Mini MINI CLUBMAN Owner`s manual

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OWNER'S MANUAL
MINI CLUBMAN
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Congratulations on your new MINI
This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of
this vehicle. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide
the next owner with important operating, safety and maintenance information.
We wish you an enjoyable driving experience.
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CONTENTS
AT A GLANCE
The fastest way to find information on a particular topic or item is by using the index, refer to
page 144.
Using this Owner's Manual
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Notes
Reporting safety defects
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Cockpit
CONTROLS
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CONTROLS
65
70
75
Opening and closing
Adjustments
Transporting children safely
Driving
Everything under control
Technology for driving comfort
and safety
Lamps
Climate
Practical interior accessories
DRIVING TIPS
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29
34
37
46
55
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Things to remember when driving
MOBILITY
Refueling
Wheels and tires
Under the bonnet
Maintenance
Care
Replacing components
Giving and receiving assistance
Indicator and warning lamps
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106
108
112
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140 Technical data
144 From A to Z
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Notes
Notes
Using this Owner's
Manual
We have tried to make all the information in this
Owner's Manual easy to find. The fastest way to
find specific topics is to refer to the detailed
index at the back of the manual. If you wish to
gain an initial overview of your vehicle, you will
find this in the first chapter.
Should you wish to sell your MINI at some time in
the future, remember to hand over this Owner's
Manual to the new owner; it is an important part
of the vehicle.
Additional sources of information
Should you have any other questions, your MINI
Dealer will be glad to advise you at any time.
You can find more information about the MINI,
for example on its technology, on the Internet at
www.MINI.com.
Symbols used
Indicates precautions that must be followed precisely in order to avoid the possibility of personal injury and serious damage to
the vehicle.<
Indicates information that will assist you in
gaining the optimum benefit from your
vehicle and enable you to care more effectively
for your vehicle.<
Refers to measures that can be taken to
help protect the environment.<
< Marks the end of a specific item of information.
* Indicates special equipment, country-specific
equipment and optional accessories, as well as
equipment and functions not yet available at the
time of printing.
Symbols on vehicle components
Indicates that you should consult the relevant section of this Owner's Manual for
information on a particular part or assembly.
The individual vehicle
The manufacturer of your MINI is the Bayerische
Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, BMW AG.
When you ordered your MINI, you chose various
items of equipment. This Owner's Manual
describes the entire array of options and equipment that the manufacturer of your MINI makes
available with a specific model range.
Bear in mind that the manual may contain information on accessories and equipment that you
have not specified for your own vehicle. Sections
describing options and special equipment are
marked by asterisks * to assist you in identifying
possible differences between the descriptions in
this manual and your own vehicle's equipment.
If your MINI features equipment not described in
this Owner's Manual, observe the enclosed Supplementary Owner's Manuals.
Editorial notice
The manufacturer pursues a policy of continuous, ongoing development that is conceived to
ensure that MINI vehicles continue to embody
the highest quality and safety standards combined with advanced, state-of-the-art technology. For this reason, it is possible in exceptional
cases that features described in this Owner's
Manual could differ from those on your vehicle.
For your safety
Maintenance and repair
Advanced technology, e.g. the use of
modern materials and powerful electron-
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The manufacturer of the MINI warrants these
parts to be free from defects in material and
workmanship.
The manufacturer of the MINI will not accept any
liability for damage resulting from installation of
parts and accessories not approved by the manufacturer of the MINI.
The manufacturer of the MINI cannot test every
product made by other manufacturers to verify
if it can be used on a MINI safely and without risk
to either the vehicle, its operation, or its occupants.
Original MINI Parts, MINI Accessories and other
products approved by the manufacturer of the
MINI, together with professional advice on using
these items, are available from all MINI Dealers.
Installation and operation of non-MINI
approved accessories such as alarms, radios,
amplifiers, radar detectors, wheels, suspension
components, brake dust shields, telephones,
including operation of any mobile phone from
within the vehicle without using an externally
mounted antenna, or transceiver equipment, for
instance, CBs, walkie-talkies, ham radios or similar accessories, may cause extensive damage to
the vehicle, compromise its safety, interfere with
AT A GLANCE
California law requires us to issue the following
warning:
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of
automobile components and parts,
including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects and reproductive harm. In
addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and
certain products of component wear contain or
emit chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your
hands after handling.
Used engine oil contains chemicals that have
caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always
protect your skin by washing thoroughly with
soap and water.<
Service and warranty
CONTROLS
When you purchase accessories tested
and approved by the manufacturer of the MINI
and Original MINI Parts, you simultaneously
acquire the assurance that they have been thoroughly tested by the manufacturer of the MINI
to ensure optimum performance when installed
on your vehicle.
California Proposition 65 warning
DRIVING TIPS
For your own safety, use genuine parts
and accessories approved by the manufacturer of the MINI.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of
the emission control devices and systems
may be performed by any automotive repair
establishment or individual using any certified
automotive part.<
MOBILITY
Parts and accessories
the vehicle's electrical system or affect the validity of the MINI Limited Warranty. See your MINI
Dealer for additional information.<
We recommend that you read this publication
thoroughly.
Your MINI is covered by the following warranties:
> New Vehicle Limited Warranty
> Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
> Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty
> Federal Emissions Performance Warranty
> California Emission Control System Limited
Warranty
Detailed information about these warranties is
listed in the Service and Warranty Information
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ics, requires specially adapted maintenance and
repair methods. Therefore, have the necessary
work on your MINI only carried out by a MINI
Dealer or a workshop that has specially trained
personnel working in accordance with the specifications of the MINI manufacturer. If this work
is not carried out properly, there is a danger
of subsequent damage and related safety
hazards.<
Notes
Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
Your vehicle has been specifically adapted and
designed to meet the particular operating conditions and homologation requirements in your
country and continental region in order to
deliver the full driving pleasure while the vehicle
is operated under those conditions. If you wish
to operate your vehicle in another country or
region, you may be required to adapt your vehicle to meet different prevailing operating conditions and homologation requirements. You
should also be aware of any applicable warranty
limitations or exclusions for such country or
region. In such case, please contact Customer
Relations for further information.
For Canadian customers
Canadian customers who wish to report a
safety-related defect to Transport Canada,
Defect Investigations and Recalls, may call
1-800-333-0510 toll-free from anywhere in
Canada or 1-613-993-9851 from the Ottawa
region and from other countries, or contact
Transport Canada by mail at: Transport Canada,
ASFAD, Place de Ville, Tower C, 330 Sparks
Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N5.
You can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca
Reporting safety defects
For US customers
The following applies only to vehicles owned
and operated in the US.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
NHTSA, in addition to notifying MINI of North
America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, Westwood,
New Jersey 07675-1227,
Telephone 1-800-831-1117.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA
cannot become involved in individual problems
between you, your dealer, or MINI of North
America, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle
Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153);
go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety
from http://www.safercar.gov
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AT A GLANCE
CONTROLS
DRIVING TIPS
MOBILITY
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DRIVING TIPS
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Cockpit
Cockpit
Around the steering wheel: Controls and displays
1
2
Adjusting the exterior mirrors, folding them
in and out* 32
High beams 67
Headlamp flasher 41
Parking lamps 65
Roadside parking lamps* 67
Low beams 65
Computer* 47
Automatic headlamp control* 65
Turn signals 41
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Tachometer 12
Instrument lighting 68
5
Wiper system 42
Switching the ignition on/off and
starting/stopping the engine 37
6
Ignition lock 37
7
Buttons* on steering wheel
CONTROLS
4
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Resetting the trip odometer 46
Continuing cruise control* 44
Right:
Storing speed and accelerating or
decelerating
DRIVING TIPS
Left:
Increase or reduce volume
Activating/deactivating cruise
control* 45
Telephone*:
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Accepting and ending a call, starting dialing* of selected phone
number and redialing if no phone
number is selected
Activating/deactivating voice
activation system*
8
Horn: the entire surface
9
Adjusting the steering wheel 33
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Changing radio station
Selecting music track
Scrolling through phone book and
lists with stored phone numbers
10 Releasing the bonnet 102
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Cockpit
Displays
1
Tachometer 46
4
2
Display for
> Computer* 47
> Clock 46
> Outside temperature 46
> Date of next scheduled service, and
remaining distance to be driven 51
> Current vehicle speed 46
> Odometer and trip odometer 46
> Initializing the Flat Tire Monitor* 58
> Indicator and warning lamps 13
3
Display for
> Position of automatic transmission* 39
with indicator and warning lamps 13
> Resetting the Tire Pressure Monitor* 60
Resetting the trip odometer 46
> Settings and information 48
> Personal Profile settings 18
5
Instrument lighting 68
6
Speedometer
with indicator and warning lamps 13
12
7
Fuel gauge 47
8
Radio display, refer to separate
Owner's Manual
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Radio, refer to separate Owner's Manual
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Indicator and
warning lamps
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The concept
Indicator and warning lamps can light up in
various combinations and colors in indicator
area 1 or 2.
Some lamps are checked for proper functioning
and thus come on briefly when the engine is
started or the ignition is switched on.
What to do in case of a malfunction
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MOBILITY
DRIVING TIPS
A list of all indicator and warning lamps, as well
as notes on possible causes of malfunctions and
on how to respond, can be found starting on
page 126.
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Cockpit
Around the center console
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Indicator/warning lamp* for front passenger airbags 64
Reading lamps* 69
Cooling function 71, 74
Color of ambient lighting* 69
Defrosting windows* 72, 73
Glass sunroof, electric* 27
Rear window defroster 71, 73
Interior lamps 68
Windshield heating* 72, 73
Air flow rate 71, 72
4
Hazard warning flashers
5
Speedometer 12
6
Drive for audio CDs
7
Switching audio sources on/off and adjusting volume
Seat heating* 31
8
Air conditioner or automatic climate
control*
Power windows 28
9
Temperature 71, 73
Recirculated-air mode 71, 73
Air distribution for air
conditioner 72
Air distribution to the
windshield* 73
Air distribution to the upper body
area* 73
Switches in center console
Rear fog lamp* 68
Fog lamps* 68
Central locking system, inside 22
10 AUX-In port, USB-audio interface* 77
11 Driving stability control systems
> Dynamic Stability Control DSC 56
> Dynamic Traction Control DTC*
57
12 Sport button* 57
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Air distribution to the footwell* 73
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3
Maximum cooling* 73
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2
Automatic air distribution and flow
rate* 73
DRIVING TIPS
Microphone for voice activation system*
and for telephone in hands-free mode*
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Opening and closing
Opening and closing
Keys/remote controls
Integrated key
Press button 1 to release the key.
Remote control
The integrated key fits the following locks:
Each remote control contains a rechargeable
battery that is recharged when it is in the ignition lock while the car is being driven. You
should therefore use each remote control at
least twice a year to maintain the charge status.
In vehicles equipped with convenient access*,
the remote control contains a replaceable battery, page 27.
> Driver's door, page 21.
If more than one remote control unit is used, the
settings called up and implemented depend on
which remote control is recognized when the
car is unlocked, refer to Personal Profile,
page 18.
In addition, information about service requirements is stored in the remote control, refer to
Service data in the remote control, page 106.
New remote controls
Your MINI Dealer can supply new remote controls as additional units or as replacements in the
event of loss.
Personal Profile
The concept
The functions of your MINI can be set individually. By means of Personal Profiles, most of these
settings are stored for the remote control currently in use. When you unlock the car, the
remote control is recognized and the settings
stored for it are called up and implemented.
This means that your settings will be activated
for you, even if in the meantime your car was
used by someone else with another remote control and the corresponding settings.
At most three remote controls can be set for
three different people. A prerequisite is that
each person uses a separate remote control.
Personal Profile settings
For more information on specific settings, refer
to the specified pages.
> Response of the central locking system
when the car is being unlocked 19
> Automatic locking of the vehicle 22
> Triple turn signal activation 41
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> Units of measure for fuel consumption,
distance covered/remaining distances
and temperature, refer to Formats and
units of measure 49
> Light settings:
> Pathway lighting 65
> Daytime running lamps 66
> Automatic climate control*: activating/
deactivating the AUTO program, setting the
temperature, air volume and air
distribution 72
Operating from inside
Button for central locking system, page 22.
In the event of a sufficiently severe accident, the
central locking system unlocks automatically. In
addition, the hazard warning flashers and interior lamps come on.
Opening and closing:
from outside
> Audio volume, refer to separate Owner's
Manual
Persons or animals in a parked vehicle
could lock the doors from the inside.
Take the key with you when you leave the vehicle so that the vehicle can be opened from the
outside.<
> Speed-dependent volume, refer to separate Owner's Manual
Using the remote control
> Entertainment:
Central locking system
Unlocking
Press the
button.
The welcome lamps and interior lamps come on.
AT A GLANCE
> Date format, refer to Formats and units
of measure 49
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> 12h/24h mode of the clock, refer to
Formats and units of measure 49
unlocked using the lock buttons or door handles. The remote control can also be used to
switch on/off the welcome lamps and interior
lamps. The alarm system* is also activated or
deactivated, page 24.
DRIVING TIPS
> Settings for the displays in the speedometer
and tachometer:
The concept
Unlocking mode
The system simultaneously engages and
releases the locks on the following:
You can also set which parts of the car are
unlocked. The setting is stored for the remote
control in use.
> Doors
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 37.
> Splitdoor
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
> Fuel filler door
MOBILITY
The central locking system is ready for operation
whenever the driver's door is closed.
Operating from outside
> Via the remote control
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> Via the door lock*
> In cars with convenient access*, via the
door handles on the driver's and passenger's sides.
The anti-theft system is also operated at the
same time. It prevents the doors from being
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Opening and closing
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
Convenient closing is not possible by
means of the remote control.<
Locking
Press the
button.
Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if
there is any person inside, because the
vehicle cannot be unlocked from inside without
special knowledge.<
Setting confirmation signals
To have the vehicle confirm when it has been
locked or unlocked.
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 37.
6. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
8. Briefly press the button to select:
4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
> Press the
button once to unlock only the
driver's door and the fuel filler door.
Press the button twice to unlock the
entire vehicle.
> Press the
button once to unlock the entire
vehicle.
9. Press and hold the button until the display
changes. The setting is stored for the remote
control currently in use.
Convenient opening
Hold the
button down.
The power windows are opened and the glass
sunroof* is raised.
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5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Briefly press the button to select, arrow:
>
Confirmation signal during unlocking
>
Confirmation signal during locking
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Malfunctions
If the car can no longer be locked with a remote
control, the battery in the remote control is discharged. Use this remote control during an
extended drive; this will recharge the battery,
page 18.
>
An acoustic signal sounds during unlocking/locking.
>
The hazard warning flashers light up and
an acoustic signal* sounds during
unlocking/locking.
9. Press and hold the button until the display
changes. The setting is stored.
Switching on interior lamps
While the car is locked:
Press the button.
You can also use this function to locate your
vehicle in parking garages, etc.
Unlocking the splitdoor
Press the
button.
When it is opened, the splitdoor swings
upward and outward to the rear. Make
sure that adequate clearance is available before
opening.
To prevent accidentally locking yourself out, do
not place the key down in the cargo bay. If the
splitdoor was locked before opening, it will be
locked again after it is closed.
Before and after each trip, check that the splitdoor has not been inadvertently unlocked.<
FCC ID:
LX8766S
LX8766E
LX8CAS
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
> This device must not cause harmful interference, and
> This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CONTROLS
The hazard warning flashers light up during unlocking/locking.
DRIVING TIPS
>
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communications
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
Any unauthorized modifications or
changes to these devices could void the
user's authority to operate this equipment.<
MOBILITY
8. Briefly press the button to select:
For US owners only
Using the door lock
You can set which parts of the car are unlocked,
page 19.
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7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
AT A GLANCE
The remote control may malfunction due to
local radio waves. If this occurs, unlock and lock
the car at the door lock with the integrated key.
Opening and closing
When there is no alarm system* or convenient access*, only the driver's door is
locked with the door lock.<
Opening and closing:
from inside
To lock all doors, the fuel filler door and splitdoor
together:
With the doors closed, press the interior central
locking button, page 22 to lock the vehicle.
Unlocking and opening the driver or passenger
door, page 22.
Locking the vehicle.
> Lock the driver's door with the integrated
key via the door lock, or
> press the safety lock button on the passenger's door and close the door from
the outside.
Convenient operation
With an alarm system* or convenient access*,
the windows and glass sunroof * can be operated via the door lock.
Hold the key in the position for unlocking or
locking.
Watch during the closing process to be
sure that no one is injured. Releasing the
key stops the operation.<
Manual operation
In the event of an electrical malfunction, the
driver's door can be unlocked or locked by turning the integrated key in the door lock to the end
positions.
The switch locks or unlocks the doors and splitdoor when the doors are closed, but the antitheft system is not activated. The fuel filler door
remains unlocked*.
Unlocking and opening
> Either unlock the doors together using the
switch for the central locking system and
then pull the door handle above the armrest
or
> pull on the door handle of either door twice:
the first time unlocks the door, the second
time opens it.
Locking
> Press the switch or
> press down the safety lock button of a door.
To prevent you from being locked out, the
open driver's door cannot be locked using
the lock button.
Persons or animals in a parked vehicle
could lock the doors from the inside.
Take the key with you when you leave the vehicle so that the vehicle can be opened from the
outside.<
Automatic locking
You can also set the situations in which the car
locks. The setting is stored for the remote control in use.
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1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 37.
>
The central locking system automatically
locks the vehicle as soon as you drive off.
>
The central locking system automatically
locks the vehicle after some time if no
door has been opened, or as soon as you
drive off.
AT A GLANCE
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
locks the vehicle after some time if no
door has been opened.
>
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
9. Press and hold the button until the display
changes. The setting is stored.
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The central locking system remains
unlocked.
Clubdoor
The Clubdoor can only be opened using the handle on the inside. The right-hand front door must
be open when opening the Clubdoor.
DRIVING TIPS
Opening
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
Closing
First close the Clubdoor, followed by the righthand front door.
MOBILITY
6. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
To avoid damage, make sure there is
sufficient clearance before opening the
splitdoor.<
8. Briefly press the button to select:
>
The central locking system automatically
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Splitdoor
Opening and closing
Opening
In some national-market versions, the
splitdoor cannot be unlocked using the
remote control unless the vehicle is unlocked
first.
Only drive with the splitdoor fully closed, otherwise the tail lamps will be obscured and driving
safety will be compromised.<
> A door, the engine compartment lid or the
tailgate is opened
> There is movement inside the car
> The car's inclination changes, for instance if
an attempt is made to jack it up and steal the
wheels or to raise it prior to towing away
> There is an interruption in the power supply
from the battery
The alarm system briefly indicates unauthorized
entry or tampering by means of:
> An acoustic alarm
> Switching on the hazard warning flashers
Arming and disarming
Whenever the car is locked or unlocked, the
alarm system is armed or disarmed.
Press the button in the handle or the
button of the remote control for an extended time.
The splitdoor is unlocked.
Using the button in the handle, fully open first
the right side, arrow 1, and then the left side of
the splitdoor, arrow 2.
Closing
Make sure that the closing path of the
splitdoor is clear, otherwise injuries
may occur.<
Even when the alarm system is armed, you can
open the tailgate by means of the
button
on the remote control.
When you subsequently close the tailgate it is
again locked and monitored.
On certain national-market versions,
unlocking via the door lock triggers off
the alarm.<
Panic mode*
You can activate the alarm system if you find
yourself in a dangerous situation.
Press the
button for at least two seconds.
Switching off the alarm:
Press any button.
Switching off an alarm
> Unlock the car with the remote control.
> Insert the key fully into the ignition lock.
Close the left side, arrow 1, and then the right
side of the splitdoor, arrow 2.
> In cars with convenient access*, press the
button on the door lock.
Display on the revolution counter
Alarm system*
When the system is armed, all LEDs pulse. After
approx. 16 minutes one LED flashes.
The principle
The alarm system, when activated, reacts if:
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> If pets are to remain inside the car
>
Press the
button on the remote control twice in succession.
> Lock the vehicle twice with the integrated key.
> LEDs flash after unlocking until the key is
inserted in the ignition, but for no longer
than approx. 5 minutes: an attempt was
made to tamper with the car.
Convenient access supports the following
functions:
> Unlocking/locking the vehicle
Tilt alarm sensor
> Unlocking the splitdoor by itself
The vehicle's inclination is monitored. The alarm
is triggered, for instance, if an attempt is made
to steal the car's wheels or tow it away.
> Starting the engine
Interior movement detector
> Convenient operation
Functional requirements
Before the interior movement detector can
operate correctly, the windows and glass roof
must be closed.
> The vehicle or the splitdoor can only be
locked when the vehicle detects that the
remote control currently in use is outside of
the vehicle.
Avoiding false alarms
> The vehicle cannot be locked or unlocked
again until after approx. 2 seconds.
The tilt alarm sensor and the interior movement
detector can be switched off together.
This prevents false alarms, e.g. in the following
situations:
> In duplex garages
> When being transported on car-carrying
trains, ferries or trailers
CONTROLS
Convenient access enables you to enter your
vehicle without having to hold the remote control in your hand. All you need to do is wear the
remote control close to your body, e.g. in your
jacket pocket. The vehicle automatically detects
the remote control within the immediate vicinity
or in the passenger compartment.
DRIVING TIPS
> LEDs go out after the vehicle is unlocked:
No attempt was made to tamper with
the car.
Convenient access*
> The engine can only be started when the
vehicle detects that the remote control is
inside the vehicle.
> The doors and splitdoor must be closed to
be able to operate the windows and glass
sunroof.
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> One LED flashes at short intervals:
A door, the bonnet or the tailgate is not
properly closed. Even if these are not closed
fully, the remaining items are deadlocked
and the LEDs pulse after approx. 10 seconds
for approx. 16 minutes. Afterwards, one
LED flashes.
The interior movement detector is not
activated.
LEDs flash in short succession for approx.
2 seconds.
The tilt alarm sensor and the interior movement
detector are switched off until the car is next
unlocked and locked.
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> LEDs pulse or LED flashes: system is armed.
AT A GLANCE
Switching off the tilt alarm sensor and
interior movement detector
Opening and closing
Comparison to standard remote controls
Windows and glass sunroof, electric*
In general, there is no difference between using
convenient access or pressing the buttons on
the remote control to carry out the functions
mentioned above.
Instructions on opening and closing are found
starting on page 18.
If the engine is switched off, you can still operate
the windows and glass sunroof so long as a door
or the splitdoor has not been opened.
Special features regarding the use of convenient
access are described below.
If you notice a brief delay while opening or
closing the windows or glass sunroof, the
system is checking whether a remote control is
inside the vehicle. Repeat the opening or closing
procedure, if necessary.<
If the doors and splitdoor are closed again and
the remote control is located inside the vehicle,
the windows and the glass sunroof can be operated again.
Insert the remote control into the ignition lock to
be able to operate the windows or glass sunroof
when the engine is switched off and the doors
are open.
Switching on radio readiness
Switch on radio readiness by briefly pressing the
start/stop button, page 37.
To unlock
Do not depress the brake or the clutch,
otherwise the engine will start.<
Starting the engine
The engine can be started or the ignition can be
switched on when a remote control is inside the
vehicle. It is not necessary to insert a remote
control into the ignition lock, page 37.
Press button 1.
Convenient opening with the remote control,
refer to page 20.
Locking
Press button 1.
For convenient closing, press and hold button 1.
The power windows and the glass sunroof* are
closed.
Unlocking the splitdoor separately
Switching off the engine in cars with
automatic transmission
The engine can only be switched off when the
selector lever is in position P, page 38.
To switch the engine off when the selector lever
is in position N, the remote control must be in
the ignition lock.
Before driving a vehicle with automatic
transmission into a car wash
1. Insert remote control into ignition lock.
Press the button on the outside of the splitdoor.
2. Depress the brake.
If the vehicle detects that a remote control
has been accidentally left inside the
locked vehicle's cargo bay after the splitdoor is
closed, the splitdoor will reopen slightly. The
hazard warning flashers flash and an acoustic
signal* sounds.<
3. Move the selector lever to position N.
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4. Switch off the engine.
The vehicle can roll.
Malfunction
Convenient access may malfunction due to local
radio waves.
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The warning lamp comes on when the
engine is running: the remote control is
no longer inside the vehicle. After the
engine is switched off, the engine can only be
restarted within approx. 10 seconds.
The indicator lamp comes on: replace
the battery in the remote control.
Replacing the battery
The remote control for convenient access contains a battery that will need to be replaced from
time to time.
1. Remove the cover.
AT A GLANCE
The warning lamp comes on when an
attempt is made to start the engine: the
engine cannot be started. The remote
control is not inside the vehicle or is malfunctioning. Take the remote control with you inside
the vehicle or have it checked. If necessary,
insert another remote control into the ignition lock.
To prevent injuries, exercise care when
closing the glass sunroof and keep it in
your field of vision until it is shut.
Take the key with you when you leave the car,
otherwise children could operate the sunroof
and possibly injure themselves.<
CONTROLS
Warning lamps
Glass sunroof, electric*
Raising
> Press the switch backward to the resistance
point and hold it there.
Both glass sunroofs are raised.
Releasing the switch stops the movement.
DRIVING TIPS
If this happens, open or close the vehicle via the
buttons on the remote control or using the integrated key.
Insert the remote control into the ignition lock
and start the engine.
> With the ignition switched on, press
the switch backward beyond the resistance point.
Both closed sunroofs are raised fully.
Pressing again stops the movement.
With the ignition switched on and the glass sunroof raised, press the switch backward and hold
it there.
The front glass sunroof opens.
The rear glass sunroof is closed.
Releasing the switch stops the movement.
MOBILITY
Opening, closing
2. Insert the new battery with the plus side facing up.
3. Press the cover on to close.
Take the old battery to a battery collection
point or to your MINI Dealer.<
The front glass sunroof remains in a raised position. The rear glass sunroof is raised. Pressing on
the switch again closes both sunroofs completely.
