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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,218
$17,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$19,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$323 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside. 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 21 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 27.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 50.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 44.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.7
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 97.1
Liftover Height (in) 31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 66.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 167.4 146.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20.2 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 5.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 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) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR17 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50VR17 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size 125/85/16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3200 2535
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 5000 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA N16
Displacement 2.5L/154 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 121 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.79
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.21
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.19
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.14
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
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 - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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