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Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch Gen3 F56 F55 Hardtop & F57 Convertible

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch Gen3 F56 F55 Hardtop & F57 Convertible

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch Gen3 F56 F55 Hardtop & F57 Convertible

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch Gen3 F56 F55 Hardtop & F57 Convertible

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch Gen3 F56 F55 Hardtop & F57 Convertible

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch Gen3 F56 F55 Hardtop & F57 Convertible

Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch Gen3 F56 F55 Hardtop & F57 Convertible
Selected: G3NMX6100
Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch Gen3 F56 F55 Hardtop & F57 Convertible
Hardtop F56 F55 Convertible F57
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Part No: G3NMX6100
Internet Price $279.95

Trailer Receiver and Hitch for the F-Series MINI Cooper Hardtop and Convertible! 1 1/4" receiver allows the use of tons of attachments including bike and ski racks and even a small trailer!

Fits the following models:

2014-2021 F56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop (including JCW)
2015-2021 F55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
2016-2021 F57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible (including JCW)

JCW models: The models with the JCW bumpers have 2 versions available; the standard JCW and the JCW Pro. In both cases the hitch will come out in the same relative location to the exhaust tips which would be right in that black area on the JCW Pro and right below the part line on the standard JCW bumper where the trim panel meets the bumper part. Both will require cutting into the bumper or trim in that area IF this hitch is installed on a JCW F55/6/7 series MINI.

FEATURES:

  • Retains functionality of backup light/ rear fog light when the receiver hitch is not in use.
  • 1 1/4" Class I Receiver SAE J684 Certification – No other Cooper S receiver hitch on the market have this Certification!
  • Mounts concealed behind rear bumper
  • Powder coated black to resist rust
  • 200 lb maximum tongue weight
  • 1400 lb maximum towing capacity (2000 lb for F60 Countryman)
  • Packaged complete with installation instructions
  • Installs with ordinary hand tools

These trailer receiver hitches have all been certified by Test Link Services, Inc. using SAE J684 Department of Transportation testing standards to meet a tongue weight rating of 200 lbs and a maximum tow rating of 1400 lbs. (2000 lbs for F60 Countryman). Many states require the use of a SAE J684 certified hitch for hauling and towing. These trailer receiver hitches are the only commercially available certified trailer hitch for the Mini Cooper S with a 200 lb tongue weight and 1400 lb towing weight (2000 lbs for F60 Countryman)! Get the strongest hitch here!

This hidden Hitch is custom engineered to fit specific MINI models and is one of the only hitches on the market that is hidden behind the bumper yet accessible for easy use when needed. The actual hitch is accessed through a small square hole in the rear black lower plastic fascia that will need to be cut during installation. Includes a black plug to cover the hole when not in use. 

This hidden Hitch is a heavy duty Steel assembly that mounts behind the plastic part of the MINI bumper and uses factory hardware and mounting location for a seamless and integrated look that is safe and secure and offers MINI owners the flexibility to haul, tow, attach or carry stuff they otherwise would never be able to. The hitch mounts between the large bumper support beam and the chassis. 

Accessing the hitch to insert the hitch lock pin requires reaching behind/under the plastic trim of the bumper. The first few times it will be a bit challenging to work 'blind' but it will get easier. 

Once installed, the hitch can be used to attach just about any off-the-shelf trailer, bike rack or luggage trays that have a 1-1/4" size connection. The vast majority of MINI drivers will use our hitch in conjunction with an aftermarket bike rack attachment (like Thule, Yakima, etc.). A 1-1/4" hitch connection is required and the post needs to be long enough to clear the bumper. 

The average installation time for this hitch is 1.5 to 2 hours. Add another 1 to 1.5 hours for the wiring kit.