Roller sun blind
The roller sun blind can be opened and closed
independently of the glass sunroof.
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The glass sunroof can be closed in the same way
by pressing the switch forward.
Opening and closing
Following interruptions in electrical
power supply
After a power failure, there is a possibility that
the glass sunroof can only be raised. In this case,
have the system initialized. The manufacturer of
your MINI recommends that you have this work
done by your MINI Dealer.
Windows
After switching off the ignition
When the ignition is switched off, the windows
can still be operated for approx. 1 minute as
long as no door is opened.
Take the key with you when you leave the
car, otherwise children could operate the
electric windows and possibly injure themselves.<
Pinch protection system
To prevent injuries, exercise care when
closing the windows.
Take the remote control with you when you
leave the car, otherwise children could operate
the electric windows and possibly injure themselves.<
If, after a window is opened and closed
several times in close succession, the window can only be closed and not opened, the system is overheated. Let the system cool for several minutes with the ignition switched on or the
engine running.<
Opening, closing
If the closing force exceeds a specific value as a
window closes, the closing action is interrupted
and the window reopens slightly.
Even though there is the pinch protection
system, always ensure that the window's
travel path is clear, otherwise the safety system
might fail to detect certain kinds of obstructions,
such as thin objects, and the window would continue closing.
Do not install any accessories that might interfere with window movement. Otherwise the
pinch protection system could be impaired.<
Closing without pinch protection
If there is an external danger, or if ice on the
windows, etc., prevents you from closing the
windows normally, the window can be closed
manually.
1. Press the switch upward and hold it there.
Pinch protection is limited and the window
reopens slightly if the closing force exceeds
a certain value.
> Press the switch downwards.
The window opens until you release
the switch.
2. Press the switch upward again within
approx. 4 seconds and hold it there. The
window closes without pinch protection.
> Tap the switch downwards.
As soon as the remote is ready, the windows
will open automatically. Tap the switch
again to stop the opening movement.
The window can be closed in the same way by
pressing the switch up.
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Always maintain an adequate distance
between yourself and the airbags. Always
grip the steering wheel on the rim, with your
hands in the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions, to
minimize the risk of injury to the hands or arms
in the event of the airbag being triggered off.
No one and nothing is to come between the airbags and the seat occupant.
Do not use the cover of the front airbag on the
front passenger side as a storage area. Ensure
that the front passenger is correctly seated, e.g.
that no feet or legs are propped against the
dashboard. Otherwise, leg injury could result if
the front airbag suddenly deployed.
Make sure that passengers keep their heads
away from the side airbag and do not lean
against the cover of the head airbag; otherwise,
serious injuries can result when the airbag
deploys.<
Even if you follow all the instructions, injuries
resulting from contact with airbags cannot be
fully excluded, depending on the circumstances.
The ignition and inflation noise may provoke a
mild hearing loss in extremely sensitive individuals. This effect is usually only temporary.
For airbag locations and additional information
on airbags, refer to page 63.
Head restraints, refer to page 31.
Safety belt
Before every drive, make sure that all occupants
wear their safety belts. Airbags complement the
safety belt as an additional safety device, but
they do not represent a substitute.
Never allow more than one person to
wear a single safety belt. Never allow
infants or small children to ride in a passenger's lap.
Make sure that the belt in the lap area sits low
across the hips and does not press against the
abdomen. The safety belt must not rest against
the throat, run across sharp edges, pass over
hard or fragile objects or be pinched. Fasten the
safety belt so that it is pulled taut across the lap
and shoulder, fitting the body snugly without
any twists. Otherwise the belt could slide over
the hips in the event of a frontal collision and
injure the abdomen. Avoid wearing bulky clothing and regularly pull the belt in the upper-body
area taut, otherwise its restraining effect could
be impaired.<
Safety belts, refer to page 32.
CONTROLS
Airbags
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that its center is at approx. ear level. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury in the
event of an accident.<
DRIVING TIPS
For additional information on transporting children safely, refer to page 34.
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of neck injury in the event of an accident.
MOBILITY
The ideal sitting position can make a vital contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving. In conjunction with the safety belts, the head restraints
and the airbags, the seated position has a major
influence on your safety in the event of an accident. To ensure that the safety systems operate
with optimal efficiency, we strongly urge you to
observe the instructions contained in the following section.
Head restraint
Seats
Note before adjusting
Never attempt to adjust your seat while
the vehicle is moving. The seat could
respond with unexpected movement, and the
ensuing loss of vehicle control could lead to an
accident.
On the front passenger seat as well, do not
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Sitting safely
AT A GLANCE
Adjustments
Adjustments
incline the backrest too far to the rear while the
vehicle is being driven, otherwise there is a danger in the event of an accident of sliding under
the safety belt, eliminating the protection normally provided by the belt.<
Backrest
Comply with the instructions on head restraint
height on page 31 and on damaged safety belts
on page 32.
Seat adjustment
Observe the instructions on page 29 to
ensure the best possible personal protection.<
Pull the lever, arrow 1, and apply your weight to
the backrest or lift it off, as necessary, arrows 2.
Lumbar support*
You can also adjust the contour of the backrest
to obtain additional support in the lumbar
region.
The upper hips and spinal column receive supplementary support to help you maintain a
relaxed, upright sitting position.
Longitudinal adjustment
Pull the lever, arrow 1, and slide the seat to the
desired position, arrows 2.
After releasing the lever, move the seat gently
forward or back to make sure it engages
properly.
Height
Turn the wheel to increase or decrease the curvature.
Entry to the rear
Convenient entry
The convenient entry feature includes a
mechanical memory function for the longitudinal adjustment and backrest angle.
Pull up or push down the lever repeatedly,
arrows 1, until the desired height is reached,
arrows 2.
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AT A GLANCE
Height adjustment
Removing
Previous position
1. Pull up as far as it will go.
1. Push the seat back into its previous position.
2. Fold the backrest forward slightly.
Do not fold the backrest up until the
seat is in its previous position. Otherwise, the seat will engage in its current position. In this case, adjust the longitudinal position manually, page 30.<
2. Fold the backrest back up to lock the seat.
When moving the seat backwards, ensure
that you do not cause personal injury or
property damage.
Before driving off, engage the front seats and
seat backrests. Otherwise there is a risk of accident due to unexpected movement.<
CONTROLS
To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and slide
the head restraint down.
3. Press button 1 and pull the head restraint
out as far as it will go.
4. Fold back the backrest.
Rear
1. Pull up as far as it will go.
2. Press button 1 and pull the head restraint
out completely.
Seat heating*
MOBILITY
Head restraints
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of neck injury in the event of an accident.
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that its center is at approx. ear level. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury in the
event of an accident. Only remove a head
restraint if no one will be sitting on the seat in
question. Reinstall the head restraint before
transporting anyone on that seat. Otherwise,
the passenger will be without protection from
the head restraint.<
DRIVING TIPS
The backrest folds forward.
2. Move the seat forward by pushing on the
backrest, arrow 2.
To raise: pull up.
Switching on
Press once for each temperature level.
Three LEDs indicate the highest temperature.
If you continue driving within the next 15 minutes, the seat heating is automatically activated
at the previously set temperature.
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1. Pull up the lever on the seat backrest,
arrow 1.
Adjustments
The temperature is lowered or the heating is
switched off entirely to save on battery power.
The LEDs stay lit.
Switching off
Press button longer.
Safety belts
Observe the instructions on page 29 to
ensure the best possible personal protection.<
Before every drive, make sure that all occupants
wear their safety belts. Airbags complement the
safety belt as an additional safety device, but
they do not represent a substitute.
Front and rear seats
Seat belt reminder
Front seats
The indicator lamps come on and an
acoustic signal sounds. Check whether
the safety belt has been fastened correctly. The 'Fasten safety belts'
reminder is issued when the driver's safety belt
has not been fastened. The 'Fasten safety belts'
reminder is also activated at road speeds above
approx. 5 mph or 8 km/h if the front passenger's
safety belt has not been fastened, if objects are
placed on the front passenger seat, or if driver or
front passenger unfasten their safety belts.
Damage to safety belts
If the safety belts are damaged or stressed
in an accident: have the safety belt system
and its seat-belt tensioners replaced and the
belt anchors checked. Have this work carried out
only by a MINI Dealer or by a workshop that has
specially trained personnel working in accordance with the specifications of the MINI manufacturer, otherwise correct operation of these
safety systems is not ensured.<
Mirrors
Closing
Exterior mirrors
Make sure you hear the lock engage in the belt
buckle.
The front passenger's mirror is more convex than the driver's mirror. The objects
seen in the mirror are closer than they appear. Do
not gauge your distance from traffic behind you
on the basis of what you see in the mirror; otherwise there is an increased risk of an accident.<
The upper belt anchor is suitable for adults of
any stature as long as the seat is adjusted properly, page 29.
Opening
1. Grasp the belt firmly.
2. Press the red button in the buckle.
3. Guide the belt into its reel.
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1
Adjusting the left or right exterior mirror
2
Folding mirrors in and out*
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Turn the knob beyond the pressure point in
direction 2. The mirrors can be folded in at road
speeds up to approx. 20 mph/30 km/h.
In order to ensure that the system functions correctly, keep the photo cells clean, do not cover
the area between the interior rearview mirror
and windshield, and do not affix adhesive labels
or stickers of any kind to the windshield directly
in front of the mirror.
This can be beneficial in narrow streets, for
example, or for moving mirrors that were folded
in by hand back out into their correct positions.
Steering wheel
Automatic heating*
Adjustments
At outside temperatures below a certain limit,
both exterior mirrors are automatically heated
while the engine is running or the ignition
switched on.
Do not adjust the steering wheel position
while the car is in motion, otherwise there
is a risk of accident due to an unexpected movement.<
Folding mirrors in and out*
AT A GLANCE
The mirrors can also be adjusted manually: press
the edge of the glass.
frame, arrow; the other is on the back of the
mirror.
CONTROLS
Manual adjustment
DRIVING TIPS
Interior rearview mirror
To reduce glare from vehicles behind you when
you are driving at night:
2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred
distance and angle to suit your seated
position.
Turn the knob.
3. Swing the lever back up.
Do not use force to swing the lever
back up, otherwise the mechanism
will be damaged.<
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Interior mirror, automatic dimming*
The automatic dimming feature of the interior
rearview mirror* is controlled by two photo cells
in the mirror. One photo cell is in the mirror
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1. Fold the lever down.
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Transporting children safely
Transporting children safely
The right place
for children
Child-restraint systems,
installation
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle, otherwise they could endanger
themselves and/or other persons by opening the
doors, for example.<
Observe the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions when selecting,
installing and using child-restraint systems. Otherwise the protective effect may be diminished.<
Children should always sit in the rear
Accident research has shown that the safest
place for children is on the rear seat.
Only transport children under the age of
13 or smaller than 5 ft/150 cm in the rear
in a child-restraint system suitable for their age,
weight and size. Otherwise there is an increased
risk of injury in the event of an accident.<
Children 13 years of age or older must be buckled in with a safety belt as soon as there no
longer is any child-restraint system that is
appropriate for their age, size and weight.
Only install child seats in the rear when the
rear seat backrest is folded all the way
back and engaged. Otherwise there will be
an increased risk of injury in the event of an
accident.<
On the front passenger seat
After installing a child-restraint system on
the front passenger seat, make sure that
the front and side airbags for the front passenger are deactivated, otherwise there is an
increased risk of injury if the airbags deploy.<
Seat position
Before installing a child-restraint system, move
the front passenger seat as far back and up*
as possible to obtain the best possible position
for the belt. Do not change the seat position
after this.
Child seat security
Exception for front passenger seat
Front passenger airbags
Should it be necessary to use a childrestraint system on the front passenger
seat, the front and side airbags must be deactivated. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of
injury to the child if the airbags deploy, even if
the child is seated in a child-restraint system.<
For more information on automatic deactivation
of the front passenger airbags, refer to page 63.
All rear safety belts and the safety belt for the
front passenger can be prevented from being
pulled out in order to secure child-restraint
systems.
To lock the safety belt
1. Secure the child-restraint system with
the belt.
2. Pull the belt strap all the way out.
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3. Allow the belt strap to retract and pull it taut
against the child-restraint system.
The safety belt is locked.
AT A GLANCE
To unlock the safety belt
1. Open the belt buckle.
2. Remove the child-restraint system.
Anchor points for LATCH anchors
Before installing the child's seat, pull the belt out
of the area for the child-restraint fixing system.
Placement of the tether strap
Make sure the upper retaining strap does
not run over sharp edges and is not
twisted as it passes to the top anchor. Otherwise
the strap will not properly secure the childrestraint system in the event of an accident.<
1
Direction of travel
The anchor points for the lower LATCH anchors
are located behind the labeled protective caps.
2
Head restraint
3
Tether strap hook
Make sure that both lower LATCH anchors
are properly engaged and that the childrestraint system rests firmly against the seat
backrest, otherwise the protective function of
the seat may be compromised.<
4
Cargo bay floor
5
Anchor
6
Seat backrest
7
Tether strap of the child-restraint system
Child-restraint system with tether strap
Use the tether strap anchors to secure
child-restraint systems only, otherwise the
anchors could be damaged.<
CONTROLS
To install and use the LATCH childrestraint system, follow the operating and
safety instructions provided by the manufacturer of the system, otherwise the protective
function of the seat may be compromised.<
When the vehicle is equipped with a level load
floor*, the anchors are covered. Their positions
are labeled.
1. Push the head restraint upward.
2. Guide the tether strap between the head
restraint holders.
3. Attach the tether strap to the anchor using
the hook.
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DRIVING TIPS
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren.
There are two additional anchors for childrestraint systems with tether straps, arrows.
MOBILITY
LATCH child-restraint
fixing system
By way of example, the illustration shows the
cargo bay in the MINI.
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3. Allow the safety belt strap to retract all
the way.
Transporting children safely
4. Push the head restraint into its lowermost
position.
5. Attach the tether strap to the anchor using
the hook.
6. Pull the retaining strap tight.
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Ignition lock
Inserting the key into the ignition lock
When you press the start/stop button and
depress the clutch if the car has manual
transmission or the brake if the car has automatic transmission, the engine starts.<
Radio readiness
AT A GLANCE
Driving
Individual electrical consumers can operate. The
time and outside temperature are displayed in
the tachometer.
> When the key is removed from the ignition lock
Radio readiness
Individual electrical consumers can operate.
Removing the key from the ignition lock
Press in the key briefly. It is ejected slightly.
At the same time:
> The ignition is switched off if it was on
beforehand.
Automatic transmission
You cannot take out the key unless the selector
lever is in the P position: interlock.
> When using convenient access* by pushing
the button on the door handle or the
button on the remote control, refer to Locking on page 26
> After a certain has elapsed
Ignition on
Most indicator and warning lamps in indicator
area 1, page 13, light up for varying lengths
of time.
When the engine is off, switch off the ignition and any unnecessary electrical consumers in order to preserve the battery.<
DRIVING TIPS
Insert the key all the way into the ignition lock.
CONTROLS
Radio readiness is switched off automatically:
Start/stop button
All indicator and warning lamps in the displays
go out.
The ignition automatically turns off* when the
driver's door is opened. Pressing the start/stop
button again switches the ignition back on.
MOBILITY
Radio readiness and ignition off
The ignition is not switched off in situations such
as the following:
> The clutch or brake is depressed
Press the start/stop button to switch radio readiness or the ignition on and off. Do not depress
the brake or clutch while doing so.
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> The low beams are switched on
Starting the engine
Do not allow the engine to run in enclosed
spaces; otherwise inhalation of the nox-
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ious exhaust gases can lead to unconsciousness
and death. Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless, but highly toxic
gas. Never leave an unattended vehicle with the
engine running, otherwise such a vehicle represents a potential safety hazard.
Before leaving the car while the engine is running, place the transmission in neutral or move
the selector lever to position P and forcefully
apply the parking brake to prevent the car from
moving.<
Avoid frequent starting in quick succession or repeated start attempts in which
the engine does not start. Otherwise, the fuel is
not burned or inadequately burned and there is
a danger of overheating and damaging the catalytic converter.<
Do not let the engine warm up with the vehicle
at a standstill. Move off immediately at a moderate engine speed.
When starting the engine, do not depress the
accelerator pedal.
The starter operates automatically for a certain
time, and stops automatically as soon as the
engine has started.
Switching off the engine
Always take the key with you when you
leave the vehicle.
When parking, apply the parking brake forcefully, otherwise the vehicle could begin to roll.<
Manual transmission
1. With the car at a standstill, press the start/
stop button.
2. Shift into first gear or reverse.
3. Forcefully apply the parking brake.
Automatic transmission
1. With the car at a standstill, move the selector
lever to position P.
2. Press the start/stop button.
3. Forcefully apply the parking brake.
Before driving into a car wash
By following these steps, the vehicle is able
to roll:
1. Place the remote control, even with convenient access, in the ignition lock.
2. Depress the brake.
Manual transmission
Key in ignition lock or inside vehicle with convenient access, refer to page 25.
1. Depress the brake.
2. Depress the clutch.
3. Press the start/stop button.
Automatic transmission
Key in ignition lock or inside vehicle with convenient access, refer to page 25.
1. Depress the brake.
3. Move the selector lever to position N.
4. Switch off the engine.
Parking brake
The parking brake is primarily intended to prevent the vehicle from rolling while parked; it
brakes the rear wheels.
Applying
The lever locks in position automatically.
2. Shift the selector lever into position P or N.
3. Press the start/stop button.
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In addition to the fully automatic mode, you can
shift gears manually using Steptronic, page 40.
Parking the vehicle
In exceptional cases, if the parking brake
has to be used to slow or stop the car,
do not pull the lever up too hard. In doing so,
continuously press the button of the parking
brake lever.
Otherwise, excessive force could lead to overbraking and loss of traction, i.e. fishtailing, at the
rear axle.<
Removing the key
1. Move the selector lever to position P.
CONTROLS
Pull slightly upwards, press the button and lower
the lever.
To prevent the vehicle from rolling, always
select position P and apply the parking
brake before leaving the vehicle with the engine
running.<
AT A GLANCE
Automatic transmission*
with Steptronic
Releasing
2. Switch off the engine.
3. Remove the key.
Selector lever positions
P R N D M/S + –
Displays in the tachometer
DRIVING TIPS
Manual transmission
Reverse gear
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
When the gearshift lever is pressed to the left, a
slight resistance has to be overcome.
The selector lever position is displayed, or the
current gear in the manual mode.
Changing selector lever positions
> The selector lever can only be moved out of
position P if the ignition is switched on or the
engine is running: interlock.
> Before moving the lever away from P or N
with the vehicle stationary, first depress the
brake; otherwise the selector lever will
refuse to move: shiftlock.
To prevent the vehicle from creeping
after you select a driving position, depress the brake until you are ready to start.<
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When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, press
the gearshift lever to the right. Otherwise
the engine could be damaged if you inadvertently shift into 3rd or 4th gear.<
MOBILITY
P R N D DS M1 to M6
Driving
A lock prevents accidental shifting into selector
lever positions R and P.
Sport program and manual
operation M/S
Overriding the selector lever lock
Press the button on the front of the selector
lever, arrow.
P Park
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
The transmission locks to prevent the drive
wheels from turning.
Move the selector lever from position D to the
left into the M/S shifting slot:
The Sport program is activated and DS is displayed. This position is recommended for a performance-oriented driving style.
To deactivate the sport program or manual
mode M/S, move the selector lever to the right
into position D.
Shifting with the selector lever
R Reverse
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
N Neutral
Select this when you are in a car wash, for example. The vehicle can roll.
D Drive, automatic position
Position for normal vehicle operation. All forward gears are selected automatically.
Under normal operation conditions, fuel consumption is lowest when you drive in position D.
Kick-down
Kick-down enables you to achieve maximum
performance.
Depress the accelerator pedal beyond the fullthrottle resistance point.
Push the selector lever forward or pull it back
to activate manual operation. Steptronic shifts
the gear.
> Pull the selector lever in the + direction.
Transmission shifts up.
> Push the selector lever in the – direction.
Transmission shifts down.
The tachometer displays M1 to M6.
To use the automatic mode again, move the
selector lever to the right into position D.
Upshifts and downshifts are executed only when
they will result in a plausible combination of
engine and vehicle speed; thus, for example, a
downshift that would cause the engine to overrev will not be executed by the system. The
selected gear is displayed briefly, followed by
the actual gear.
Shifting on the steering wheel*
With the selector lever in position D, automatic
drive, you can shift gears using the shift paddles
on the steering wheel. The transmission automatically switches to manual mode.
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Only unlock the selector lever lock manually when the vehicle is to be towed.
Do not forget to firmly apply the parking brake
prior to the tow, otherwise the vehicle may
roll away.<
Turn signals/
headlamp flasher
CONTROLS
> Pull one of the shift paddles.
Transmission shifts up.
AT A GLANCE
If you do not shift gears with the shift paddles or
accelerate for a certain amount of time, the
transmission automatically returns to D, automatic drive.
> Push one of the shift paddles.
Transmission shifts down.
Manually unlock the selector lever lock
Should the selector lever refuse to move out of
position P even though the ignition is switched
on, the brake is depressed and the button on the
selector lever is pressed, the selector lever lock
can be overridden:
1
Turn signal indicator
2
Headlamp flasher
Using turn signals
Press the lever beyond the resistance point.
1. Unclip the sleeve of the selector lever.
To turn off manually, press the lever to the resistance point.
2. Pull the sleeve up over the selector lever
until the sleeve is inside out. Disconnect the
cable connector if necessary.
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator
lamp indicates that an indicator bulb
has failed.<
DRIVING TIPS
M1 to M6 is displayed in the gear indicator.
Press the lever as far as the resistance point for
as long as you wish to indicate a turn.
Triple turn signal activation
MOBILITY
Indicating a turn briefly
Press the lever as far as the resistance point.
You can set whether the turn signal is to flash
once or three times.
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3. Take the hub cover remover 1 out of the
onboard tool kit and insert it in the loop on
the front passenger side.
4. Pull the loop up.
5. Move the selector lever into the desired
position by pressing the button on the front
of the selector lever.
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Driving
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 37.
8. Briefly press the button to select:
>
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
Brief indication of a turn.
>
Triple turn signal.
9. Press and hold the button until the display
changes. The setting is stored.
Wiper system
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
1
Switching on wipers
2
Switching off wipers or brief wipe
3
Activating/deactivating intermittent mode
or rain sensor*
4
Cleaning windshield and headlamps*
Switching on wipers
Press the lever upward, arrow 1.
The lever automatically returns to its initial position when released.
Normal wiper speed
Press once.
The system switches to intermittent operation
when the vehicle is stationary.
Fast wiper speed
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
Press twice or press beyond the resistance point.
The system switches to normal speed when the
vehicle is stationary.
Intermittent wipe or rain sensor*
If the car is not equipped with a rain sensor, the
intermittent-wipe time is preset.
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AT A GLANCE
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
Activating intermittent wipe or
rain sensor
Press button, arrow 3.
Deactivate the rain sensor before entering
an automatic car wash. Failure to do so
could result in damage caused by undesired
wiper activation.<
Adjusting the sensitivity of the
rain sensor
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 37.
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
6. Press the button to select the desired
sensitivity.
7. Wait, or press and hold the button until the
display changes.
The settings are stored.
CONTROLS
If the car is equipped with a rain sensor, the time
between wipes is controlled automatically and
depends on the intensity of the rainfall. The rain
sensor is mounted on the windshield, directly in
front of the interior rearview mirror.
Deactivating intermittent wipe or
rain sensor
Press the button again, arrow 3.
DRIVING TIPS
Brief wipe
Press the lever downward once, arrow 2.
Cleaning windshield and headlamps*
Pull the lever, arrow 4.
Washer fluid is sprayed onto the windshield and
the wipers are operated briefly.
In cars equipped with an alarm system, the
headlamps cannot be cleaned when the bonnet
is open.
Do not use the washers when the washer
fluid reservoir is empty, otherwise you will
damage the washer pump.
Only use the washers if the bonnet has been
completely closed, otherwise the headlamp
washer system* may be damaged. Do not use
the washers if there is any danger that the fluid
will freeze on the windshield. If you do, your
vision could be obscured. For this reason, use
antifreeze.<
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MOBILITY
4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
When the vehicle lighting system is switched on,
the headlamps are cleaned at regular and
appropriate intervals.
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3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
Driving
Window washer nozzles
The window washer nozzles are heated automatically* while the engine is running or the
ignition is switched on.
spills constitute a fire hazard and a risk to personal safety.<
Rear window wiper
Fill with water and, if required, with a washer
antifreeze, according to manufacturer's recommendations.
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Rear wipers parked
1
To switch on intermittent wipe
:
Turn the cap to level 1.
Operation is continuous in reverse gear.
Mix the water and antifreeze before filling
the washer fluid reservoir to make sure
the correct concentration is maintained.<
Capacity
Cleaning the rear window
Approx. 2.6 US quarts/2.5 liters.
2
To clean the rear window during intermittent wipe
:
Turn the cap further to level 2 and hold
it there.
With headlamp washer system:
Approx. 4.8 US quarts/4.5 liters.
3
To clean the rear window when wipers are
parked
:
Turn the cap to level 3 and hold it there.
Do not use the washers when the washer
fluid reservoir is empty, otherwise you will
damage the washer pump.<
Washer fluid
Washer fluid antifreeze is flammable.
Therefore, keep it away from ignition
sources, store it only in the closed original container and keep it out of reach of children, otherwise there is a risk of personal injury. Comply
with the instructions on the container.<
Cruise control*
The concept
Cruise control is available at vehicle speeds of at
least approx. 20 mph or 30 km/h. The car then
stores and maintains the speed that you specify
using the button on the steering wheel.
Do not use cruise control when driving at
constant speed is prevented by adverse
conditions, e.g. winding roads, dense traffic or
poor road conditions due to, e.g., snow, rain, ice
or loose surfaces. Otherwise you could lose
control of the vehicle and cause an accident as
a result.<
Washer fluid reservoir
Only refill washer fluid that contains antifreeze when the engine is cool, to avoid
contact with hot engine parts. Otherwise, fluid
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Press button 3 repeatedly until the desired
speed is reached. Every time you press the button, the speed increases by approx. 1 mph or
approx. 2 km/h.
