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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 36 $18,405 $20,450
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $21,645 $24,050
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $27,900 $31,000
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,405
$25,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,450
$26,920
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$449 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A big-bodied extrovert, the 2010 MINI Cooper Clubman's the most desirable MINI for anyone beyond their single stage of life. 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 36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 88.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 45.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.3 34.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 155.1 169.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 77.4
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
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) 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.2
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P225/45YR17
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2723 3263
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 140
Engine
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
Fuel System EFI TFSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Clubman Audi A3
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 -
 
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