a plug-in hybrid will be heading our way. McKenna didn't say what model it would go in, but I'm going to assume it's the hardtop.