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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 29 $39,923 $45,800
2-Door Roadster Limited Edition 20 29 $43,512 $49,900
2-Door Roadster S 19 27 $48,590 $55,700
2-Door Roadster S Limited Edition 19 27 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster RS 60 Spyder 19 27 $55,970 $64,900
2-Door Roadster S Design Edition 2 19 27 $59,700 $68,700
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 23 32 $19,755 $21,950
2-Door S 21 29 $22,860 $25,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,923
$19,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,800
$21,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$366 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience. The 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible brings top-down fun to the already entertaining MINI hatchback.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 50.9
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 27.5
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 66.5
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 171.6 143.1
Height, Overall (in) 50.9 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 57.7
Wheelbase (in) 95.1 97.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.5 9.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.78 x 0.79 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.73 x 0.94 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50ZR17 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55ZR17 P175/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2877 2700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 201 @ 4600-6000 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.7L/164 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 6500 115 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.31
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.44 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.91
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.75 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Porsche Boxster MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
 
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