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2006 Mini Cooper S Sub-Compact Car and Convertible

Car Review of the 2006 Mini Cooper S Compact Car and Convertible


Base MSRP Range: $20,900 - $25,400

Base Invoice Range: $18,892 - $22,942

MSRP As Tested: $28,850

Versions: Cooper, Cooper S

Vehicle Category: Compact Car and Convertible

Engine Location: Front Engine

Drive Wheels: Front-Wheel Drive.

Optional Engine as Tested: Supercharged , 1.6-liter, Overhead Cam, 16-valves, I-4, 168- horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 155 lb-ft torque at 4,000 rpm.

Transmission As Tested: Cooper 6-speed Automatic, Cooper S > Cooper 6-speed Manual.

Fuel Economy (city/hwy): Automatic 27/35, Manual 26/33.

Standard Safety Features: Dual front airbags, Front side airbags, Side head-protection airbags (hatchback), ">Antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, Rear-obstacle-detection system (convertible), Tire-pressure monitor, Roll bars (convertible).

Competition: Acura RSX, Scion tC, Volkswagen Beetle, PT Crusier.

Review to follow.

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  • Overall: 7

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Where Built: England

Major Options: Premium Package, Sport Package, Sport Package, Checkmate Package, Convenience Package, JCW Tuning Kit, Cold Weather Package.

Continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), 6-speed automatic transmission w/manual-shift capability, Limited-slip differential, Antiskid system, Rear-obstacle-detection system, Navigation system, Trip computer, Harman/Kardon sound system, Power sunroof, Automatic climate control, Cruise control, Sport seats, Cloth/leather upholstery, Heated front seats, Xenon headlights w/washers, Front fog lights, Rear fog light, Sport suspension, White-painted alloy wheels, Web-spoke alloy wheels.

Seating: 4

Number of Rows: 2

Length in Inches: 142.8 – 143.1

Warranties: 4 years/50,000 miles Bumper to Bumper, 12 years/unlimited miles Corrosion Protection, 3 years/36,000 miles Free Scheduled Maintenance, 4 years/50,000 miles Mini Roadside Assistance.

Weight in Pounds: 2524 – 2700 lbs.

Cargo Capacity in Pounds: Not Available.

Gross Maximum Vehicle Weight in Pounds: Not Available.

Towing Capacity in Pounds: Not Available.

Gas Tank Capacity in Gallons: 13.2

Destination Charge: $550