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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $17,955 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $21,105 $23,450
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,955
$25,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,950
$26,920
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$449 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 MINI Cooper S Clubman--extroverted styling in a slightly bigger package with more power makes for a fun car that is hard not to look at with a broad smile. The 2009 Audi A3 is more than a spruced-up VW hatchback, thanks to the fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 45.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.3 34.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 88.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 100.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 77.4
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 155.0 169.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 9.2 19.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 32.8 54.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 11.3 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) 11.0 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.11
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65HR15 P225/45YR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65HR15 P225/45YR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2723 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI TFSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 118 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Clubman Audi A3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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