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OWNER'S MANUAL
Contents
A -Z
MINI COUPE
MINI ROADSTER
MINI CONVERTIBLE
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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
The fastest way to find information on a particular topic or item is by using the index, refer to
page 206.
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Notes
Reporting safety defects
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10
16
Cockpit
Radio
140
143
155
159
161
165
177
181
Refueling
Wheels and tires
Engine compartment
Maintenance
Care
Replacing components
Giving and receiving assistance
Indicator and warning lamps
REFERENCE 195
CONTROLS 21
22
45
51
55
65
75
88
94
99
MOBILITY 139
Opening and closing
Adjustments
Transporting children safely
Driving
Controls overview
Technology for driving comfort and safety
Lamps
Climate
Practical interior accessories
196 Technical data
206 Everything from A to Z
DRIVING TIPS 105
106 Things to remember when driving
ENTERTAINMENT 115
116 Radio MINI Boost CD
COMMUNICATIONS 127
128 Telephone
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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.
"..." Identifies radio display texts used to select
individual functions.
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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.
Vehicle equipment
The manufacturer of your MINI is the Bayerische
Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, BMW AG.
This Owner's Manual describes all models as well
as all production, country and special equipment that is offered in the model range. Equipment is also described that is not available
because of, for example, selected options or
country version. This also applies to safety
related functions and systems. For equipment
and models that are not described in this
Owner's Manual, please see the supplementary
Owner's Manuals that are provided.
Status of this Owner's
Manual at time of
printing
The high level of safety and quality of the MINI
vehicles is ensured through continuous development. In rare cases, there may be differences
between the description and the vehicle.
For your safety
Maintenance and repair
Advanced technology, e.g. the use of
modern materials and high-performance
electronics, 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
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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.<
Parts and accessories
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.<
For your own safety, use genuine parts
and accessories approved by the manufacturer of the MINI.
California Proposition 65 warning
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.
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.
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 accessories that
have not been approved by the manufacturer of
your MINI, 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 the
vehicle's electrical system or affect the validity of
the MINI Limited Warranty. See your MINI dealer
for additional information.<
California law requires us to issue the following
warning:
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
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
Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
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Notes
Your vehicle has been specifically adapted and
designed to meet the particular operating conditions and registration 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 registration requirements. You
should also be aware of any applicable warranty
limitations or exclusions for such country or
region. In such a case, please contact Customer
Relations for further information.
Maintenance
Maintain the vehicle regularly to sustain road
safety, operational reliability and the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Specifications for required maintenance measures:
> MINI Maintenance System
> Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models
> Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
If the vehicle is not maintained according to
these specifications, this could result in serious
damage to the vehicle. Such damage is not covered by the MINI New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Data memory
A variety of electronic components in your vehicle include data storage devices, which store
technical information on the condition of your
vehicle, events and errors, either temporarily or
permanently. In general, this technical information documents the condition of a component,
a module, a system or the surroundings:
> Status messages regarding the vehicle and
of its individual components, such as wheel
rpm/vehicle speed, response delay, lateral
acceleration.
> Malfunctions and defects in the major
system components, such as the lights and
brakes.
> Responses of the vehicle in special driving
situations, such as the deployment of an
airbag, the utilization of stability control
systems.
> Environmental conditions, such as temperature.
These data are exclusively of a technical nature
and are used for the detection and correction of
errors, as well as the optimization of vehicle
functions. Motion profiles of traveled routes can
not be deduced from these data. If services are
required, such as repair services, service processes, warranty claims and quality assurance,
then this technical information can be read out
by employees of service departments, including
the manufacturer, from the event and error data
storage devices by using special diagnostic
equipment. There, if necessary, you will receive
further information. After remedying an error,
the information in the error memory is deleted
or progressively overwritten.
When using the vehicle, situations are conceivable in which this technical data, in conjunction
with other information, such as accident reports,
vehicle damage, witness statements, etc. - possibly with the assistance of an expert - could be
traced to particular individuals. Additional functions that are agreed upon contractually with
the customer, such as vehicle tracking in case of
emergency, permit the transmission of certain
vehicle data from the vehicle.
> Operating conditions of system components, e.g., fill levels.
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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 that
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 1-800-8311117.
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
For Canadian customers
Canadian customers who wish to report a
safety-related defect to Transport Canada,
Defect Investigations and Recalls, may telephone the toll-free hotline 1-800-333-0510.
You can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety
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Watch Me.
