Mini Chassis Designations

Mini Chassis R & F Designations

We’ve had quite a few questions lately from customers wanting a full explanation of MINI’s internal numbering system. R53, R60, F60… it can get a bit confusing if you’re relatively new to the MINI world, so we figured a quick explanation might be in order.

Like BMW, MINI names each of their cars with internal chassis code names that are great for quickly referencing specific models. Typically the lower numbers are related to when the car was conceived as a potential product. The by-product can be a sneak peak into MINI’s early product planning.

Now, on to the list:

1st Generation New MINI (First Released 7/2001):
2001-2006 R50 ‘MK-I’ One & Cooper Coupe
2004-2008 R52 ‘MK-I’ One, Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2001-2006 R53 ‘MK-I’ Cooper S Coupe (conceived after the One and Cooper)

2nd Generation New MINI (First Released 11/2006):
2007-2014 R55 Clubman
2006-2013 R56 One, Cooper, Cooper S Coupe
2009-2015 R57 One, Cooper, Cooper S Convertible
2012-2015 R58 Roadster Coupe
2012-2015 R59 Roadster Convertible
2010-2016 R60 Countryman
2012-2016 R61 Paceman

3rd Generation New MINI
2016-Present F54 Clubman
2015-Present F55 Hatch, Hardtop 4-Door
2014-Present F56 Hatch, Hardtop 2-Door
2016-Present F57 Convertible
2017-Present F60 Countryman Hardtop Hatchback Crossover



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