Mini Info

Mini Ownership is very personal and many owners personalise their cars and some even give them a name. We understand the Mini buyer and the importance of buying the right car, here we explain the models, options available and the jargon used.

Searching for your Mini (especially for the very first time) can be very confusing, the various models, options, engines and year of manufacture offer buyers a plethora of choice even before they begin. Mini's can also vary hugely in price, this is simply down to model, specification and mainly the options fitted. Below is a little guidance to help you on your way in search of your new Mini;

Mini Models :

R50 – 2001 to 2006 Mini One & Cooper

R52 – 2004 to 2008 Mini Convertible

R53 – 2002 to 2006 Mini Cooper S

R55 – 2008 on; Mini Clubman / Clubman S

R56 – 2007 on; Mini One / Cooper / Cooper S

R57 – 2009 on; Mini Convertible

R58 – 2011 on; Mini Coupe

R59 – 2011 on; Mini Roadster

R60 – 2011 on; Mini Countryman

R61 – 2013 on; Paceman

F55 – 2014 on; Mini 5 Door

F56 – 2014 on; Mini 3 Door

F54 – 2015 on; Mini Clubman 6 doors

F57 – 2015 on; Mini Convertible

Mini Pack's

SALT PACK

(Mini One) – Velour Floormats, Storage compartment pack, Front fog lights, Silver interior trim ( option), Passenger seat height adjustment, Interior lights pack, Onboard computer & Rev Counter.

PEPPER PACK

(Mini One, Cooper, and Cooper D) – In addition to the Salt pack – Heated mirrors & washer jets, Chrome line exterior, Leather steering wheel, Bluetooth (late R56 models only), 15″ Alloy wheels

CHILLI PACK

(Mini Cooper, Cooper S, & Cooper D) – In addition to the Pepper pack – 16″ Alloy wheels (17″ on Cooper S), Sports suspension, Roof Spoiler, Sports Half Leather Seats,

Bluetooth with USB & Auto Air con Fitted on late R56 models only.

R53 gets 17" Alloy wheels

VISIBILITY PACK

Auto lights, Heated Door Mirrors & Quick clearing windscreen

SERVICING PACKS (2001 - 2017)
TLC Pack - A service pack for 5 years (or 50,000 miles) includes 2 x Oil Changes and 1 x Brake Fluid Change.

TLC EXT - A service pack for 8 years (TLC Pack extended) or 80,000 miles includes 1 x oil change and 1 x brake fluid change on top of the standard TLC pack.

MINI SERVICE INCLUSIVE - (From 1st January 2017) A service pack for 3 years (36,000 miles) includes Oil, Filters and spark plugs as required.

You can check Your Mini Service requirements here:

https://www.mini-service.co.uk/

JOHN COOPER WORKS

2002 - Cooper S R52 and R53 (MK1)
The first JCW Tuning Kit to be made available for the Cooper S this was an upgrade for the Cooper S, producing a total of 200 bhp (150 kW). Released in 2002, the kit consisted of the following components;
* Uprated cylinder head, gas-flowed and ported
* 11% Reduction of the supercharger pulley size, making the same supercharger spin faster for a particular engine speed
* 1-step colder, Colder Temperature Range spark plugs
* Uprated exhaust system (maintaining the same header and catalytic converter)
* Remapped ECU
* Decorative badges, individually numbered engine plate and certificate signed by Mike Cooper

At the time, this kit could not be factory-ordered, but had to be retrofitted at a Mini dealer, but from late 2005 the Cooper S could be ordered with the upgrade straight from factory. In 2005, an additional upgrade was launched that increased power further to 210 bhp (160 kW), with the following components:

* Uprated injectors (380cc/min instead of 330 cc/min)
* Remapped ECU for the injectors
* Uprated air intake system and air filter
A "JCW Sound Kit" was also made available consisting of the cat-back exhaust and the air filter, giving a sportier exhaust note and a extra 3 bhp (2.2 kW) power

Mini John Cooper Works GP
The last Mk I variant to be produced using the supercharged Tritec engine was the Mini Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit, a light-weight, quasi-race-prepped John Cooper Works model. It was offered as a limited-production run of 2000 cars during the 2006 model year, with 459 were sold. The GP has more bolstered Recaro front seats but had no rear seats, which along with reduced sound-deadening, removal of the rear wash-wipe system, optional air-conditioning and radio, and other weight-reduction steps, resulted in a weight saving of around 40 kg (88 lb) compared to a Cooper S. Mechanically, it has a less restrictive intercooler, recalibrated engine management, high-volume injector nozzles, and a freer-flowing exhaust system. Extra cooling capabilities let the supercharged engine run longer on cooler temperatures for better track performance, rated at 218 PS (215 bhp; 160 kW) @ 7100 rpm and 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) @ 4600 rpm of torque. Low Mileage Low Owner models of these cars are becoming very collectable.

2007 - Cooper S R55, R56 and R57
In 2007, Mini released the JCW tuning kit for the new "R56" car. This new car now being turbocharged as opposed to supercharged, the kit itself is very different from that of the previous Cooper S. Starting with an uprated induction system, exhaust and ECU remap, this kit raises power 17 bhp (13 kW) to 192 bhp (143 kW). The torque figure climbs 10 Nm to 250 Nm (270 Nm with overboost). Acceleration from 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) is now 6.8 seconds, and a top speed of 232 km/h (144 mph) quoted. This kit is commonly referred to as the "Stage 1 Kit", although this has never been officially employed by JCW or by BMW.

In 2011, the JCW tuning kit was updated for the Cooper S LCI (135 kW). The kit consists of an uprated exhaust (cat-back), intake system, exhaust manifold and an ECU remap. The tuning kit includes a small plaque with a unique serial number mounted on the engine, as well as front and rear JCW emblems. The power is increased 12 kW from the standard 135 kW to 147 kW.

