Standing 4 inches tall, the Stubby is much better suited to your MINI. Without a huge stalk, it would take a strong car wash to break your antenna off. Includes two different sized studs to fit both Gen 1 and Gen 2 MINI's.
Powder coated alloy with two thread sizes to fit:
2002-2006 R50 Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles
2007+ R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2008+ R55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S CLUBMAN
2009+ R57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2011+ R60 Cooper and Cooper S COUNTRYMAN
2012+ R58 Cooper and Cooper S COUPE
2012+ R59 Cooper and Cooper S Roadster
And it fits the new F56!
2015+ F56 Cooper and Cooper S Hatchback
There should be no change in reception in major metropolitan areas. Reception may worsen in urban or areas with hilly terrain where signals are weak with the stock antenna.
For an even shorter 2" Stubby 'Shorty' antenna, see G2NMA7502.
For the MINI factory version of the 4 inch antenna, see G2NMX7618.