Accelerating using the button
Press and hold button 3.
1
Resuming cruise control
2
Activating/deactivating cruise control
3
Maintaining, storing and increasing speed
4
Maintaining, storing and decreasing speed
The vehicle accelerates without pressure on the
accelerator pedal. After the button is released,
the driving speed is maintained and stored.
Decreasing speed
Press button 4 repeatedly until the desired
speed is reached.
Indicator lamp in the speedometer lights up.
The cruise control system is ready and can be
activated.
The functions here are the same as for increasing the speed or accelerating, except that the
speed will be decreased.
Activating/deactivating cruise control
Resuming a speed stored beforehand
Press button 2.
AT A GLANCE
Increasing speed
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Activating
> When the brakes are applied
The last speed stored is achieved again and
maintained.
> When the clutch is depressed
The stored speed is cleared when the ignition is
switched off.
> When the automatic transmission is in selection lever position N
Display in tachometer*
DRIVING TIPS
Press button 1.
In addition, the system is automatically deactivated:
> When the driving stability control system
is active
The stored speed is cleared when the ignition is
switched off.
Maintaining current speed
Selected speed is displayed briefly.
Press button 3.
If --- mph or --- km/h is displayed briefly
in the tachometer, the conditions necessary for operation may not be fulfilled.<
The system maintains and stores the current
vehicle speed.
If, on a downhill grade, the engine braking effect
is not sufficient, the controlled speed may be
exceeded. On uphill grades vehicle speed may
drop if the engine output is insufficient.
Malfunction
The warning lamp in the tachometer
lights up if the system fails.
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MOBILITY
Cruise control is not deactivated by depressing
the accelerator pedal. Once the accelerator
pedal is released, the stored speed is achieved
again and maintained.
Everything under control
Everything under control
Odometer, outside
temperature display,
clock
1. Press the button in the turn indicator lever
repeatedly until the current speed appears
in the lower display.
2. Wait for the speed display to automatically
move to the upper display.
The outside temperature then appears in the
lower display.
Odometer and trip odometer
Resetting the trip odometer
With the ignition switched on, press knob 3 in
the tachometer.
1
Outside temperature display and clock or
current speed
2
Odometer and trip odometer
3
Resetting the trip odometer
When the vehicle is parked
To display the time, outside temperature and
odometer briefly after the key is removed from
the ignition lock:
Press knob 3 in the tachometer.
Units of measure
Select the respective units of measure, miles or
km for the odometer as well as 7 or 6 for the
outside temperature, page 49.
Tachometer
Outside temperature display, time
Setting the time, refer to page 52.
Outside temperature warning
When the displayed temperature sinks to
approx. +377/+36, a signal sounds and a
warning lamp lights up. There is an increased
risk of black ice.
Black ice can also form at temperatures
above +377/+36. Therefore, drive
carefully, e.g. on bridges and sections of road in
the shade, otherwise there is an increased accident risk.<
Current vehicle speed
To have the current speed shown in the upper
display otherwise serving for the outside temperature display and clock.
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Never operate the engine with the needle in the
red overspeed zone of the gauge. In this range,
the fuel supply is interrupted to protect the
engine.
Coolant temperature
A warning lamp will come on if the coolant, and
therefore the engine, becomes too hot.
Check coolant level, refer to page 105.
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Fuel gauge
Computer*
AT A GLANCE
Displays in tachometer
Approx. 13.2 US gallons/50 liters.
You can find information on refueling on
page 92.
If the tilt of the vehicle varies for a longer period,
when you are driving in mountainous areas, for
example, the indicator may fluctuate slightly.
Press the button in the turn indicator lever
repeatedly to call up various items of information.
The following items of information are displayed
in the order listed:
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Fuel tank capacity
> Cruising range
> Average fuel consumption
If the range displayed is less than
30 miles/50 km, be sure to refuel; otherwise engine functions are not guaranteed and
damage could occur.<
> Current fuel consumption
> Average speed
> Current vehicle speed
To set the corresponding units of measure, refer
to Formats and units of measure on page 49.
DRIVING TIPS
Once the fuel level has fallen to the reserve zone
of approx. 2.1 gallons/8 liters, the remaining
indicator lamps change from orange to red,
arrow. The tachometer displays the remaining
cruising range. An indicator lamp comes on
when the remaining range is less than approx.
30 miles/50 km.
Cruising range
Displays the estimated cruising range available
with the remaining fuel. The range is calculated
on the basis of the way the car has been driven
over the last 18 miles/30 km and the amount of
fuel currently in the tank.
If the range displayed is less than
30 miles/50 km, be sure to refuel; otherwise engine functions are not guaranteed and
damage could occur.<
MOBILITY
Reserve
Average fuel consumption
To reset average fuel consumption: press the
button in the turn indicator lever for approx.
2 seconds.
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Calculated for the time the engine has been
running.
Everything under control
Current fuel consumption
Current vehicle speed
Displays the current fuel consumption to allow
you to see whether your current driving style is
conducive to fuel economy with minimum
exhaust emissions.
To have the current speed shown in the upper
display otherwise serving for the outside temperature display and clock.
Average speed
Periods with the vehicle parked and the engine
switched off are not included in the calculations
of average speed.
To reset average speed: press the button in the
turn indicator lever for approx. 2 seconds.
1. Press the button in the turn indicator lever
repeatedly until the current speed appears
in the lower display.
2. Wait for the speed display to automatically
move to the upper display.
The outside temperature then appears in the
lower display of the computer.
Settings and information
Operating principle
Certain settings and information are only available when the ignition is switched on, the vehicle is at a standstill and the doors are closed.
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Displaying vehicle check 54
4
Initializing the Flat Tire Monitor 58
Resetting the Tire Pressure Monitor 60
1
5
Setting formats and units of measure, resetting to factory settings 50
Button for:
> Selecting display
> Setting values
> Confirming selected display or set values
> Calling up computer information 47
2
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Adjusting settings
7
Setting the time 52
> Confirmation signals when locking and
unlocking the vehicle 20
8
Setting the date 53
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Exiting the menu
AT A GLANCE
> Response during unlocking
procedure 19
> Automatic locking 22
> Pathway lighting 65
> Daytime running lamps 66
> Triple turn signal activation 41
Exiting displays
CONTROLS
The display changes directly to the next setting
or item of information.
Formats and units
of measure
To set the formats and units of measure. The settings are stored for the remote control currently
in use, refer also to Personal Profile on page 18.
2. Press the button for a longer period.
The display again shows the outside temperature and the time.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 37.
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
DRIVING TIPS
1. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "HOME" is displayed.
Displays are also exited if no entries are made
for approx. 8 seconds.
MOBILITY
Next setting or item of information
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
REFERENCE
1. Within a setting or item of information,
briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "NEXT" is displayed.
2. Press the button for a longer period.
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Everything under control
4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
>
>
Fuel consumption: l/100 km,
mpg, km/l*
Distance covered: mls, km
>
Time: 12h, 24h mode
>
Date: day.month dd.mm,
month/day mm/dd
>
1. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
2. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
3. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
4. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
5. Briefly press the button repeatedly until "RESET" is displayed.
Temperature: 7, 6
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
8. Press the button briefly to change the format or unit of measure.
9. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
The settings are stored.
Resetting to factory settings
The settings for formats and units of measure
can be reset to the factory settings. The settings
are stored for the remote control currently in
use, refer also to Personal Profile on page 18.
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6. Press and hold the button until the display
changes to the first setting.
The settings are reset.
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4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
corresponding symbol and "SERVICE-INFO"
are displayed.
The remaining driving distance and the date of
the next scheduled service are briefly displayed
immediately after you start the engine or switch
on the ignition.
The extent of service work required can be
read out from the remote control by your
MINI Dealer.<
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Briefly press the button to display the individual service items, refer to the following
information.
CONTROLS
AT A GLANCE
Service requirements
Displaying vehicle check
DRIVING TIPS
For certain maintenance operations, you can
view the respective distance remaining or due
date individually in the tachometer.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 37.
MOBILITY
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
REFERENCE
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
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Everything under control
Possible displays
1
Button for selecting information
6
Roadworthiness test
2
Engine oil
7
Brake fluid
3
Front brakes
8
Exit display 49
4
Rear brakes
9
Next setting or item of information 49
5
Vehicle check
More information on the MINI Maintenance
System can be found on page 106.
Clock
2. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
Setting the time
3. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
To set the 12h/24h mode, refer to Formats and
units of measure on page 49.
1. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
4. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
5. Press the button to set the hours.
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6. Wait for the display to change to minutes.
Check Control
7. Press the button to set the minutes.
Date
Setting the date
To set the dd/mm or mm/dd date format, refer
to Formats and units of measure on page 49.
The concept
The Check Control monitors vehicle functions
and alerts you to any malfunctions in the systems monitored. Check Control messages
involve indicator or warning lamps in the displays and, in some circumstances, an acoustic
signal. To adjust the volume of the signal, refer
to the Owner's Manual for Radio.
CONTROLS
1. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
AT A GLANCE
8. Wait for the display to change.
The settings are stored.
2. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
3. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
What to do in case of a malfunction
The meaning of each lamp in the event of a malfunction and tips on how to respond are listed
starting on page 126.
DRIVING TIPS
Indicator and warning lamps can light up in various combinations and colors in the indicator
areas 1 and 2.
MOBILITY
Hiding Check Control messages
5. Press the button to set the day of the month.
6. Wait for the display to change to month.
7. Set the month and year in the same way.
8. Wait for the display to change.
The settings are stored.
Press the button in the turn indicator lever.
Some Check Control messages are displayed
until the malfunctions have been rectified.
They cannot be hidden. If several malfunctions
occur at the same time, they are displayed in
succession.
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4. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
Everything under control
Other Check Control messages are automatically
hidden after approx. 20 seconds, but remain
stored.
4. Hold the button down.
"CHECK OK" appears if there are no Check
Control messages.
If a Check Control message has been stored,
the corresponding message is displayed.
5. Briefly press the button to check for other
messages.
This symbol indicates that Check Control
messages have been stored. Check Control messages can be viewed whenever it is convenient.
Viewing stored Check Control messages
Stored Check Control messages can only be displayed if the driver's door is closed.
1. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
2. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
3. Press the button repeatedly until the display
shows the corresponding symbol and
"CHECK INFO".
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. PDC is a parking aid that can indicate
objects when they are approached slowly,
as is usually the case when parking. Avoid
approaching an object at high speed, otherwise
physical circumstances
may lead to the system warning being issued
too late.<
Automatic mode
With the engine running or the ignition switched
on, the system is activated automatically after
approx. 1 second when you engage reverse gear
or move the automatic transmission selector
lever to position R. Wait this short period before
driving.
Acoustic signals
As the distance between vehicle and object
decreases, the intervals between the tones
become shorter. If the distance to the nearest
object falls to below roughly 1 ft/30 cm, then a
continuous tone sounds.
If the distance remains constant, e.g. when driving parallel to a wall, the acoustic signal stops
after approx. 3 seconds.
Indicator lamp comes on: PDC is malfunctioning. Have the system checked.
To avoid this problem, keep the sensors
clean and free of ice or snow in order to ensure
that they will continue to operate effectively.
When using a high-pressure cleaner, do not
direct the jet toward the sensors for lengthy
periods and only spray from a distance of at least
4 in/10 cm.
CONTROLS
However, an acoustic warning does not sound
until an object is approx. 24 in/60 cm from the
corner sensors, or approx. 5 ft/1.50 m from the
center sensors.
Malfunction
System limitations
Even with PDC, final responsibility for estimating the distance between the vehicle
and any obstructions always remains with the
driver. Sensors, too, have blind spots in which
objects cannot be detected. Moreover, ultrasonic detection can reach its physical limits with
objects such as trailer tow bars and couplings,
thin and wedge-shaped objects, etc. Low
objects already indicated, such as curbs, may
enter the sensors' blind spots before or after a
continuous audible signal is given. Higher, protruding objects, such as wall ledges, may not be
detectable. Therefore, always drive cautiously,
otherwise there is a risk of personal injury or
property damage. Loud sound sources outside
or inside the car can drown out the PDC signal.<
DRIVING TIPS
PDC assists you with parking backwards. Acoustic signals warn you of the presence of an object
behind the vehicle. To measure the distance,
there are four ultrasonic sensors in either
bumper.
The volume of the acoustic signals can be
adjusted, refer to the Owner's Manual for Radio.
MOBILITY
The concept
Adjustments
Driving stability
control systems
Your MINI has a number of systems that help to
maintain the vehicle's stability even in adverse
driving conditions.
The laws of physics cannot be repealed,
even with driving stability control systems.
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Park Distance
Control PDC*
AT A GLANCE
Technology for driving comfort
and safety
Technology for driving comfort and safety
An appropriate driving style always remains the
responsibility of the driver. Therefore do not
reduce the additional safety margin by engaging
in hazardous driving thereby running the risk of
an accident.<
and through braking actions at the individual
wheels.
Antilock Brake System ABS
> Brake Assist
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during braking. Safe steering response is maintained even
during full braking. Active safety is thus
increased.
> Cornering Brake Control CBC
Braking safely, refer to page 83.
DSC also encompasses the following functions:
> Antilock Brake System ABS
> Electronic brake-force distribution EBV
> Hill Start Assist
Deactivating DSC
Among others, ABS includes the following
functions:
> Cornering Brake Control CBC
> Electronic brake-force distribution EBV
> Brake Assist
Cornering Brake Control CBC
Driving stability and steering characteristics are
further enhanced while braking in turns or during a lane change.
Electronic brake-force distribution EBV
Press the button repeatedly until the DSC indicator lamps come on. DSC is deactivated. Stabilizing and propulsion promoting actions are no
longer executed.
The system controls the brake pressure in the
rear wheels to ensure stable braking behavior.
When driving with snow chains or to 'rock free'
in snow, it can be helpful to switch off DSC for a
brief period.
Brake Assist
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again
as soon as possible.
Rapidly depressing the brake causes this system
to automatically develop maximum braking
force. Thus, the system helps keep braking distance to a minimum. At the same time, all the
benefits provided by ABS are exploited.
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake for the
duration of the full braking application.
Dynamic Stability Control DSC
DSC prevents the driving wheels from losing
traction when you pull away from rest or accelerate. The system also recognizes unstable driving conditions, for example if the rear of the car
is about to swerve or if momentum is acting at
an angle past the front wheels. In these cases,
DSC helps the vehicle maintain a safe course
within physical limits by reducing engine output
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Activating DSC
Press the button again: the DSC indicator lamps
go out.
For better control
If the indicator lamp flashes:
The DSC controls the driving and breaking forces.
If the indicator lamps are on:
DSC is deactivated.
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Deactivating both DTC and DSC
AT A GLANCE
DTC is a type of DSC that is propulsion optimized
for special road conditions such as uncleared
snowy roads. The system ensures maximum
propulsion though with restricted driving stability. You therefore need to drive with suitable
caution.
In the following exceptional situations, it can be
useful to briefly activate DTC:
> when driving on snow-covered inclines, in
slush, or on uncleared snowy roads
> when rocking the vehicle free, driving out of
deep snow or on loose surfaces
> when driving with snow chains
Activating DTC
Press the button for at least 3 seconds: the DSC
indicator lamps in the display elements come
on. The Dynamic Traction Control DTC and
Dynamic Stability Control DSC are both deactivated. There will be no more stabilizing interventions.
Interventions (differential lock*) in braking
occur to improve propulsion when drive wheels
are rotating unevenly, even when the DSC is
deactivated.
CONTROLS
Dynamic Traction Control DTC*
Press the button again: the indicator lamps
go out.
If the indicator lamp flashes:
DTC controls the driving and breaking
forces.
If the indicator lamps are on:
DTC is activated.
Deactivating DTC
Press the button again: the DSC indicator lamps
go out.
Hill Start Assist aids you in comfortably driving
off on inclines. It is not necessary to use the
parking brake for this.
1. Hold the MINI with the brake.
2. Release the brake and immediately
drive off.
Hill Start Assist holds the car in place for approx.
2 seconds after the brake is released.
MOBILITY
For better control
Hill Start Assist
Depending on the load and gradient, the
vehicle can roll backward slightly during
this period. After you release the brake, immediately start driving since the hill start assist only
holds the vehicle for about 2 seconds, and it will
start to roll backwards.<
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Press the button: the DTC indicator lamps
come on.
DRIVING TIPS
Activating DSC
Sport button*
Pressing the button causes your MINI to respond
even more sportily.
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> Engine responds more spontaneously to
movements of the accelerator.
> Steering response is more direct.
With automatic transmission:
> More rapid gear shifting in Sport program.
Activating the system
System limitations
The Flat Tire Monitor is unable to warn the driver
of sudden, severe tire damage caused by external factors, nor can it identify the gradual loss of
pressure that will inevitably occur in all four tires
over a lengthy period of time.
In the following situations, the system could be
delayed or malfunction:
> System has not been initialized
> Driving on snowy or slippery road surface
> Performance-oriented style of driving: slip in
the drive wheels, high lateral acceleration
> Snow chains are attached
Press the SPORT button.
The LED lights up.
SPORT is briefly displayed in the tachometer.
Deactivating the system
> Press the SPORT button again.
> Switch off the engine.
Flat Tire Monitor FTM
The concept
When the vehicle is driven with a space-saver
spare tire*, page 119, the Flat Tire Monitor cannot function.
Initializing the system
The initialization is completed during driving, which can be interrupted at any time.
When driving resumes, the initialization is continued automatically.
Do not initialize the system if you are driving
with snow chains or a space-saver spare tire*.<
1. Start the engine, but do not start driving.
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
The Flat Tire Monitor detects pressure loss in a
tire by comparing the rotating speeds of the
individual tires while moving.
If a tire loses pressure, its rolling circumference
changes, and this in turn alters the speed of
rotation. This change is detected and is reported
as a flat tire.
Functional requirement
In order to assure the reliable reporting of a flat
tire, the system must be initialized for the correct tire inflation pressure.
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
Each time you correct the pressure in a
tire, or change a wheel or tire, the system
must be reinitialized.<
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steering maneuvers. Do not exceed a speed
of 50 mph or 80 km/h.
Do not continue driving if the vehicle is
not equipped with Run-Flat Tires,
page 100, otherwise a serious accident
could result.<
2. At the next opportunity, check the air pressure in all four tires.
AT A GLANCE
4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
corresponding symbol and "RESET" are displayed.
Indication of a flat tire
The warning lamps come on in yellow
and red. An acoustic signal also sounds.
There is a flat tire or substantial loss of
tire pressure.
1. Reduce speed and stop the vehicle with caution. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneuvers.
2. Check whether your vehicle is equipped
with normal tires or Run-Flat Tires.
The symbol identifying Run-Flat Tires
is a circle with the letters RSC on the
sidewall, refer to Run-Flat Tires, page 100.<
Normal tires
1. Determine which tire is damaged.
If this cannot be determined, contact
your MINI Dealer.<
2. Repair the flat tire, refer to page 116, or
change the damaged tire, refer to page 118.
> With a light load:
1 to 2 persons without luggage:
approx. 155 miles/250 km
> With a medium load:
2 persons, cargo bay full, or 4 persons
without luggage:
approx. 94 miles/150 km
> With a full load:
4 persons, load compartment full:
approx. 30 miles/50 km
Drive cautiously and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph or 80 km/h, otherwise an
accident may occur. In the event of pressure
loss, vehicle handling changes. This includes
reduced tracking stability in braking, extended
braking distance and altered natural steering
characteristics.
If unusual vibration or loud noises occur during
the journey, this may be an indication that the
damaged tire has finally failed. Reduce the vehicle speed and stop as soon as possible. Otherwise, sections of the tire may come loose and
cause accidents. Do not continue driving and
contact your MINI Dealer.<
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Run-Flat Tires*
1. Cautiously reduce speed to below 50 mph
or 80 km/h. Avoid sudden braking and
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6. Start driving.
Initialization is completed while the car is on
the move, without any feedback.
3. In the event of complete tire pressure loss,
0 psi/0 kPa, you can estimate the possible
distance for continued driving on the basis
of the following guidelines:
MOBILITY
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
CONTROLS
If all four tires are inflated to the correct pressures, the Flat Tire Monitor
might not have been initialized. The system
must then be initialized.<
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Tire Pressure
Monitor TPM*
Using the button in the turn
indicator lever
The concept
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
TPM checks the inflation pressures of the four
mounted tires. The system notifies you if there is
a significant loss of pressure in one or more tires.
1. Start the engine, but do not start driving.
Functional requirement
In order to assure the reliable reporting of a flat
tire, the system must be reset while all tire inflation pressures are correct.
Always use wheels with TPM electronics. Otherwise, the system may malfunction.
Each time a tire inflation pressure has
been corrected or a wheel or tire has been
changed, reset the system.<
System limitations
TPM cannot warn you in advance of sudden severe tire damage caused by outside
influences.<
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Repeatedly press the button briefly until the
symbol for Tire Pressure Monitor and
"ACTIVE" are displayed.
The Tire Pressure Monitor can be reset using
"RESET".
The system does not work correctly if it has not
been reset; for example, a flat tire may be indicated even though the tire inflation pressures
are correct.
The system is inactive and cannot indicate a flat
tire if a wheel without TPM electronics, such as a
compact spare wheel*, has been mounted, or if
TPM is temporarily malfunctioning due to other
systems or devices using the same radio frequency.
Resetting the system
5. Press and hold the button until "RESETTING"
appears.
Each time a tire inflation pressure has
been corrected or a wheel or tire has been
changed, reset the system.<
6. Start driving.
After driving a few minutes, the set inflation
pressures in the tires are accepted as the tar-
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2. Check whether your vehicle is equipped
with normal tires or Run-Flat Tires.
The symbol identifying Run-Flat Tires
is a circle with the letters RSC on the
sidewall, page 100.<
Normal tires
1. Determine which tire is damaged.
If this cannot be determined, contact
your MINI Dealer.<
2. Repair the flat tire or change the damaged
tire, refer to page 118.
Run-Flat Tires*
1. Cautiously reduce speed to below 50 mph/
80 km/h. Avoid sudden braking and steering
maneuvers. Do not exceed a speed of
50 mph/80 km/h.
Do not continue driving if the vehicle is
not equipped with Run-Flat Tires, otherwise a serious accident could result.<
2. In the event of complete tire pressure loss,
0 psi/0 kPa, you can estimate the possible
distance for continued driving on the basis
of the following guidelines:
> With a light load:
1 to 2 persons without luggage:
approx. 155 miles/250 km
AT A GLANCE
CONTROLS
1. Reduce speed and stop the vehicle with caution. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneuvers.
Drive cautiously and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h, otherwise an
accident may occur. In the event of pressure
loss, vehicle handling changes. This includes
reduced tracking stability in braking, extended
braking distance and altered natural steering
characteristics.
If unusual vibration or loud noises occur during
the journey, this may be an indication that the
damaged tire has finally failed. Reduce the vehicle speed and stop as soon as possible. Otherwise, sections of the tire may come loose and
cause accidents. Do not continue driving and
contact your MINI Dealer.<
Malfunction
The small warning lamp flashes in yellow and then lights up continuously; the
larger warning lamp comes on in yellow. No punctures can be detected.
This type of message is shown in the following
situations:
DRIVING TIPS
The warning lamps come on in yellow
and red. An acoustic signal also sounds.
There is a flat tire or substantial loss of
tire pressure.
> With a full load:
4 persons, load compartment full:
approx. 30 miles/50 km
> If there is a malfunction.
Have the system checked.
> If a wheel without TPM electronics has been
mounted.
> If TPM is temporarily malfunctioning due to
other systems or devices using the same radio frequency.
MOBILITY
Message for low tire inflation pressure
without luggage:
approx. 94 miles/150 km
Message for unsuccessful system reset
Both warning lamps come on in yellow.
The system is not reset after a tire has
been changed, for example.
Check the tire inflation pressure and
reset the system, page 60.
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get values to be monitored. The system
reset is completed during your drive, and
can be interrupted at any time. When driving
resumes, the reset is continued automatically. The indicator lamp goes out after the
system reset is completed.
> With a medium load:
2 persons, cargo bay full, or 4 persons
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Declaration according to
NHTSA/FMVSS 138 Tire Pressure
Monitoring Systems
Each tire, including the spare, should be
checked monthly when cold and inflated to the
inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. If your vehicle has tires of a
different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you
should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires. As an added safety feature,
your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system TPMS that illuminates a
low tire pressure telltale when one or more of
your tires are significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale
illuminates, you should stop and check your tires
as soon as possible, and inflate them to the
proper pressure. Driving on a significantly
under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat
and can lead to tire failure. Underinflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and
may affect the vehicle's handling and stopping
ability. Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the
driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if underinflation has not reached
the level at which the TPMS low tire pressure telltale illuminates.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined
with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash
for approximately one minute and then remain
continuously lit. This sequence will continue
upon subsequent vehicle startups as long as the
malfunction exists. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able
to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of
reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle
that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale
after replacing one or more tires or wheels on
your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or
alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to
continue to function properly.
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Side airbags in backrests
3
Head airbags at the front and rear
Protective effect
Observe the instructions on page 29 to
ensure the best possible personal protection.<
The front airbags help protect the driver and
front passenger by responding to frontal
impacts in which safety belts alone cannot provide adequate restraint. When needed, the head
and side airbags help provide protection in the
event of side impact. The relevant side airbag
supports the side upper body area. The head air
bag supports the head.
The airbags are designed to not be triggered in
every type of collision, e.g. not in minor accidents, certain rollover situations or rear impacts.
Do not apply adhesive materials to the
cover panels of the airbags, cover them or
modify them in any other way.
Keep the dashboard and window on the passenger side free from obstruction, i.e. do not cover it
with adhesive film or coverings, and do not affix
any holders such as for a navigation device or a
mobile phone.
