MINI Cooper S Intercooler Options

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Performance Intercooler Upgrade Factory Original (OEM) Intercooler Replacement
MINI Cooper Intercooler Upgrade Factory Intercooler for MINI Cooper S 
What exactly IS an Intercooler?  The purpose of an intercooler is to take warm air created by the engine and cool it down before feeding it back into the engine. This creates greater horsepower since energy isn’t lost through heat.

Why upgrade your MINI Cooper's Intercooler? Performance is a big consideration.  An intercooler upgrade will lower the intake air temperature better than the stock unit and will imprive fuel efficiency. Your MINI Cooper will also experience less wear and tear on its engine (A cooler-running engine lasts longer).

Popular MINI Cooper Performance Intercooler Upgrades


These performance kits feature the advance technology by two of the biggest names in MINI Cooper performance upgrades –  NM Engineering and Wagner Tuning. 

There are 3 Intercooler Kits:
Performance Intercooler Kit 3160 for 2007-2015 MINIs
Performance Intercooler Kit 3161 for R Series MINIs  
Competition Intercooler Kit 3162 for R Series MINIs

4 Stand-Alone Intercoolers:

Wagner Competition Intercooler Mini Cooper for GEN2s
Wagner Performance Intercooler for MINI Cooper 2011 +
Wagner Performance Intercooler Fits 2007-2010 (gen2 R55-r57)
Performance Intercooler Kit 3160 For 2007-2010 GEN2 MINIs
Improving flow through the engine is a fundamental concept when seeking more power from the engine. This kit addresses the area between the Turbo and the engine and is used in conjunction with an Intake upgrade and an Exhaust upgrade. Featuring Premium Hi-Flow Turbo Outlet Pipe 3-piece upgrades from NM Engineering for maximum flow and a Performance Intercooler by Wagner Tuning.

Fits the following Cooper S models with the N14 engine:
2007-2010 R56 MINI Cooper S Hardtop
2008-2010 R55 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2009-2010 R57 MINI Cooper S Convertible


Performance Intercooler Kit 3161 For GEN2 2011+ MINIs
Featuring the NM Engineering  Premium Hi-Flow Turbo Outlet Pipe, this 3-piece Kit eliminates the Intake Muffler and replaces the factory rubber hose between the Turbocharger and Intercooler (hot-side) with a new CNC Mandrel Bent Pipe and Silicone Couplers (upper and lower) that will not expand under boost. Wagner Tuning’s Performance Intercooler features advanced technology to MAXIMIZE air flow, resulting in a net gain of horsepower at the wheels.  Comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.

Fits the following MINI Cooper S models:
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


Competition Intercooler Kit 3162 For GEN2 2011+ MINIs
This Mini Cooper S Intercooler Performance Upgrade Kit includes the most advanced Wagner Tuning has to offer -  Competition Intercooler upgrade. Combined with the  Hi-Flow Charge Pipe Upgrade from NM Engineering this upgrade replaces the factory necked-down hose between the intercooler and throttle body (cold-side) just before the intake manifold. NM Engineering’s Hi-Flow Charge Pipe Upgrade includes a new CNC mandrel bent pipe and silicone couplers that will not expand under boost. The system eliminates OEM sound chamber which, in result, helps to increase turbo response as well as mid-range and top-end power.

Fits the following Cooper S models:
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


Wagner Tuning’s Competition Intercooler Upgrade For GEN3  MINIs
Mini Cooper Competition Intercooler Upgrade from Wagner, the German specialist in performance Intercooler and Downpipe solutions. The Wagner Intercooler improves efficiency, lowers combustion temperatures, and reduces power loss from excessive intake temperatures - the net result is more power at the wheels!  A direct-fit solution.

Fits the following Gen3 Cooper S models:

2014+ F56 Mini Cooper S Hardtop
2015+ F55 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
2016+ F54 Mini Cooper S Clubman
2016+ F57 Mini Cooper S Convertible


Wagner Competition Intercooler For 2011+ GEN2 MINIs
The Mini Cooper Competition Intercooler Upgrade from Wagner is designed to: Improve efficiency. Lower combustion temperatures. Reduce power loss from excessive intake temperatures.  The NET RESULT - more power at the wheels!

Fits the Following 2011+ Cooper S models:

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


Performance Intercooler 3161 Upgrade by Wagner  For GEN2 2011+ MINIs
Improve efficiency. Lower combustion temperatures. Reduce power loss from excessive intake temperatures.

Fits the following MINIs:

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


Wagner Performance Intercooler For 2007 through 2010 GEN2  MINIs

Fits the following 2007-2010 Cooper S models:
2007-2010 R56 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 
2008-2010 R55 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2009-2010 R57 MINI Cooper S Convertible


Articles to Read
Installing Your Intercooler in a N18 MINI Engine
Installing Your Intercooler in a N14 MINI Engine
Improving Fuel Efficiency Through Intercooler Upgrades