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Selected Style 4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,819
$17,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,795
$19,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$323 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 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 16 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 48.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 44.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.7
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 27.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 146.6
Height, Overall (in) 52.8 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 97.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 5.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.1
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.99 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45R18 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45R18 P175/65R15
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) 3111 2535
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 5500 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA N16
Displacement 1.3L/80 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 212 @ 7500 121 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Rotary Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI EFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.21
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.19
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.79
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda RX-8 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style 4 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 7
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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