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 New 2013 S owner..got a question for y'all

 Created by: duhjeff
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 Posted: May 13, 2020 03:14AM
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I have a hardtop s.  And I see a lot of parts (like exhaust / intercooler and such) all ends @ 2012.  Why I'm curious to know why 2013 seems to be an odd ball

 

Jeff-

I believe what you are seeing are products for the N14 pre-facelift Cooper S models with the single VANOS engines.  The N14 engine was used in the 2007-2010 Cooper S models and 2008-2012 JCW models - hence the reason for parts ending in 2012.

 Posted: May 12, 2020 02:22PM
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I have a hardtop s.  And I see a lot of parts (like exhaust / intercooler and such) all ends @ 2012.  Why I'm curious to know why 2013 seems to be an odd ball

 

Jeff-

 Posted: May 12, 2020 10:04AM
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Hello all,
  I've been searching for a play car / daily commuter and after some extensive search..I got a cute little mini!  Anyway, I've been trying to search for parts for it but it seems like 2012 is the cut off year..also I did some comparisons and it seems like my engine design and layout is no different than any pre 2008~2012 cars!  (and most intercooler or exhaust ends @ 2012 for some strange reason).  Any thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance!

Jeff-

Not sure which body style you have but I presume your 2013 Cooper S is the R56 Hardtop (hatchback). Your 2013 R56 is a second generation MINI that is 'post-facelift'. MINI did a minor update in 2011 and called it the lci (life cycle impulse) or facelift model.

Your Cooper S has the N18 (dual VANOS) facelift engine which was used in the R56 from 2011-2013. The 2007-2010 R56 used the N14 engine which was slightly different (single VANOS).

You will find on our site that the R56 products will go through the 2013 model year. Let us know if you have any trouble finding products.

 Posted: May 12, 2020 07:18AM
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Hello all,
  I've been searching for a play car / daily commuter and after some extensive search..I got a cute little mini!  Anyway, I've been trying to search for parts for it but it seems like 2012 is the cut off year..also I did some comparisons and it seems like my engine design and layout is no different than any pre 2008~2012 cars!  (and most intercooler or exhaust ends @ 2012 for some strange reason).  Any thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance!

Jeff-