Do not attach seat covers, cushions or other
objects not specifically approved for seats with
integral side airbags to the front seats. Do not
hang items of clothing such as coats or jackets
over the backrests. Do not attempt to remove
the airbag retention system from the vehicle. Do
not modify the individual components of the
system or its wiring in any way. This includes the
upholstered covers on the steering wheel,
instrument panel, seats and roof posts, as well as
the sides of the roof lining. Do not attempt to
remove or dismantle the steering wheel.
Do not touch the individual components immediately after the system has been triggered,
because there is a danger of burns.
In the event of malfunctions, deactivation, or
triggering of the airbag restraint system, have
the testing, repair, removal, and disposal of airbag generators executed only by a MINI Dealer
or a workshop that works according to repair
procedures of the manufacturer of your MINI
with correspondingly trained personnel and has
the required explosives licenses. Otherwise,
unprofessional attempts to service the system
could lead to failure in an emergency or undesired airbag activation, either of which could
result in personal injury.<
Warning notices and information about the airbags can also be found on the sun visors.
DRIVING TIPS
Front airbags
MOBILITY
1
Automatic deactivation of the front
passenger airbags
An analysis of the impression in the front passenger seat cushion determines whether and
how the seat is occupied. The front and side airbags for the front passenger are activated or
deactivated by the system accordingly.
The indicator lamp above the interior rearview mirror shows the current status of
the front passenger airbags, deactivated or acti-
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The following airbags are located under the
marked covers:
CONTROLS
AT A GLANCE
Airbags
Technology for driving comfort and safety
vated, refer to Status of front passenger airbags
below.<
Before transporting a child on the front
passenger seat, read the safety precautions and handling instructions under Transporting children safely, page 34.
The front and side airbags can also be deactivated by adolescents and adults sitting in certain
positions; the indicator lamp for the front passenger airbags comes on. In such cases, the passenger should change his or her sitting position
so that the front passenger airbags are activated
and the indicator lamp goes out. If the desired
airbag status cannot be achieved by changing
the sitting position, transport the relevant passenger on a rear seat. Do not attach covers,
cushions, ball mats or other items to the front
passenger seat unless they are specifically recommended by the manufacturer of your MINI.
Do not place any items under the seat which
could press against the seat from below. Otherwise a correct analysis of the seat cushion is not
ensured.<
Most child seats are detected by the
system. This particularly applies to
child seats that were required by the NHTSA
at the time of manufacture of the vehicle.
After installing a child's seat, check that the
indicator lamp for the front passenger airbags comes on. It indicates that the child's
seat has been detected and that the front
passenger airbags are deactivated.<
> The indicator lamp does not come on as long
as a person of sufficient size and in a correct
sitting position is detected on the seat.
The front and side airbags for the front passenger are activated.
> The indicator lamp does not come on if the
seat is empty.
The front and side airbags for the front passenger are not activated.
Operational readiness of airbag system
Status of front passenger airbags
As of radio readiness, page 37, the warning
lamp comes on briefly to indicate that the entire
airbag system and the belt tensioners are operational.
The indicator lamp for the front passenger airbags shows the functional status of the front
passenger's front and side airbags in accordance
with whether and how the front passenger seat
is occupied. The indicator lamp shows whether
the front passenger airbags are activated or
deactivated.
> The indicator lamp comes on as intended
when a child in a specially designated childrestraint system is detected on the seat.
The front and side airbags for the front passenger are not activated.
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Airbag system malfunction
> The warning lamp does not come on
when radio readiness or the ignition is
switched on.
> The warning lamp stays lit continuously.
In the event of a fault in the airbag system,
have it checked without delay, otherwise
there is the risk that the system will not function
as intended even if a sufficiently severe accident
occurs.<
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Parking lamps/low beams
ing on ambient light conditions, e.g. in a tunnel,
in twilight, or if there is precipitation.
The headlamps may also come on when the sun
is sitting low on a blue sky.
When driving into tunnels with bright overhead
lights, there may be a delay before the headlamps come on.
AT A GLANCE
Lamps
Parking lamps and daytime running lamps
2
Low-beam headlamps and welcome lamps
3
Automatic headlamp control*, daytime running lamps and welcome lamps
When you open the driver's door with the ignition switched off, the exterior lighting is automatically switched off if the light switch is in
position 0, 2 or 3.
Switch on the parking lamps if necessary, switch
position 1.
Parking lamps
Turn the light switch to position 1.
The front, rear and side vehicle lighting is
switched on.
Activation of lights on one side of the vehicle for
parking, page 67.
The parking lamps will discharge the battery. Therefore, do not leave them on for
unduly long periods of time, otherwise the battery might not have enough power to start the
engine.<
The automatic headlamp control cannot
serve as a substitute for your personal
judgment in determining when the lamps
should be switched on in response to ambient
lighting conditions. For example, the system
cannot detect fog or hazy weather. To avoid
safety risks, you should respond to these kinds
of low-visibility situations by switching the headlamps on manually.<
DRIVING TIPS
1
If the daytime running lamps are activated,
page 66, the low beams are always switched on
with the light switch in position 3 and the ignition on. The exterior lamps are automatically
switched off after the vehicle is parked.
Welcome lamps
If you leave the light switch in the low beam or
automatic headlamp control position when you
switch off the ignition, the parking lamps and
interior lamps come on for a certain time as soon
as the vehicle is unlocked.
MOBILITY
Lamps off and daytime running lamps
Pathway lighting
Low beams
If you activate the headlamp flasher after
switching off the ignition with the lamps
switched off, the low beams come on and
remain on for a certain time.
Turn the light switch to position 2.
The low beams come on when the ignition is on.
The setting is stored for the remote control in
use, refer to Personal Profile, page 18.
Automatic headlamp control*
When the switch is in position 3, the low beams
are switched on and off automatically depend-
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CONTROLS
The low beams remain switched on independent of the ambient lighting conditions when
you switch on the fog lamps*.
Lamps
Setting the duration or deactivating
the function
8. Briefly press the button to select:
>
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 37.
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
The function is deactivated.
>
...
Select the corresponding duration, e.g.
40 seconds.
9. Press the button for a longer period.
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The setting is stored.
Daytime running lamps*
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
The light switch can remain in the lamps off,
parking lamps or automatic headlamp control*
position.
In the lamps off position, the exterior lighting is
automatically switched off after the vehicle is
parked. In the parking lamps position, the parking lamps will stay on after the ignition is
switched off.
Switch on the parking lamps separately if
needed.
Activating/deactivating daytime
running lamps
The setting is stored for the remote control in
use, refer to Personal Profile, page 18.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 37.
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator
lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is displayed.
6. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
display shows the illustrated symbol.
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
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High beams/roadside
parking lamps
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
1
6. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
Turn signal indicators/roadside parking
lamps*
2
Switching on high beams
3
Switching off high beams/headlamp flasher
CONTROLS
AT A GLANCE
4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the
symbol and "SET" are displayed.
Roadside parking lamps, left or right*
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
8. Briefly press the button to select:
>
Daytime running lamps activated.
>
Daytime running lamps deactivated.
The roadside parking lamps drain the battery. Therefore, do not leave them on for
unduly long periods of time, otherwise the battery might not have enough power to start the
engine.<
Switching off
Press the lever up or down to the pressure point.
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9. Press the button for a longer period.
The setting is stored.
After parking the vehicle, press the lever up or
down, arrow 1.
MOBILITY
Switching on
DRIVING TIPS
The vehicle can be illuminated on one side for
parking. Comply with local regulations when
doing so.
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Fog lamps*
Increasing brightness
1
Fog lamps*
2
Rear fog lamp*
Press and hold the button until the desired
brightness is reached.
Press the respective switch to turn the lamps
on/off.
Reducing brightness
Fog lamps*
The brightness decreases every time the button
is pressed briefly.
The parking lamps or low beams must be
switched on for the fog lamps to operate. The
green indicator lamp comes on when the fog
lamps are switched on.
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, the fog
lamps are switched off when you activate the
headlamp flasher or switch on the high beams.
Press the button briefly.
Interior lamps
The interior lamps, the footwell lamps* and the
cargo bay lamp are controlled automatically.
If the automatic headlamp control is activated, the low beams will come on automatically when you switch on the fog lamps.<
To avoid draining the battery, all lamps
inside the car are switched off about
8 minutes after the ignition is switched off, refer
to Start/stop button on page 37.<
Rear fog lamp*
Switching interior lamps on/off manually
The low beams or parking lamps with fog lamps
must be switched on. The yellow indicator lamp
comes on when the rear fog lamp is switched on.
Instrument lighting
You can adjust the brightness of the instrument
lighting only when the parking lamps or the low
beams are on.
To switch the interior lamps on/off.
Press the switch.
To switch off the interior lamps permanently,
press the button for about 3 seconds.
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AT A GLANCE
Reading lamps*
To switch the reading lamps on and off.
Press the switch.
DRIVING TIPS
CONTROLS
Ambient lighting*
The color of the ambient lighting can be
changed.
> Press the switch forward.
The color changes in stages, ultimately to
orange.
MOBILITY
> Press the switch toward the rear.
The color changes in stages, ultimately
to blue.
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Intermediate settings and colors are possible.
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Climate
Climate
Equipment versions
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, your
MINI contains an air conditioner or an automatic
climate control*.
1
Air conditioner
2
Automatic climate control*
Air vents
3
Airflow directed toward the windshield and
side windows
4
Air to the upper body area
5
Air to the footwell
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Air flow rate
5
Rear window defroster
2
Cooling function
6
Air distribution
3
Recirculated-air mode
7
Windshield heating*
4
Temperature
Recirculated-air mode
The air flow rate is lowered or switched off
entirely to save on battery power.
Switching the system on/off
Turn the air flow rate rotary switch to 0. Blower
and air conditioner are completely switched off
and the air supply is cut off.
Set any desired air flow rate to switch on the air
conditioner.
Cooling function
When the cooling function is on,
the air is cooled, dried, then
reheated according to the temperature setting. The recirculated-air mode may be
switched on automatically. This function is only
available while the engine is running.
The cooling function helps prevent condensation on the windows or removes it quickly.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog over briefly when the engine is started.
If the air outside the car has an
unpleasant odor or contains pollutants, shut off the supply to the interior of the car temporarily. The system then
recirculates the air currently within the vehicle.
If condensation starts to form on the
inside window surfaces, switch off the
recirculated-air mode and, if necessary, switch
on the cooling function or increase the air
flow rate.<
To prevent the air quality inside the vehicle from deteriorating during extended
use of the recirculated-air mode, fresh air is
added briefly at regular intervals.<
MOBILITY
Adjust the air flow rate. The higher the
rate, the more effective the heating or
cooling will be.
Temperature
Turn upward, red, to increase the
temperature.
Turn downward, blue, to decrease the
temperature.
Rear window defroster
The defroster is switched off automatically after a certain time.
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Air flow rate
DRIVING TIPS
1
CONTROLS
AT A GLANCE
Air conditioner
Climate
more quickly when the cooling function* is
also activated.
Air distribution
Direct the flow of air to the windows
, to the upper body
area
or to the footwell
. Intermediate settings are possible.
Windshield heating*
The windshield heating is switched
off automatically after a short time.
Defrosting windows and
removing condensation
3. Set to the highest temperature, red.
4. Deactivate recirculated-air mode.
5. Turn on windshield heating if necessary.
6. Turn on rear window defroster if necessary.
Microfilter
The microfilter captures dust and pollen. The
microfilter is changed by your MINI Dealer during routine maintenance work.
1. Set air flow rate to the maximum level.
2. Set air distribution to position
.
Condensation is removed from the windows
Automatic climate control*
1
Air flow rate, manual
6
Temperature
2
AUTO program
7
3
Recirculated-air mode
Defrosting windows and removing condensation
4
Maximum cooling
8
Cooling function
5
Air distribution, manual
9
Rear window defroster
Comfortable interior climate
AUTO program 2 offers the ideal air distribution
and air flow rate for almost all conditions, refer
to AUTO program below. All you need to do is
select an interior temperature which is comfortable for you.
The following sections inform you in detail about
how to adjust the settings.
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Most settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile settings on page 18.
Air flow rate, manual
Press the – button to reduce air flow. Press
the + button to increase it.
You can reactivate the automatic mode
for the air flow rate with the AUTO button.
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AUTO program
The AUTO program adjusts the air
distribution to the windshield and
side windows, towards the upper body area and
into the footwell for you. The air flow rate and
your temperature specifications will be adapted
to outside influences in accordance with seasonal changes, e.g. sunlight.
The cooling function is automatically switched
on along with the AUTO program.
Recirculated-air mode
Recirculated-air mode: the supply
of outside air is permanently shut
off. The system then recirculates
the air currently within the vehicle.
If condensation starts to form on the
inside window surfaces, press the AUTO
button or switch off the recirculated-air mode
and, if necessary, increase the air flow rate.
The recirculated-air mode should not be used
over an extended period of time, otherwise
the air quality inside the car will deteriorate continuously.<
Maximum cooling
At outside temperatures above
32 7/0 6 and when the engine is
running, you obtain a maximum
cooling effect as soon as possible.
The automatic climate control goes into recirculated-air mode at the lowest temperature. Air
flows at maximum rate from the vents for the
upper body area. You should therefore open
them for maximum cooling.
AT A GLANCE
Temperature
Set the desired temperature individually.
The automatic climate control achieves
this temperature as quickly as possible
regardless of the season, using maximum
cooling or heating power if necessary, and then
maintains it.
If you switch between different temperature settings in quick succession, the automatic climate control does not have enough
time to achieve the set temperature.<
CONTROLS
Press the AUTO button to switch the automatic
climate control back on.
You can switch the automatic
air distribution back on by pressing the AUTO
button.
Rear window defroster
The defroster is switched off automatically after a certain time.
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, the upper wires serve as an
antenna and are not part of the rear window
defroster.
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Reduce the air flow by pressing the – button
repeatedly until the system is switched off. All
indicators go out.
The flow of air is directed to the
windows, to the upper body area or
to the footwell as selected.
Defrosting windows and
removing condensation
Quickly removes ice and condensation from the windshield and front
side windows.
For this purpose, also switch on the
cooling function.
The windshield heating* is switched on automatically.
MOBILITY
Switching the system on/off
Air distribution, manual
Windshield heating*
The windshield heating is switched
off automatically after a certain
time.
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The air flow rate is lowered or switched off
entirely to save on battery power. The display
remains the same.
Climate
Cooling function
Direction of air flow
When the cooling function is on,
the air is cooled, dried, then
reheated according to the temperature setting. This function is only
available while the engine is running.
Swivel the entire jet.
The cooling function helps prevent condensation on the windows or removes it quickly.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog over briefly when the engine is started. The
recirculated-air mode may be switched on automatically.
The cooling function is automatically switched
on along with the AUTO program. The passenger
compartment can only be cooled while the
engine is running.
Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
The microfilter captures dust and pollen. The
activated-charcoal filter provides additional protection by filtering gaseous pollutants from the
outside air. Your MINI Dealer replaces this combined filter as a standard part of your scheduled
maintenance.
You can call up further information in the service
requirements display, page 51.
Ventilation
1
Knob for continuous opening and closing
2
Jet for direction of air flow
Opening/closing
Turn the knob.
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Integrated universal
remote control*
www.homelink.com
HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson
Controls, Inc.
The concept
Programming
Checking compatibility
If this symbol appears on the package
or in the instructions supplied with the
original hand-held transmitter, you can
assume that the radio remote control device will
be compatible with the integrated universal
remote control.
For additional information, please contact your
MINI Dealer or call: 1-800-355-3515.
You can also obtain information on the Internet
at:
www.MINI.com or
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LED
Fixed-code hand-held transmitters
1. Switch on the ignition, page 37.
2. When starting operation for the first time:
press both outer memory buttons 1 for
approx. 20 seconds until the LED 2 flashes
rapidly. All stored programs are cleared.
DRIVING TIPS
To prevent possible damage or injury,
before programming or using the integrated universal remote control, always inspect
the immediate area to make certain that no
people, animals or objects are within the pivoting or travel range of the device being operated.
Comply also with the safety instructions supplied
with the original hand-held transmitter.<
Memory buttons
3. Hold the original hand-held transmitter at a
distance of approx. 2 to 12 in/5 to 30 cm
from the memory buttons 1.
The required distance between the
hand-held transmitter and the memory buttons 1 depends on the system of the
respective original hand-held transmitter
used.<
4. Simultaneously press the transmit key on
the original hand-held transmitter and the
desired memory button 1 on the integrated
universal remote control. The LED 2 flashes
slowly at first. As soon as the LED 2 flashes
rapidly, release both buttons. If the LED 2
does not flash rapidly after approx. 15 seconds, alter the distance.
5. To program other original hand-held transmitters, repeat steps 3 and 4.
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MOBILITY
If you decide to sell your vehicle one day, in the
interest of your own security, remember to clear
the stored programs before the vehicle leaves
your possession, page 76.
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The signal of an original hand-held transmitter
can be programmed on one of the three memory buttons 1. The system in question can then
be operated by means of the programmed
memory button 1. The LED 2 flashes to confirm
transmission of the signal.
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The integrated universal remote control can
replace as many as three hand-held transmitters
for various remote-controlled devices, such as
garage and gate openers and lighting systems.
The integrated universal remote control registers and stores signals from the original handheld transmitters.
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Practical interior accessories
Practical interior accessories
The corresponding memory button 1 is now
programmed with the signal of the original
hand-held transmitter.
The corresponding memory button 1 is now
programmed with the signal of the original
hand-held transmitter.
You can operate the system with the engine
running or with the ignition switched on.
Clearing stored programs
If the system fails to function even after
repeated programming, check whether
the original hand-held transmitter uses an alternating-code system. To do so, either read the
instructions for the original hand-held transmitter or hold down the programmed memory
button 1 of the integrated universal remote control. If the LED 2 on the integrated universal
remote control flashes rapidly and then remains
lit for about two seconds, the original hand-held
transmitter uses an alternating-code system. If it
uses an alternating-code system, program the
memory buttons 1 as described under Alternating-code hand-held transmitters.<
Press both outer memory buttons 1 for approx.
20 seconds until the LED 2 flashes: All stored
programs are cleared.
Alternating-code hand-held
transmitters
2. Press the desired memory button 1 of the
integrated universal remote control.
To program the integrated universal remote
control, consult the operating instructions for
the device to be set. You will find information
there on the possibilities for synchronization
or programming of additional hand-held transmitters.
When programming hand-held transmitters that
employ an alternating code, please observe the
following supplementary instructions:
3. If the LED 2 flashes slowly after approx.
20 seconds, press the transmit key of the
original hand-held transmitter and release
both buttons as soon as the LED 2 flashes
rapidly.
If the LED 2 does not flash rapidly after
approx. 15 seconds, alter the distance and
repeat this step.
Programming will be easier with the aid of
a second person.<
1. Park your vehicle within the range of the remote-controlled device.
It is not possible to clear individual programs.
Reassigning individual programs
1. Hold the original hand-held transmitter at a
distance of approx. 2 to 12 in/5 to 30 cm
from the memory buttons 1.
The required distance between the
hand-held transmitter and the memory buttons 1 depends on the system of
the respective original hand-held transmitter used.<
Glove compartment
Opening
2. Program the integrated universal remote
control as described above in the section
Fixed-code hand-held transmitters.
3. Locate the button on the receiver of the
device to be set, e.g. on the drive unit.
4. Press the button on the receiver of the
device to be set. After step 4, you have
approx. 30 seconds for the next step 5.
5. Press the programmed memory button 1 of
the integrated universal remote control
three times.
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Press the button to open the cover.
The light in the glove compartment comes on.
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Closing
Fold cover up.
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To prevent injury in the event of an accident, close the glove compartment after
use while the vehicle is being driven.<
Ventilation*
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, it may
be possible to ventilate the glove compartment.
Opening
The cover slides along guide rails and can be
opened fully by pushing it back and lifting it.
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Closing
Push the cover forwards.
Opening
Rotate the switch in the direction of the arrow.
Closing
Rotate the switch in the opposite direction of the
arrow until it is in the vertical position.
Depending on the temperature setting of the air
conditioning or the automatic climate control,
high temperatures may result in the glove compartment.
> iPods/iPhones or USB devices such as MP3
players and USB memory sticks: Connect via
the USB-audio interface.
> iPhone/mobile phone music players: Connect via the snap-in adapter*, refer to the
separate Owner's Manual. Playback is only
possible if there is no device connected to
the USB-audio interface.
DRIVING TIPS
Connection for external
audio device
Connecting via the USB-audio interface
MOBILITY
Center armrest*
Storage compartment
1
Connection for audio playback:
TRS connector 1/8 in/3.5 mm
2
USB interface*
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The center armrest between the front seats contains either a compartment or the cover for the
mobile phone base plate* or the snap-in
adapter*.
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Practical interior accessories
iPod/iPhone
To connect the iPod/iPhone, use the cable
adapter for the Apple iPod.
For additional information, contact your MINI
Dealer or visit the Internet at www.MINI.com
Nets* are located in the passenger footwell and
on the backs of the front seat backrests.
Storage compartment on the front
passenger side*
To play audio tracks over the vehicle's loudspeaker system, connect the iPod to ports 1
and 2.
The iPod/iPhone's menu structure is supported
by the USB-audio interface.
USB device
To play audio tracks over the vehicle's loudspeaker system, connect the USB device to
port 2.
Opening
Briefly press the bottom edge of the cover.
Notes
Do not expose the audio device to
extreme environmental conditions, e.g.
very high temperatures, refer to the operating
instructions of the audio device. Otherwise the
audio device may become damaged, which
could compromise safety while driving.<
Closing
> The USB-audio interface supplies the connected audio devices with power, provided
that this is supported by the audio device.
Therefore, do not connect the USB audio device to the power socket in the vehicle during operation.
Clothes hooks
> Do not forcibly connect the plug to the USB
interface.
> Do not connect devices such as fans or
lamps to the USB-audio interface.
> Do not connect USB hard disks.
> Do not use the USB-audio interface to
charge external devices.
Storage compartments
In the vehicle interior
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, you
will find storage compartments in the doors,
next to the rear seats and in the center console*.
Push the cover back into its original position.
To prevent injury in the event of an accident, close the storage compartment after
use while the vehicle is being driven.<
There are clothes hooks on the grab handles in
the rear passenger compartment.
Items of clothing hung from the hooks
must not obstruct the driver's view. Do not
hang heavy objects from the hooks, otherwise
they could endanger the car's occupants, e.g. in
case of heavy braking or sudden swerving.<
In the cargo bay
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, you
have the following storage options:
> Umbrella holder* under the loading sill in
front of the warning triangle.
> Hooks, e.g. for shopping bags or carrying
bags, on the left and right sides of the
cargo bay.
> Storage compartment under the level
load floor*
> Removable box with lid* under the level
load floor, e.g. for wet or dirty items
> Storage compartment in the splitdoor
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Connecting electrical
appliances
Cup holders
Two cup holders are located in the front of the
center console, another is in the rear at the back
of the center console.
There are two additional cup holders in the arm
rests in the rear.
In your MINI, you can use electrical devices such
as a flashlight, car vacuum cleaner, etc., up to
approx. 200 watts at 12 volts, as long as one of
the following sockets is available. Avoid damaging the sockets by attempting to insert plugs of
unsuitable shape or size.
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Hold or touch the hot cigarette lighter by
the knob only. Holding or touching it in
other areas could result in burns.
When leaving the car, always remove the key so
that children cannot operate the cigarette
lighter and burn themselves.<
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Cup holders and
ashtray*
Cigarette lighter socket
Remove the lighter* or cover from the socket.
Do not place glass containers in the cup
holders, as this increases the risk of injury
in the event of an accident.<
Ashtray*
The ashtray is located in one of the cup holders
in the center console.
By way of example, the illustration shows the
cargo bay in the MINI.
Pull out the cover.
MOBILITY
DRIVING TIPS
Power socket in cargo bay
Emptying
Remove the entire ashtray.
Lighter
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With the engine running or the ignition switched
on, press in the cigarette lighter.
The lighter can be pulled out as soon as it pops
back out.
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Things to remember when driving
Things to remember when driving
Break-in period
Moving parts need breaking-in time to adjust to
each other. Please follow the instructions below
in order to achieve the optimal service life and
economy of operation for your vehicle.
Engine and differential
Always obey all official speed limits.
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Following part replacement
The same break-in procedures should be
observed if any of the components mentioned
above have to be renewed in the course of the
vehicle's operating life.
General driving notes
Close splitdoor
Drive at varying engine and road speeds, but do
not exceed the following:
Drive the vehicle only when the splitdoor
is closed. Otherwise, exhaust fumes could
penetrate the interior of the vehicle.<
> Gasoline engine
4,500 rpm or 100 mph/160 km/h
If special circumstances make it absolutely necessary to drive with the splitdoor open:
Avoid full-throttle operation and use of the
transmission's kick-down mode.
1. Close all windows and the glass sunroof.
After driving 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Engine and vehicle speeds can be gradually
increased.
2. Switch off the recirculated-air mode and significantly increase the air flow rate of the air
conditioner or automatic climate control,
page 71 or 72.
Hot exhaust system
Tires
Brakes require an initial break-in period of
approx. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized
contact and wear patterns between brake pads
and rotors. Drive cautiously during this break-in
period.
In all vehicles, extremely high temperatures are generated in the exhaust system. Do not remove the heat shields installed
adjacent to various sections of the exhaust system, and never apply undercoating to them.
When driving, standing at idle and while parking, take care to avoid possible contact between
the hot exhaust system and any highly flammable materials such as hay, leaves, grass, etc. Such
contact could lead to a fire, with the risk of serious personal injuries and property damage. Do
not touch hot exhaust tail pipes. Otherwise
there is a risk of burns.<
Clutch
Hydroplaning
The function of the clutch reaches its optimal
level only after a distance driven of approx.
300 miles/500 km. During this break-in period,
engage the clutch gently.
