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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
2011 Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,460
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,400
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$323 / month
$0 / month
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TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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6.4
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible--all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 27.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - -
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 -
Passenger Capacity 4 -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 -
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall (in) 146.6 -
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 24.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 5.7 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - -
Brake Type Pwr -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 -
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 -
Rear Tire Order Code NA -
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 -
Spare Tire Size Compact -
Front Tire Order Code NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2535 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 -
Engine
Fuel System EFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250 -
Engine Order Code N16 -
Displacement 1.6L/98 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000 -
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 -
Trans Description Cont. Manual -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 -
Trans Type 6 -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 -
Trans Order Code NA -
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe -
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Hardtop -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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