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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
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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
EPA Classification Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 5.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 24.0
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Front Tire Size P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code 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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2535
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Displacement 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code N16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37
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
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
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style 2 Door Coupe
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.8
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 - -
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