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AT A GLANCE
CONTROLS
DRIVING TIPS
ENTERTAINMENT
COMMUNICATIONS
MOBILITY
REFERENCE
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AT A GLANCE
Cockpit
Cockpit
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Around the steering wheel
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Cockpit
1
2
Adjusting the exterior mirrors, folding them
in and out 49
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AT A GLANCE
Buttons on steering wheel,
right
Resuming cruise control 63
Parking lamps 88
Low beams 88
Storing speed and accelerating or
decelerating
Automatic headlamp control 88
Adaptive Light Control 90
Activating/deactivating cruise
control 63
Turn signals 60
High beams 91
Headlamp flasher 60
left side
Roadside parking lamps 91
Increasing or reducing volume
Computer 66
3
MINI Roadster, MINI Convertible: Always
Open Timer 68
4
Tachometer 12
Telephone:
Accepting and ending a call,
starting dialing of selected phone
number and redialing if no phone
number is selected
Instrument lighting 92
Microphone on steering column
Resetting the trip odometer 65
5
6
7
Changing the radio station
Selecting a music track
Scrolling through the redial list
Wiper system 61
Switching the ignition on/off and
starting/stopping the engine 55
Ignition lock 55
9
Horn: the entire surface
10 Adjusting the steering wheel 50
11 Releasing the hood 156
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Cockpit
Displays
1
2
Tachometer 65
5
Instrument lighting 92
with indicator and warning lamps 13
6
Speedometer
Display for
with indicator and warning lamps 13
> Current vehicle speed 65
7
Fuel gauge 65
> Indicator and warning lamps 13
8
Radio display
3
Resetting the trip odometer 65
9
Radio 16
4
Display for
> Position of automatic transmission 57
> Computer 66
> Date of next scheduled service, and
remaining distance to be driven 71
> Odometer and trip odometer 65
> Initializing the Flat Tire Monitor 80
> Resetting the Tire Pressure Monitor 82
> Settings and information 68
> Personal Profile settings 22
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Indicator and warning
lamps
The concept
Indicator and warning lamps can light up in
various combinations and colors in indicator
area 1 or 2.
Some lamps will be tested for proper functioning
when the engine is started or the ignition is
switched on and will therefore light up briefly.
What to do in case of a malfunction
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 181.
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Cockpit
Around the center console
1
Hazard warning flashers
2
Speedometer with radio 12
3
CD slot
4
Air conditioner or automatic climate
control 94
Temperature
Recirculated-air mode
Air distribution for air conditioner
Air distribution to the upper body
area
Air distribution to the footwell
Automatic air distribution and flow
rate
Maximum cooling
Cooling function
Defrosting windows
Air distribution to the windshield
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Cockpit
Rear window defroster
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Around the headliner
Windshield heating
Air flow rate
5
Switches in the center console
Seat heating 48
Power windows 33
1
MINI Convertible: central power
window unit 34
Indicator/warning lamp for front passenger
airbags 86
2
Switch panel
Rear fog lamp 91
Front fog lamps 91
Central locking system, inside 27
6
AUX-In connection
USB audio interface 123
7
Buttons on the center console
Sport button 78
Reading lamps 92
MINI Roadster: interior lamps/
reading lamps 92
Color of ambient lighting 93
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster:
extending and retracting spoiler
manually 79
MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster:
opening and closing the sunroof or
convertible top 34
Interior lamps 92
Driving stability control systems
Dynamic Stability Control DSC 76
Dynamic Traction Control DTC 77
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AT A GLANCE
Radio
Radio
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Radio MINI Boost CD
1
Selecting audio sources
2
On/off, loudspeaker controls
3
Accessing settings
> Speed-dependent volume
> Tone setting
16
4
Function buttons to confirm the menu items
displayed above
5
Changing stations, tracks
> Changing stations
> Changing tracks on the CD player
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Radio
6
Display
Using the knob on the right
7
Selecting functions
1. Turn knob, arrow 2, to mark a menu item,
for example, "CONFIG".
> Turn: to select menu items or set values
> Press: to confirm selection or store
settings
8
Establishing/ending voice connections
9
Calling up settings menu
10 Selecting frequency manually
11 CD slot
12 Ejecting CD
Menu navigation
2. Press knob, arrow 1, to select a menu item.
Radio and telephone functions can be called up
by using the buttons on the radio and menus.
Using function buttons
Calling up settings menu
Press the MENU button
> Settings
> Computer
> MINI phone numbers
Press the button.
To carry out a function that is shown on the display, press the button that is below on the left or
right.
If only a single function is displayed, press the
button in the center.
> Telephone
Calling up the audio menu
Press the MODE button
> Radio
Depiction in the Owner's Manual
Function buttons that can be pressed on the left
or right are provided with an arrow on each side.
For example, press the
left.
> HD Radio
> Satellite radio
> CD player
> External audio device, e.g., MP3 player
button on the
Menu items that are to be selected are displayed
in quotes, for example "CONFIG".
Symbols on the display
> USB audio interface
Symbol
Selecting a menu item
Menu items can be selected by using the knob
on the right, the MODE button or function
buttons.
Function
Function is selected
Function is activated
Function is deactivated
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Symbol
Radio
Function
Exit menu, one menu
back
Displaying additional
menu items
Scroll display, list contains
more than two inputs
Changing to parent
directory
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Radio
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Handle Me.
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CONTROLS
DRIVING TIPS
ENTERTAINMENT
COMMUNICATIONS
MOBILITY
REFERENCE
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CONTROLS
Opening and closing
Opening and closing
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Keys/remote controls
In addition, information about service requirements is stored in the remote control, refer to
Service data in the remote control, page 159.
New remote controls
Your MINI dealer can supply new remote controls as additional units or as replacements in the
event of loss.