When driving on wet or slushy roads,
reduce road speed. If you do not, a wedge
of water can form between tires and road surface. This situation, known as hydroplaning, can
cause partial or complete loss of tire contact
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full traction potential until after an initial break-in
period. Therefore, drive cautiously during the
first 200 miles/300 km.
Brake system
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The risk of hydroplaning increases with declining
tread depth on the tires, refer also to Tread
depth on page 99.
You can increase the engine's braking effect by
shifting down, all the way to first gear if necessary. This strategy helps you avoid placing
excessive loads on the brake system. Downshifting in manual mode of the automatic transmission, page 40.
On inclines, do not hold the vehicle with
the clutch; use the parking brake. Otherwise greater clutch wear will result.<
For information on driving off using Hill Start
Assist*, refer to page 57.
Braking safely
Your MINI is equipped with ABS. If you are in a
situation which requires full braking, it is best to
brake using maximum brake pressure. Since the
vehicle maintains steering responsiveness, you
can still avoid possible obstacles with a minimum of steering effort.
The pulsation of the brake pedal, together with
the sound of hydraulic regulation, indicates that
ABS is actively taking effect.
Driving in wet conditions
When roads are wet or there is heavy rain, briefly
exert gentle pressure on the brake pedal every
few miles. Monitor traffic conditions to ensure
that this maneuver does not endanger other
road users. The heat generated in this process
helps dry the pads and rotors to ensure that
Then full braking force will be immediately available when it is needed.
Hills
To prevent overheating and the resulting
reduced efficiency of the brake system,
drive long or steep downhill gradients in the
gear in which the least braking is required. Even
light but consistent brake pressure can lead to
Corrosion on brake rotors
When the vehicle is driven only occasionally,
during extended periods when the vehicle is not
used at all, and in operating conditions where
brake applications are less frequent, there is an
increased tendency for corrosion to form on
rotors, while contaminants accumulate on the
brake pads. This occurs because the minimum
pressure which must be exerted by the pads
during brake applications to clean the rotors is
not reached.
Should corrosion form on the brake rotors, the
brakes will tend to respond with a pulsating
effect that even extended application will fail
to cure.
When the vehicle is parked
Condensation forms while the automatic climate
control is in operation, and then exits under the
vehicle. Traces of condensed water under the
vehicle are therefore normal.
In the MINI Cooper S, the coolant pump may
continue to run for some time after the engine is
switched off. This will generate noise in the
engine compartment.
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Parking brake on inclines
Never drive with the clutch held down,
with the transmission in neutral or with
the engine switched off; otherwise, engine braking action will not be present or there will be no
power assistance to the brakes or steering.
Never allow floor mats, carpets or any other
objects to protrude into the area around the
pedals, otherwise pedal function could be
impaired.<
MOBILITY
Drive through water on the road only if it is
not deeper than 1 ft/30 cm, and then only
at walking speed at the most. Otherwise, the
vehicle's engine, the electrical systems and the
transmission may be damaged.<
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Driving through water
AT A GLANCE
high temperatures, brake wear and possibly
even brake failure.<
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with the road surface, so that the car cannot be
steered or braked properly.<
Things to remember when driving
Cargo loading
To avoid loading the tires beyond their
approved carrying capacity, never overload the vehicle. Overloading can lead to overheating and increases the rate at which damage
develops inside the tires. The ultimate result can
assume the form of a sudden blow-out.<
Expanding the cargo bay
The rear set backrest is split. Both sides can be
folded separately to expand the cargo bay.
If necessary, remove the third head restraint,
refer to Head restraints, Removing page 31.
Avoid fluid spills in the cargo bay as they
could damage the vehicle.<
Cargo bay cover
Do not place any objects on the cover,
otherwise they could endanger the car's
occupants, e.g. in the case of braking or sudden
swerving, or they may damage the cover.<
The luggage compartment cover can be locked
in intermediate positions 1 to 3.
By way of example, the illustration shows the
cargo compartment in the MINI.
1. Pull the lever.
2. Fold rear seat backrests forward.
When folding the backrest back up, make
sure that the seat's locking mechanisms
engage properly. Otherwise, cargo could be
thrown around in the event of sharp braking or
swerving and endanger the occupants.<
Adjusting rear seat backrest*
To load bulky luggage, the cover can be
removed.
Expand the cargo bay by raising the split rear
seat backrests to a steeper angle.
1. Pull on the handle, arrow 1, to detach the
cargo bay cover.
By way of example, the illustration shows the
cargo compartment in the MINI.
2. Lift the cargo bay cover up out of the holders, arrows 2.
1. Pull the lever, arrow 1, and fold the rear seat
backrest forward.
2. Fold up the lever of the backrest lock until it
audibly engages, arrow 2.
3. Fold back the backrest until it engages.
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Partition net*
Ensure that the partition net is firmly
attached, otherwise injuries may occur.<
The partition net can be mounted in the cargo
bay or behind the front seats.
3. Fold up the eyelets on the rear seat and
hook the partition net into them, arrow 2.
Level load floor*
The maximum load capacity of the level
load floor is 165 lb/75 kg. For the storage
compartment under the load floor, do not
exceed a maximum load of 55 lb/25 kg, otherwise damage may occur.<
AT A GLANCE
If the rear seat backrests are positioned at
a steeper angle, do not install childrestraint systems in the rear of the vehicle as
their protective features may be ineffective.<
In the cargo bay
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1. Fold the rear seat backrest forward if necessary, page 84.
Raise the level load floor and fold it up toward
the front, arrow.
Removing
2. Insert each partition net mounting pin all the
way into its respective rear mount in the
headliner, arrow 1, and push it forward.
2. Pull the load floor back slightly.
3. Hang the hooks of the partition net into the
eyelets on the cargo bay floor, arrow 2.
Determining cargo limit
DRIVING TIPS
1. Fold up the level load floor.
3. Then take it out toward the top.
MOBILITY
Behind the front seats
1. Fold down the rear seat backrests, refer to
Expanding the cargo bay.
2. Insert each partition net mounting pin all the
way into its respective front mount in the
headliner, arrow 1, and push it forward.
The combined weight of occupants
and cargo should never exceed
XXX kg or YYY lbs. Otherwise, overloading
can result in damage to the vehicle and
unstable driving conditions.<
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1. Locate the following statement on your
vehicle's placard*:
Things to remember when driving
2. Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be riding in
your vehicle.
> For very heavy cargo when the rear seat is
not occupied, secure each safety belt in the
respective opposite buckle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver
and passengers from XXX kilograms or YYY
pounds.
> Do not stack higher than the top edge of the
backrests.
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
For example, if the XXX amount equals
1,400 lbs. and there will be four 150 lbs. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is
650 lbs:
1,400 lbs. minus 750 lbs. = 650 lbs.
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage
and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That
weight may not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity calculated
in step 4.
> Use the partition net, refer to page 85. Ensure that no objects can penetrate through
the net.
Securing cargo
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, part of
the load from your trailer will be transferred
to your vehicle. Consult the manual for
transporting a trailer to determine how this
may reduce the available cargo and luggage
load capacity of your vehicle.
Load
By way of example, the illustration shows the
cargo compartment in the MINI.
> Secure smaller and lighter items using retaining or draw straps*.
The permissible load is the sum of the occupants' weights and the weight of the cargo. The
greater the weight of the occupants, the less
cargo/luggage can be transported.
Stowing cargo
> Position heavy objects as low and as far forward as possible, ideally directly behind the
rear seat backrests.
> Cover sharp edges and corners.
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> Heavy-duty cargo straps* for securing larger
and heavier objects are available at your
MINI Dealer. Four lashing eyes are provided
for attaching the cargo straps. Two of them
are located on the forward wall of the
cargo bay.
Comply with the information enclosed with
the load-securing devices.
Always position and secure the cargo as
described above, so that it cannot endanger the car's occupants, for example if sudden
braking or swerves are necessary.
Do not exceed the approved gross weight and
axle loads, page 142; otherwise the vehicle's
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When loading, make sure that there is sufficient
space for the movement of the glass sunroof.
Fasten roof-mounted cargo correctly and
securely to prevent it from shifting or falling off
during the trip.
Drive smoothly. Avoid sudden acceleration and
braking maneuvers, and take corners gently.
Roof-mounted
luggage rack*
Saving fuel
A special rack system is available as an option for
your MINI. Your MINI Dealer will be glad to
advise you. Comply with the installation instructions supplied with the rack system.
Fuel consumption depends on a number of different factors. The implementation of certain
measures, your driving style and regular maintenance can have an influence on fuel consumption and on the environmental impact.
Mounting points
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The roof load must be distributed uniformly and
should not be too large in area. Heavy items
should always be placed at the bottom.
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operating safety is no longer assured and the
vehicle will not be in compliance with the certification regulations.
Heavy or hard objects should not be carried
loose inside the car, since they could be thrown
around, for example as a result of heavy braking,
sudden swerves, etc., and endanger the occupants. Do not secure cargo using the fastening
points for the tether strap, page 35; they may
become damaged.<
Remove unnecessary cargo
Remove attached parts no longer in use
Remove auxiliary mirrors, roof- or rear-mounted luggage racks whenever you are not
using them.
DRIVING TIPS
Additional weight increases fuel consumption.
Attached parts on the vehicle affect its aerodynamics and increase fuel consumption.
Loading roof-mounted luggage rack
Because roof racks raise the vehicle's center of
gravity when loaded, they have a major effect
on vehicle handling and steering response.
You should therefore always remember not to
exceed the approved roof load capacity, the
approved gross vehicle weight or the axle loads
when loading the rack.
You can find the applicable data under Weights
on page 142.
Check and, if necessary, correct tire inflation
pressure at least twice a month and before starting on a long trip.
Low inflation pressure increases rolling resistance and thus leads to greater fuel consumption and tire wear.
MOBILITY
Remove the cover panel.
Check tire inflation pressure regularly
Drive off immediately
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right
away, but at moderate engine speeds. This is the
fastest way for the cold engine to reach its operating temperature.
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By way of example, the illustration shows the
roof of the MINI.
Things to remember when driving
Think ahead while driving
Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking by
maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle
driving ahead.
Driving smoothly and anticipating impending
traffic situations reduces fuel consumption.
Avoid high engine speeds
Use first gear only for driving off. In second and
higher gears, accelerate smoothly to a suitable
engine and road speed. In doing so, avoid high
engine speeds and shift up early.
When you reach your desired traveling speed,
shift to the highest suitable gear and drive at
constant speed.
As a rule: driving at low engine speeds lowers
fuel consumption and reduces wear.
Coasting
When approaching a red traffic light, take your
foot off the accelerator and let the vehicle coast
to a halt in the highest suitable gear.
On a downhill gradient, take your foot off
the accelerator and let the vehicle coast in a suitable gear.
Fuel supply is shut off automatically when the
vehicle is coasting.
Switch off the engine during
lengthy stops
Switch off the engine when stopping for lengthy
periods, e.g. at traffic lights, railroad crossings or
in traffic congestions.
Have the vehicle serviced
Have your vehicle serviced regularly to achieve
good economy and a long vehicle life. The manufacturer of your MINI recommends having the
vehicle serviced by a MINI Dealer. Also note the
MINI Maintenance System, page 106.
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DRIVING TIPS
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Refueling
Refueling
Switch off the engine before refueling,
otherwise fuel cannot be added to the
tank and a message will be displayed.<
Manually releasing the fuel filler door
In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can
manually unlock the fuel filler door:
Take all precautionary measures and
observe all applicable regulations when
handling fuel. Do not carry any spare fuel containers in your vehicle. They can develop a leak
and cause an explosion or cause a fire in the
event of an accident.<
Fuel filler door
Pull on the green knob with the fuel pump
symbol; the fuel filler door opens.
Opening
Observe the following when refueling
Take all precautionary measures and
observe all applicable regulations when
handling fuel, otherwise there is a danger of personal injury and property damage.<
1. Open fuel filler door.
2. Turn the gas cap counterclockwise.
3. Place the gas cap in the bracket attached to
the fuel filler door.
Closing
Fit the cap and turn it clockwise until you clearly
hear a click.
Do not pinch the band attached to the
cap, otherwise the cap cannot be closed
properly and fuel vapors can escape. A message
will be displayed if the gas cap is loose or
missing.<
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When refueling, insert the filler nozzle completely into the filler pipe. Avoid lifting the filler
nozzle while filling the tank, as that would
lead to
> premature pump shutoff.
> reduced efficiency of the fuel-vapor recovery system.
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle clicks
off the first time.
Fuel tank capacity
If the range displayed is less than
30 miles/50 km, be sure to refuel; otherwise engine functions are not guaranteed and
damage could occur.<
Approx. 13.2 US gallons/50 liters, including the
reserve capacity of 2.1 US gallons/8 liters.
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Do not use leaded gasoline, otherwise
permanent damage to the catalytic converter will result.
Do not fill the tank with E85, i.e. fuel containing
85% ethanol, nor with FlexFuel. Otherwise,
the engine and fuel supply system will be
damaged.<
Detergent Gasoline.
Failure to comply with these recommendations
may also result in unscheduled maintenance.<
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Fuel specifications
Required fuel
Super Premium gasoline/AKI 91
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This gasoline is highly recommended.
However, you may also use gasoline with less
AKI. The minimum AKI Rating is:
> Cooper S, John Cooper Works: 89
> Cooper: 87
If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI Rating, the engine may produce knocking sounds
when starting at high outside temperatures. This
has no effect on the engine life.
DRIVING TIPS
Do not use any gasoline below the specified minimum fuel grade. Otherwise the
engine could be damaged.<
Use high-quality brands
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Field experience has indicated significant differences in fuel quality: volatility, composition,
additives, etc., among gasolines offered for sale
in the United States and Canada. Fuels containing up to and including 10% ethanol or other
oxygenates with up to 2.8% oxygen by weight,
that is, 15% MTBE or 3% methanol plus an
equivalent amount of co-solvent, will not void
the applicable warranties with respect to defects
in materials or workmanship.
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The use of poor-quality fuels may result in
drivability, starting and stalling problems
especially under certain environmental conditions such as high ambient temperature and
high altitude.
Should you encounter drivability problems
which you suspect could be related to the fuel
you are using, we recommend that you respond
by switching to a recognized high-quality brand
such as gasoline that is advertised as Top Tier
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Wheels and tires
Wheels and tires
Tire inflation pressures
Information for your safety
It is not merely the tires' service life, but also
driving comfort and, to a great extent, driving
safety that depend on the condition of the tires
and the maintenance of the specified tire
pressure.
Checking pressure
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
and correct it, if necessary: at least twice a
month and before starting long trips. If you fail
to observe this precaution you may be driving
on tires with incorrect tire pressures, a condition
that can not only compromise your vehicle's
driving stability, but also lead to tire damage and
the risk of an accident. Do not drive with
deflated, i.e. flat tires, except when using RunFlat Tires. A flat tire will seriously impair your
vehicle's handling and braking response.
Attempts to drive on a flat tire can lead to loss of
control over the vehicle.<
The tire inflation pressures apply to
the tire sizes approved and the tire
brands recommended by the manufacturer of
your MINI. Your MINI Dealer will be glad to
advise you.<
For correct identification of the right tire inflation pressures, observe the following:
> Tire sizes for your vehicle
> Load conditions
> Maximum allowable driving speed
Tire inflation pressures for driving up to
100 mph or 160 km/h
For normal driving speeds of up to 100 mph or
160 km/h and to achieve optimum driving comfort, adjust pressures to the respective tire inflation pressures listed on the following pages in
the columns for traveling speeds up to a maximum of 100 mph or 160 km/h.
These tire inflation pressures can also be found
on the driver's-side door post when the driver's
door is open.
Check the tire inflation pressures only on cold
tires. This means after a maximum of 1.25 miles/
2 km driving or when the vehicle has been
parked for at least 2 hours. When tires are warm,
the tire inflation pressure is higher.
After adjusting the tire inflation pressure,
reinitialize the flat tire monitor, page 58,
or reset the tire pressure control, page 60.<
Checking the tire inflation pressure of
the compact tire*
To check the inflation pressure, fold up the level
load floor. Remove the onboard tool kit and the
space-saver spare tire, refer to page 119.
Inflation pressure specifications
The tables below provide all the correct inflation
pressures for the specified tire sizes at ambient
temperature.
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The maximum permissible speed for these
tire pressures is 100 mph or 160 km/h. Do
not exceed this speed, otherwise tire damage
and accidents could occur.<
Tire inflation pressures for driving above
100 mph or 160 km/h
In order to drive at maximum speeds in
excess of 100 mph or 160 km/h, adjust
pressures to the respective tire inflation pressures listed on the following pages in the col-
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umns for traveling speeds including those
exceeding 100 mph or 160 km/h. Otherwise tire
damage and accidents could occur.<
Observe all national and local maximum speed
limits, otherwise violations of the laws could
occur.
Tire size
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MINI Cooper Clubman tire inflation pressures
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Speeds up to a
max. of 100 mph /
160 km/h
Speeds including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
32/220
32/220
32/220
32/220
35/240
38/260
175/65 R 15 84 T M+S
175/65 R 15 84 H M+S
175/65 R 15 84 H
175/60 R 16 82 H M+S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
35/240
35/240
35/240
35/240
38/260
41/280
Emergency wheel: 115/
70 R 15 90 M
60/420
60/420
–
–
60/420
60/420
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More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 142.
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195/55 R 16 87 H
195/55 R 16 87 H RSC
195/55 R 16 87 H M+S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S RSC
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CONTROLS
All pressure specifications
in the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold
tires. Cold = ambient temperature
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Wheels and tires
MINI Cooper S Clubman tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Speeds up to a
max. of 100 mph /
160 km/h
Speeds including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
All pressure specifications
in the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold
tires. Cold = ambient temperature
195/55 R 16 87 V
195/55 R 16 87 V RSC
195/55 R 16 87 H M+S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S RSC
35/240
35/240
35/240
35/240
38/260
41/280
205/45 R 17 84 V RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
175/60 R 16 82 H M+S RSC
38/260
38/260
38/260
38/260
41/280
44/300
More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 142.
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MINI John Cooper Works Clubman tire inflation pressures
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Speeds up to a
max. of 100 mph
/
160 km/h
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Tire size
Speeds including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
185/50 R 17 86 H M+S XL RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 W RSC
38/260
38/260
38/260
38/260
39/270
45/310
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
41/280
41/280
41/280
41/280
42/290
48/330
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All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
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Wheels and tires
Tire coding
Knowledge of the labeling on the side of the
tire makes it easier to identify and choose the
right tires.
Tire size
Speed code letter
Q = up to 100 mph or 160 km/h
T = up to 118 mph or 190 km/h
H = up to 131 mph or 210 km/h
V = up to 150 mph or 240 km/h
W = up to 167 mph or 270 km/h
Y = up to 186 mph or 300 km/h
Tire Identification Number
Tires with DOT codes meet the guidelines of the
US Department of Transportation.
DOT code:
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
e.g.
DOT xxxx xxx 0309
Traction
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are
AA, A, B, and C.
Those grades represent the tire's ability to stop
on wet pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C
may have poor traction performance.
The traction grade assigned to this tire
is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration,
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics.<
Temperature
Manufacturer's
code for tire make
Tire size and
tire design
Tire age
Quality grades can be found where applicable
on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For example:
Tread wear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
DOT Quality Grades
Tread wear
Traction AA A B C
Temperature A B C
All passenger car tires must conform to
Federal Safety Requirements in addition
to these grades.<
Tread wear
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
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under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half (1γ) times as
well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics
and climate.
The temperature grades are A, the highest, B,
and C, representing the tire's resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material
of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car tires must
meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent
higher levels of performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum required by law.
The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly
inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure.<
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Designation for specially reinforced tires.
Tire condition
Inspect your tires regularly for tread wear, signs
of damage and for foreign objects lodged in the
tread. Check the tread depth.
Tread depth
The tread depth should not drop below 1/8 in/
3 mm, although, for example, European legislation only specifies a minimum tread depth of
1/16 in/1.6 mm. At tread depths below 1/8 in/
3 mm there is an increased risk of high-speed
hydroplaning, even when only small amounts of
water are present on the road surface.
Winter tires
When winter tires wear down past a tread depth
of 1/6 in/4 mm, they become perceptibly less
suitable for winter conditions. In the interest of
safety, new tires should be installed.
Please note that low-profile tires cause wheels,
tires and suspension parts to be more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
Unusual vibrations encountered during normal
vehicle operation can indicate tire failure or
some other vehicle defect. This can, for example, be caused by driving over curbs. The same
applies to any other abnormal road behavior,
such as pulling severely to the right or left.
In these cases, reduce speed immediately
and have wheels and tires thoroughly
checked. To do so, drive carefully to the nearest
MINI Dealer or tire shop that works according to
MINI repair procedures with correspondingly
trained personnel. If necessary, have the vehicle
towed there.
Otherwise tire damage can be extremely dangerous for vehicle occupants and other road
users.<
Tire age
The manufacturing date of tires is contained in
the tire coding:
DOT ... 0309 means that the tire was manufactured in week 3 of 2009.
For various reasons, such as the development
of brittleness, the manufacturer of your MINI
recommends tire replacement after no more
than 6 years, regardless of the actual wear of
the tires.
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Minimum tread depth
Tire damage
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Winter and all-season tires.
These have better winter properties than summer tires.
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M+S
DRIVING TIPS
You will recognize Run-Flat Tires by a circular
symbol containing the letters RSC on the side of
the tire, page 100.
the letters TWI, for Tread Wear Indicator, on the
tire's sidewalls identify tires that incorporate
these wear indicators. When tire tread is worn
down to the level of the wear indicators, the
remaining tread depth is 1/16 in/1.6 mm.
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RSC – Run-Flat Tires
Wear indicators in the base of the tread groove
are distributed around the tire's circumference;
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Wheels and tires
Run-Flat Tires*
The symbol identifying Run-Flat Tires is a circle
with the letters RSC on the sidewall.
Run-Flat Tires comprise a conditionally self-supporting tire and a special rim. The reinforcement
in the sidewalls ensures that the tire can continue to be used subject to certain restrictions,
even if depressurized.
tires may theoretically have the same dimensions, variations in factors such as manufacturing tolerances can result in contact between tire
and bodywork, ultimately leading to serious
accidents. The manufacturer of your MINI cannot evaluate non-approved wheels and tires to
determine if they are suited for use, and therefore cannot ensure the operating safety of the
vehicle if they are mounted.<
Your MINI Dealer will be glad to inform you
about the correct wheel and tire combination for
your vehicle.
The correct combination of wheels and tires is
also necessary to ensure reliable operation of
various vehicle systems such as ABS and DSC.
For information on continuing to drive with a flat
tire, refer to Indication of a flat tire, page 59.
To maintain good handling and vehicle
response, use only tires of a single brand and
tread configuration. After a tire has been damaged, mount the previous wheel and tire combination again as soon as possible.
New wheels and tires
Wheels with Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM electronics
Have new wheels and tires mounted only
by your MINI Dealer or a specialized tire
shop that has specially trained personnel working in accordance with the specifications of the
MINI manufacturer. If this work is not carried out
properly, there is a danger of subsequent damage and related safety hazards. Make sure that
the new wheels are balanced.<
When mounting new tires or changing over from
summer to winter tires, or vice versa, only use
wheels with TPM electronics; otherwise the Tire
Pressure Monitor may not be able to detect a
puncture, refer to page 61. Your MINI Dealer will
be glad to advise you.
Recommended tire brands
Retreaded tires
The manufacturer of your MINI recommends that you avoid using retreaded
tires, as this could impair driving safety. The
causes for this include potentially different tire
casing structures and often wide variations in
tire age, which can result in a limited service
life.<
Correct wheels and tires
The manufacturer of your MINI recommends mounting only wheels and tires
that it has specifically approved for use on your
particular model. Although other wheels and
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For each tire size, the manufacturer of your MINI
recommends certain tire brands. They are
marked with a clearly visible MINI designation
on the sidewall of the tire.
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Always check the inflation pressure after the tire
rotation, if necessary change the pressure.
Run-Flat Tires*
Snow chains*
Only certain types of fine-link snow chains have
been tested by the manufacturer of your MINI,
classified as road-safe and recommended. Contact your MINI Dealer for more details.
Special characteristics of winter tires
> 175/65 R 15 M+S
The manufacturer of MINI recommends the use
of winter tires on snowy roads or if temperatures
drop below 457/ +76. Although all-season
M+S tires provide better winter traction than
summer tires, they generally fail to provide the
same levels of cold-weather performance as
winter tires.
> 175/60 R 16 M+S
Pay attention to speed
Always comply with the speed limit for
the winter tires mounted on your car; failure to do so could result in tire damage and
accidents.<
John Cooper Works:
> 185/50 R 17 86 H M+S XL RSC
Observe the manufacturer's instructions when
mounting snow chains. Do not exceed a speed
of 30 mph or 50 km/h.
Do not initialize the Flat Tire Monitor if
snow chains are mounted, otherwise the
instrument might issue an incorrect reading.
When driving with snow chains, it can be useful
to briefly deactivate the DSC or activate the DTC,
refer to page 57.<
MOBILITY
If the car is capable of speeds higher than that
permitted for the winter tires, a label stating the
maximum permitted speed for the mounted
tires must be displayed in your field of view. Specialist tire dealers and your MINI Dealer can supply these labels.
CONTROLS
Only attach snow chains in pairs to the front
wheels with the following tires.
DRIVING TIPS
When mounting new tires or changing over from
summer to winter tires and vice versa, mount
Run-Flat Tires for your own safety. Keep in mind
that no space-saver spare tire is available in the
event of a flat. Your MINI Dealer will be glad to
advise you.
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When properly used, these tires meet the highest standards in terms of safety and handling
characteristics.
Storage
Always store wheels and tires in a cool, dry place
with as little exposure to light as possible.
Always protect tires against all contact with oil,
grease and fuels.
Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation pressure indicated on the sidewall of the tire.