2008 - Factory John Cooper Works R56
The JCW family had arrived - the Mini John Cooper Works. This is in fact not another power kit, but a whole new version of the R56 Mini Hatch, model code MF91 (MM91 in the Clubman version). This new version comes with major differences from the factory, compared to the 192 bhp (143 kW) power kit that can was supplied through the dealer network:
* Maximum power of 155 kW (208 bhp) at 6000 rpm, and 260 Nm of torque (280 with over-boost). This is achieved by means of a new, uprated turbocharger, larger-bore exhaust and a sportier ECU map. 0–100 km/h time is down to 6.3 seconds (6.6 in the case of the Clubman).
* Electronic limited slip differential (EDLC - Electronic Differential Lock Control).
* DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) The John Cooper Works was the first variant of the Mini to come with DTC. The main difference between DTC and the existent DSC is the ability to "remap" the parameters for the traction and stability control systems, to allow a sportier drive while still employing these systems at the last minute, without fully deactivating them.
* Brembo 4 pot calliper JCW brakes, consisting of: four-piston aluminium fixed front brake callipers finished in red with John Cooper Works logo, red painted single piston rear calipers, perforated and grooved ventilated front brake discs (316x22mm or 12.44x0.87in), rear brake discs (280x10mm or 11x0.39in)

Mini John Cooper Works World Championship 50 (2009)
This is a limited-edition (originally planned to be 250 units, then subsequently increased to 500) of the John Cooper Works Hardtop. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the victories by Cooper driver Jack Brabham in the 1959 World Championship of Drivers and by Cooper in the 1959 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.

The production vehicle was inspired by John Cooper's son, Mike. It includes the John Cooper Works aerodynamics package; John Cooper Works Cross Spoke Challenge light-alloy wheels in Jet Black; specific body paint colours (Connaught Green body with Pepper White roof and bonnet stripes), carbon fibre bonnet scoop, rear diffuser, exterior mirror caps and tailgate handle; and specific interior colour scheme (Carbon Black interior with red knee-rolls, armrests and red stitching on the floor mats, gearshift & handbrake gaiters). The John Cooper signature was provided by "John" Michael Cooper.

Mini John Cooper Works World Championship 50 (2009)
This is a limited-edition (originally planned to be 250 units, then subsequently increased to 500) of the John Cooper Works Hardtop. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the victories by Cooper driver Jack Brabham in the 1959 World Championship of Drivers and by Cooper in the 1959 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.

The production vehicle was inspired by John Cooper's son, Mike. It includes the John Cooper Works aerodynamics package; John Cooper Works Cross Spoke Challenge light-alloy wheels in Jet Black; specific body paint colours (Connaught Green body with Pepper White roof and bonnet stripes), carbon fibre bonnet scoop, rear diffuser, exterior mirror caps and tailgate handle; and specific interior colour scheme (Carbon Black interior with red knee-rolls, armrests and red stitching on the floor mats, gearshift & handbrake gaiters). The John Cooper signature was provided by "John" Michael Cooper.

2009 - Mini John Cooper Works World Championship 5
This is a limited-edition (originally planned 250 units, then subsequently increased to 500) of the John Cooper Works Hardtop. The production vehicle was inspired by John Cooper's son, Mike. It includes the John Cooper Works aerodynamics package; John Cooper Works Cross Spoke Challenge light-alloy wheels in Jet Black; specific body paint colours (Connaught Green body with Pepper White roof and bonnet stripes), carbon fibre bonnet scoop, rear diffuser, exterior mirror caps and tailgate handle; and specific interior colour scheme (Carbon Black interior with red knee-rolls, armrests and red stitching on the floor mats, gearshift & handbrake gaiters). The John Cooper signature was provided by "John" Michael Cooper.

2013 Factory John Cooper Works GP2
GP2, the 2013 John Cooper Works GP is a limited-edition, track-oriented version of the regular John Cooper Works hatchback based loosely on the JCW Challenge race car. Production was limited to 2000 units worldwide. The GP2 boasts a 218-hp turbo-charged 1.6 L direct-injected four cylinder engine, giving it a 0–60 mph time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph. The engine is essentially identical to the N18 used in other 2013 John Cooper Works models, with a slight increase in compression accounting for the modest power gain. In keeping with its uncompromising roots, a 6-speed manual gearbox was the only transmission offered. The GP2 also features exclusive 17” wheels, high-performance tires designed in a special partnership with Kumho, adjustable coil over suspension with revised geometry unique to the GP, 6-piston Brembo® front calipers, a full valance tray and functional rear diffuser, a hatch-mounted Carbon Fibre spoiler with red mirror caps, brake ducts, signature badging, a pair of special-edition RECARO sport seats, and deletion of the rear seats to save weight. The stability control features an additional "GP mode" exclusive to this model which permits a greater degree of wheel-slip while retaining function of the brake-based electronic limited slip differential.

2015 Factory John Cooper Works
This is the most powerful production car Mini has ever made. The John Cooper Works model has been pushed to 228bhp and 236lb ft– slinging it to 62mph in 6.3 seconds. A new electronic front diff sending torque where it will be most useful. The JCW’s suspension has been revised too, as have its brakes, and the exhaust has been returned to make a funkier noise. It bodes an impressive 0-60mph of 6.3, New Engine: 4 cyls, 1998cc, turbo, petrol, Power: 228bhp at 5200-6000rpm, Torque: 236lb ft at 1250-4800rpm, Gearbox: 6-spd manual or Auto, Kerb weight: 1280kg, Top speed:153mph