Which Engine Oil for your MINI? Here's all you need to know.
Scroll down to find the engine oil for you MINI Cooper or MINI Cooper S!
FACTORY APPROVED OILS
Factory oil recommendations may change over time. Although we do our best to provide the most up-to-date information, always check with the factory for the current recommendations.
For the 1st generation models, 2002-2006 R50 R53 Hardtop and 2005-2008 Convertibles, the Factory approved, recommended FULL SYNTHETIC is SAE Engine Oil 5W-30 . 5W-40, API SM are also approved oils.
For the 2nd generation models, R55/R56/R57/R58/R59/R60/R61 2007-2016 MINI Models, again, FULL SYNTHETIC recommended engine oils are SAE 5W-30 as well as SAE 0W-40, 0W-30 , 5W-40 API SM or higher, ACEA A3/B4.
For the 3rd generation models, F56/F55/F57/F54/F60 2014-current models, factory recommends FULL SYNTHETIC SAE 0W-20 or SAE 0W-30. Other approved oil types include BMW Longlife-01 FE and BMW Longlife-14 FE+, API SL, API SM, or API SN ratings.
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MINI Original Engine Oil 5W-30 - recommended for all MINI Coopers
Used for these models:
2002-2006 R50 Hardtop MINI Cooper
2002-2006 R53 Hardtop MINI Cooper S
2005-2008 R52 Convertible MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2007-2013 R56 Hardtop MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2008-2014 R55 Clubman MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2009-2015 R57 Convertible MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2012-2015 R58 Coupe MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2012-2015 R59 Roadster MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2011-2016 R60 Countryman MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2013-2016 R61 Paceman MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2014-2020 F56 Hardtop MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2015-2020 F55 Hardtop 4-Door MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2016-2021 F57 Convertible MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2016-2020 F54 Clubman MINI Cooper and Cooper S
2017-2022 F60 Countryman MINI Cooper and Cooper S
MINI Original Engine Oil 0W-30 - an Alternative for Later Models (Gen2 and Gen3)
MINI Original Engine Oil 0W-20 - Recommended for new Gen3 MINIs
If MINI High Performance Synthetic Oil is unavailable, we recommend using only the following approved synthetic oils. (For information on checking your engine oil level refer to your vehicle's Owner's Manual.)
If MINI High Performance Synthetic Oil is not available, you can add small quantities of another synthetic oil in between oil changes.
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