Compare 2005 MINI Cooper vs 2005 BMW 3-Series

2005 MINI Cooper
2005 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe
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
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
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
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,255
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,950
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.3 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 90.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
143.1 176
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 55.7
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
5.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
23.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.4
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
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2524 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
55 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
4.11 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
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 205
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Hardtop BMW 3 Series
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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