K&N Typhoon™ Intake System for your MINI! Built for performance and show, the Typhoon™ Air Intake System is a free-flowing mandrel-bent aluminum tube induction system designed to fit the MINI Cooper S models with the N18 engine.
NOT FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA - We are not able to ship this product to California addresses.
Fits the following Cooper S models according to K&N Application Chart:
2011-2015 R56 MINI Cooper S Hatchback
2011-2012 R55 MINI Cooper S Clubman
However, we know all of the following models used the same N18 engine:
2011-2013 R56 MINI Cooper S Hardtop
2011-2014 R55 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011-2015 R57 MINI Cooper S Convertible
2012-2015 R58 MINI Cooper S Coupe
2012-2015 R59 MINI Cooper S Roadster
2011-2016 R60 MINI Cooper S Countryman
2013-2016 R61 MINI Cooper S Paceman
We suspect this product will fit all of the models listed above, although there may be minor differences in mounting brackets on some models.
US Models only, not compatible with non-US Euro models.
The restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing are replaced by the K&N Typhoon™ air intake which is designed to dramatically reduce air flow restriction as it smoothes and straightens air flow. This allows your engine to inhale a larger amount of air than the factory air intake. More air means more usable power and acceleration throughout the engine’s RPM range. This Typhoon™ kit comes with a black rubber topped K&N high-flow air filter and a rectangular heat shield that installs into the previous air box space. Air is directed through the intake tube into the engine’s throttle body for a guaranteed power gain. The intake tube has an attractive silver powder-coat finish that's made to last and it accommodates the factory mass air sensor. The oversized tapered cone-shaped air filter can be used for up to 100,000 miles before servicing is needed depending on driving conditions. This air intake is relatively easy to install usually in 90 minutes or less using existing factory mounting points. The tools needed are a screwdriver, ratchet set and several wrenches.
Dyno tests showed 8.51 hp gains!
- Guaranteed to increase horsepower
- Designed to improve throttle response and engine sound
- Low restriction aluminum tube
- Easy to install, usually in 90 minutes or less
- Filter lasts up to 100,000 miles before service is required
- Replaces stock air intake system
- Washable and reusable lifetime air filter
- K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty
Manufacturer's Warranty applies.
According to K&N Filters, this product is street legal in all US States for the following models:
2011-2012 R56Cooper S Hardtop
2011-2012 R55 Clubman models.
CARB EO number: D-269-53. This kit is NOT CARB approved for 2013-2016 models.
See K&N Typhoon Installation Instructions here.
K&N Engineering, Inc., requires cleaning the intake system’s air filter element every 100,000 miles. When used in dusty or off-road environments, our filters will require cleaning more often. We recommend that you visually inspect your filter once every 25,000 miles to determine if the screen is still visible. When the screen is no longer visible some place on the filter element, it is time to clean it.
For care and maintenance of the filter in this kit, see K&N Filter Care Kit.
For the R56 Cooper K&N Intake, see G2NME2018 or G2NME2016.