2008 MINI Cooper Convertible  -  $22,600


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,600
Base Invoice: $20,405
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 23 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: Cooper
Transmission: 5-speed manual Getrag transmission
Engine: 1.6L 16-valve OHC I4 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 MINI Cooper convertible is again offered with a normally aspirated 1.6L four-cylinder engine that produces 115 horsepower and a supercharged version of the same engine that produces 168 horsepower. The supercharged S is outfitted with a six-speed Getrag manual transmission while the base model has a five-speed standard. The base Cooper can be ordered with an optional continuously variable transmission, while the S has an optional six-speed automatic with Steptronic paddles. Both models have a go-kart feel that is unlike just about anything at this price.

The entry-level Cooper is well equipped with 15-inch alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes with corner brake control, a rear parking assist system, power mirrors, a rear fog light, speed-sensitive windshield wipers, a flat tire monitor, power windows and locks with remote keyless entry, air conditioning, a CD player with an auxiliary input jack, and seat-mounted side impact air bags. The unique convertible roof allows for a "sunroof" configuration.

The S steps up to traction control, a stiffer suspension setup, 16-inch alloy wheels, front seats with more lateral support, and stainless steel pedals, in addition to the all-important blower. Exterior differences include a functional hood scoop, a front apron, chrome plated side air inlets, and a body color grille.

As has been the case since its introduction in 2005, the MINI's options list is lengthy. More than half a dozen wheels can be ordered, and even more seat trims can be selected. Bonnet stripes, mirror caps, and convertible top colors add to the number of ways the Cooper can be visually tailored to personal preference.

MINI's BMW parentage enables it to provide a number of high-end options that can be added to the Cooper and Cooper S, such as heated seats, fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a navigation system. A multitude of packages combine some of the more popular equipment, the newest of which is the Sidewalk Package. It adds a harman/kardon sound system, unique interior surfaces, and many of the more desirable options, such as xenon headlights with washers and automatic air conditioning.

The most intriguing package on the Cooper S is the JCW Kit, which modifies the engine and brakes to create nothing short of a topless factory hot rod.

Both models continue to sport their stylishly designed interiors. The center-mount speedometer is paired with toggle switches, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and brightwork throughout. A circular motif is nicely repeated, and the seats are firm and purposeful.


Pros

Inexpensive, top-down fun; highly customizable.


Model News

The MINI Cooper convertible awaits a redesign for the 2009 model year to put it in line with this year's coupe, so it remains largely unchanged for 2008.


Value Writeup

The 2008 MINI Cooper convertible continues to be one of the most popular low-cost convertibles on the market, mainly due to its charismatic image, its nimble handling, and its long list of standard items that most of its competitors offer as optional equipment. The MINI's compact package can seat four people, and the supercharged S model produces a lively 168 horsepower, which outdoes a number of its heavier peers.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
303.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
422.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl

Displacement
1.6L/97.5

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
111 @ 4500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.6 qts

EPA Classification
Minicompact

Passenger Capacity
4

Front Head Room
38.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
50.9 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
27.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
39.0 in

Wheelbase
97.1 in

Length, Overall
143.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.5 in

Height, Overall
55.5 in

Track Width, Front
57.4 in

Track Width, Rear
57.7 in

Trunk Volume
9.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2700 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Front Tire Size
P175/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x 5.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 5.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V657000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 12, 2008

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

Potential Number of Units Affected
28450

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING 28,450 MY 2007-2008 MINI COOPER S VEHICLES. THE CENTRALLY LOCATED TAILPIPE EXTENSION PROTRUDES SLIGHTLY BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR INADVERTENT CONTACT TO OCCUR WITH A PERSON'S LEG.

Consequence
IF THE TAILPIPE EXTENSION IS HOT DURING INADVERTENT CONTACT, A BURN COULD OCCUR.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TAILPIPE WITH A NEW SHORTER ONE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V205000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 06, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
91,800

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2005-2006 MINI Cooper and Cooper S vehicles manufactured January 5, 2005, to November 28, 2006, and 2005-2008 MINI Cooper Convertible and Cooper S Convertible vehicles manufactured January 5, 2005, to July 31, 2008. Due to manufacturing, installation, and exposure issues, the front passenger seat occupant detection mat may not function properly and, as a result, the front passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash.

Consequence
An improperly functioning mat may cause the passenger frontal air bag to be inactive when the seat is occupied, and in the event of a crash, the air bag will not deploy, increasing the passenger's risk of injury.

