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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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.8 12.0
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 0.4 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.18 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 3285
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 185
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
55 - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000 215 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper Arms
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 -

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