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Swapping wheels among the axles
Depending on the individual use, front and rear
tires may exhibit different wear and tear.
In order to maintain an even wear and tear, the
wheels may be rotated between the axles. Your
MINI Dealer will be glad to advise you.
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Under the bonnet
Under the bonnet
Do not work on the car unless you possess
the necessary technical knowledge. If you
are not familiar with the regulations to be
observed, have the necessary work on your
vehicle carried out only by a MINI Dealer or a
workshop that has specially trained personnel
working in accordance with the specifications of
the MINI manufacturer. If this work is not carried
out properly, there is a danger of subsequent
damage and related safety hazards.<
Closing
Close the bonnet from a height of approx. 16 in/
40 cm with momentum. It must be clearly heard
to engage.
Bonnet
If you notice any signs while driving your
vehicle that the bonnet is not completely
closed, stop at once and close it securely.
Make sure that the closing path of the bonnet is
clear, otherwise injuries may result.<
Releasing
Pull the lever.
Do not clean the windshield and headlamps if the bonnet is unlocked as this
may damage the headlamp washer system*.<
Opening
To avoid damage, make sure that the
wiper arms are against the windshield
before you open the bonnet.<
Press the release handle and open the bonnet.
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Battery, under the cover 123
4
Coolant expansion tank 105
2
Engine oil dipstick 103
5
3
Engine oil filler neck 104
Reservoir for washer fluid for the headlamp
and window washer system 44
6
Engine compartment fuse box 121
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Important parts of the engine compartment
Engine oil
The engine oil consumption is dependent on
driving style and driving conditions.
2. Switch off the engine.
3. Pull the dipstick out after approx. 5 minutes
and wipe it off with a lint-free cloth, paper
towel or similar material.
4. Carefully push the dipstick all the way into
the guide tube and pull it out again.
The oil level should be between the two
marks on the dipstick.
The oil quantity corresponding to the difference
between the two marks on the dipstick is 1 US
quart/1 liter.
Do not fill beyond the upper mark on the
dipstick. Excess oil will damage the
engine.<
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1. With the vehicle's engine at normal operating temperature, i.e. after uninterrupted
driving for at least 6 miles/10 km, park the
vehicle on a level surface.
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Checking engine oil level
Under the bonnet
Adding engine oil
You can also call MINI USA at
1-800-831-1117 or visit the website
www.miniusa.com to obtain this information.
Viscosity grades
Viscosity is a measure of an oil's flow rating and
is categorized in SAE classes.
The correct SAE grade for your MINI is determined by the climatic conditions of the region in
which you normally drive your MINI.
Do not add the maximum quantity of 1 US
quart/1 liter of engine oil until the oil level has
dropped to just above the lower mark on the
dipstick, page 103.
The approved oils are SAE 0W-40, 0W-30,
5W-40 and 5W-30.<
These oils can be used for driving at all outside
temperatures.
Add oil within the next 30 miles/50 km,
otherwise the engine could be damaged.<
Keep oils, greases, etc. out of the reach of
children and comply with the warnings on
the containers. Otherwise, health hazards may
result.<
Oil change
Have the oil changed only by a MINI Dealer or a
workshop that has specially trained personnel
working in accordance with the specifications of
the MINI manufacturer.
Approved engine oils
The quality of the engine oil selected has critical
significance for the operation and service life of
an engine. Based on extensive testing, the manufacturer of your MINI regularly approves certain grades of engine oil.
Only use High Performance Synthetic Oil
approved by the manufacturer of your MINI.
If MINI High Performance Synthetic Oil is not
available, you can add small quantities of
another synthetic oil in between oil changes.
Only use oils with the API SM specification or
higher.
If you have any further questions regarding MINI High Performance Synthetic Oil
or approved synthetic oils, your MINI Dealer will
be glad to advise you.<
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Do not add coolant to the cooling system
when the engine is hot. Escaping coolant
can cause burns.<
Coolant consists of half water and half additive.
Not all commercially available additives are suitable for your MINI. Your MINI Dealer knows
which additives are suitable and will be glad to
advise you.
CONTROLS
Only use suitable additives, otherwise
engine damage may result. Because additives are harmful to your health, it is important
to follow the instructions on the containers.<
Comply with the appropriate environmental protection regulations when disposing
of coolant additives.<
Checking coolant level
1. Do not open the hood until the engine has
cooled down.
DRIVING TIPS
2. Turn the cap of the expansion tank a little
counterclockwise to allow any accumulated
pressure to escape, then continue turning
to open.
3. The coolant level is correct if it is between
the Min and Max markings.
4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to
the specified level; do not overfill.
5. Turn the cap until there is an audible click.
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6. Have the reason for the coolant loss eliminated as soon as possible.
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Maintenance
Maintenance
MINI Maintenance System
Make sure that the date in the tachometer
is always set correctly, page 53; otherwise
the effectiveness of Condition Based Service CBS
is not assured.<
Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models and Warranty
and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
The MINI Maintenance System supports the
preservation of the traffic and operating safety
of your MINI. The objective is to optimize efforts
with respect to minimal vehicle maintenance
costs.
If and when you come to sell your MINI, a comprehensive record of servicing will prove a significant benefit.
Condition Based Service CBS
Sensors and special algorithms take the different
driving conditions of your MINI into account.
Condition Based Service uses this to determine
the current and future service requirements. By
letting you define a service and maintenance
regimen that reflects your own individual
requirements, the system builds the basis for
trouble-free driving.
Please consult your Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models for
additional information on service requirements.
The manufacturer of the MINI recommends that you have service and repair
operations performed at your MINI Dealer.
Take the time to ensure that these service procedures are confirmed by entries in your vehicle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models and Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models. These entries verify that your vehicle has received the specified
regular maintenance.<
Socket for Onboard
Diagnosis OBD
In the tachometer, you can have the remaining
times or distances for selected maintenance
tasks and any legally prescribed dates displayed,
page 51.
Service data in the remote control
Your vehicle continuously stores servicerequirement information in the remote control
while you are driving. Your MINI Dealer can read
out this data from the remote control unit, and
propose an optimized maintenance approach.
Whenever you take your car in for servicing you
should therefore hand your MINI Dealer the
remote control unit that you last used.
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Primary components that make up exhaust
emissions can be checked by a device via the
OBD socket.
This socket is located to the left of the driver's
side, on the bottom of the instrument panel.
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Exhaust emission values
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The warning lamps come on. The
exhaust emission values have turned
poor and there is a danger of engine
damage. You can continue your journey, but moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Have the car checked as soon as
possible.
CONTROLS
Under certain circumstances, one of the lamps
will flash or light up continuously. This indicates
excessive misfiring or a malfunction in the
engine. If this happens, reduce your speed and
visit the nearest MINI Dealer as soon as possible.
Severe misfiring can quickly lead to serious damage of emissions-related components, especially the catalytic converter. In addition,
mechanical engine components can become
damaged.
DRIVING TIPS
If the fuel filler cap is not properly tightened, the
OBD system may conclude that fuel vapors are
escaping, causing an indicator to light up. If the
filler cap is then tightened, the indicator should
go out within a few days.
Event data recorders
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Your vehicle may be equipped with one or several measuring or diagnostic modules or a
device for recording or sending certain vehicle
data or information.
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Care
Care
Car-care products
Regular cleaning and care helps to maintain the
value of your MINI.
The manufacturer of your MINI recommends
using manufacturer-approved products to clean
and care for your vehicle.
MINI Service would be pleased to advise you
on cleaning and care products and services for
your MINI.
The ingredients of original MINI CareProducts have been tested, and the products
have been tested in the laboratory and in practice. They offer optimum care and protection for
your vehicle.<
Do not use automatic high-pressure car
washes, otherwise water may drip into the
vehicle around the windows.<
Before driving into the car wash, check if the system is suitable for your MINI. Observe the following points:
> Dimensions of the vehicle, page 141
> If necessary: Fold in the outside mirrors,
page 32.
> Maximum permissible tire width
Avoid car washes with tracks higher than
4 in/10 cm, otherwise the chassis could be
damaged.<
Preparations for driving into the car wash:
Do not use any cleansers containing alcohol or solvents as these may cause damage.<
> Unscrew the rod antenna.
Cleaning agents may contain hazardous
or health-damaging substances. Follow
the warning and hazard instructions on the
packaging. For interior cleaning, always open
the doors or windows of the vehicle.
Do not use any products that are not intended
for cleaning the vehicle.<
> Deactivate the rear window wiper* and protect it from damage. Ask the car wash operator about measures that can be taken to
protect the wipers.
External care
Automatic transmission
Washing your vehicle
Especially during the winter months the
vehicle should be frequently washed. Dirt
and road salt can damage the vehicle.<
> Deactivate the rain sensor* to prevent unintentional wiping.
> Remove additional attachments, e.g. spoilers or telephone antennas, if there is a possibility that they could be damaged.
Before driving into the car wash, make sure that
the vehicle can roll:
1. Place the remote control, even with convenient access, in the ignition lock.
2. Move the selector lever to position N.
After washing the vehicle, apply the
brakes briefly to dry them, otherwise
water can reduce braking efficiency over the
short term and the brake rotors can corrode.<
3. Release the parking brake.
Car washes
Steam jets/high-pressure washers
Preference should be given to cloth car washes.
When using steam jets or high-pressure
washers, ensure that you maintain a sufficient distance to the vehicle and do not exceed a
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4. Switch off the engine.
5. Insert the remote control in the ignition lock
so that the vehicle can roll.
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Before cleaning the windshield, deactivate the rain sensor or turn off the ignition
to prevent unintentional wiping.<
Observe local regulations regarding washing vehicles by hand.<
Removing paintwork damage
Depending on the severity of the damage,
immediately repair stone damage or
scratches to prevent rusting.<
The manufacturer of the MINI recommends
repairing paint damage professionally according
to factory specifications with original MINI
paints.
Headlamps
Preservation
Do not wipe dry and do not use abrasive or corrosive cleaning agents. Remove dirt and contamination, such as insects, by soaking with
shampoo and then washing with plenty of
water.
Preservation is necessary when water no longer
beads on the clean paint surface. To preserve
the paint, only use preservatives that contain
carnauba or synthetic waxes.
Do not remove accumulated ice and snow with
an ice scraper; use window de-icers instead.
Rubber seals
Windows
Clean the outside and inside of the windows and
mirrors with a window cleaner.
Do not clean the mirrors with cleaners
containing quartz.<
Wiper blades
Clean with soapy water and change regularly to
prevent the formation of streaks.
Wax, preservatives and dirt on the windows cause streaks when the windshield
wipers are on, and can cause premature wear
of the wiper blades and interfere with the rain
sensor.<
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Immediately remove aggressive materials such
as spilled fuel, oil, grease, brake fluid, tree sap
or bird droppings to prevent damage to the
paintwork.
CONTROLS
Use a great deal of water and, if necessary, car
shampoo when washing your car by hand. Clean
the vehicle with a sponge or a washing brush
applying a slight amount of pressure.
In some regions, environmental factors can
affect the vehicle paintwork and damage it. It is
therefore important to adjust the frequency and
extent of vehicle care correspondingly.
DRIVING TIPS
Manual washing
Regular care helps your vehicle retain its value
and protects the paint from the long-term
effects of aggressive substances.
Only treat with water or rubber care products.
Do not use silicon sprays or other siliconcontaining care products on rubber seals,
otherwise noise and damage could occur.<
Chrome parts*
MOBILITY
Do not spray sensors such as Park Distance Control with high-pressure washers
for a long time or at a distance of less than 1 ft/
30 cm.<
Paintwork, care
Carefully clean vehicle parts such as the radiator
grill and door handles with copious quantities of
water and, if necessary, a shampoo additive,
especially when contaminated with road salt.
For additional treatment, use chrome polish.
Light-alloy wheels*
The system produces brake dust that collects on
the light alloy wheels. Clean them regularly with
acid-free wheel cleaner.
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maximum temperature of 1407/606.
If the distance is too close, the pressure too high,
or the temperature too high, parts of the vehicle
can be damaged, or water can penetrate.
Observe the operating instructions for highpressure washers.<
Care
Do not use aggressive, acid-containing
highly alkaline or abrasive cleansers or
steam jets above 1407/606 as they may
cause damage.<
External sensors
Keep the outside sensors on the vehicle
such as the Park Distance Control clean
and ice-free to ensure that they function
properly.<
Carpets/floor mats*
You can use a vacuum cleaner on carpets and
floor mats, or clean them with interior cleaners
when they are very dirty.
Floor mats can be removed to be cleaned. When
putting the floor mats, back in, make sure that
the seat rails do not extend over the floor mats
as this may damage them.
Lint on floor mats arises from manufacturing
and can be removed by repeated vacuuming.
Internal care
Interior plastic parts
Upholstery/fabrics
> Plastic surfaces
Regularly use a vacuum cleaner to remove surface dirt.
> Lamp glass
In case of serious spots such as liquid stains, use
a soft sponge or lint-free microfiber cloth and
suitable interior cleaners. Observe the instructions on the packaging.
> Mat parts
Clean upholstery up to the seams. Do not
rub forcefully.<
Velcro fasteners on pants or other items of
clothing can damage seat covers. Make
sure that all Velcro fasteners are closed.<
Leather/leather coverings*
The leather processed by the manufacturer of your MINI is a high-quality natural
product. Light variations in the grain is one of
the typical properties of natural leather.<
Dust and road grit in the pores and folds of the
leather have an abrasive effect, leading to
increased wear and causing the leather surface
to become brittle prematurely. Use a cloth or
vacuum cleaner to remove dust on a regular
basis.
Especially when the leather has a light color, it
should be cleaned regularly since it tends to get
heavily soiled.
Treat the leather twice a year using a leather
lotion since dirt and grease will gradually attack
the leather's protective layer.
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These include:
> Display panes
Only clean with water and, if necessary, solventfree plastic cleaners.
Do not use solvents such as alcohol, lacquer thinner, cold cleaners, fuel, or similar,
as these will damage the surfaces.<
Decorative strips*
Only clean decorative strips with moist cloths.
Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Safety belts
Dirty belt straps impede the reeling action and
thus have a negative impact on safety.
Do not clean chemically, as this may
destroy the webbing.<
Displays
To clean displays such as radios or display elements, use a display cleaning cloth or a soft,
non-scratching, lint-free cloth.
Avoid pressing too hard when cleaning
the display as this can cause damage.<
Do not use chemical or abrasive household cleaning agents. Keep fluids of any
kind away from the device. Surfaces or electrical
components may otherwise become corroded
or damaged.<
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AT A GLANCE
Do not use cleaning CDs as this could
damage parts of the drive.<
Vehicle storage
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MOBILITY
DRIVING TIPS
CONTROLS
If you are not going to drive your car for more
than three months, please ask for advice from
your MINI dealer or a workshop that works
according to MINI manufacturer specifications.
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Replacing components
Replacing components
Onboard tool kit
8. Fold down the wiper arm.
To avoid damage, make sure that the
wiper arms are against the windshield
before you open the bonnet.<
Changing the rear wiper blade
Your vehicle comes with an onboard tool kit that
varies with the equipment version; it is stored
underneath the level load floor.
> Mobility System with onboard tool kit and
tire change set* 116
1. Fold out the wiper arm and hold it.
> Tire change set with onboard tool kit for
space-saver spare tire 118
2. Press together the locking spring, arrow 1,
and fold out the wiper blade.
Wiper blades
Changing the front wiper blades
1. Fold up the wiper arm.
3. Pull the wiper blade away from and out of
the catch mechanism, arrow 2.
4. Press the new wiper blade into the fixture
until it engages audibly.
Lamps and bulbs
Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribution
to vehicle safety. They should, therefore, be
handled carefully. The manufacturer of your
MINI recommends having your MINI Dealer perform any work that you do not feel competent to
perform yourself or that is not described here.
2. Position the wiper blade horizontally.
3. Press the securing spring, arrow.
4. Unhook the wiper blade toward the
windshield.
5. Pull the wiper blade past the wiper arm
toward the top.
6. Insert the new wiper blade.
7. Press into position until you hear it engage.
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Never touch the glass of new bulbs with
your bare fingers, as even minute
amounts of contamination will burn into the
bulb's surface and reduce its service life. Use a
clean tissue, cloth or something similar, or hold
the bulb by its base.<
You can obtain a selection of replacement bulbs
at your MINI Dealer.
When working on electrical systems,
always begin by switching off the con-
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For checking and adjusting headlamp aim,
please contact your MINI Dealer.<
The low-beam/high-beam bulb can be changed
from the engine compartment.
Light-emitting diodes LEDs
Light-emitting diodes installed behind translucent lenses serve as the light sources for many of
the controls and displays in your vehicle. These
light-emitting diodes are related to conventional laser diodes, and legislation defines them
as Class 1 light-emitting diodes.
Do not remove the covers or expose the
eyes directly to the unfiltered light source
for several hours, otherwise this could cause irritation to the retina.<
Removing the cover:
Bi-Xenon lamps*
Follow the same steps in reverse order to reattach the cover.
Have any work on the xenon lamp system,
including bulb replacement, carried out
only by a MINI Dealer or a workshop that has
specially trained personnel working in accordance with the specifications of the MINI manufacturer. Due to high voltage, there is a risk of
fatal injury if work on the xenon lamps is carried
out improperly.<
1. Press the tab.
2. Flip open the cover and take it out of
the holder.
Be careful when installing the cover, otherwise leaks could occur and cause damage to the headlamp system.<
Replacing the bulb
1. Turn the lamp counterclockwise, arrow 1,
and remove it, arrow 2.
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The service life of these bulbs is very long and
the probability of failure very low, provided that
they are not switched on and off an excessive
number of times. If a xenon lamp fails nevertheless, switch on the fog lamps and continue the
journey with great care, provided that local legislation does not prohibit this.
AT A GLANCE
Accessing the lamp from the engine
compartment
CONTROLS
For any bulb replacement not described
below, contact a MINI Dealer or a workshop that has specially trained personnel working in accordance with the specifications of the
MINI manufacturer.<
Be careful when installing the cover, otherwise leaks could occur and cause damage to the headlamp system.<
DRIVING TIPS
Caring for headlamps, refer to page 109.
The H13 bulb is pressurized. Therefore,
wear safety glasses and protective gloves.
Otherwise there is a risk of injury if the bulb is
damaged.<
Halogen low beams and high beams
H13 bulb, 60/55 watts
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MOBILITY
sumer in question, otherwise short circuits could
result. To avoid possible injury or equipment
damage when replacing bulbs, observe any
instructions provided by the bulb manufacturer.<
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Replacing components
2. Push on the catch, arrow 1, and unplug the
connector, arrow 2.
3. Remove the inside cover.
To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise.
3. To insert the new bulb and replace the
cover, proceed in reverse order.
4. Screw out the bulb counterclockwise.
Turn signal indicators, parking lamps,
roadside parking lamps and fog lamps
Accessing the lamps via the wheel well
5. To insert the new bulb and replace the
covers, proceed in reverse order.
Replacing a parking/roadside parking
lamp bulb
5 watt bulb, W 5 W
1
Turn signal
2
Parking/roadside parking/fog lamps
1. Turn in the wheel.
Replacing a turn signal bulb
2. Remove cover 2.
To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise.
21 watt bulb, PY 21 W
3. Screw out the upper bulb counterclockwise.
1. Turn in the wheel.
2. Remove cover 1.
To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise.
4. To insert the new bulb and replace the
cover, proceed in reverse order.
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Replacing a fog lamp bulb
Tail lamps
H8 bulb, 35 watts
1. Turn in the wheel.
AT A GLANCE
2. Remove cover 2.
To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise.
5 watt bulb, W 5 W
1. Push the lamp with the ventilation grate forward and remove.
2. Screw out the bulb holder counterclockwise.
3. Pull out and replace the bulb.
2
Turn signal lamp
21 watt bulb, P 21 W
3
Rear fog lamp* P 21 W
4
Backup lamp
21 watt bulb, P 21 W
Remove the cover from the sidewall of the
cargo bay.
Changing
1. Using the screwdriver from the onboard tool
kit, remove the screw at the top.
DRIVING TIPS
Side turn signal indicators
Brake lamp/tail lamp
21 watt/5 watt bulb, W 5 W
MOBILITY
4. To insert the new bulb and replace the
cover, proceed in reverse order.
1
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3. Screw out the lower bulb counterclockwise.
2. Swing out the tail lamp and remove it
toward the top.
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4. To insert the new bulb and replace the
cover, proceed in reverse order.
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3. Pull off the cable connector 1, unlock the
bulb holder, arrow 2, and remove it,
arrow 3.
personnel working in accordance with the specifications of your MINI manufacturer.
Repairing a flat tire
4. Screw out the respective bulb counterclockwise.
5. To insert the new bulb and reinstall the tail
lamp, proceed in reverse order.
Rear fog lamp*
21 watt bulb, P 21 W
The rear fog lamp is located in the left tail
lamp, see Tail lamps page 115.<
License plate lamps
5 watt bulb, C 5 W
Safety measures in the event of a breakdown:
Park the vehicle as far as possible from moving
traffic and switch on the hazard warning
flashers.
Turn the steering wheel until the front wheels
are in the straight-ahead position and engage
the steering wheel lock. Engage the parking
brake and shift into 1st or reverse gear or place
the selector lever in position P.
All passengers should be outside the vehicle and
in a safe place, e.g. behind a guardrail.
Erect a warning triangle or warning flasher at the
appropriate distance if necessary. Comply with
all safety guidelines and regulations.<
In the event of a flat tire, different procedures
should be followed depending on the equipment included in your vehicle:
> MINI Mobility System, refer to the following
section
> Run-Flat Tires, page 100
> Tire change with space-saver spare tire,
page 118
MINI Mobility System with onboard tool
kit and tire change set*
Follow the instructions on using the Mobility System found on the compressor and
the sealant bottle.<
1. Using a screwdriver, push the lamp to the
left in the tab of the lamp housing, arrow 1.
Do not remove foreign bodies which have penetrated the tire if possible.
2. Remove the lamp, arrow 2.
Pull the sticker for the speed restriction off and
apply it to the steering wheel.
3. Replace the bulb.
4. Insert the lamp.
Center brake lamp
The Mobility System with tire change set and
onboard tool kit is located under the floor mat or
the level load floor in the cargo bay.
This lamp uses LED technology for operation. In
the event of a malfunction, contact your MINI
Dealer or a workshop that has specially trained
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4. Screw out the valve core with the valve
remover. The valve remover is located in a
package with the filling hose.
6. Push the filling hose onto the tire valve.
7. Hold the filling canister with the cap down
and squeeze.
8. Squeeze the entire contents of the canister
into the tire.
Compressor
2
Filling hose, value remover, speed restriction label
3
Wheel stud wrench*
4
Vehicle jack*
5
Torx insert bit for screwdriver
6
Flat screwdriver/Phillips screwdriver, towing
eyelet
7
Hub cover remover
8
Filling canister
9. Remove the filling hose.
10. Screw the valve core into the tire valve with
the valve remover.
In the event of a lost or dirty valve core
you will find another valve core in the
package with the filling hose.
Remember that the liquid canister must be
replaced every four years if the equipment has
not been used.<
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1
AT A GLANCE
5. Remove the cap from the filling hose.
Compressor
Connector, cable and connection hose are
stored in the compressor housing.
DRIVING TIPS
Use of the Mobility System may be ineffective if the tire puncture measures approx.
1/8 in/4 mm or more. Contact the nearest MINI
Dealer if the tire cannot be made drivable with
the Mobility System.<
Filling hose
2
Filling canister
Filling
Connector and cable for lighter socket
2
Connection hose for connecting the compressor and tire valve
3
On/off switch
4
Pressure gauge for indicating the tire inflation pressure
5
Release button for reducing the tire inflation
pressure
1. Shake the filling canister.
2. Screw the filling hose onto the filling
canister.
3. Unscrew the dust cap from the valve of the
defective tire.
Reinflating the tire
1. Unscrew the dust cap from the tire valve of
the defective tire.
2. Screw connection hose 2 onto the tire valve.
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1
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Liquid sealant
Replacing components
3. Insert connector 1 into the lighter socket in
the interior of the vehicle, page 79.
4. Switch on the compressor using switch 3.
5. Inflate the tire to at least 26 psi/180 kPa and
at most 36 psi/250 kPa.
To check the inflation pressure, switch off
the compressor briefly.
Do not run the compressor for longer
than 6 minutes, otherwise the device
will overheat and possibly be damaged.<
If an air pressure of 26 psi/180 kPa is not
reached:
1. Unscrew connection hose 2 and drive the
vehicle forward and backward about 33 ft/
10 m to distribute the liquid sealant in the
tires evenly.
Driving on
Do not exceed the permitted maximum
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h; doing so may
result in an accident.<
Replace the defective tire as soon as possible
and have the new wheel/tire assembly balanced.
Have the Mobility System refilled.
Tire change set
When changing a tire, always observe the safety
measures and the procedure for changing tires
described below.
In case of a flat tire, the tire change set is
not needed due to the availability of the
Mobility System.<
2. Repeat the procedure.
If an inflation pressure of 26 psi/180 kPa
still cannot be reached, the tire is too
heavily damaged. Please contact the nearest
MINI Dealer.<
Changing wheels
Space-saver spare tire*
Distributing liquid sealant
To change a space-saver spare tire, proceed as
follows:
Immediately drive for approx. 10 minutes, so
that the liquid sealant is uniformly distributed.
> Remove the space-saver spare tire,
page 119
Do not exceed speeds of 40 mph/
60 km/h.
If possible, do not drop below 10 mph/
20 km/h.<
> Prepare for tire change, page 119
Checking tire inflation pressure
> Drive with space-saver spare tire, page 119
1. After driving for approx. 10 minutes, pull
over at a suitable location.
2. Screw connection hose 2 onto the tire valve.
> Jack up vehicle, page 119
> Mount space-saver spare tire, page 120
> Tighten lug bolts, page 120
Tire change set for a space-saver
spare tire*
3. Check the tire inflation pressure.
The tire pressure must be at least
18 psi/130 kPa. If it is not, do not continue driving.<
If a tire pressure of at least 18 psi/130 kPa is displayed:
1. Switch on the compressor. Correct the tire
inflation pressure to the specified value,
page 94.
