2008 MINI Cooper Hardtop  -  $18,700


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,700
Base Invoice: $16,895
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 28 | Hwy: 37
Body Style: Cooper
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 1.6L OHC 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve lift timing

Pros

Exceptional driving experience; seemingly infinite level of customization; plenty of top-end options available.


Model Highlights

The 2008 MINI Cooper coupe, fresh off of a complete redesign for 2007, uses a punchy all-aluminum inline-four that is rated at 118 horsepower in normally aspirated form and 172 horsepower with the turbocharger. Fully variable valve lift and timing help deliver that power in an extremely smooth fashion, and also benefits fuel economy. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while an automatic with the same number of gear ratios and Steptronic paddles is optional on both the Cooper and Cooper S.

Handling on the Cooper is tight, courtesy of a rear suspension setup that uses aluminum longitudinal shafts. A standard Sport Button allows the driver to opt for improved acceleration, increased steering response, and swifter gear changes when paired with the automatic transmission.

Visually, MINI offers thousands of color combinations coordinating body color, roof color, and colorline interior trim.

The list of options is seemingly endless. Notable items include Keyless Go entry, universal mobile phone prep, and park distance control. Heated seats, a navigation system, xenon headlights, a stiffer suspension, Sirius satellite and HD radio, and a plethora of alloy wheels are also available. If that isn't enough, MINI has a prolific aftermarket and dealer-supported accessories industry to further customization.

All MINIs come standard with six air bags, anti-lock disc brakes, cornering brake control, electronic brakeforce distribution, and daytime running lamps.

MINI has managed to keep the base prices equal to 2007 with slight increases to some optional equipment. The Cooper starts at $18,050, while the Cooper S lists for $21,200.


Model News

The MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S were wholly redesigned for 2007 resulting in a carry-over year for 2008.


Value Writeup

Few cars come as close to conveying the pure joy of driving like a MINI. From the more practical base model to the thrill-a-minute S, and with virtually every conceivable option under the sun available, the 2008 Cooper can be ordered to suit any driver. And though their price may seem high for what these cars are, try to find a MINI driver who regrets the purchase.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 MPG

Cruising Range - City
296.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
392.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl

Displacement
1.6L/97.5

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Total Cooling System Capacity
4.4 qts

EPA Classification
Minicompact

Passenger Capacity
4

Front Head Room
38.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
50.3 in

Second Head Room
37.6 in

Second Leg Room
29.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
44.7 in

Wheelbase
97.1 in

Length, Overall
145.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.3 in

Height, Overall
55.4 in

Track Width, Front
57.4 in

Track Width, Rear
57.8 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
5.7 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
24.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2546 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson

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

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.1 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
11.0 x 0.87 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 x 0.39 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
10.6 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 .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

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 OHC 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve lift timing

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Engine start/stop button

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

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

P175/65HR15 performance tires

15" x 5.5" 5-Star Spooler alloy wheels

Space saver spare tire

Electric engine-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front & solid rear disc brakes

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Cornering brake control (CBC)

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Brake assist

Single pipe exhaust system

Black side air inlets w/yellow indicators

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

Chrome bezels-inc: rear lights, headlights

Chrome-plated window trim

Chrome-plated grille

Halogen headlights-inc: follow-me-home function, beam throw control

Rear fog light preparation

Body-color pwr mirrors

Heat insulated green glass

Speed-sensitive front intermittent windshield wipers

Auto rear window wiper

Chrome-plated handles

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

50/50 split-folding rear bench seat

Center console-inc: storage compartment, (2) cup holders

Metal-look door sill finishers

2-spoke leather tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Engine immobilizer

Sport button w/accelerator & steering programs

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, center-mounted speedometer w/digital "actual speed" indication, date/time, trip odometer, engine oil level indicator, brake fluid level

On-board computer-inc: outside temp, average fuel consumption & speed

Flat tire monitor

Brake pad wear monitor

Pwr windows-inc: one-touch up & down, automatic window lowering when door is opened, trap release

