Compare 2006 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 MINI Cooper Convertible
2006 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 27 35 $19,837 $21,950
2-Door Convertible S 25 32 $22,942 $25,400
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325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,837
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,950
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.5 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
70 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.8 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.9 11.8 x 0.94
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 0.4 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.18 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R15 N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 3285
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
55 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 185
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
111 @ 4500 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.32
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper Arms

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