Mini Cooper Lightweight Performance Wheels

A handy guide to show which wheels on our site fit which models.  MINI models comes with different wheel diameters as well as different bolt patterns.

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.

REDUCING UNSPRUNG WEIGHT


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!


NOTES:


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.)

 

IMPORTANT

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


MINI COOPER WHEEL APPLICATION GUIDE

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.

4-LUG WHEELS

BODY YEAR G2NMW2000-P
PR 1.2
17 x 7  ET45
4 x 100
17.6 lbs
G2NMW2070-P
RSE05
17 x 7.5  ET45
4 x 100
16 lbs
G2NMW2060-P
RSE07
18 x 7.5  ET45
4 x 100
18.5 lbs
G2NMW2063-P
RSE12
18 x 7.5  ET45
4 x 100
18.8 lbs
G2NMW2075-P
RSE52
18 x 7.5  ET45
4 x 100
18.5 lbs
HARDTOP R50 & R53    2002-2006  X  X  X  X  X
CONVERTIBLE R52 2005-2008 X  X  X  X  X
           
HARDTOP R56 2007-2013  X  X  X  X  X
CLUBMAN R55 2008-2014  X  X  X  X  X
CONVERTIBLE R57 2009-2015  X  X  X  X  X
COUPE R58 2012-2015  X  X  X  X  X
ROADSTER R59 2012-2015  X  X  X  X  X

5-LUG WHEELS - 2nd Generation COUNTRYMAN and PACEMAN
BODY  YEAR  G2NMW2050-P
RSE14
19 x 8  ET45
5 X 120
21 lbs
G2NMW2052-P
RSE10
19 x 8  ET45
5 X 120
20.5 lbs
 COUNTRYMAN R60  2011-2016 X X
 PACEMAN R61  2013-2016 X X

 

 


5-LUG WHEELS - 3rd Generation Models
BODY  YEAR  G3NMW2060-P
RSE12
18 x 7.5  ET45
5  x 112
18.8 lbs
G3NMW2065-P
RSE52
18 x 7.5  ET45
5  x 112
18.5 lbs
G3NMW2070-P
RSE10
18 x 7.5   ET 45
5 x 112
18.5 lbs
G3NMW2075-P
RSE12
18 x 7.5   ET 40
5 x 112
19.0 lbs
G3NMW2080-P
RSE05
17 x 7.5   ET 40
5 x 112
17.0 lbs
G3NMW2085
RSE52
18 x 7.5 ET 40
5 x 112
20 lbs
G3NMW2086
RSE11
18 x 7.5 ET 45
5 x 112
20.5 lbs
 HARDTOP F56 2014-2020  X  X X
X
X
X X
 HARDTOP F55 4-DOOR 2015-2020 X X X X X X X
 CONVERTIBLE F57 2016-2021 X X X X X X X
 CLUBMAN F54 2016-2020       X X X X
 COUNTRYMAN F60 2017-2022       X X X X
 HARDTOP F56 JCW 2014-2020       X X X X
 HARDTOP F55 4-DOOR JCW 2015-2020       X X X X
 CONVERTIBLE F57 JCW 2016-2021       X X X X

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