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Selected Style 2-Door
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 36 $21,825 $24,250
2-Door S 26 34 $24,435 $27,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,600 $34,000
2-Door Automatic
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,825
$25,060
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,250
$26,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$440 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Minicompact car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 39.2 42.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 39.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 28.1 31.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 78.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 145.6 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 98.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.2 5.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 9.1 x 0.4
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 - 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.6
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 2745 3248
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 140
Engine
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 118 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 28
Transmission
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 4.04
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.56
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 8.1
 
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