MINI will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2015. Owners may contact MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver
Not Rated

Frontal Passenger
Not Rated

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

1.6L 16-valve OHC I4 engine

5-speed manual Getrag transmission

Drive-by-wire electronic throttle control

Front wheel drive

MacPherson front suspension w/single-joint spring-strut front axle

Multi-link rear suspension w/multiple-control-arm rear axle

Front/rear anti-roll bars

15" x 5.5" 5-star rocket alloy wheels

Space saver spare wheel & tire

Electro-hydraulic engine-speed-sensitive pwr steering

Ventilated front & solid rear disc brakes

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Corner brake control (CBC)

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Chrome-plated stainless steel single pipe exhaust system

Tool kit

Fully automatic electro-hydraulic black convertible soft top-inc: stepless sliding-roof function, remote open/close feature, easy-load function

Black side air inlets

Black exterior trim-inc: side sills, bumper edges, wheel housing

Chrome bezels-inc: rear lights, headlights

Chrome-plated window trim

Chrome-plated grille

Integrated headlights w/follow-me-home function, beam throw control

Rear center fog light

Body-color pwr mirrors

Heat insulated green glass

Intermittent windshield wipers

Tailgate w/low loading sill

Chrome-plated door handles

Roll bars

Leatherette front bucket seats-inc: manual seat adjustment, driver seat height adjustment, seatback easy-entry

50/50 split-folding rear seat

Center console-inc: (2) front & (1) rear cupholders, central locking switch, switches for pwr windows

Driver-side storage compartment underneath steering column

Sports leather-wrapped steering wheel w/column height adjustment

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, outside temp gauge, speedometer, LCD odometer/trip meter, fuel/engine temp gauge, warning lights

Service interval indicator

Check control vehicle monitor w/pictogram display

Bezels around instrumentation

Flat tire monitor

Brake pad wear monitor

Rear park distance control (PDC)

Pwr front windows-inc: one-touch auto-down/auto-up, automatic window lowering when door is opened

Remote keyless entry-inc: central locking open/close, tailgate unlock feature, open soft top

Central locking system-inc: open/close feature, soft top open, fuel filler cap release

Pre-wiring for alarm system

Engine immobilizer

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers, CD changer preparation, automatic speed volume control, auxiliary input jack

Digital clock

Air conditioning-inc: pollen micro-filter, air recirculation button

Rear window defogger

Lockable climate controlled glove box

Storage compartments in front door trim panels

Silver interior surface

Front sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting-inc: front footwell, luggage compartment

Leather-wrapped shift knob

12V auxiliary pwr outlet in luggage compartment

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Corner brake control (CBC)

Driver/front passenger airbags -inc: passenger occupant sensor

Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags for head & thorax

Front/rear automatic seatbelts w/front pyrotechnic belt buckle tensioners, force limiters, front height adjusters

ISOFIX child seat attachments w/(2) rear anchorages

Crash sensor-inc: fuel cutoff, activate hazard lights, interior lights-on, doors unlock

Front/rear crumple zones

Roll-over protection system

Twin horns

 
5-SPEED MANUAL GETRAG TRANSMISSION
$0

 
STEPTRONIC CVT TRANSMISSION
$1,250

 
LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OCTAGON CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CLOTH-LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,000

 
CORDOBA BEIGE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,500

 
GRAVITY LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,500

 
MALT BROWN ENGLISH LEATHER
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$500

 
15" X 5.5" ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
16" X 6.5" 5-STAR BLASTER ALLOY WHEELS
$750

 
16" X 6.5" BRIDGE SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$750

 
BLACK SOFT TOP
$0

 
DARK BLUE SOFT TOP
$0

 
DARK GREEN SOFT TOP
$0

 
SIDEWALK PKG
$4,000

 
PREMIUM PKG
$1,500

 
SPORT PKG
$1,500

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$500

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$500

 
DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC)
$500

 
SPORT SUSPENSION
$500

 
MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$250

 
PWR FOLDING MIRRORS
$500

 
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER
$250

 
WHITE BONNET STRIPES
$100

 
BLACK BONNET STRIPES
$100

 
CHROME LINE INTERIOR
$250

 
CHROME LINE EXTERIOR
$250

 
WHITE ALLOY WHEELS & MIRROR CAPS
$0

 
CHROME MIRROR CAPS & TAILGATE HINGES
$100

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR
$250

 
CENTER ARMREST
$250

 
SPORT SEATS
$250

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
FRONT FOG LIGHTS
$250

 
REAR FOG LIGHT
$100

 
RAIN-SENSING WINDSHIELD WIPERS
$250

 
XENON HEADLIGHTS
$500

 
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
$500

 
COCKPIT CHRONO PKG
$250

 
ON-BOARD COMPUTER
$250

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,000

 
HARMAN/KARDON SOUND SYSTEM
$500

 
ALL-SEASON TIRES
$0

 
HEATED MIRRORS & WASHER JETS
$250

 
ANTHRACITE INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
BODY-COLOR INTERIOR SURFACE
$250

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