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Compare 2005 MINI Cooper vs 2005 BMW 3-Series

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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 36 $15,255 $16,950
2-Door Coupe S 25 32 $18,360 $20,400
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,255
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,950
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$488 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 90.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.9 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 107.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 143.1 176
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 23.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 5.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.7
Brakes
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 - TBD - 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 - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 16.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.18 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/55R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2524 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 55 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 111 @ 4500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 6000 184 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 14.40 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 5.48 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 3.51 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 14.07 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 8.33 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.51 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 4.11 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Hardtop BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Upper Arms
 
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