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What is Better BMW 8-Series or MINI Convertible?

Comparing BMW 8-Series with MINI Convertible may help drivers make decision which car is worth buying. The comparison came up with 15 factors to go for BMW 8-Series - it's winning MINI Convertible, according to such specs. Nevertheless, MINI Convertible offers 5 important pluses that make it great buy instead of BMW 8-Series. We found vital features of BMW 8-Series and MINI Convertible which were used while comparing. So our experts propose everyone compare two cars and decide which model you'd like to buy. Nevertheless MINI doesn't fall behind and offers its edge developments in Convertible.

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BMW 8-Series MINI Convertible

15 reasons to buy BMW 8-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

286 bhp vs 90 bhp

210 kw. vs 66 kw.

69% or 196 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 420 nM vs 140 nM 67% or 280 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7 sec. vs 11.8 sec. 4.8 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 109 mph 46 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.11 mpg vs 40.41 mpg 91% or 19.3 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 29.69 mpg vs 52.33 mpg 76% or 22.64 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.1 mpg vs 28.82 mpg 104% or 14.72 mpg
Emissions
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 90 liters vs 50 liters 44% or 40 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2240 kg vs 1565 kg 30% or 675 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 420 kg vs 400 kg 5% or 20 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 500 kg 33% or 250 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 650 kg 59% or 950 kg
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 4 1

5 reasons to buy MINI Convertible

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 104 g/mile vs 198 g/mile 90% or 94 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Less CO emissions 0 g/mile vs 1 g/mile 0% or 1 g/mile
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 1165 kg vs 1895 kg 63% or 730 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons BMW 8-Series vs. MINI Convertible

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5700 RPM vs 5500 RPM 4% or 200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 4398 cm3 vs 1598 cm3 64% or 2800 cm3 more
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4780 mm vs 3635 mm 24% or 1145 mm shorter
Width 1885 mm vs 1688 mm 10% or 197 mm wider
Height 1340 mm vs 1415 mm 5% or 75 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2684 mm vs 2467 mm 8% or 217 mm more
Front tires size 235/45R17 vs 175/65 R15
Rear tires size 265/40R17 vs 175/65 R15
Type of wheels F8JX17 R9JX17 alloy wheels vs 15" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)