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2011 MINI Cooper
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Convertible 2-Door 28 35 $22,365 $24,850
Cooper Convertible 2-Door John Cooper Works 25 33 $30,870 $34,300
Cooper Convertible 2-Door S 27 35 $25,065 $27,850
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe 29 37 $17,460 $19,400
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe John Cooper Works 25 33 $26,190 $29,100
Cooper Hardtop 2-Door Coupe S 27 36 $20,700 $23,000
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2-Door HB DSG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GTI 2-Door HB DSG 24 32 $23,803 $24,795
GTI 2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $29,113 $30,325
GTI 2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $29,113 $30,325
GTI 2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,803 $24,795
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 32 $27,168 $28,300
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 32 $27,168 $28,300
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
GTI 2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,057 $29,225
GTI 2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,057 $29,225
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 31 $24,763 $25,795
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,112 $27,200
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,112 $27,200
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $24,763 $25,795
GTI 4-Door HB DSG 24 32 $24,379 $25,395
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $29,688 $30,925
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $29,688 $30,925
GTI 4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $24,379 $25,395
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof 24 32 $26,395 $27,495
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 32 $27,744 $28,900
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 32 $27,744 $28,900
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $26,395 $27,495
GTI 4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,323 $24,295
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,633 $29,825
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,633 $29,825
GTI 4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,323 $24,295
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 31 $25,339 $26,395
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,688 $27,800
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,688 $27,800
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,339 $26,395
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic 24 31 $18,331 $19,095
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,331 $19,095
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $23,353 $24,325
Golf 2-Door HB Manual 23 33 $17,275 $17,995
Golf 2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,275 $17,995
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $22,297 $23,225
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic 24 31 $18,965 $19,755
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,965 $19,755
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $23,986 $24,985
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $22,930 $23,885
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,365
$23,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,850
$24,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$413 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. A punchy turbo engine, crisp handling, and a dual-clutch gearbox give the 2011 Volkswagen GTI a performance profile that's anything but stodgy.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 93.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
39.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
146.6 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 70.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46.0
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)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.26 x 0.47
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)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.28 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55R16 225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55R16 225/45HR17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 3151
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.06/3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.08
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Convertible Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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