Follow this Guide to Find What R-Model / F-Model MINI Cooper You Drive

Please identify your MINI then use the Car Selection Tool above to shop your MINI. Then proceed your search for parts and accessories. 

"What Kind of MINI Cooper do I drive?"

It's very common that a lot of MINI Owners don't know the technical designation of the MINI Cooper they drive.  Some refer to their MINI using their R or F-type, some by the model.  And if you're one of those divers who aren't sure of what you drive,  here's a handy guide to learning more about your MINI. (Skip to the Models Guide)

MINI Coopers Are Broken Down Into Generations (Gens)

BMW MINI made three significant styling and engine changes or updates since they first launch the new MINI Cooper in 2002.  These updates are rolled out into three Generations:   

Gen1 MINI: 2002-2008  | Gen2 MINI: 2007-2016 | Gen3 MINI: 2014+

To learn more about your Gen1 MINI - Click Here.
To learn more about your Gen2 MINI - Click Here.
To learn more about your Gen3 MINI - Click Here.


What about the MINI Model Types?

In developing the generational changes, they updated the designs of the MINI Cooper, and just like BMW, they gave each new model different letters and/or digits that categorize and refer to the vehicle's chassis and body style.

MINI uses letter codes for chassis designations. They used “R” for their GEN1 and GEN2 Models, then changed to “F” for the GEN3.  They also added a 2 digit identifier for each chassis type..

So, the 
R-type MINI Coopers designators are:  R50, R52, R53, R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61

F-type MINI Coopers designator are:  F54, F55, F56, F57, F60

But that's only the R and F identifications.  What about the Model Names (Body Styles)?

What are The MINI Cooper Body Style Names?

Hardtop/Hatchback: R50, R53, R56, F55, F56
Convertible: R52, R57, F57
Clubman: R55, F54
Coupe: R58
Roadster: R59
Countryman: R60, F60
Paceman: R61

So, that's it in a nutshell.  If you're not sure about which car you drive or would like to more specific information, search below.

And if you're still unsure on what parts fit your MINI give our expert specialists a call at 1-800-946-2642, ask us a question HERE or email us at [email protected]. And be sure to include the 17-digit VIN Number.  We will get back to you shortly with an answer to your fitment question.

P.S. - Ever wondered what the difference is between a MINI Cooper base model and a Cooper S?  Check out our  What's the difference between the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Article.  

 


Generation 2 Models


Generation 3 Models







Routine service and maintenance schedules:

Mini Cooper Service and Maintenance Schedules for 1st Generation Minis
Mini Cooper Service and Maintenance Schedules for 2nd Generation Minis
Mini Cooper Service and Maintenance Schedules for 3nd Generation Minis

For a guide to performance parts, see:
Mini Cooper Performance Parts - An Upgrade Guide for your Mini


Maintenance parts Application Guides:

Mini Cooper Air Filter & Oil Filter Application Guide
Mini Cooper Wiper Blade Application Guide
Mini Cooper Brake Pads OEM Application Guide
Mini Cooper Brake Rotor OEM Application Guide
Mini Cooper Spark Plug Application Guide
Mini Cooper Ignition Maintenance and Upgrade Kit Application Guide
Mini Cooper Clutch Replacement Application Guide


Performance Parts Application Guides:

Mini Cooper Big Brake Kit BBK Application Guide
Mini Cooper Brake Rotor Upgrade Application Guide
Mini Cooper EBC Brake Pad Application Guide
Mini Cooper Cold Air Intake Application Guide
MINI Cooper Cat Back Exhaust Application Guide
Mini Cooper Turbo Application Guide
Mini Cooper Rear Sway Bar Application Guide
Mini Cooper Adjustable Rear Control Arms Application Guide
Mini Cooper Shocks & Struts Application Guide
Mini Cooper Wheels Application Guide
Mini Cooper Performance Upgrade Kits Gen3 F55 F56 F54 F57

 



BODY STYLE  DOORS 
REAR SEATS GENERATION MODEL YEARS MODEL DESIGNATION
HARDTOP / HATCHBACK   2-Door  Hatch  Front & Rear  1st Generation  2002-2006  R50 for the Mini Cooper  (Set Your Car and Shop for a R50.)
 R53 for the Mini Cooper S (Set Your Car and Shop for a R53 .)
 2nd Generation  2007-2013  R56 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S (Set Your Car and Shop for a R56.)
 3rd Generation  2014-2020  F56 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S (Set Your Car and Shop Shop for a F56.)
 4-Door  Hatch    Front & Rear   3rd Generation  2015-2022  F55 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  (Set Your Car and Shop for a F55.)
 
CONVERTIBLE   2-Door  Trunk  Front & Rear  1st Generation  2005-2008  R52 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  (Set Your Car and Shop for a R52)
 2nd Generation  2009-2015  R57 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  (Set Your Car and Shop for a R57.)
 3rd Generation  2016-2022  F57 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S (Set Your Car and Shop for a F57.)
 
CLUBMAN   3-Door  Split Doors  Front & Rear  2nd Generation  2008-2014  R55 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S (Set Your Car and Shop for a R55.)
 4-Door  3rd Generation  2016-2022  F54 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  (Set Your Car and Shop for a F54.)
 
COUPE  2-Door  Trunk  Front only  2nd Generation  2012-2015  R58 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  (Set Your Car and Shop for a R58.)
ROADSTER  2-Door  Trunk  Front only  2nd Generation  2012-2015  R59 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  (Set Your Car and Shop for a R59.)
 
COUNTRYMAN  4-Door  Hatch  Front & Rear  2nd Generation  2011-2016  R60 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S and ALL4 (Set Your Car and Shop for a R60.)
 3rd Generation  2017-2022  F60 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S and ALL4
PACEMAN  2-Door  Hatch  Front & Rear  2nd Generation  2013-2016  R61 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S and ALL4  (Set Your Car and Shop for a R61.)


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