2. Replace the tire as soon as possible.
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In vehicles with the space-saver spare tire, the
tire change set with the onboard tool kit is
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Wheel stud wrench
4
Hub cover remover
5
Flat screwdriver/Phillips screwdriver
6
Torx insert bit for screwdriver
7
Towing eyelet
Preparing for a tire change
Observe the safety precautions regarding
flat tires on page 116.<
The onboard tool kit includes a pouch with
a plastic bag in which you can place the damaged wheel.
Removing the space-saver spare tire
The space-saver spare tire is located under the
tire change set in the cargo bay.
1. Fold up the floor mat.
2. Unscrew the nut, arrow, and remove the
space-saver spare tire.
Additional safety measures when changing tires:
Only change the tire when parked on a surface
that is level, firm and not slippery.
The vehicle or the jack could slip sideways on
soft or slippery support surfaces, such as snow,
ice, flagstones, etc.
Do not use a wooden block or similar object as a
support base for the jack, as this would prevent
it from extending to its full support height and
reduce its load-carrying capacity.
Do not lie under the vehicle or start the engine
when the vehicle is supported by the jack; otherwise there is a risk of fatal injury.<
1. Place the foldable chock* behind the front
wheel on the other side of the vehicle or in
front of the wheel if the vehicle is on an incline. If the wheel is changed on a surface
with a more severe slope, take additional
precautions to secure the vehicle from
rolling.
AT A GLANCE
Folding chock and cover for defective wheel
Vehicle jack
CONTROLS
1
2
ble and have the new wheel/tire assembly
balanced.<
DRIVING TIPS
located beneath the floor mat or level load floor
in the cargo bay.
2. Uncover the lug bolts if necessary.
If the wheel is equipped with a hub cover,
pry it off using the screwdriver from the tire
change kit.
3. Loosen the lug bolts by a half turn.
MOBILITY
Drive cautiously and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h. Changes may
occur 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 properties are
more noticeable with winter tires.<
Jacking up the vehicle
Only one space-saver spare tire may be
mounted at one time. Mount a wheel and
tire of the original size as soon as possible, to
avoid any safety risks.<
Check the tire inflation pressure at the earliest opportunity and correct it if necessary. Replace the defective tire as soon as possi-
The vehicle jack is designed for changing
wheels only. Do not attempt to raise
another vehicle model with it or to raise any load
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Driving with the space-saver spare tire
Replacing components
of any kind. To do so could cause accidents and
personal injury.<
1. Place the jack at the jacking point closest to
the wheel.
The jack base must be perpendicular to the
surface beneath the jacking point.
Replace the defective tire as soon as possible
and have the new wheel/tire assembly balanced.
Vehicle battery
Have any work on the battery, including
battery replacement, carried out only by a
MINI Dealer or a workshop that has specially
trained personnel working in accordance with
the specifications of the MINI manufacturer.<
Battery care
2. During jacking up, insert the jack head in the
square recess of the jacking point.
3. Jack the vehicle up until the wheel you are
changing is raised off the ground.
Mounting the space-saver spare tire
1. Unscrew the lug bolts and remove
the wheel.
2. Remove accumulations of mud or dirt from
the mounting surfaces of the wheel and
hub. Clean the lug bolts.
3. Lift the new wheel into place.
4. Screw at least two lug bolts finger-tight into
opposite bolt holes.
5. Screw in the remaining bolts.
6. Tighten all the lug bolts firmly in a diagonal
pattern.
The battery is 100% maintenance-free, the
electrolyte will last for the life of the battery
when the vehicle is operated in a temperate
climate.
Charging the battery
Only charge the battery in the vehicle when the
engine is off. Connections, refer to Jump starting
on page 122.
Disposal
After replacing old batteries, return the
used batteries to your MINI Dealer or to a
recycling point. Maintain the battery in an
upright position for transport and storage.
Always secure the battery against tipping over
during transport.<
Power failure
8. Remove the jack.
After a temporary power loss, some equipment
may not be fully functional and may require initialization. Individual settings are also lost and
must be reprogrammed:
Tightening the lug bolts
> Time and date
These values must be updated, page 52.
7. Lower the vehicle.
Tighten the lug bolts in a diagonal pattern.
Immediately have the wheels checked
with a calibrated torque wrench to ensure
that the lug bolts are firmly seated. Otherwise,
incorrectly tightened lug bolts can present a
safety hazard.<
Tightening torque: 103.3 lb ft or 140 Nm.
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> Radio
Stations must be stored again, refer to the
separate Owner's Manual for Radio.
> Glass sunroof, electric
It may only be possible to raise the sunroof,
if applicable. The system must be initialized.
Contact your nearest MINI Dealer.
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Fuses
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Do not attempt to repair a blown fuse or
replace it with a fuse of a different color or
Ampere rating. To do this could cause a fire in
the vehicle resulting from a circuit overload.
Have the fuse changed only by a MINI Dealer or
a workshop that has specially trained personnel
working in accordance with the specifications of
the MINI manufacturer.<
A fuse allocation diagram is located on the inside
of the fuse box cover panels.
DRIVING TIPS
CONTROLS
In the engine compartment
Opening the cover
Press the latch.
MOBILITY
In the vehicle interior
On the right side of the footwell.
Opening the cover
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Press out at the recess.
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Giving and receiving assistance
Giving and receiving assistance
Roadside Assistance
Warning triangle*
The Roadside Assistance service is there to
assist you around the clock in the event of a
breakdown, including on weekends and public
holidays.
The phone numbers of the Roadside Assistance
in your home country can be found in the Contact brochure.
First aid pouch*
Some of the articles contained in the first aid
pouch have a limited service life. Therefore,
check the expiration dates of the contents
regularly and replace any items in good time, if
necessary.
The first aid pouch is located on the cargo bay
floor by the left side trim panel or under the level
load floor.
In the cargo bay under the loading sill.
Open the center lock to take it out.
Jump starting
If the car's own battery is flat, your MINI's engine
can be started by connecting two jumper cables
to another vehicle's battery. You can also use
the same method to help start another vehicle.
Only use jumper cables with fully-insulated
clamp handles.
Do not touch any electrically live parts
when the engine is running, or a fatal accident may occur. Carefully adhere to the following sequence, both to prevent damage to one or
both vehicles, and to guard against possible personal injuries.<
Preparation
1. Check whether the battery of the other vehicle has a voltage of 12 volts and approximately the same capacitance in Ah. This
information can be found on the battery.
2. Switch off the engine of the support vehicle.
3. Switch off any consumers in both vehicles.
There must not be any contact between
the bodies of the two vehicles, otherwise
there is a danger of shorting.<
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Starting the engine
Connect the jumper cables in the correct
order, so that no sparks which could cause
injury occur.<
1. Start the engine of the donor vehicle and
allow it to run for a few minutes at slightly
increased idle speed.
1. Open the battery cover in the engine compartment to access the positive terminal of
your MINI.
2. Start the engine of the other vehicle in the
usual manner.
If the first start attempt is not successful,
wait a few minutes before another attempt
in order to allow the discharged battery to
recharge.
AT A GLANCE
Connecting jumper cables
3. Let the engines run for a few minutes.
4. Disconnect the jumper cables by reversing
the above connecting sequence.
3. Attach the second terminal clamp of the
plus/+ jumper cable to the positive terminal
of the battery or a starting-aid terminal of
the vehicle to be started.
4. Attach one terminal clamp of the minus/–
jumper cable to the negative terminal of the
battery or to an engine or body ground of
the assisting vehicle.
Body ground in MINI:
Never use spray fluids to start the
engine.<
Tow-starting,
towing away
Observe the applicable laws and regulations for tow-starting and towing vehicles.<
Do not transport any passengers other
than the driver in a vehicle that is being
towed.<
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2. Attach one terminal clamp of the plus/+
jumper cable to the positive terminal of the
battery or to a starting-aid terminal of the
vehicle providing assistance.
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If necessary, have the battery checked and
recharged.
It is stored in the onboard tool kit in the cargo
bay underneath the cover on the right-hand
side, page 112.
5. Attach the second terminal clamp of the
minus/– jumper cable to the negative terminal of the battery or to the engine or body
ground of the vehicle to be started.
Use only the tow fitting provided with the
vehicle and screw it all the way in. Use the
tow fitting for towing on paved roads only. Avoid
lateral loading of the tow fitting, e.g. do not lift
the vehicle by the tow fitting. Otherwise the tow
fitting and the vehicle could be damaged.<
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The screw-in tow fitting must always be carried
in the car. It can be screwed in at the front or
rear of the MINI.
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Using a tow fitting
Giving and receiving assistance
Access to screw thread
Towing with a tow bar
Push out the cover of the towing eye out of the
recess in the bumper.
The towing vehicle must not be lighter
than the towed vehicle, otherwise it may
be impossible to maintain control.<
Front
The tow fittings used should be on the same side
on both vehicles. Should it prove impossible to
avoid mounting the tow bar at an angle, please
observe the following:
> Clearance and maneuvering capability will
be sharply limited during cornering.
> The tow bar will generate lateral forces if it is
attached offset.
Attach the tow bar to the tow fittings only,
as attaching it to other parts of the vehicle
could result in damage.<
Rear
Towing with a tow rope
When starting off in the towing vehicle, make
sure that the tow rope is taut.
To avoid jerking and the associated
stresses on vehicle components when
towing, always use nylon ropes or nylon straps.
Attach the tow rope to the tow fittings only, as
attaching it to other parts of the vehicle could
result in damage.<
Being towed
Make sure that the ignition is switched on,
refer to page 37, otherwise the low
beams, tail lamps, turn signal indicators and
windshield wipers may be unavailable. Do not
tow the vehicle with just the rear axle raised, as
this would allow the steering to turn. <
Towing with a tow truck
There is no power assist while the engine is off.
Thus, braking and steering will require increased
effort.
Switch on the hazard warning flashers, depending on local regulations.
Manual transmission
Gearshift lever in neutral position.
Automatic transmission
Tow vehicles with automatic transmission
only with a tow truck or with the front
wheels lifted; otherwise the transmission can be
damaged.<
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Have the MINI Clubman transported with a tow
truck with a so-called lift bar or on a flat bed.
Do not lift the vehicle by a tow fitting or
body and chassis parts, otherwise damage
may result.<
Tow-starting
Avoid tow-starting the vehicle whenever possible; instead, jump-start the engine, page 122.
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Vehicles with a catalytic converter should only
be tow-started when the engine is cold, vehicles
with an automatic transmission cannot be towstarted at all.
AT A GLANCE
1. Switch on hazard warning flashers, comply
with local regulations.
2. Switch on the ignition, page 37.
3. Shift into 3rd gear.
4. Have the vehicle tow-started with the clutch
completely depressed and then slowly
release the clutch. After the engine starts,
immediately depress the clutch completely
again.
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5. Stop at a suitable location, remove the tow
bar or rope and switch off the hazard warning flashers.
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6. Have the vehicle checked.
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Indicator and warning lamps
Indicator and warning lamps
or 2. See the table for information on causes and
how to react. Note whether a lamp comes on
alone or in combination with another. Some
lamps can light up in different colors. Corresponding distinctions are made in the text.
Indicator and warning lamps can light up in various combinations and colors in indicator area 1
1
2
Cause
What to do
Turn signals
High beams/headlamp flasher
switched on
Fog lamps switched on
Rear fog lamp switched on
Fasten safety belts
Fasten your safety belt, refer also to
page 32.
Indication in US models
Parking brake applied
Release the parking brake.
Indication in Canadian models
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Parking brake applied
Release the parking brake.
Outside temperature warning
Drive cautiously, refer also to page 46.
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Cause
What to do
Lights up briefly:
Remains on:
Cruising range is no more than
30 miles/50 km, page 47
Engine refuses to start
Depress the brake or clutch in order to
start the engine, page 37.
Ignition switched on and driver's
door open
Switch off the ignition, page 37, or
close the driver's door.
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Approx. 2.1 US gallons/8 l of fuel
remain in the tank
Lamps still on
DRIVING TIPS
Roadside parking lamps on
Door open
Clubdoor open
MOBILITY
Splitdoor open
Bonnet open
Gas cap missing or loose
Make sure that the gas cap is correctly
positioned and close it until it audibly
clicks. Do not jam the strap between
the gas cap and the vehicle.
Window washer fluid level too low
Add washer fluid as soon as possible,
page 44.
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1
Indicator and warning lamps
1
2
Cause
What to do
Lights up in red:
Service due
Arrange a service appointment.
Check service requirements,
page, 106.
Lights up in yellow:
The engine will start the next time the
start/stop button is touched, possibly
without the brake or clutch being
depressed
Remote control malfunctioning or, in
cars with convenient access, not
detected
The engine cannot be started. Have
the remote control checked, if necessary.
Remote control battery is discharged
Use the remote control for a longer
journey or, in cars with convenient
access, replace the battery.
Belt tensioners and/or airbag
system failed
Have the system checked immediately. Fasten the safety belts anyway.
Power steering failed
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Steering response will be
markedly different. Have the system
checked without delay.
Lights up in red:
Engine malfunction
Stop the car and switch off the
engine. You cannot continue your
journey. Contact your MINI Dealer.
Lights up in yellow:
Full engine power no longer available
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You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Have the engine
checked as soon as possible.
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Cause
What to do
Engine malfunction under high load.
High engine load will result in damage to the catalytic converter
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Have the vehicle
checked without delay.
AT A GLANCE
Indicator lamp 1 flashes:
Indicator lamp 1 comes on:
Lights up in red:
Engine overheating
Carefully bring the car to a stop,
switch off the engine and allow it to
cool down. Do not open the bonnet,
otherwise there would be a risk of
injury by scalding. Contact your
MINI Dealer.
Lights up in yellow:
Engine too hot
Continue driving at more moderate
speed so that the engine can cool
down. Have the engine checked without delay if the situation reoccurs.
CONTROLS
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Have the car checked as
soon as possible.
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Engine malfunction with adverse
effect on exhaust emissions
Battery is no longer being charged.
Alternator malfunction
Switch off all unnecessary electrical
consumers. Have the battery checked
without delay.
Lights up in yellow:
Battery charge level very low, battery
aged or not securely connected
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Lights up in red:
Have the battery checked as soon
as possible.
Indication in US models
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Parking brake applied
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1
2
Cause
What to do
Indication in Canadian models
Parking brake applied
Indication in US models
Lights up in red:
Brake fluid level too low
Brake pedal travel may be markedly
longer. Stop immediately. Contact the
nearest MINI Dealer.
Lights up in yellow:
Hill Start Assist failed. The car will not
be held in place after the brake is
released
Have the system checked as soon as
possible.
Indication in Canadian models
Lights up in red:
Brake fluid level too low
Brake pedal travel may be markedly
longer. Stop immediately. Contact the
nearest MINI Dealer.
Lights up in yellow:
Hill Start Assist failed. The car will not
be held in place after the brake is
released
Have the system checked as soon as
possible.
Indication in US models
Brake pads worn
Have the condition of the brake pads
checked without delay.
Indication in Canadian models
Brake pads worn
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Have the condition of the brake pads
checked without delay.
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Cause
What to do
You cannot continue your journey.
Contact your MINI Dealer.
Indication* in Canadian models
Vehicle electronics failed
You cannot continue your journey.
Contact your MINI Dealer.
Indication* in Canadian models
You cannot continue your journey.
Contact your MINI Dealer.
Lights up in red:
Have the system in question checked
without delay.
> Starter failed or
The engine cannot be restarted.
> ignition malfunctioning. Engine
restart only possible when brake
is depressed or
Depress the brake to start the
engine again.
DRIVING TIPS
Vehicle electronics failed
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Vehicle electronics failed
AT A GLANCE
Indication in US models
Lights up in yellow:
> Control of the brake lamps failed
or
> fuel supply malfunctioning
> Drive malfunctioning
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Have the system in question checked without delay.
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Transmission limp-home
program active with restricted range
of gears. Have the system checked
immediately.
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MOBILITY
> lighting system failed. Low
beams/tail lamps and brake
lamps still operational. All other
lamps failed
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1
Indicator and warning lamps
1
2
Cause
What to do
Flashing:
Dynamic Stability Control DSC or
Dynamic Traction Control DTC is controlling drive and braking forces, refer
also to page 55
Dynamic Traction Control DTC is activated, refer also to page 57
The dynamic stability control DSC and
dynamic traction control DTC are
deactivated, refer also to page 55
Driving stability limited during acceleration and cornering.
Driving style must be adjusted.
The Dynamic Stability Control DSC
and Dynamic Traction Control DTC
have failed.
Driving stability limited during acceleration and cornering.
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Have the system
checked as soon as possible.
Indication in US models
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS and the Tire Pressure
Monitor, have failed, refer also to
page 55
Reduced braking and driving stability.
Drive cautiously and think well ahead.
Avoid braking with full force, driving
on rough tracks, and depressing the
accelerator pedal to full throttle or
kick-down position. Have the system
checked immediately.
Indication* in Canadian models
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS and the Flat Tire
Monitor or the Tire Pressure Monitor*, have failed, refer also to page 55
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Reduced braking and driving stability.
Drive cautiously and think well ahead.
Avoid braking with full force, driving
on rough tracks, and depressing the
accelerator pedal to full throttle or
kick-down position. Have the system
checked immediately.
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Cause
What to do
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS and the Flat Tire Monitor or the Tire Pressure Monitor*,
have failed, refer also to page 55
Drive cautiously and think well ahead.
Avoid braking with full force, driving
on rough tracks, and depressing the
accelerator pedal to full throttle or
kick-down position. Have the system
checked immediately.
AT A GLANCE
Indication* in Canadian models
Vehicles with Flat Tire Monitor*
> Tire damage
Carefully bring the car to a stop.
Observe the information starting on
page 58.
> Flat Tire Monitor not initialized
Initialize Flat Tire Monitor, page 58.
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Light up in yellow and red:
Flat Tire Monitor failed. Punctures are
not indicated
DRIVING TIPS
Light up in yellow:
Have the system checked.
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor*
Light up in yellow and red:
There is a flat tire or substantial loss
in tire pressure
Carefully bring the car to a stop.
Observe the information starting on
page 60.
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Indicator and warning lamps
1
2
Cause
What to do
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor*
Light up in yellow:
Tire Pressure Monitor not initialized
Check the inflation pressure and reset
the system, page 61.
The small lamp flashes yellow and
then stays on, the large lamp lights
up in yellow:
> Tire Pressure Monitor failed.
Punctures are not indicated
Have the system checked.
> Wheel mounted without TPM
electronics
Have the system checked.
> The TPM is temporarily malfunctioning due to other systems or
devices using the same radio frequency.
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Cause
What to do
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Have the system
checked without delay.
> Gears can be engaged without
depressing the brake
Always depress the brake to engage
a gear.
> Automatic selector lever locked
Manually unlock the selector lever
lock, page 41.
Lights up in yellow:
Have the system checked as soon
as possible.
> Automatic selector lever locked:
Selector lever locked in position P
with engine running and brake
depressed or
Manually unlock the selector lever
lock, page 41.
> brake signal malfunctioning: gear
can be engaged without depressing the brake
To engage a gear while the vehicle is
at a standstill, always depress the
brake. Before leaving the vehicle,
move the selector lever to position P
and switch off the engine.
DRIVING TIPS
CONTROLS
> Transmission limp-home program active with restricted range
of gears, possibly with reduced
acceleration
AT A GLANCE
Lights up in red:
Transmission overheating
Bring the car to a stop and move the
selector lever to position P. Allow the
transmission to cool down. You can
continue your journey, but moderate
your speed and exercise due caution.
Have the system checked if the situation reoccurs.
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Lights up in red:
Lights up in yellow:
Transmission too hot
Avoid high engine loads. You can continue your journey, but moderate
your speed and exercise due caution.
Selector lever position P not engaged.
Vehicle not prevented from rolling
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1
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Indicator and warning lamps
1
2
Cause
What to do
Selector lever position P not engaged.
Ignition cannot be switched off
Engage selector lever position P when
you wish to switch off the ignition,
page 37.
Cruise control system failed
Have the system checked.
Park Distance Control failed
Have the system checked.
Bulb of exterior lighting system failed
Have the exterior lighting checked as
soon as possible.
Low-beam headlamp or fog
lamp failed
Have the lamps checked as soon
as possible.
High-beam headlamp failed
Have the high-beam headlamps
checked.
Rear fog lamp failed
Have the rear fog lamp checked.
Headlamp beam throw adjustment
system failed
Have the headlamp beam throw
adjustment system checked.
Coolant level too low
Add coolant immediately, page 105.
Engine oil pressure too low
Stop immediately and switch off the
engine. You cannot continue your
journey. Contact your MINI Dealer.
Lights up in red:
Service appointment overdue
Arrange a service appointment.
Check service requirements, page 51.
Lights up in yellow:
Service due
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Arrange a service appointment.
Check service requirements, page 51.
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Cause
What to do
AT A GLANCE
No service due
Set speed limit exceeded
Set the time and date, page 52.
MOBILITY
DRIVING TIPS
CONTROLS
Time and date no longer correct
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1
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DRIVING TIPS
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Technical data
Technical data
In the technical data, only the values that differ from the Cooper S are shown for the
John Cooper Works.
Engine data
Displacement
cu in/
cmμ
Number of cylinders
Cooper
Cooper S
John Cooper Works
97.5/
1,598
97.5/
1,598
97.5/
1,598
4
4
4
118
172
208
Maximum power
output
hp
At engine speed
rpm
6,000
5,500
6,000
Maximum torque
lb ft/
Nm
114/155
177/240
192/260
with overboost
–
192/260
207/280
At engine speed
rpm
4,250
1,600-5,000
1,850-5,600
–
1,700-4,500
2,000-5,100
with overboost
Overboost briefly raises the maximum torque at high rates of acceleration, e.g. when passing.
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CONTROLS
AT A GLANCE
Dimensions
REFERENCE
MOBILITY
All dimensions are in mm. Smallest turning circle diam.: 36 ft/11.0 m.
Figures following the semicolons: values that differ for the MINI Cooper S.
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Technical data
Weights
Cooper
Cooper S
John Cooper Works
2,723/1,235
2,855/1,295
2,888/1,310
2,800/1,270
2,900/1,315
-
3,539/1,605
3,671/1,665
3,704/1,680
3,616/1,640
3,715/1,685
-
1,830/830
1,918/870
1,962/875
1,907/865
1,962/890
-
1,830/830
1,841/835
1,863/845
165/75
165/75
165/75
9.2 - 32.8/
260 - 930
9.2 - 32.8/
260 - 930
9.2 - 32.8/
260 - 930
Curb weight, ready for travel, with all optional extras
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
> Automatic transmission
lbs/kg
Approved gross weight
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
> Automatic transmission
lbs/kg
Approved front axle load
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
> Automatic transmission
lbs/kg
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
Approved roof load
capacity
lbs/kg
Cargo bay capacity
cu ft/l
Never exceed either the approved axle loads or
the gross vehicle weight.
