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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 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Premier Plus 21 29 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premier Plus 21 30 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Manual Platinum 21 29 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Automatic Platinum 21 30 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Platinum 21 29 $29,939 $31,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Platinum 21 30 $29,939 $31,850
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,550 $19,500
2-Door Coupe S 27 35 $20,790 $23,100
2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,910 $29,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,453
$17,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$19,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$325 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volvo C30 has top-notch safety and style; but it's not as racy as it looks and not any more practical than it looks. In all of its guises the 2012 MINI Cooper is fun-to-drive, uniquely styled, and with three standard levels of performance, there's an option for everyone.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 167.4 146.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 55.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 5.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20.2 24.0
Brakes
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 0.4 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) 11.8 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50VR17 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size 125/85/16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA 300
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR17 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3200 2535
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 2.5L/154 1.6L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 121 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 2300 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA N16
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 32
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 MINI Cooper Hardtop
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Coupe
Suspension
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 w/Coil Springs
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 w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 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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