Base Roof Rack System from Yakima for the new 3rd Generation F-series Hardtop WITHOUT roof rails. Yes, if your MINI did not include the factory roof rails, the factory roof rack system is NOT compatible. This rack system from Yakima is designed to fit the roof WITHOUT roof rails using the 'hidden' but available mounting slots.
Fits the following models:
2014-2020 F56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
(Solution for the F55 4-door is currently under development.)
This Base Roof Rack provides the mounting hardware and the crossbars.
Each kit includes:
- Yakima Q Towers 4-Pack
- Yakima 48" CrossBar (2 CrossBars)
- Yakima Q128 Q-Clips (set of 4)
The following are optional:
- Yakima SKS Lock Core (set of 8)
- Yakima 40" Fairing (in place of the Windjammer)
Weight Capacity: 100 lbs.
If you get the rack with Lock Cores (8), the Base Rack uses 4 Lock Cores, the extra cores can be used on other Yakima Accessories where the same key can be used 3 additional devices (2 cores per accessory).
For other Accessories for Bike, Ski, Boat and Surf to fit this rack, see Mini Cooper Roof Rack Yakima Accessories
THE YAKIMA SOLUTION:
The heart of this solution is the Yakima Q Towers:
- Features 4-way movement to allow for a solid fit
- Versatile design accommodates vehicles with a naked roof
- Designed for fast and easy rooftop system installation
- Vehicle-specific Q Clips included to ensure a custom fit to your MINI
- Yakima crossbars (included)
The Base Rack system includes all of the above plus the WindJammer Aerofoil. The WindJammer snaps onto the front crossbar and creates smooth flow of air to reduce wind noise. If you prefer the traditional Fairing, that is available in a different kit.
The Base Rack system does not include Locks, but is available as an option. The Optional Lock Cores comes in a Set of 8 - the base rack system uses 4 and the other 4 can be used with other Yakima accessories where the same key can be used on all locks.
The Yakima WindJammer is an aerofoil attachment for the front bar and will quiet the 'whistling' sound from the cross bar.
The optional Fairing also reduces noise, but the Fairing will also reduce wind resistance by moving airflow up and over the rack reducing drag and aiding gas mileage.
YAKIMA ROOF RACK APPLICATION CHART:
See this video on how the Q Towers work: