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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $47,250
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $16,920 $18,800
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $20,070 $22,300
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $25,920 $28,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$16,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$18,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$313 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible-all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 29.9
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 44.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.0 145.6
Height, Overall (in) 44.0 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 97.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 5.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Manual Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45R17 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/50R16 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2010 2568
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 6800 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 7800 118 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.79
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.12 3.21
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.19
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 9
 
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