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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $23,505 $25,550
2-Door S 26 35 $26,265 $28,550
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,845 $35,700
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2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 50s Edition 21 27 $25,051 $26,095
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Manual 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $26,779 $27,895
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 70s Edition 21 27 $27,451 $28,595
2-Door DSG 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 60s Edition 21 29 $31,099 $32,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,505
$23,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,550
$24,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.566 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.300 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 81.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.700 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.275 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
146.771 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.488 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.755 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
97.125 100.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.259 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.440 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.475 7.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.023 x 0.866 11.3 x 1.0
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)
10.196 x 0.393 10.7 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.566 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.100 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.104 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.400 3.01
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2469 3206
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.925 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.683 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.214 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.194 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.784 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.143 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.792 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.353 3.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.914 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Roadster Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut-Type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) - TBD -

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