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Selected Style 2-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 23 32 $19,755 $21,950
2-Door S 21 29 $22,860 $25,400
2-Door Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual S 20 28 $22,031 $23,240
2-Door Manual PZEV S 20 28 $22,031 $23,240
2-Door Automatic S 20 28 $23,104 $24,315
2-Door Automatic PZEV S 20 28 $23,104 $24,315
2-Door Automatic SE 20 28 $24,446 $25,740
2-Door Automatic PZEV SE 20 28 $24,446 $25,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,755
$22,031
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,950
$23,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$387 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible brings top-down fun to the already entertaining MINI hatchback.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.9 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 37.2
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 39.0 42.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 27.5 31.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 78
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 143.1 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 98.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.5 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.2 5
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 - 9.13 x 0.35
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) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.03 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.2 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/55HR16
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 3153
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.6 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 111 @ 4500 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.5L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.84
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
 
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