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This is our Touring Exhaust from Borla, offers nice deeper tone without too much volume.  |  Our Sport Exhaust is for you if you don't have noise concerns and want the maximum performance.  

Borla Touring Cat Back Exhaust | Gen 1 MINI Cooper S Convertible R52 and Hardtop R53 (2004-2006)

Borla Touring Cat Back Exhaust | Gen 1 MINI Cooper S Convertible R52 and Hardtop R53 (2004-2006)

Borla Touring Cat Back Exhaust | Gen 1 MINI Cooper S Convertible R52 and Hardtop R53 (2004-2006)

Borla Touring Cat Back Exhaust | Gen 1 MINI Cooper S Convertible R52 and Hardtop R53 (2004-2006)

Borla Touring Cat Back Exhaust | Gen 1 MINI Cooper S Convertible R52 and Hardtop R53 (2004-2006)

Borla Touring Cat Back Exhaust | Gen 1 MINI Cooper S Convertible R52 and Hardtop R53 (2004-2006)

Borla Touring Cat Back Exhaust | Gen 1 MINI Cooper S Convertible R52 and Hardtop R53 (2004-2006)
Selected: Touring Mid January 2004 & later
Part No: NME1018
Specially Priced. Discounts Do Not Apply.
Fits the following:
MINI (2002-Current)
Built with aircraft-quality T-304 stainless steel and dual 3" chrome tips, Borla Cooper S Cat Back system is a great upgrade from the factory unit. Simple slip-fit design for ease of installation. Borla quality with low noise level and good tone. Best of all, BORLA stands behind every system with a Million-Mile Warranty. Just what you'd expect from the world's most experienced (and most winning) exhaust brand.


2004-2006 R53 MINI Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper S Convertible

NOTE:  The exhaust system varies depending on the production dates:

  • 2002-12/2003 models have two exhaust hangers on each muffler that point front to back.
  • 01/2004 and later models have the outside hanger points front to back and the inside hanger points side to side for each muffler.

Select accordingly.

It seems logical that the age-old axiom "great things come in small packages" was imported to America from Europe. Few vehicles have ever lived up to that byline better than the BMW Mini Cooper. This incredible vehicle is both nimble and powerful, and the supercharged 163-HP engine almost demands a new BORLA® stainless steel Cat-Back™ exhaust system. The unique posture of this race-bred European saloon touring car is well documented, and complimenting BMW engineering and high output engine with the free breathing mandrel-bent genuine BORLA® Cat-Back™ system with BORLA® custom-tuned performance muffler gives this little parcel of dynamite some real attitude.

All BORLA® exhaust components are tuned for maximum output from any other aftermarket performance upgrade.

BORLA® features aircraft quality high quality austenitic stainless steel (superior to 409 or aluminized), mandrel bent tubing with race-bred straight-through mufflers, unduplicated great BORLA® sound of power, backed by an unsurpassed written Million-Mile Warranty. Genuine BORLA®, see it, hear it, feel it... then you too will know why Winner’s Choose BORLA®!

For 2002-12/2003 R53 Cooper S Hatchback, see NME1020.

This is a direct 'bolt-on' system that comes with a 'Million Mile Warranty' from the manufacturer. Our most popular Exhaust system for those that don't want an obnoxious exhaust. Slightly more volume with a deeper tone - a nice sporting sound!

Oversize shipping charges apply.

NOTE: Depending on supply, delivery can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks. Call Mini Mania for approximate delivery time.

For help finding the correct Exhaust System for your MINI, take a look at our Mini Cooper Cat Back Exhaust Application Guide.

HI, I have a 2005 R52 S. I just want to make sure the Borla exhaust comes with all the necessary parts for installation. I am having a mechanic install it, and i didnt want them to say they are missing parts.
You came to the right place.  The NME1018 Borla kit is a complete kit - no additional parts necessary for installation. (unless the shop discovers something unrelated needing replacement during installation).

The gasket at the flange is metal so you should be able to re-use it.

Hope this helps
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BORLA PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIES, INC. warrants its products to the original purchaser of record and for the original vehicle on which the product was installed, against defects in materials and workmanship for one million miles. BORLA's sole obligation under this warranty shall be limited to repair or replacement at BORLA's option, provided, however, this warranty shall apply only if BORLA's examination of the returned product discloses a manufacturing defect. Note all attachment to universal mufflers must be made at the nipples; there should be no welding to the shell or end caps.