How to Install The Ultimate Armrest for MINI Coopers R50-R59



This installation video is for the Ultimate Armrest, part number G2NMI4016BLK fits R50-R59 models)  NMI4016/BLK (for R50-R53 models)


PLEASE NOTE:  If you are removing the factory armrest, you will need the Armrest Delete Kit to convert the center console back to original. Otherwise, you will have the old factory armrest mounting hardware exposed. For the 2008-2013 Convertible R57 you will need an alternative Armrest Delete Kit, part number G2NMI1503-P.



This comfortable Armrest from Italy is easy to install, works great, and looks like it belongs in your MINI. It is easily attached to the center console while still offering easy access to the handbrake. (For MINIs without the factory Armrest.)


Retractable pad with a storage compartment beneath, and a retractable cup holder. The entire armrest assembly can be 'flipped up' out of the way when not in use.

This armrest works even with the seat in the maximum forward position! Simply slide the arm pad in the 'open' position to extend its reach.

Black Italian Leather pad with Black base.

Install Level: MODERATE
Tools required: PHILIPS SCREWDRIVER

Installation is simple: The armrest bracket mounts into the rear cup holder with three screws. The storage compartment's padded bottom surface rests on the center console supporting any weight applied to the armrest. The design allows for easy access to the emergency brake handle.


Part number NMI4016/BLK fits MINI Cooper and Cooper S models build between 2002 and 2008:
2002-2006 R50 Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 Convertibles
2002-2006 R53 Cooper S Hatchback

Part number G2NMI4016BLK fits the following MINI Cooper and Cooper S models built between 2007 and 2015:
2007-2013 R56 Hardtop
2008-2014 R55 Clubman
2009-2015 R57 Convertibles
2012-2015 R58 Coupe
2012-2015 R59 Roadster