MINI COOPER COLD AIR INTAKE APPLICATION GUIDE

The Cold Air Intake upgrade is one of the most common and simplest performance upgrades you can do to your Mini Cooper and Cooper S.  Whether it is a simple filter replacement or a complete Intake Kit, these products are 'bolt-on' solutions with no permanent modifications to the Mini and completely reversible to stock form.

 

Intake upgrades are all about improving the flow of filtered air into the engine.  More air means stronger and more efficient combustion and the net result is more power!  Intake upgrades are typically more noticeable in the upper rpm range where the stock restrictive intake causes power to fall off.  Intake upgrades will typically move the power band closer to redline.

Benefits of Cold Air Intake Upgrades:

  • Increased performance
  • More engine sounds
  • Re-usable filter

In our experience, a 2-4 hp gain is typical with filter upgrades, and 4-6 hp gains with intake upgrades.  Your results may vary.  In some cases, intake upgrades can result in improved fuel economy due to more efficient combustion.  (This assumes you don't change your driving style with the increase in performance.)

Another side benefit is the increase volume of 'intake sounds'.  While not everyone will find this appealing, most performance oriented driver likes to hear the intake 'growl'.  This will be more noticeable with the Intake Kits, more so then a filter upgrade.  On Turbocharged Minis, intake upgrades will allow you to hear the turbo sounds more clearly.

Intake upgrades is the first step in the 'systemic' upgrade of airflow through the engine.  For best results, Intake and Exhaust upgrades are combined with other plumbing upgrades for maximum improvements of flow thru the engine.  For extreme performance improvements, cylinder head modifications and camshaft upgrades will result in further power increases.  The flow thru the engine becomes even more critical if you upgrade to an over sized turbocharger.

Unfortunately for California Mini owners, CARB (California Air Resources Board) requires that Intake Upgrades must be CARB Approved in order to pass the California smog inspection.  Smog stations will look for the CARB EO sticker with the approval number during the visual inspection.  Without the EO sticker, your Mini will not pass California smog...  If you are in California, make sure the intake upgrade is CARB approved!  (CARB approved products are marked below with **.  Some model year restrictions may apply - see details on the linked product pages.)


COLD AIR INTAKE APPLICATION GUIDE

 

Gen1 Models

 

 BODY  MODEL  K&N  MINI MANIA  AFE 
YEAR PART NUMBER YEAR PART NUMBER YEAR PART NUMBER
HARDTOP R50
2002-2006
COOPER  2002-2006        2002-2004 NME2025  **
      2005-2006 NME2026  **
HARDTOP R53
2002-2006
COOPER S  2002-2006 NME2022  ** 2002-2006  NME2030    
    NME2032    
CONVERTIBLE R52
2005-2008
COOPER 2005-2008          
COOPER S 2005-2008 NME2022  ** 2005-2008 NME2030    
    NME2032    

 

** These products are CARB Approved. Model year restrictions may apply - see details on the product page.

Gen2 Models

BODY  MODEL  K&N   NM ENGINEERING  
YEAR PART NUMBER YEAR PART NUMBER
HARDTOP R56
2007-2013
COOPER 2007-2010 G2NME2016  **    
2007-2008 G2NME2018    
2012-2014 G2NME2017  **    
COOPER S  2007-2010 G2NME2015  ** 2007-2010 G2NME2103  **
2011-2013 G2NME2014 2011-03/2012 G2NME2116  **
    04-2012-2013 G2NME2122  **
    2007-2013 G2NME2111  **
JCW & GP 2011-2014 G2NME2019 **    
CLUBMAN R55
2008-2014
COOPER        
COOPER S 2008-2009 G2NME2016  ** 2007-2010 G2NME2103  **
2008-2010 G2NME2015  ** 2011-03/2012 G2NME2116  **
2011-2012 G2NME2014  ** 04/2012-2014 G2NME2122  **
    2008-2014 G2NME2111  **
JCW 2011 G2NME2019 **    
CONVERTIBLE R57
2009-2015
COOPER 2008-2009 G2NME2016  ** 2007-2010 G2NME2103  **
COOPER S 2009-2010 G2NME2015  ** 2011-03/2012 G2NME2116  **
    04/2012-2015 G2NME2122  **
    2008-2015 G2NME2111  **
COUPE R58
2012-2015
COOPER        
COOPER S     2011-03/2012 G2NME2116  **
    04/2012-2015 G2NME2122  **
    2012-2015 G2NME2111  **
ROADSTER R59
2012-2015
COOPER        
COOPER S     2011-03/2012 G2NME2116-P  **
    04/2012-2015 G2NME2122-P  **
    2012-2015 G2NME2111-P  **
COUNTRYMAN R60
2011-2016
COOPER        
COOPER S     2011-03/2012 G2NME2116-P  **
    04/2012-2015 G2NME2122-P  **
    2012-2015 G2NME2111-P  **
PACEMAN R61
2013-2016
COOPER        
COOPER S     04/2012-2015 G2NME2122-P  **
    2013-2016 G2NME2111-P  **

** These products are CARB Approved. Model year restrictions may apply - see details on the product page.

Gen3 Models

BODY MODEL K&N NM ENGINEERING CRAVENSPEED
YEAR PART NUMBER YEAR PART NUMBER YEAR PART NUMBER
HARDTOP F56
2014+
COOPER 2014+  G3NME2310 2014+  G3NME2100 2014+  G3NME2300
COOPER S
HARDTOP F55
2015+
COOPER 2014+  G3NME2310 2015+  G3NME2100 2015+  G3NME2300
COOPER S
CLUBMAN F54
2016+
COOPER 2014+  G3NME2310        
COOPER S        



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