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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 11 17 N/A $275,461
2-Door Coupe Carbon 11 17 N/A $284,576
2-Door Volante 11 17 N/A $290,461
2-Door Volante Carbon 11 17 N/A $295,987
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $22,455 $24,950
2-Door S 27 35 $25,155 $27,950
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $31,590 $35,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$22,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$275,461
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$4591 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Part hatchback, part convertible, and all fun, the 2012 MINI Cooper Convertible is in a class by itself--literally.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 146.6
Height, Overall (in)
50.4 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 9.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/35R20 P195/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30R20 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 2701
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Displacement
5.9L/362 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
510 @ 6500 121 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V12 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5750 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 35
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.71 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.19
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin DBS MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.1 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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