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2008 MINI Cooper S Towing Capacity

How Much Does a 2008 MINI Cooper S pull with 2 trims?

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2008 MINI Cooper S Trims

Base 2dr Hatchback

Maximum Towing Capacity - 1430 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that MINI Cooper S is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 3483 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight MINI Cooper S is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 2634 lb

This is how much MINI Cooper S weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 849 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 172 hp

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 177 Lb-Ft

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.65

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - no data

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - no data

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 97.1

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 1984 lb

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your MINI Cooper S.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 1664 lb

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your MINI Cooper S.

Base 2dr Convertible

What is a 2008 MINI Cooper S maximum towing capacity?

When planning fascinating excursions outside, you will need to bear in mind the 2008 MINI Cooper S towing capacity, that is the important feature for such venture. The towing capacity is actually a the vehicle's optimum amount of weight that it can safely pull. This data can often be discovered on a sticker positioned within the driver's front door close to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) will be the highest operating weight (that includes freight and passengers) and must not be violated. Typically, the weight of the trailer being towed is advised to be 10-15 per cent of the GVWR.

Down the page, we offer the details about the towing capacity of the 2008 MINI Cooper S with all trims and generations. Take note the maximum towing weight can vary depending on the braking system of what is being pulled. If a trailer is equipped with its own brakes then it is "braked capacity". Otherwise, it is unbraked capacity. When choosing the future trailer, you need to understand that its weight and ranking is coming from the trailer's making company plus all of the added payload you might take in it must never surpass the 2008 MINI Cooper S towing capacity. Violating this crucial principle will affect your ability to control and stop just in time and may in the end lead to long-lasting harm to your automobile or even trigger crashes on the roads.


Drivers must not exceed the MINI Cooper S towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.