NOTES:  

The Hitch Receiver on the Cooper S is accessed through an opening cut in the black honeycomb grille area down low in the rear bumper.  On the Cooper non-S,  the 1.25" access hole is cut down low in the rear bumper cover.
On the Base Cooper non-S with the Emergency Spare Tire mounted underneath the car in the rear - the hitch will NOT fit unless the spare tire is removed.
Accessing the hitch to insert the hitch lock pin requires reaching behind/under the plastic trim of the bumper. The first few times it will be a bit challenging to work 'blind' but it will get easier.
Please note that there are 3 versions of the rear F56 F57 bumper. The standard bumper, and the JCW bumper have 2 versions available; the standard and the JCW Pro. With the JCW bumpers, the hitch will come out in the same relative location to the exhaust tips which would be right in that black area on the JCW Pro and right below the part line on the standard JCW bumper where the trim panel meets the bumper part. Both will require cutting into the bumper or trim in that area IF this hitch is installed on a JCW F55 R56 F57 series MINI.
Accessing the hitch to insert the hitch lock pin requires reaching behind/under the plastic trim of the bumper. The first few times it will be a bit challenging to work 'blind' but it will get easier.

Click Here: For a matching  Draw Bar with a 1-7/8" Ball
If you plan to tow a small Trailer: Cclick here for a Custom Wiring Harness

See installation instructions here.

These products are drop-shipped directly from the manufacturer. Product usually ships in 1-2 weeks.  Delivery times may vary depending on inventory.

The average installation time for this hitch is 1.5 to 2 hours. Add another 1 to 1.5 hours for the wiring kit.

These trailer receiver hitches have all been Certified by Test Link Services, Inc, using SAE J684 Department ofTransportation Testing Standards to meet a Tongue Weight Rating of 200 lbs and a Maximum Tow Rating of 1400 lbs. Many states require the use of an SAE J684 Certified Hitch for hauling and towing.

These Trailer Receiver Hitches are the only, commercially available Certified Trailer Hitch for the Mini Cooper S!  Get the strongest Hitch here!>

Hitch installed on a F56 Cooper non-S:

If you plan to tow a small trailer, click here for a custom wiring harness.

Click Here: For a matching  Draw Bar with a 1-7/8" Ball

If you plan to tow a small Trailer: Click here for a Custom Wiring Harness

See the Mini Cooper Trailer Hitch Application Guide for more options. 

See the Mini Cooper Hitch Mount Bike Racks for bike rack options. 

 

 

 
 
Question:
I'm looking for a way to transport 2 bikes. I do not have the factory rails. I prefer a roof-mounted option but I don't see anything that fits without the factory rails. Any options that use the rain gutters? Another option I see is adding the G3NMX6100 hitch and use a hitch-mounted carrier. I want to avoid the trunk-mounted style.
Answer:
We are not aware of any roof rack products compatible with a bare roof without the roof rails...  

The G3NMX6100 hitch is the solution we recommend in these cases.
 
 
 
 
Question:
How does this fit on the car? Or does it? The receiver appears to sit exactly where the tail stop lights are located.
Answer:
If you have a rear center fog light, then the light module will need to be removed when the hitch is in use since they use the same opening. The light can be installed when the hitch is not in use.

Mini Mania Tech Team

The MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories Experts

 
 
 
 
Question:
just bought a 2020 MINI JCW convertable looking for a bike rack that will work?
Answer:
The best and only solution we can offer is a hitch receiver to fit your JCW and use a 1 1/4 inch hitch mount bike rack.

New MINI Cooper Part Team
 
 
 
 
Question:
Can you get a hitch that fits a 2017 Mini John Cooper Works 3 door hardtop.
Answer:

Absolutely. the G3NMX6100 is just the one. check out the installation notes about the JCW models

Fits the following models:

2014-2021 F56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop (including JCW)
2015-2021 F55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
2016-2021 F57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible (including JCW)

JCW models: The models with the JCW bumpers have 2 versions available; the standard JCW and the JCW Pro. In both cases the hitch will come out in the same relative location to the exhaust tips which would be right in that black area on the JCW Pro and right below the part line on the standard JCW bumper where the trim panel meets the bumper part. Both will require cutting into the bumper or trim in that area IF this hitch is installed on a JCW F55/6/7 series MINI.


Your New MINI Part Expert.
 
 
 
 
Question:
Will this fit a (2014) Hardtop 2 door hatchback with exhaust running horizontal to the length of the car?
Answer:
Yes, the G3NMX6100 is compatible with your 2014 F56 Cooper S Hardtop.
 
 
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