Mini Cooper Lightweight Performance Wheels

Some of the original MINI 17 inch wheels weigh over 25lbs each!  Take a look at these light weight wheels to reduce unsprung weight and improve performance!

See our Mini Cooper Performance Parts, an Upgrade Guide for your Mini for other upgrade options.

Although all of these wheels are checked for fitment by the suppliers, ALWAYS match specifications on the wheel with packaging label, and physically check-fit the wheel on the vehicle BEFORE mounting the tire.

Items to check:

  • Center/Hub bore diameter
  • Brake clearance - caliper to wheel
  • PCD or bolt pattern
  • Offset or ET


Most of these wheels have color or finish options - click on the part number to see the options. Center Caps are NOT included with these wheels, but available separately.

GEN1 4-lug Fits:
Hatchback (R50) 2002-2006 (non-S)
Convertible (R52) 2005-2008
Hatchback (R53) 2002-2006 (Cooper S)

Clubman (R55) 2008-2014

GEN2 4-lug Fits:
Hatchback (R56) 2007-2013
Convertible (R57) 2009-2015
Coupe (R58) 2012-2015
Roadster (R59) 2012-2015
Countryman (R60) 2011-2016
Paceman (R61) 2013-2016

Countryman (R60) 2011-2016  (see 5-lug below)
Paceman (R61) 2013-2016 (see 5-lug below)

GEN3 (F55, F56, F57, F54, F60) - 5-LUG WHEELS  Fits:
Hardtop 4-Door (F55) 2015 to present
Hardtop (F56) 2014 to present
Clubman (F54) 2016 to 2020
Convertible (F57) 2016 to present
Countryman (F60) 2017 to present

GEN3 JCW models (F56, F57, F54, F60) - 5-LUG WHEELS  Fits:

Hardtop (F56) 2014 to present
Clubman (F54) 2016 to 2020
Convertible (F57) 2016 to present
Countryman (F60) 2017 to present



The "unsprung" weight includes wheels and tires, brake assemblies, the rear axle assembly, and other structural members not supported by the springs.  Reducing unsprung weight is the key to improving handling.

The lower the unsprung weight, the less work the shocks and springs have to do to keep the tires in contact with the road over bumpy surfaces. Lot of problems, if not all of them is caused by inertia. Bigger weight means higher inertia. Higher inertia means more workload for shocks and springs to keep tires on the ground. If unsprung components have a high mass they are harder to accelerate/decelerate and thus it is more difficult for the suspension to maintain a consistent tire load.

An easy way to reduce unsprung weight and improve traction in normal cars is to replace stock wheels and tires with lightweight wheels
. Note that as the wheel diameter or width increases, the weight of the overall wheel and tire package increases, thereby increasing unsprung weight.  Keep in mind the stock runflat tires are VERY heavy too, not to mention the poor ride quality!


The early 2002-2006 models used M12x1.5 lug bolts.  In July of 2006, they switched to M14x1.25 lug bolts.  The significance of this change is the wheels for the early 2002-2006 MINIs may not fit the later 2007+ models due to smaller bolt hole diameter. (The later wheels will fit the early models fine, provided the bolt patterns and hub size are the same.)