Capacities
US gal/US quarts
Liters
Fuel tank
13.2/–
approx. 50
including reserve of
2.1/–
approx. 8
Window washer system incl.
headlamp washer system
–/4.8
approx. 4.5
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Notes
Fuel grade: page 93
For more details: page 44
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From A to Z
From A to Z
INDEX
A
Accessories, refer to Your
individual vehicle 4
Activated-charcoal filter for
automatic climate control 74
Additives
– coolant 105
– engine oil 104
Adjusting temperature inside
the car, refer to Air
conditioner 71
Adjusting temperature inside
the car, refer to Automatic
climate control 72
Air conditioner 70
Air conditioning mode
– air conditioner 71
– automatic climate control 72
– ventilation 74
Air distribution
– automatic 73
– individual 72
– manual 72
Air flow rate 71, 72
– air conditioning system 71
– automatic climate control 72
– heating, ventilation 71
Air outlets, refer to Air vents 70
Air pressure, checking, refer to
Tire inflation pressure 94
Air recirculation, refer to
Recirculated-air
mode 71, 73
Air supply
– air conditioner 71
– automatic climate control 72
– ventilation 74
Air vents 70
Airbags 63
– sitting safely 29
– warning lamp 64
Airing, refer to Ventilation 74
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AKI, refer to Fuel
specifications 93
Alarm system 24
All-season tires, refer to Winter
tires 101
Ambient air, refer to
Recirculated-air
mode 71, 73
Ambient lighting 69
Antenna, care 108
Antifreeze
– coolant 105
– washer fluid 44
Antilock Brake System ABS 56
Anti-theft alarm system, refer
to Alarm system 24
Anti-theft system 19
Approved axle loads, refer to
Weights 142
Approved engine oils 104
Approved gross vehicle
weight, refer to Weights 142
Armrest, refer to Center
armrest 77
Ashtray 79
Assistant systems, refer to
– Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 56
Audio device, external 77
AUTO program for automatic
climate control 73
Automatic
– air distribution 73
– air flow rate 73
– cruise control 44
– headlamp control 65
Automatic climate control 70
– automatic air distribution 73
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 39
– interlock 39
– overriding selector lever
lock 41
– shiftlock 39
– sport program 40
AUX-In, refer to External audio
device 77
Average fuel consumption 47
– setting the units 49
Average speed 48
Axle loads, refer to
Weights 142
B
Background lighting, refer to
Ambient lighting 69
Backrests, refer to Seats 29
Backup lamps
– replacing bulb 115
Band-aids, refer to First aid
pouch 122
Bar, refer to Tow-starting,
towing away 124
Battery 120
– charging 120
– disposal 27, 120
– jump starting 122
– temporary power failure 120
Battery renewal
– remote control 27
Being towed 124
Belt tensioner, refer to Safety
belts 32
Belts, refer to Safety belts 32
Beverage holders, refer to Cup
holders 79
Blower, refer to Air flow
rate 71, 72
Bonnet 102
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warning 5
Can holders, refer to Cup
holders 79
Capacities 142
Car battery, refer to Vehicle
battery 120
Car care 108
Car key, refer to Keys/remote
controls 18
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Central locking system 19
– convenient access 25
– from inside 22
– from outside 19
Changing bulbs 112
Changing wheels 118
Chassis number, refer to
Engine compartment 103
Check Control 53
Child's seats 34
Child-restraint fixing system
LATCH 35
Child-restraint systems 34
Chrome parts, care 109
Chrome parts, refer to
Care 108
Cigarette lighter 79
Cleaning headlamps 43
– washer fluid 44
Clock 46
– 12h/24h mode 49
– setting time 52
Closing
– from inside 22
– from outside 19
Clothes hooks 78
Clubdoor 23
Cockpit 10
Cold start, refer to Starting the
engine 37
Comfort access
– what to observe before
entering a car wash 26
Comfort access, refer to
Convenient access 25
Comfort area, refer to Around
the center console 14
Compartment for remote
control, refer to Ignition
lock 37
Computer 47
Condensation, refer to When
the vehicle is parked 83
Condition Based Service
CBS 106
Configuring settings, refer to
Personal Profile 18
Confirmation signals for
vehicle locking/unlocking 20
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C
Car phone
– installation location, refer to
Center armrest 77
– refer to separate Owner's
Manual
Car wash, care 108
Car washes 108
Care 108
– car washes 108
– car-care products 108
– CD/DVD drives 111
– external 108
– high-pressure washers 108
– internal 110
– leather 110
– manual washing 109
– upholstery and fabrics 110
– windows 109
– wiper blades 109
Cargo area
– capacity 142
Cargo bay 84
– convenient access 26
– doors, refer to Splitdoor 23
– lamp 68
– opening from outside 24
– trunk lid, refer to Splitdoor 23
Cargo bay doors, refer to
Splitdoor 23
Cargo bay, expanding 84
Cargo bay lamp 68
Cargo bay partition net, refer
to Partition net 85
Cargo loading 85
– securing cargo 86
– stowing cargo 86
– vehicle 84
Cargo, securing 86
Carpets, care 110
Catalytic converter, refer to
Hot exhaust system 82
Center armrest 77
Center brake lamp 116
Center console, refer to
Around the center
console 14
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Bottle holders, refer to Cup
holders 79
Brake Assist 56
Brake fluid, refer to Service
requirements 51
Brake lamps
– replacing bulbs 115
Brake pads, breaking in 82
Brake rotors 83
– brakes 82
– breaking in 82
Brake system 82
– breaking in 82
– disc brakes 83
– MINI Maintenance
System 106
Brakes
– ABS 56
– breaking in 82
– MINI Maintenance
System 106
– parking brake 38
– service requirements 51
Brakes, refer to Braking
safely 83
Breakdown service, refer to
Roadside Assistance 122
Break-in period 82
Breaking in the clutch 82
Bulb changing, refer to Lamps
and bulbs 112
Button for starting the
engine 37
Buttons on the steering
wheel 11
From A to Z
Connecting vacuum cleaner,
refer to Connecting electrical
appliances 79
Consumption indicator
– average fuel consumption 47
Consumption, refer to Average
fuel consumption 47
Control Display
– settings 48
Controls and displays 10
Convenience start, refer to
Starting the engine 37
Convenient access 25
– replacing the battery 27
Convenient operation
– windows 20
Coolant 105
– checking level 105
– filling 105
Coolant temperature 46
Cooling fluid, refer to
Coolant 105
Cooling, maximum 73
Copyright 2
Cruising range 47
Cup holders 79
Curb weight, refer to
Weights 142
Current fuel consumption 48
D
Dashboard instruments, refer
to Displays 12
Dashboard lighting, refer to
Instrument lighting 68
Dashboard, refer to Cockpit 10
Data 140
– capacities 142
– dimensions 141
– engine 140
– weights 142
Date
– setting 53
Daytime running lamps 66
DBC Dynamic Brake Control,
refer to Brake assist 56
Deactivating front passenger
airbags 63
146
Deadlocking, refer to
Locking 20
Defect
– door lock 22
– fuel filler door 92
Defogging windows 72, 73
Defrost position, refer to
Defrosting windows 72, 73
Defrosting windows 72, 73
Defrosting windows and
removing condensation
– air conditioner 72
– automatic climate control 73
Differential, breaking in 82
Digital clock 46
Dimensions 141
Dipstick, engine oil 103
Directional indicators, refer to
Turn signals 41
Displacement, refer to Engine
data 140
Display lighting, refer to
Instrument lighting 68
Displays 12
– instrument combination 12
Displays and controls 10
Displays, care 110
Disposal
– of coolant 105
– remote control battery 27
– vehicle battery 120
Distance remaining to service,
refer to Service
requirements 51
Distance warning, refer to Park
Distance Control PDC 55
Diving stability control
systems 55
Door
– rear, refer to Clubdoor 23
Door key, refer to Integrated
key/remote control 18
Door lock 21
Door lock, confirmation
signals 20
Doors, manual operation 22
DOT Quality Grades 98
Double doors, refer to
Splitdoor 23
Drinks holders, refer to Cup
holders 79
Drive-off assistant, refer to Hill
Start Assist 57
Driving dynamics control, refer
to Sport button 57
Driving lamps, refer to Parking
lamps/low beams 65
Driving notes 82
Driving off on inclines, refer to
Hill Start Assist 57
Driving through water 83
Driving tips, refer to Driving
notes 82
Dry air, refer to Cooling
function 74
DTC Dynamic Traction Control
DTC 57
Dynamic Brake Control DBC,
refer to Brake assist 56
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 56
Dynamic Traction Control 57
E
Electrical malfunction
– door lock 22
– fuel filler door 92
Electronic brake-force
distribution 56
Electronic Stability Program
ESP, refer to Dynamic
Stability Control DSC 56
Emergency operation, refer to
Manual operation
– door lock 22
– fuel filler door 92
– transmission lock, automatic
transmission 41
Emergency services, refer to
Roadside Assistance 122
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CONTROLS
G
Garage door opener, refer to
Integrated universal remote
control 75
Gasoline
– refer to Average
consumption 47
Gasoline display, refer to Fuel
gauge 47
Gasoline, refer to Required
fuel 93
Gear indicator
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 39
Gear shifting
– automatic transmission 39
– manual transmission 39
Gearshift lever
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 39
– manual transmission 39
General driving notes 82
Glass sunroof, electric 27
– convenient operation 20, 22
– opening, closing 27
– raising 27
– remote control 20
Glove compartment 76
Grills, refer to Air vents 70
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Failure messages, refer to
Check Control 53
Failure of an electrical
consumer 121
Fasten safety belts reminder,
refer to Seat belt
reminder 32
Fastening safety belts, refer to
Safety belts 32
Filter
– microfilter for air
conditioner 72
– microfilter/activatedcharcoal filter for automatic
climate control 74
Fine wood, care 110
First aid pouch 122
Fixture for remote control,
refer to Ignition lock 37
Flash when locking/
unlocking 20
Flat tire
– Run-Flat Tires 100
– Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 60
Flat Tire Monitor FTM 58
– indicating a flat tire 59
– initializing the system 58
– snow chains 58
– system limits 58
Flat tires, refer to Tire
condition 99
Floor mats, care 110
Floor plate, see Level load
floor 85
Fog lamps
– replacing bulb 114, 116
Folding rear seat backrest 84
Footbrake, refer to Braking
safely 83
Footwell lamps 68
For your own safety 4
Front airbags 63
Front fog lamps 68
– indicator lamp 126
– replacing bulb 114
Front seat adjustment 29
Frost on windows, refer to
Defrosting windows 72, 73
FTM, refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 58
Fuel 93
– gauge 47
– high-quality brands 93
– quality 93
– specifications 93
– tank capacity 142
Fuel clock, refer to Fuel
gauge 47
Fuel display, refer to Fuel
gauge 47
Fuel filler door 92
– releasing in the event of
electrical malfunction 92
Fuses 121
MOBILITY
F
REFERENCE
Engine
– breaking in 82
– data 140
– overheated, refer to Coolant
temperature 46
– speed 140
– starting 37
– starting, convenient
access 25
– switching off 38
Engine compartment 103
Engine coolant, refer to
Coolant 105
Engine oil
– adding 104
– additives, refer to Approved
engine oils 104
– approved engine oils 104
– capacity 104
– checking level 103
– dipstick 103
– intervals between changes,
refer to Service
requirements 51
– MINI Maintenance
System 106
Engine oil level, checking 103
Engine output, refer to Engine
data 140
Engine starting, refer to
Starting the engine 37
Error messages, refer to Check
Control 53
ESP Electronic Stability
Program, refer to Dynamic
Stability Control DSC 56
Event data recorders 107
Exhaust system, refer to Hot
exhaust system 82
Exterior mirrors 32
– adjusting 32
– automatic heating 33
– folding in and out 33
External audio device 77
Eyes
– for tow-starting and towing
away 123
– for tying down loads 86
From A to Z
Gross vehicle weight, refer to
Weights 142
H
Halogen lamps
– replacing bulb 113
Handbrake, refer to Parking
brake 38
Hands-free system 14
Hazard warning flashers 14
Head airbags 63
Head restraints 31
– sitting safely 29
Headlamp control,
automatic 65
Headlamp flasher 41
– indicator lamp 11, 126
Headlamps
– replacing bulb 113
Headlamps, care 109
Heated
– mirrors 33
– rear window 71, 73
– seats 31
Heating 70
– mirrors 33
– rear window 71, 73
– seats 31
Heavy loads, refer to Stowing
cargo 86
Height adjustment
– seats 30
– steering wheel 33
Height, refer to
Dimensions 141
High beams 67
– headlamp flasher 67
– indicator lamp 126
– replacing bulb 113
High water, refer to Driving
through water 83
Hill Start Assist 57
Hills 83
Holders for cups 79
Homepage 4
Horn 10
Hot exhaust system 82
Hydroplaning 82
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I
Internet page 4
Ice warning 46
Icy roads, refer to Outside
temperature warning 46
Ignition 37
– switched off 37
– switched on 37
Ignition key position 1, refer to
Radio readiness 37
Ignition key position 2, refer to
Ignition on 37
Ignition key, refer to
Integrated key/remote
control 18
Ignition lock 37
Imprint 2
Indicator and warning
lamps 13, 126
– Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 61
Indicator lighting, refer to
Instrument lighting 68
Individual air distribution 72
Individual settings, refer to
Personal Profile 18
Inflation pressure monitoring,
refer to Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 60
Initializing
– Flat Tire Monitor FTM 58
– glass sunroof, electric 28
Instrument cluster, refer to
Displays 12
Instrument lighting 68
Instrument panel, refer to
Cockpit 10
Instrument panel, refer to
Displays 12
Integrated key 18
Integrated universal remove
control 75
Interior lamps 68
– remote control 21
Interior rearview mirror 33
– automatic dimming
feature 33
Interlock 39
Intermittent mode of the
wipers 42
J
Jacking points 119
Jets, refer to Window washer
nozzles 44
Jump starting 122
Jumpering, refer to Jump
starting 122
K
Key Memory, refer to Personal
Profile 18
Key, refer to Keys/remote
controls 18
Keyless go, refer to Convenient
access 25
Keyless opening and closing,
refer to Convenient
access 25
Kick-down 40
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 40
Knock control 93
L
Lamps and bulbs, replacing
bulbs 112
Lamps, refer to Parking lamps/
Low beams 65
Lashing eyes, refer to Securing
cargo 86
LATCH child-restraint fixing
system 35
Leather care 110
LEDs light-emitting diodes 113
Length, refer to
Dimensions 141
Level load floor 85
License plate lamp
– bulb replacement 116
Light switch 65
Light-alloy wheels, care 109
Light-emitting diodes
LEDs 113
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M+S tires, refer to Winter
tires 101
Maintenance, refer to Service
Booklet
Maintenance system 106
Malfunction warnings, refer to
Check Control 53
Manual air distribution 72
AT A GLANCE
Monitoring system for tire
pressures, refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 58
Multifunction switch
– refer to Turn signals/
headlamp flasher 41
– refer to Wiper system 42
Multifunctional steering
wheel, refer to Buttons on
the steering wheel 11
O
OBD socket, refer to Socket for
Onboard Diagnosis 106
Octane ratings, refer to Fuel
specifications 93
Odometer 46
Oil consumption 103
Oil level 103
Oil, refer to Engine oil 103
Old batteries, refer to
Disposal 120
Onboard tool kit 112
Opening and closing
– convenient access 25
– from inside 22
– from outside 19
– using the door lock 21
– via the remote control 19
Opening and unlocking
– from inside 22
Opening/closing the splitdoor
– 24
Outlets
– refer to Ventilation 74
Outlets, refer to Air vents 70
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Neck support, refer to Head
restraints 31
Nets, refer to Storage
compartments 78
New tires 100
Number of cylinders, refer to
Engine data 140
Nylon rope, refer to Tow
rope 124
CONTROLS
N
MOBILITY
Manual mode
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 40
Manual operation
– door lock 22
– fuel filler door 92
– transmission lock, automatic
transmission 41
Manual transmission 39
Manual washing 109
Master key, refer to Integrated
key/remote control 18
Maximum cooling 73
Maximum speed
– with winter tires 101
Medical assistance, refer to
First aid pouch 122
Microfilter
– for air conditioner 72
– for automatic climate
control 74
– MINI Maintenance
System 106
Microfilter/activated-charcoal
filter
– MINI Maintenance
System 106
Microphone for telephone 14
MINI Internet page 4
MINI Maintenance System 106
Mirror dimming feature 33
Mirrors 32
– exterior mirrors 32
– heating 33
– interior rearview mirror 33
Mobile phone
– installation location, refer to
Center armrest 77
– refer to separate Owner's
Manual
Mobile phone, installation
location, refer to Center
armrest 77
Mobile phone, refer to the
separate Owner's Manual
Mobility System 116
Modifications, technical, refer
to For your own safety 4
REFERENCE
Lighter 79
– socket 79
Lighting
– lamps and bulbs 112
– of the instruments 68
– of vehicle, refer to Lamps 65
Limit 137
Load 85
Load securing equipment,
refer to Securing cargo 86
Lock buttons of doors, refer to
Locking 22
Locking
– adjusting confirmation
signal 20
– from inside 22
– from outside 20
– without remote control, refer
to Convenient access 25
Locking and unlocking doors
– confirmation signals 20
– from inside 22
– from outside 19
Low beams 65
– automatic 65
– replacing bulb 113
Lower back support, refer to
Lumbar support 30
Luggage compartment doors,
refer to Splitdoor 23
Luggage compartment
partition net, refer to
Partition net 85
Luggage rack, refer to Roofmounted luggage rack 87
Lumbar support 30
From A to Z
Output, refer to Engine
data 140
Outside temperature
display 46
– changing unit of measure 49
– on onboard computer 49
Outside-air mode
– automatic climate control 73
Overheated engine, refer to
Coolant temperature 46
P
Paintwork, care 109
Park Distance Control PDC 55
Parking
– vehicle 38
Parking aid, refer to Park
Distance Control PDC 55
Parking brake 38
Parking lamps, replacing
bulb 114
Parking lamps/low beams 65
Partition net 85
Parts and accessories, refer to
Your individual vehicle 4
Pathway lighting 65
Personal Profile 18
Pinch protection system
– windows 28
Plastic parts, care 110
Pollen
– refer to Microfilter for air
conditioner 72
– refer to Microfilter/activatedcharcoal filter for automatic
climate control 74
Power failure 120
Power windows 28
Power windows, refer to
Windows 28
Pressure monitoring of tires,
refer to Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 60
Pressure monitoring, tires 58
– Flat Tire Monitor 58
Pressure, tires 94
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Protective function, refer to
Pinch protection system
– windows 28
Puncture
– Flat Tire Monitor 58
R
Radio key, refer to Integrated
key/remote control 18
Radio position, refer to Radio
readiness 37
Radio readiness 37
– switched off 37
– switched on 37
Rain sensor 42
Range, refer to Cruising
range 47
Reading lamps 69
Rear door, refer to
Clubdoor 23
Rear doors, refer to
Splitdoor 23
Rear double doors, refer to
Splitdoor 23
Rear fog lamp 68
– indicator lamp 126
– replacing bulb 116
Rear lamps
– bulb replacement 115
Rear lamps, refer to Tail
lamps 115
Rear seat backrest, folding 84
Rear seats
– folding the backrests 84
Rear window heating 71, 73
Rearview mirror, refer to
Mirrors 32
Recirculated-air mode 71, 73
Recirculation of air, refer to
Recirculated-air
mode 71, 73
Reclining seat, refer to
Backrest 30
Refueling 92
Releasing
– bonnet 102
Remote control 18
– battery renewal 27
– convenient access 25
– garage door opener 75
– malfunctions 21, 26
– service data 106
– splitdoor 21
Replacement remote
control 18
Replacing bulbs, refer to
Lamps and bulbs 112
Replacing tires, refer to New
wheels and tires 100
Reporting safety defects 6
Reserve warning, refer to Fuel
gauge 47
Reservoir for washer
systems 44
Restraint systems
– for children 34
– refer to Safety belts 32
Reverse gear
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 40
– manual transmission 39
Roadside Assistance 122
Roadside parking lamps 67
– replacing bulb 114
Roadworthiness test, refer to
Service requirements 51
Roof load capacity 142
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 87
Rope, refer to Tow-starting,
towing away 124
RSC Runflat System
Component, refer to RunFlat Tires 100
Rubber parts, care 109
Runflat System Component
RSC, refer to Run-Flat
Tires 100
Run-Flat Tires 100
– flat tire 59
– new tires 100
– tire inflation pressure 94
– winter tires 101
Runflat Tyres, refer to Run-Flat
Tires 100
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DRIVING TIPS
Speed 140
– with winter tires 101
Speed control, refer to Cruise
control 44
Speedometer 12
Split rear seat backrest, refer to
Expanding the cargo bay 84
Splitdoor 23
– opening from outside 24
– unlocking with remote
control 21
Sport button 57
Stability control, refer to
Driving stability control
systems 55
Start/stop button 37
– starting the engine 37
– switching off the engine 38
Starting assistance, refer to
Jump starting 122
Starting, refer to Starting the
engine 37
Starting the engine
– start/stop button 37
Start-off assistance, refer to
– DSC 56
– Hill Start Assist 57
Status of this Owner's Manual
at time of printing 4
Steering wheel 33
– adjustment 33
– buttons on steering wheel 11
– lock 37
– shift paddles 40
Steptronic, refer to Automatic
transmission with
Steptronic 39
Storage area
– cargo bay 84
Storage compartment, front
passenger side 78
Storage compartments 78
Storage space
– storage compartments 78
Storing the vehicle 111
Storing tires 101
Stowage, refer to Storage
compartments 78
MOBILITY
Safety belts 32
– damage 32
– indicator lamp 32
– reminder 32
– sitting safely 29
Safety belts, care 110
Safety systems
– airbags 63
– Antilock Brake System
ABS 56
– Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 56
– safety belts 32
Safety tires, refer to Run-Flat
Tires 100
Screw thread for tow
fitting 124
Seat adjustment
– mechanical 30
Seats 29
– adjusting the seats 30
– heating 31
– sitting safely 29
Securing the vehicle
– from inside 22
– from outside 19
Selector lever
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 39
Selector lever lock
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic, refer to
Shiftlock 39
– overriding manually 41
Selector lever positions
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 39
Service car, refer to Roadside
Assistance 122
Service data in the remote
control 106
Service Interval Display, refer
to Condition Based Service
CBS 106
Service, refer to Roadside
Assistance 122
Service requirement display,
refer to Condition Based
Service CBS 106
Service requirements 51
Settings
– clock, 12h/24h mode 49
Shifting gears
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 40
– manual transmission 39
Shiftlock
– automatic transmission, refer
to Changing selector lever
positions 39
Side airbags 63
Side door, rear, refer to
Clubdoor 23
Side turn signal indicator
– replacing bulb 115
Side windows, refer to
Windows 28
Signal horn, refer to Horn 10
Sitting safely 29
– airbags 29
– safety belts 29
– with head restraint 29
Size, refer to Dimensions 141
Sliding/tilt sunroof
– refer to Glass sunroof,
electric 27
Slot for remote control 37
Smokers' package, refer to
Ashtray 79
Snap-in adapter, refer to
Center armrest storage
compartment 77
Snow chains 101
Socket for Onboard Diagnosis
OBD 106
Socket, refer to Connecting
electrical appliances 79
Space-saver spare tire
– changing tires 118
– inflation pressure 94
Spare wheel, refer to Spacesaver spare tire 118
Special oils, refer to Approved
engine oils 104
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S
From A to Z
Summer tires, refer to Wheels
and tires 94
Switches, refer to Cockpit 10
Switching off
– engine 38
Switching off the engine
– start/stop button 37
Switching the cooling function
on and off 74
Symbols 4
T
Tachometer 46
Tail lamp, refer to Tail
lamps 115
– replacing bulb 115
Tail lamps 115
Tailgate
– convenient access 26
Tailgate, see splitdoor 21
Tank volume, refer to
Capacities 142
Technical data 140
Technical modifications 4
Telephone
– installation location, refer to
Center armrest 77
– refer to separate Owner's
Manual
Telephone call, refer to the
Owner's Manual for the
telephone
Temperature display
– ice warning 46
– outside temperature 46
– setting the units 49
Temperature of coolant, refer
to Coolant temperature 46
Temperature setting
– air conditioner 71
– automatic climate control 73
Tensioning straps, refer to
Securing cargo 86
The individual vehicle 4
Third brake lamp, refer to
Center brake lamp 116
Three-point safety belt 32
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Tightening the lug bolts
– keys 119
– torque 120
Tightening torque, refer to
Tightening the lug bolts 120
Tire change set
– MINI Mobility System 118
– space-saver spare tire 118
Tire failure
– Flat Tire Monitor 59
– indicator/warning lamp 59
– MINI Mobility System 116
– Run-Flat Tires 59
– space-saver spare tire 118
– Tire Pressure Monitor 60
Tire inflation pressure 94
– loss 59
– space-saver spare tire 94
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 60
– limitations of system 60
– resetting system 60
– warning lamp 61
Tire pressure monitoring, refer
to Flat Tire Monitor 58
Tire Quality Grading 98
Tires
– age 99
– breaking in 82
– changing, refer to Changing
wheels 118
– condition 99
– damage 99
– inflation pressure 94
– inflation pressure loss 61
– minimum tread depth 99
– new tires 100
– pressure monitoring, refer to
Flat Tire Monitor 58
– pressure monitoring, refer to
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 60
– puncture 59
– Run-Flat Tires 100
– size 98
– wear indicators, refer to
Minimum tread depth 99
– winter tires 101
Tires with safety features, refer
to Run-Flat Tires 100
Tools, refer to Onboard tool
kit 112
Torque 140
– lug bolts 120
Tow bar 124
Tow fitting 123
– screw thread 124
Tow fittings for tow-starting
and towing away 123
Tow rope 124
Towing 123
– car with automatic
transmission 124
– methods 124
Tow-starting 123
TPM, refer to Tire Pressure
Monitor 60
Track width, refer to
Dimension 141
Traction control, refer to
– Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 56
Transmission
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 39
– manual transmission 39
– overriding selector lever lock
for automatic transmission
with Steptronic 41
Transport securing devices,
refer to Securing cargo 86
Transporting children safely 34
Tread depth, refer to Minimum
tire tread 99
Trip odometer 46
Trip-distance counter, refer to
Trip odometer 46
Triple turn signal activation 41
Turn signal indicator 41
– front, replacing bulb 114
– indicator lamp 12
– rear, replacing bulb 115
– side, replacing bulb 115
Turning circle, refer to
Dimensions 141
Tying down loads, refer to
Cargo loading 86
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– battery 120
– breaking in 82
– cargo loading 84
– dimensions 141
– Identification Number, refer
to Engine compartment 103
– parking 38
– storage 111
– weight 142
Vehicle jack 119
– jacking points 119
Ventilation
– air conditioner 74
Vents, refer to Air vents 70
Vents, refer to Ventilation 74
Volume of cargo area 142
W
Warning and indicator
lamps 13, 126
Warning messages, refer to
Check Control 53
Warning triangle 122
AT A GLANCE
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Xenon lamps
– replacing bulb 113
DRIVING TIPS
V
Work in the engine
compartment 102
Wrench/screwdriver, refer to
Onboard tool kit 112
MOBILITY
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
UTQR 98
Units
– average fuel consumption 49
– temperature 49
Universal garage door opener,
refer to Integrated universal
remote control 75
Universal remove control 75
Unlatching, refer to
Unlocking 26
Unlocking
– from inside 22
– from outside 19
– tailgate 26
– without remote control, refer
to Convenient access 25
Upholstery, care 109
USB-audio interface 77
Washer fluid 44
– capacity of reservoir 44
Washer fluid reservoir 44
Waste tray, refer to Ashtray 79
Water on roads, refer to
Driving through water 83
Waterfall lighting, refer to
Ambient lighting 69
Wear indicators in tires, refer to
Minimum tread depth 99
Weights 142
Welcome lamps 65
Wheel stud wrench
– space-saver spare tire 119
Wheelbase, refer to
Dimensions 141
Wheels and tires 94
Wheels, new 100
Width, refer to
Dimensions 141
Window washer, refer to
Washer fluid 44
Window washer reservoir,
refer to Washer fluid
– volume, refer to
Capacities 142
Windows 28
– closing 28
– convenient operation 20
– opening 28
– pinch protection system 28
Windshield
– cleaning 43
– defrosting and removing
condensation 72, 73
Windshield, defrosting, refer to
Defrosting windows 72, 73
Windshield washer system 42
– washer fluid 44
– washer nozzles 44
Windshield wiper blades,
changing 112
Windshield wipers, refer to
Wiper system 42
Winter tires 101
– storage 101
Wiper blade replacement 112
Wiper system 42
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