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Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch R56 R57 2007-2010 Cooper w/o Rear Fog

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch R56 R57 2007-2010 Cooper w/o Rear Fog

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch R56 R57 2007-2010 Cooper w/o Rear Fog

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch R56 R57 2007-2010 Cooper w/o Rear Fog

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch R56 R57 2007-2010 Cooper w/o Rear Fog

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch R56 R57 2007-2010 Cooper w/o Rear Fog

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch R56 R57 2007-2010 Cooper w/o Rear Fog
Designed specifically for MINI Cooper (non-S), use your hidden trailer receiver hitch to tow, haul cargo, bikes. For models WITHOUT Rear Fog Light. If your 07-10 MINI Cooper (non-S) has the Rear Fog Light, it will need to be removed in order to install this hitch.

Fits the following Cooper (non-S) models WITHOUT the rear fog light:

2007-2010 R56 MINI Cooper (non-S) Hatchback
2009-2010 R57 MINI Cooper (non-S) Convertible

Select Model.

Sorry, not compatible if your Cooper has the Rear Fog Light.

If you plan to tow a small trailer, click here for a custom wiring harness.

If you need a matching Draw Bar with a 1-7/8" ball, click here.

See our Mini Cooper Hitch Application Guide to find the right hitch for other models.

If you need a Bike Rack to fit your new 1-1/4" Hitch, see the Mini Cooper Bike Rack Yakima 1-1/4" Hitch Mount.

These trailer receiver hitches have all been certified by Test Link Services, Inc. using SAE J684 Department of Transportation testing standards to meet a tongue weight rating of 150 lbs and a maximum tow rating of 1500 lbs. Many states require the use of a SAE J684 certified hitch for hauling and towing. These trailer receiver hitches are the only commercially available certified trailer hitch for the Mini Cooper S with a 150 lb tongue weight and 1500 lb towing weight! Get the strongest hitch here!

This hitch uses the black bumper insert opening for access.

The average installation time for this hitch is 1.5 to 2 hours. Add another 1 to 1.5 hours for the wiring kit.

These products are drop-shipped directly from the manufacturer. Product usually ships in 1-2 weeks. Delivery times may vary depending on inventory.

* Retains functionality of backup light/ rear fog light when the receiver hitch is not in use (except 2007 Mini Cooper (non S)
* 1 1/4" class I receiver
* Powder coated black to resist rust
* 150 lb maximum tongue weight
* 1500 lb maximum towing capacity
* Installs with ordinary hand tools

The Hitch is a heavy duty Steel assembly that mounts behind the plastic part of the MINI bumper and uses factory hardware and mounting location for a seamless and integrated look that is safe and secure and offers MINI owners the flexibility to haul, tow, attach or carry stuff they otherwise would never be able to. The hitch mounts between the large bumper support beam and the chassis.

Accessing the hitch to insert the hitch lock pin requires reaching behind the plastic part of the bumper and above the exhaust tips. Confirm the exhaust tips have cooled off first. The first few times it will be a bit challenging to work 'blind' but it will get easier. Accessing the hitch pin will only be required if a accessory or drawbar is added or removed.

Once installed, the hitch can be used to attach just about any off-the-shelf trailer, bike rack or luggage trays that have a 1-1/4" size connection. The vast majority of MINI drivers will use our hitch in conjunction with an aftermarket bike rack attachment (like Thule, Yakima, etc.). A 1-1/4" hitch connection is required and the post needs to be long enough to clear the bumper.

I am interested in purchasing this hitch for my 2010 mini cooperS. The Picture you have that displays the hitch has the exhaust pipes off to the side. My exhaust pipes come out the back. I am wanting to check and make sure this hitch will work and no other modification will need to be made other than cutting a hole to accommodate the receiver.
Here is the link to the correct hitch for your 2010 R56 Cooper S. 

The receiver will be located above the twin exhaust tips.

Here is the link to the installation instructions.

Mini Mania Tech Team

The MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories Experts

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