In order to improve the performance and dependability of your MINI, it’s highly recommended that you use the three OEM engine oils recommended by MINI. These include the following three options:
- High-Performance SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for ALL R-Type MINIs produced from 2022 to 2016
- MINI High-Performance SAE 0W-30 engine oil is recommended for MINI Cooper S models with turbocharged engines produced starting in 2007
- MINI High-Performance SAE 0W-20 engine oil is recommended for three-cylinder MINI Cooper F-Type cars made starting in 2014.
You can make sure that your MINI Cooper runs at its peak performance for many years to come by using the right OEM engine oil and according to the suggested oil change intervals.
OEM Engine Oil
For your MINI Cooper to perform at its best, it is vital to use the correct OEM engine oil. These engine oils have been rigorously tested to ensure that they perform at the highest level and are precisely tailored to MINI's engine requirements. When using non-OEM engine oils, performance may deteriorate, engine wear may increase, and fuel efficiency may suffer. You can keep your MINI Cooper running at optimal performance for many years to come by using the proper OEM engine oil and following the recommended oil change intervals.
So, What Engine Oil Does MINI Recommend?
For your MINI Cooper to operate at its peak, it is critical to use the proper OEM engine oil. These engine oils have undergone extensive testing to ensure that they function at the highest level and are specifically prepared to fit MINI's engine needs. It is possible for performance to suffer, engine wear to rise, and fuel economy to decline when using non-OEM engine oils.
All of the OEM Recommended Engine Oils listed here are fully-synthetic oils that enhances the performance and protection of your MINI engines. Additionally, they are designed to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.
Here are the three OEM engine oils that are suggested by MINI:
- MINI recommends ALL R-Type MINIs produced from 2022 to 2016 can use a high-performance fully-synthetic engine oil with a viscosity rating of SAE 5W-30 meeting the ACEA A3/B3 specification.
- For turbocharged MINI Cooper S models made after 2007, MINI recommends using fully synthetic engine oil with a viscosity grade of 0W-30 or 5W-30 that meets the BMW Longlife-01 specification . These vehicles' turbocharged engines generate higher temperatures and pressures, putting additional strain on the engine oil. Using a fully synthetic engine oil with the correct viscosity grade and standard guarantees that the oil can resist these increased loads while still providing the engine with the essential protection and performance. To guarantee best engine performance and lifetime, it is critical to follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
- For the MINI Cooper F-Type models with a three-cylinder engine manufactured from 2014 onwards MINI recommends a High-Performance SAE 0W-20 engine oil that provides superior protection and performance for three-cylinder engines and meets the BMW Longlife-01 FE or BMW Longlife-01 specification.
What About Engine Oils for My Specific MINI?
Here are the different OEM engine oils recommended by MINI for each MINI Cooper model type:
- MINI High-Performance SAE 5W-30 engine oil for MINI Cooper models manufactured from 2002 onwards, including:
- R50 - 2002-2006 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door
- R52 - 2005-2008 Mini Cooper Convertible>
- R53 - 2002-2006 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 2-Door
- R55 - 2008-2014 Mini Cooper Clubman
- R56 - 2007-2013 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door and 2008-2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door
- R57 - 2009-2015 Mini Cooper Convertible
- R58 - 2012-2015 Mini Cooper Coupe
- R59 - 2012-2015 Mini Cooper Roadster
- R60 - 2011-2016 Mini Cooper Countryman
- R61 - 2013-2016 Mini Cooper Paceman
- MINI High-Performance SAE 0W-30 or SAE 5W-30 engine oil for MINI Cooper S models made from 2007 onwards, including:
- R56 - 2007-2013 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 2-Door and 2008-2014 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
- R57 - 2009-2015 Mini Cooper S Convertible
- R58 - 2012-2015 Mini Cooper S Coupe
- R59 - 2012-2015 Mini Cooper S Roadster
- R60 - 2011-2016 Mini Cooper S Countryman
- R61 - 2013-2016 Mini Cooper S Paceman
- MINI High-Performance SAE 0W-20 engine oil for F-Series MINI Cooper models with a three-cylinder engine including:
- F54 - 2016-present Mini Cooper S Clubman ALL4
- F55 - 2015-present Mini Cooper S Clubman
- F56 - 2014-present Mini Cooper S Hardtop 2-Door and 2015-present Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
- F57 - 2016-present Mini Cooper S Convertible
- F60 - 2017-present Mini Cooper S Countryman and 2019-present Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4
These OEM MINI recommended engine oils are all fully synthetic oils that provides superior protection and performance for three-cylinder engines. It is also designed to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
Using non-OEM engine oil can have adverse effects on your MINI Cooper's performance, reliability, and fuel economy. Non-OEM engine oils may not meet the specific requirements of your MINI Cooper's engine, leading to increased engine wear and reduced performance.
It is crucial to follow the recommended oil change intervals for your MINI Cooper to maintain optimal engine performance and longevity. Regular oil changes can help prevent engine damage and extend the lifespan of your car.