Integrated key
Buttons on the remote control
Press button 1 to release the key.
The integrated key fits the following locks:
1
Opening the tailgate
2
Unlocking
3
Locking
General information
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 Comfort Access, the
remote control contains a replaceable battery,
page 33.
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 22.
22
> Driver's door, page 26
> MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster: glove
compartment, page 99
> MINI Convertible: locking the rear seat
backrest, page 110
> MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster: opening for
loading, page 109
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.
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Opening and closing
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.
Individual settings are stored for a maximum of
three remote controls.
Personal Profile settings
CONTROLS
Central locking system
The concept
The central locking system is ready for operation
whenever the driver's door is closed.
The system simultaneously engages and
releases the locks on the following:
For more information on specific settings, refer
to the specified pages.
> Doors
> Response of the central locking system
when the car is being unlocked 24
> Fuel filler flap
> Automatic locking of the vehicle 27
Operating from outside
> Triple turn signal activation 60
> Settings for the displays in the speedometer
and tachometer:
> 12 h/24 h mode of the clock, refer to
Formats and units of measure 70
> Date format, refer to Formats and units
of measure 70
> Units of measure for fuel consumption,
distance covered/remaining distances
and temperature, refer to Formats and
units of measure 70
> Light settings:
> Tailgate
> Via the remote control
> Using the door lock
> In cars with Comfort 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
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 29.
> Pathway lighting 89
Operating from inside
> Daytime running lights 89
Button for central locking system, page 27.
> Automatic climate control: activating/
deactivating the AUTO program, setting the
temperature, air volume and air
distribution 96
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.
> Entertainment:
> Most recent entertainment source
> Radio MINI Boost CD:
Setting the volume 116
Setting the tone 117
Opening and closing:
from outside
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.<
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CONTROLS
Opening and closing
Using the remote control
6. Press the button repeatedly until the display
shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
Unlocking
Press the
button.
The welcome lamps and interior lamps come on.
Unlocking mode
You can also set which parts of the car are
unlocked. The setting is stored for the remote
control in use.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 55.
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
8. Press the button to select:
>
Press the
button once to unlock
only the driver's door and the fuel filler
flap.
Press the button twice to unlock the
entire vehicle.
>
Press the
button once to unlock
the entire vehicle.
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Press the button as often as necessary until
the symbol and "SET" are displayed.
9. Press and hold the button until the display
changes. The setting is stored for the remote
control currently in use.
Convenient opening
Press and hold the
button.
The power windows open. In addition, the
sliding sunroof opens on the MINI Convertible.
To open the convertible top and rear windows
on the MINI Convertible: release button and
press again and keep pressed until the convertible top is completely open. The side windows
remain open.
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
24
With Comfort Access: when you are close to the
vehicle, the windows are raised after the convertible top opens on the MINI Convertible if you
continue pressing the
button.
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Opening and closing
Convenient closing
CONTROLS
4. Press the button as often as necessary until
the symbol and "SET" are displayed.
MINI Convertible:
When you are close to the vehicle, the remote
control for Comfort Access can be used to close
the convertible top, the sliding sunroof and the
windows.
Press and hold the
button.
The convertible top and the windows are closed.
Watch during the closing process to be
sure that no one is injured. Releasing the
button interrupts the closing process.<
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster:
Convenient closing using the remote
control is not possible.<
Locking
Press the
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Press the button to select, arrow:
>
Confirmation signal during unlocking
>
Confirmation signal during locking
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.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 55.
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
8. Press the button to select:
>
The hazard warning flashers light up
during unlocking/locking.
>
An acoustic signal sounds during
unlocking/locking.
>
The hazard warning flashers light up and
an acoustic signal sounds during unlocking/locking.
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
>
The function is deactivated.
9. Press and hold the button until the display
changes. The setting is stored.
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CONTROLS
Opening and closing
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.
> this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modifications or
changes to these devices could void the
user's authority to operate this equipment.<
Unlocking the tailgate
Press the
button for approx. 1 second
and then release it.
When it is opened, the tailgate swings out
and up toward 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 area. If the
tailgate was locked before opening, it will be
locked again after it is closed.
Before and after each trip, check that the tailgate has not been inadvertently unlocked.<
Malfunctions
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.
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 22.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communications
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
Using the door lock
You can set which parts of the car are unlocked,
page 23.
Depending upon the equipment, it is possible
that only the driver's side door is unlocked or
locked using the door lock.
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.<
Locking doors and tailgate together
To lock all doors, the fuel filler flap, and the
tailgate together:
1. With the doors closed, press the interior
central locking button, page 27, to lock the
vehicle.
2. Unlocking and opening the driver or
passenger door, page 27.
FCC ID:
LX8766S
LX8766E
LX8CAS
3. Locking the vehicle:
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
> 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.
> This device must not cause harmful interference, and
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Manual operation
Automatic locking
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.
You can also set the situations in which the car
locks. The setting is stored for the remote control in use.