Pwr locks

Remote keyless entry-inc: central locking open/close, liftgate unlock feature

Central locking system-inc: fuel filler cap release

Pre-wiring for alarm system

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

Air conditioning

Rear window defogger

Climate controlled glove box

Fine white silver interior trim finishers

Door panel storage pockets

Rear storage trays

Front sun visors w/vanity mirrors

Side sun visor for driver

Roof-mounted grab handles

Color-adjustable ambient lighting

Lighting-inc: front map/reading, luggage compartment

Front seatback storage nets

(1) rear cup holder

Cargo tie-downs in luggage compartment

12V auxiliary pwr outlet in luggage compartment

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Cornering brake control (CBC)

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)

Brake assist

Dual stage front air bags -inc: passenger occupant sensor

Front seat-mounted side-impact air bags

Front/rear side curtain air bags

3-point seat belts for all positions w/belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tightener, belt limiter

ISOFIX child seat attachments w/(2) rear anchorages

Crash sensor-inc: fuel cutoff, activate hazard lights & interior lights, doors unlock, airbag deployment

Twin horns

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,250

 
LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLUE LEATHER & CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$1,000

 
RED LEATHER & CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$1,000

 
GRAVITY LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,500

 
PUNCH LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,500

 
REDWOOD RED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,000

 
CARBON BLACK LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,000

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$500

 
15" X 5.5" 5-STAR SPOOLER ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
15" X 5.5" ROTATOR SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
16" X 6.5" BRIDGE SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$750

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

 
BODY-COLOR TOP & MIRROR CAPS
$0

 
WHITE TOP & MIRROR CAPS
$0

 
BLACK TOP & MIRROR CAPS
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$1,500

 
SPORT PKG
$1,500

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,500

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$500

 
DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC)
$500

 
SPORT SUSPENSION
$500

 
MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$250

 
SPORT WOOD STEERING WHEEL
$500

 
SPORT LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$250

 
ALARM SYSTEM
$500

 
PWR FOLDING MIRRORS
$500

 
HEATED EXTERIOR REARVIEW MIRRORS & WASHER JETS
$250

 
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER
$250

 
KEYLESS GO COMFORT ACCESS
$500

 
REAR SPOILER
$250

 
WHITE BONNET STRIPES
$100

 
BLACK BONNET STRIPES
$100

 
CHROME LINE INTERIOR
$250

 
CHROME LINE EXTERIOR
$250

 
WHITE ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
DUAL PANE PANORAMIC PWR SUNROOF
$1,000

 
CHROME MIRROR CAPS
$100

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR
$250

 
CENTER ARMREST
$250

 
SPORT SEATS
$250

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$500

 
FRONT FOG LIGHTS
$250

 
REAR FOG LIGHT
$100

 
RAIN-SENSING WINDSHIELD WIPERS
$250

 
XENON HEADLIGHTS
$500

 
AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING
$500

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,000

 
BLUETOOTH MOBILE PHONE PREPARATION
$500

 
COMFORT BLUETOOTH MOBILE PHONE PREPARATION
$1,000

 
HD RADIO
$500

 
HI-FI SOUND SYSTEM
$500

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$1,000

 
WHITE TURN INDICATORS
$100

 
AERODYNAMIC KIT
$1,250

 
ALL-SEASON TIRES
$0

 
ANTHRACITE HEADLINER
$250

 
COLOR LINE DARK GREY
$250

 
COLOR LINE CREAM WHITE
$250

 
COLOR LINE MELLOW YELLOW
$250

 
COLOR LINE ROOSTER RED
$250

 
COLOR LINE PACIFIC BLUE
$250

 
GOTHAM GREY INTERIOR COLOR
$0

 
FLUID SILVER INTERIOR TRIM
$250

 
PIANO BLACK INTERIOR TRIM
$250

 
ENGLISH OAK INTERIOR TRIM
$250

 
BRUSHED ALLOY INTERIOR TRIM
$250

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