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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
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $23,140 $25,150
2-Door S 26 35 $25,900 $28,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,475 $35,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,995
$23,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$25,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$419 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact car Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 50.300
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.503
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.1 39.200
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 29.300
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.425
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 57.440
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.472
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 145.629
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 55.669
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 57.755
Wheelbase (in)
100.0 97.125
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 66.259
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.1 5.650
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.0 11.023 x 0.866
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)
10.7 x 0.4 10.196 x 0.393
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)
14.5 10.566
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 14.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.104
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.400
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
215/55R17 P195/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R17 P195/55R16
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 2568
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.494
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 120 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.683
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.214
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.194
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.784
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.353
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.792
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 4.350
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.914
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 (2012)

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