Opening and closing:
from inside
The switch locks or unlocks the doors and tailgate when the doors are closed, but the antitheft system is not activated. The fuel filler flap
remains unlocked.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 55.
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Press the button as often as necessary until
the symbol and "SET" are displayed.
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
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Press the button repeatedly until the display
shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
> 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.<
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7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
8. Press the button to select:
>
The central locking system automatically
locks the vehicle after some time if no
door has been opened.
>
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.
Press the button in the handle, arrow, or the
button of the remote control, for an
extended period. The tailgate is unlocked and
can be opened.
MINI Convertible
>
The central locking system remains
unlocked.
9. Press and hold the button until the display
changes. The setting is stored.
Tailgate
To avoid damage, make sure there is
sufficient clearance before opening the
tailgate.<
While driving, sharp objects or objects
with edges may strike against the rear
window and damage the heating element for
the rear window. Assure that there are no
objects with sharp edges near the rear
window.<
The maximum load that may be placed on
the open tailgate is 175 lbs/80 kg.<
Manual unlocking
In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can
also manually release the tailgate.
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster:
Opening
In some market-specific versions, the tailgate cannot be unlocked using the remote
control unless the vehicle is unlocked first.<
Pull on the handle. The tailgate is released.
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MINI Convertible:
Closing
1. Use the integrated key and open the backrest lock 1.
Make sure that the closing path of the tailgate is clear; otherwise, injuries may
occur.<
Take the remote control with you and do
not put it into the luggage compartment:
otherwise, the remote control can be locked in
the vehicle when the tailgate is closed.<
MINI Coupe
2. Press button 2 and fold down backrest
together with the belt strap.
The handle recesses on the interior trim panel of
the tailgate make it easier to pull it down.
MINI Roadster
3. Pull the handle, refer to arrow. The tailgate is
released.
MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster:
emergency unlocking
A handle recess on the interior trim panel of the
tailgate make it easier to pull it down.
Alarm system
Pull on the handle in the luggage compartment.
The tailgate is unlocked.
The concept
The alarm system, when activated, reacts if:
> A door, the engine compartment lid or the
tailgate is opened
> There is movement inside the car
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> The car’s inclination changes, for example if
an attempt is made to jack it up and steal the
wheels or to raise it prior to towing it away
Display on the revolution counter
When the system is armed, all LEDs pulse. After
approx. 16 minutes one LED flashes.
> 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
General information
> LEDs pulse or LED flashes: system is armed.
Whenever the car is locked or unlocked, the
alarm system is armed or disarmed.
> One LED flashes at short intervals:
Doors, the hood or the tailgate are 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.
Door lock with armed alarm system
Because of the design, unlocking the door lock
may trigger the alarm in some countries.
To turn off the alarm, unlock the vehicle using
the remote control or switch on the ignition.
Tailgate with armed alarm system
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.
Panic mode
You can activate the alarm system if you find
yourself in a dangerous situation.
Press the
button for at least 2 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.
> In cars with Comfort Access, press the button
on the door lock.
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> LEDs go out after the vehicle is unlocked:
No attempt was made to tamper with the
car.
> 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 vehicle.
Tilt alarm sensor
The vehicle's inclination is monitored. The alarm
is triggered, for instance, if an attempt is made
to steal the vehicle's wheels or tow it away.
Interior movement detector
Before the interior movement detector can
operate correctly, the windows and glass roof
must be closed.
MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster
The passenger compartment is monitored up to
the height of the seat's surface. This way, the
anti-theft alarm system including the interior
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motion sensor are armed, even if the convertible
top is open. Falling objects, e.g. tree leaves, may
trigger a false alarm, refer to Avoiding false
alarms.
Avoiding false alarms
The tilt alarm sensor and the interior movement
detector can be switched off together.
This prevents false alarms, e.g. in the following
situations:
CONTROLS
> MINI Convertible: Convenient closing and
soft-top control with the remote control for
Comfort Access
> MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster: closing the side
windows
Functional requirements
> There are no external malfunction sources in
the vicinity.
> In duplex garages
> For locking, the remote control must be
outside of the vehicle.
> When being transported on car-carrying
trains, ferries or trailers
> The vehicle cannot be locked or unlocked
again until after approx. 2 seconds.
> If pets are to remain inside the car
> The engine can only be started if the remote
control is in the vehicle.
Switching off the tilt alarm sensor and
interior movement detector
> The doors and tailgate must be closed to
operate the windows.
> Press the
button on the remote
control twice in succession.
Comparison to standard remote controls
> Lock the vehicle twice with the integrated
key.
The indicated function can be operated by
pressing the buttons or via Comfort Access.
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.
Instructions on opening and closing are found
starting on page 22.
Comfort Access
If you notice a brief delay while opening or
closing the windows or cover, the system
is checking whether a remote control is inside
the vehicle. Repeat the opening or closing procedure, if necessary.<
Unlocking
The concept
Access to the vehicle is possible without the use
of the remote control. 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.
Comfort Access supports the following functions:
> Unlocking/locking the vehicle
> Unlocking the tailgate separately
> Starting the engine
Press button 1.
