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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 27 35 $19,080 $21,200
2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $22,410 $24,900
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $28,260 $31,400
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,080
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,200
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$455 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line More capacity, more practicality, and just as much sport and style, the 2012 MINI Cooper Clubman strikes a balance between family and fun. The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 45.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 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
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 89.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 100.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 78.5
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 155.9 169.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 9.2 19.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 32.8 39.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 11.0 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 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P225/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2712 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 118 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 118 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 30
Transmission
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 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
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
Summary
Body Style Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Clubman Audi A3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Four Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5
 
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