Compare 2006 MINI Cooper Convertible vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2006 MINI Cooper Convertible
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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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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Roadster 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Roadster 3.0L 19 27 $39,897 $42,900
Roadster 3.5L 18 25 $43,664 $46,950
Roadster 5.5L AMG 16 22 $57,195 $61,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,837
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,950
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$715 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
27.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
70 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 160.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 95.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.8 9.8 (6.5 w/top down)
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 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 - TBD -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.18 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.5
Steering Type
Pwr Variable vehicle-speed-sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 205/55WR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 225/50WR16
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)
2700 3209
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
55 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
111 @ 4500 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000 228 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.10 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe/Roadster
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 5-arm multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Coil Springs

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