Depending on the setting, refer to Unlocking
mode on page 24, only the driver's door or the
entire vehicle is unlocked.
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Press the button again to lock the vehicle
again.<
Convenient opening with the remote control,
refer to page 24.
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 55.
Locking
Press button 1.
Switching off the engine in cars with
automatic transmission
MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster:
Window and convertible top operation
The engine can only be switched off when the
selector lever is in position P, page 57.
To switch the engine off when the selector lever
is in position N, the remote control must be in
the ignition lock.
If a remote control is inside the vehicle, the windows and convertible top can be opened and
closed after the radio is ready to operate.
Unlocking the tailgate separately
Press the button on the outside of the tailgate.
Corresponds to pressing the
button.
If the vehicle detects that a remote control
has been accidentally left inside the
locked vehicle's cargo area after the tailgate is
closed, the tailgate will reopen slightly. The
hazard warning flashers flash and an acoustic
signal sounds.<
Windows, electric
If the engine is switched off, you can still operate
the windows so long as a door or the tailgate has
not been opened.
If the doors and tailgate are closed again and the
remote control is located inside the vehicle, the
windows can be operated again.
Insert the remote control into the ignition lock to
be able to operate the windows when the
engine is switched off and the doors are open.
Before driving a vehicle with automatic
transmission into a car wash
1. Insert remote control into ignition lock.
2. Depress the brake.
3. Move the selector lever to position N.
4. Switch off the engine.
The vehicle can roll.
Malfunction
Comfort Access may malfunction due to local
radio waves, e.g. due to the presence of a
mobile phone in the immediate vicinity of the
remote control or the charging of a mobile
phone in the vehicle.
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.
Warning lamps
Switching on radio readiness
Switch on radio readiness by pressing the Start/
Stop button, page 55.
Do not depress the brake or the clutch;
otherwise, the engine will start.<
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The warning lamp lights up 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.
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The warning lamp lights up 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.
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Opening
The indicator lamp comes on: replace
the battery in the remote control.
Replacing the battery
The remote control for Comfort Access contains
a battery that will need to be replaced from time
to time.
1. Remove the cover.
> Press the switch downward.
The window opens until you release the
switch.
> Push the switch downward.
As of radio readiness, the windows will open
automatically. Push the switch again to stop
the opening movement.
To open the window a crack, press the switch
down twice in quick succession.
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 recycling center
or to your MINI dealer.<
Windows
In order to close the window, press the switch
up. The window closes until you release the
switch.
Initializing electric power windows
If the battery was disconnected, e.g. for
changing batteries or vehicle storage,
reinitialize the power windows; otherwise, the
windows will not be lowered.<
1. Close the doors.
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.<
2. Open both windows.
3. Close both windows.
In the event of a system malfunction, please
contact your MINI dealer.
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.<
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MINI Convertible: central power window
unit
> Press the switch downward.
First the rear windows, then the front
windows open until the switch is released.
MINI Convertible:
convertible top with
integrated sliding
sunroof
To conserve battery power, if possible
operate the convertible top only while the
engine is running.
Prior to closing the convertible top, check for
and remove all debris from the windshield
frame; otherwise, the closing of the top may be
hampered.<
Opening and closing the sliding sunroof
> Push the switch downward.
With ignition turned on: rear and front
window open automatically.
Push the switch again to stop the opening
movement.
To close the window, push the switch upward
and hold.
Do not close the windows until the closing
procedure for the convertible top is
finished. Otherwise, it is not ensured that the
side windows will close properly against the
rubber seals of the convertible top. Convertible
top, refer to page 35.<
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.<
To open:
Press the switch backward until the desired
position or the end position is reached.
To close:
Press the switch forward.
The sliding sunroof can be operated up to a road
speed of 74 mph / 120 km/h.
Power convertible top
The fully automatic convertible top provides
protection from the weather, combined with
simple and easy operation.
Here are some helpful tips for getting the most
enjoyment out of your MINI Convertible:
> It is recommended that you close the convertible top whenever the vehicle is parked.
The closed convertible top not only protects
the vehicle interior from damage due to
unforeseen bad weather, but also provides a
certain degree of protection against theft.
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Always keep your valuables inside the
locked luggage compartment, even if the
convertible top is closed.
> Do not mount any roof rack systems on the
convertible top.
> When opening the wet convertible top, e.g.,
after driving in the rain, water drops may
enter the luggage compartment. In order to
avoid water stains or soiling, remove all
objects from the luggage compartment, if
necessary.
If the temperature drops below +10 7/
–12 6, do not operate the convertible
top; otherwise, damage may occur.
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Before opening and closing
> Please observe the previous safety instructions.
> Please ensure the luggage compartment
roller cover is in its lowest position, refer to
page 109; otherwise, the convertible top
cannot be opened.
> Ensure the cargo does not push against the
luggage compartment roller cover from
below.
> Make sure that the tailgate is closed.
Opening and closing the convertible top
Do not leave a wet convertible top open for
more than one day, since the humidity may
cause damages.
Do not place any objects on the convertible top,
as they could otherwise fall off while the convertible top is being operated and result in
property damage or personal injury.
