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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
2-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,224 $26,275
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,224 $26,275
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,801 $26,875
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,801 $26,875
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,281 $27,375
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,281 $27,375
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,731 $27,845
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,731 $27,845
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,857 $27,975
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,857 $27,975
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,307 $28,445
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $27,307 $28,445
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,787 $28,945
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $27,787 $28,945
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,363 $29,545
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $28,363 $29,545
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,080
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,200
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$400 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. It isn't the fastest or flashiest sporty hatchback around, but the 2012 Volkswagen GTI may well be the most balanced, carrying forward its legacy into the 21st century.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 93.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 45.9 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 155.9 165.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 100.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 70.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 32.8 46.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 9.2 15.3
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 0.5
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 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 225/40R18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 225/40R18
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) 2712 3034
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 118 @ 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 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 25
Transmission
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
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 1.64
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
Summary
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Clubman Volkswagen GTI
Body Style Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
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.) w/Coil Springs NA
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.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 7.3
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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