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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 36 $21,825 $24,250
2-Door S 26 34 $24,435 $27,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,600 $34,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,060
$21,825
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,390
$24,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$404 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact car Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 28.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 78.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 42.1 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 66.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 145.6
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 97.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 9.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
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) 9.1 x 0.4 10.2 x - TBD -
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 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3248 2745
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 150
Engine
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3750 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5000 118 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.04 3.21
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.19
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.19 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 1.79
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.86 4.35
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible MINI Cooper Convertible
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 8
 
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