If the rollover protective system is extended, do
not operate the convertible top.
Always completely finish the operation of the
convertible top. Driving off before an opening or
closing procedure is completely finished can
lead to property damage or personal injury.
During the opening and closing operation,
ensure that no one is injured by the convertible
top linkage or other moving parts. Keep children
away from the pivoting range of the convertible
top.
For safety reasons, only operate the convertible
top while the vehicle is standing.<
While opening and closing, the convertible
top pivots upward. If operating the convertible top inside a garage or under a bridge,
or similar low structure, ensure the minimum
clearance is 6.5 ft/2 m; otherwise, the vehicle
may be damaged.<
To open:
Press the switch backward in order to open the
sliding/tilting sunroof. Pressing the switch again
opens the convertible top.
To close:
Press the switch forward
Operating while driving
The convertible top may be opened or closed
while driving not faster than 20 mph/30 km/h.
While operating the convertible top, pay
close attention to the surrounding traffic;
otherwise, an accident may happen. Try to avoid
operating the convertible top while reversing
the vehicle since the rear view is very limited
during the convertible top's movement. Do not
operate the convertible top when driving on
winding and rough roads or during windy conditions.<
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For better control
> The LED lights up during convertible top
operation until the opening or closing procedure is completely finished.
> The LED flashes after releasing the switch.
The opening or closing procedure has not
yet been completed. The procedure can
be continued in the desired direction by
pressing the appropriate switch.
> The "Convertible top not locked" indicator
lamp lights up; refer to page 182.
Interruption
A convertible top which is not completely
open or closed is hazardous.<
The automatic movement is immediately interrupted when the switch for the convertible top
operation is released. The procedure can be
continued in the desired direction by pressing
the appropriate switch.
If the opening or closing procedure is interrupted by releasing the respective switch, the
convertible top stays in its current position for
several seconds before it slowly moves into a
more stable position. The procedure can be continued by pressing the appropriate switch.
The opening and closing procedure is also interrupted in case of a mechanical blockage. In this
case, in order to operate the convertible top
again:
system has overheated. Allow the system to cool
down for approx. 4 minutes.<
If the battery was disconnected, e.g. for
changing batteries or vehicle storage,
reinitialize the power windows, refer to page 33.
Otherwise, the windows cannot be lowered or
the convertible top cannot be opened.<
Convenience operation
For convenience operation using the remote
control, refer to page 24; for operation via the
door lock, refer to page 26.
Manual closing in the event of an
electrical malfunction
Only close the convertible top manually if
it is absolutely necessary. Never open it
manually. Improper handling of the convertible
top can result in damage. The closing procedure
must be completely finished. Otherwise,
damage or injury could result.<
Before closing
1. Remove Allen key and screwdriver from
vehicle tools, refer to page 165.
2. Pry out luggage compartment lamp from
the left side trim using the screwdriver.
1. Switch off the ignition and then switch it on
again.
2. Press the switch to continue the procedure
in the desired direction.
Opening and closing procedure
Do not interrupt and restart the closing
procedure several times one after
another, or the convertible top mechanism
could be damaged.<
3. Use the screwdriver and turn the goldcolored screw, refer to arrow, one and a half
turns in the direction of the arrow.
If the convertible top can be moved in only
one direction after several consecutive
attempts to operate it, the convertible top
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Releasing the convertible top
1. Loosen bolt, arrow, with the Allen wrench
and remove.
5. Remove bolt.
2. Slide cover in travel direction, arrow 1, and
rotate out sideways, arrow 2. If necessary,
press plastic trim, arrow 3 slightly inward.
3. Pull out the sensor from cover, arrow, and
place on the inner side panel.
6. Slightly lift side frame, arrow 1, and pull the
sensor with the cable forward out of the
guide.
7. Swing cable out sideways, arrow 2.
When putting aside, ensure that the cable is
not clamped.
8. Release the second side frame.
Closing the convertible top
1. Place both hands on the convertible top on
the respective side frame.
4. Using the Allen wrench, loosen second bolt,
arrow, to unlock the convertible top.
2. Lift out both sides at the same time, and
swing the convertible top forward onto the
cowl.
3. Inside the vehicle, use a screwdriver to pry
out the cover in the center of the roof.
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Closing the sliding sunroof
1. Insert the hexagon wrench into the recess in
the center of the roof and push upward,
refer to arrow 1.
MINI Convertible: wind
deflector
With the convertible top open, the wind deflector keeps air movement in the passenger compartment to a minimum, thus providing you with
a more pleasant drive, even at higher speeds.
Do not let the wind deflector come into
contact with pointy objects as these may
damage the net. Do not place objects on the
installed wind deflector. When stowing the wind
deflector, ensure that it is not damaged by
objects.<
2. Turn the hexagon wrench in the direction of
arrow 2.
Before installing
3. Open both locking mechanisms and remove
the locking pieces.
2. Unfold the wind deflector, refer to arrows 1.
1. Take the wind deflector out of the pouch.
Ensure that the locking pieces do not
fall on the vehicle; otherwise it could
be damaged.<
4. Insert the pins into the respective recess in
the cowl, refer to arrow.
