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Mini Cooper Spare Tire Space Saver 15in. 5-lug Gen3 F56 F55

Mini Cooper Spare Tire Space Saver 15in. 5-lug Gen3 F56 F55

Mini Cooper Spare Tire Space Saver 15in. 5-lug Gen3 F56 F55

Mini Cooper Spare Tire Space Saver 15in. 5-lug Gen3 F56 F55

Mini Cooper Spare Tire Space Saver 15in. 5-lug Gen3 F56 F55
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Mini Cooper Spare Tire Space Saver 15in. 5-lug Gen3 F56 F55
Hardtop & Convertible Spare Tire

If you switched from run-flat tires to standard tires, here is the spare designed for your MINI. This Spare uses the MINI factory Spare Wheel and we source the same size tire as offered on the early Cooper Spare. This spare is compatible whether you have 16", 17", or 18" tires - they all have the same approximate overall diameter.

This 'space saver tire' set-up uses the factory 15 x 3.5 ET28 spare wheel with a brand new 115/70/15 tire for guaranteed fitment. 5 x 112 Bolt Pattern.

Tire Diameter inches 21.34  
Tire Width inches  4.53  
Tire Circum. inches  67.04
Tire Sidewall Height inches  3.17

Fits the following models:

2014-2020 F56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2015-2020 F55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
2016-2021 F57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible

NOTE:  We recommend you use this Space Saver Spare on the rear of your MINI.  If you have a flat in the front, you need to install the spare on the rear and move a good tire to the front.  On JCW and Cooper S models, this wheel may not clear the FRONT brakes.

Yes, you can buy the wheel from the dealer, tire from a tire shop (if you can find one) and get it mounted and balanced - but why bother, we did all the work for you! Mounted, balanced, and ready-to-use. Tire brand will vary depending on supply.

This is the same 'spare wheel' offered by the factory as an option for your 2014+ MINI Cooper Hardtop.

Remember, this is a 'temporary' spare tire to get you directly home or directly to the nearest tire repair center. Get your flat fixed and back on your car AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you have the Limited Slip Differential option on your MINI, put the compact spare on the rear.

For a convenient carrying / storage bag, see Mini Cooper Spare Tire Storage Bag.

Recommended 'cold' inflation pressure: 60 psi

Lug Bolts torque: 

101 ft lb / 140 Nm
Tighten the lug bolts in a criss-cross pattern.


The initialization process adopts the set inflation tire pressures as reference values for the detection of a flat tire. Initialization is started by confirming the inflation pressures.

Do not initialize the system when driving with snow chains.

  1. 'Vehicle Info'
  2. 'Vehicle status'
  3. 'Perform reset'
  4. Start the engine - do not drive away.
  5. Start the initialization with 'Perform reset'.
  6. Drive away.

The initialization is completed while driving, which can be interrupted at any time.  The initialization automatically continues when driving resumes.


Wheel Size: 3.5B x 15 ET28
Tire Size: 115/70
Weight: Approx. 20 lbs. 

From the MINI owners manual:

Immediately have the wheels checked using a calibrated torque wrench to ensure that the lug bolts are firmly seated, otherwise a serious accident could result if a wheel comes loose.

Driving with the space-saver tire

Drive cautiously. Do not exceed a speed of 50mph/80kph.

You must expect changes in vehicle handling such as lower track stability during braking, longer braking distances and changes in self-steering properties when close to the handling limit. These effects are more pronounced when driving with winter tires.

Only one space-saver tire may be mounted at one time. Reinstall a wheel and tire of the original size as soon as possible.

Check the tire inflation pressure at the earliest opportunity and correct it if necessary. Replace the defective tire as soon as possible and have the new wheel/tire assembly balanced.

Related Technical Articles:
Resetting the Flat Tire Monitor
Created: September 05, 2007
Resetting your MINI Cooper Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a fairly simple and basic process. However, the steps differ slightly, depending on the year and make of your car. Follow the simple steps outlined in this article specifically created for your MINI Cooper or Cooper S make and model.
MINI Cooper Performance Upgrades for the F56 Gen 3 MINIs
Created: February 17, 2015
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