Compare 2003 MINI Cooper vs 2003 BMW 3-Series

2003 MINI Cooper
2003 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $14,867 $16,425
2-Door Coupe S 25 34 $17,567 $19,425
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,867
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,425
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$463 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 91
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
142.8 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 58
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 11.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.9 11.8 x - TBD -
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 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.18 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.0 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2524 3219
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
55 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
110 @ 4500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L 2.5/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-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

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