3. Press the locking device together until it
engages, refer to arrow 2.
Installing and folding up
Locking the convertible top
Turn hexagon wrench in the opposite direction
of arrow 2 until the convertible top is securely
locked.
Please contact your MINI dealer to have
the electrical malfunction repaired.<
1. Push out retaining pin 2 on one side until it
engages.
2. Insert wind deflector with retaining pins into
the openings 1 and 2 on that side of the
vehicle.
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3. On the opposite side of the vehicle, insert
the retaining pin 1 into the opening,
pushing against the spring load.
MINI Roadster: manual
convertible top
4. Push out retaining pin 2 on one side until it
engages.
General information
The fully automatic convertible top provides
protection from the weather, combined with
simple and easy operation.
Here are some helpful tips for getting the most
enjoyment out of your MINI Roadster:
5. Fold up the upper part of the wind deflector.
If a seat is in its rearmost position, do not
recline the backrest too far; otherwise, the
wind deflector could be damaged.<
Removing and folding
Remove the deflector following the reverse
sequence.
> It is recommended that you close the convertible top whenever the vehicle is parked.
The closed convertible top not only protects
the vehicle interior from damage due to
unforeseen bad weather, but also provides a
certain degree of protection against theft.
Always keep your valuables inside the
locked luggage compartment, even if the
convertible top is closed.
> Do not mount any roof rack systems on the
convertible top.
Do not leave a wet convertible top open
for more than one day, since the humidity
may cause damages.
Do not place any objects on the convertible top,
as they could otherwise fall off while the convertible top is being operated and result in
property damage or personal injury.
Always completely finish the operation of the
convertible top. Driving off before an opening or
closing procedure is completely finished can
lead to property damage or personal injury.
Push the release lever toward the center of the
wind deflector and fold both halves together.
During the opening and closing operation,
ensure that no one is injured by the convertible
top linkage or other moving parts. Keep children
away from the pivoting range of the convertible
top.
Only open or close the convertible top when the
vehicle is stopped.<
While opening and closing, the convertible
top pivots upward. If operating the convertible top inside a garage or under a bridge,
or similar low structure, ensure the minimum
clearance is 6.5 ft/2 m; otherwise, the vehicle
may be damaged.<
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Opening
Closing
1. Fold the handle out and rotate until it
reaches the end stop, arrow.
1. Switch on the ignition so that the windows
can be automatically lowered slightly.
Remove the wind deflector if necessary.
2. Press button 1.
The convertible top is unlocked and moves
slightly upward.
2. Using the handle, push the unlocked convertible top upwards and open about six
inches.
3. Get out of the vehicle.
4. Guide the convertible top toward the rear.
3. Get out of the vehicle.
4. Guide the convertible top forward.
5. Pull convertible top onto the windshield
frame
6. Turn handle clockwise until there is an
audible click.
The convertible top is locked.
If the convertible top has been open
for a longer time, a greater force for
locking may be necessary.<
5. Push the convertible top downward with a
slight momentum until it audibly engages.
7. Fold the handle back in.
MINI Roadster:
semi-automatic
convertible top
General information
The fully automatic convertible top provides
protection from the weather, combined with
simple and easy operation.
Here are some helpful tips for getting the most
enjoyment out of your MINI Roadster:
> It is recommended that you close the convertible top whenever the vehicle is parked.
The closed convertible top not only protects
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the vehicle interior from damage due to
unforeseen bad weather, but also provides a
certain degree of protection against theft.
Always keep your valuables inside the
locked luggage compartment, even if the
convertible top is closed.
> If the temperature drops below +14 7/
–10 6, do not operate the convertible top;
otherwise, damage may occur.
> Do not mount any roof rack systems on the
convertible top.
For reasons of safety, operate the convertible top only while the vehicle is not
moving, if possible.
During the opening and closing operation,
ensure that no one is injured by the convertible
top linkage or other moving parts. Keep children
away from the pivoting range of the convertible
top.
Do not place any objects on the convertible top,
as they could otherwise fall off while the convertible top is being operated and result in
property damage or personal injury.
Always completely finish the operation of the
convertible top. Driving off before an opening or
closing procedure is completely finished can
lead to property damage or personal injury.
Do not leave a wet convertible top open for
more than one day, since the humidity may
cause damages.<
While opening and closing, the convertible
top pivots upward. If operating the convertible top inside a garage or under a bridge,
or similar low structure, ensure the minimum
clearance is 6.5 ft/2 m; otherwise, the vehicle
may be damaged.<
Operating while driving
The convertible top may be opened or closed
while driving not faster than 20 mph/30 km/h.
Only operate the convertible top when
traffic conditions permit and vehicle control is not affected; otherwise, an accident may
occur.
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Do not operate the convertible top when the
vehicle is moving in reverse, because rear visibility is severely restricted while the convertible
top is opening or closing. Do not operate the
convertible top when driving on winding and
rough roads or during windy conditions.<
For better control
Indicator lamp lights up. Convertible top
has stopped moving. Convertible top is
fully open.
Indicator lamp lights up. Convertible top
has stopped moving. Close convertible
top using the handle.
Malfunction
The "Convertible top not locked" indicator lamp
lights up, see page 182.
Interruption
A convertible top which is not completely
open or closed is hazardous.<
The automatic movement is immediately interrupted when the switch for the convertible top
operation is released. The procedure can be
continued in the desired direction by pressing
the appropriate switch.
If the opening or closing operation is interrupted
by releasing the switch, the convertible top
remains in the current position. The procedure
can be continued by pressing the appropriate
switch.
The opening and closing procedure is also interrupted in case of a mechanical blockage. In this
case, in order to operate the convertible top
again:
1. Switch off the ignition and then switch it on
again.
2. Press the switch to continue the procedure
in the desired direction.
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Opening and closing
Opening and closing the convertible top
Closing
Switching on radio readiness or ignition, see
page 55.
1. Press the switch forward.
To spare the battery, operate the convertible top only when the engine is running,
if possible.
Before closing the convertible top, remove any
foreign objects from the windshield frame that
may interfere with the closing of the convertible
top.<
Opening
1. Fold the handle out and rotate until it
reaches the end stop, arrow.
2. Pull convertible top onto the windshield
frame
3. Turn handle clockwise until there is an
audible click.
The convertible top is locked.
If the convertible top has been open
for a longer time, a greater force for
locking may be necessary.<
4. Fold the handle back in.
5. If necessary, close windows.
2. Using the handle, push the unlocked
convertible top upwards and open about six
inches.
Manual closing in the event of an
electrical malfunction
Only close the convertible top manually if
it is absolutely necessary. Never open it
manually. Improper handling of the convertible
top can result in damage. The closing procedure
must be completely finished. Otherwise,
damage or injury could result.<
Before closing
Move the side windows slightly down, stop the
engine and switch off the ignition.
3. Push switch back to open the convertible
top. The windows open during this procedure.
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1. Remove the cover plate, see page 109.
2. Remove luggage area tray, arrow.
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MINI Roadster: wind
deflector
With the convertible top open, the wind deflector keeps air movement in the passenger compartment to a minimum, thus providing you with
a pleasant drive, even at higher speeds.
3. Using the Allen wrench from the tool kit,
turn the gold-colored screw, see arrow, in
the direction of the arrow by about four or
five rotations all the way to the stop.
Closing
1. Grasp the convertible top by the convertible
top frame and guide to the windshield
frame.
2. Unfold the handle and rotate counter-clockwise all the way to the stop.
3. Pull convertible top onto the windshield
frame
Do not let the wind deflector come into
contact with pointy objects as these may
damage the net.<
Before installing
1. Take the wind deflector out of the storage
pouch.
2. Fold the wind deflector open, arrow.
Installing
1. With the parts 1 pointing rearward, insert
the wind deflector into the recesses 2 in the
rollover bar.
4. Turn handle clockwise until there is an
audible click.
The convertible top is locked.
2. Slide the wind deflector downward until it
engages, arrow 3.
The wind deflector must engage firmly;
otherwise it can come loose at high
speeds.<
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Removing
Remove the deflector following the reverse
sequence. Pull the wind deflector upward out of
the recesses.
Storage
Fold the wind deflector 1 closed and slide it into
the storage pouch 2.
The wind deflector can be stored in the rear
storage area behind the seats, refer to
page 101.
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Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Sitting safely
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.
For additional information on transporting
children safely, refer to page 51.
Airbags
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 deployed.
No one and nothing should 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/head airbag; otherwise
injuries can occur when airbags are deployed. <
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 as well as additional information, refer to page 85.
Head restraint
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.<
Head restraints, refer to page 47.
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.
Number of safety belts
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-
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body area taut; otherwise, its restraining effect
could be impaired.<
Height
Safety belts, refer to page 48.
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
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.<
Pull up or push down the lever repeatedly,
arrows 1, until the desired height is reached,
arrows 2.
Backrest
Comply with the instructions on head restraint
height on page 47 and on damaged safety belts
on page 49.
Seat adjustment
Observe the instructions on page 46 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 into the
desired position, arrows 2.
After releasing the lever, move the seat slightly
forward or back so that it engages properly.
Turn the wheel to increase or decrease the curvature.
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Head restraints
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster: access to lateral
storage tray
Correctly adjusted head restraint
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of neck injury in the event of an accident.
Correctly adjust the head restraints of all
occupied seats; otherwise, there is an
increased risk of injury in an accident.<
Height
Adjust the head restraint so that its center is
approximately at ear level.
1. Pull up the lever on the seat backrest,
arrow 1.
The backrest folds forward.
2. Move the seat forward by pushing on the
backrest, arrow 2.
Distance
Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is
as close as possible to the back of the head.
Height adjustment
Return seat to original position
The driver's seat has a mechanical memory
function for the forward/back setting and the
backrest adjustment.
1. Slide the seat to return to its starting position.
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 46.<
2. Fold the backrest back up to lock the seat.
When moving the seat backward, 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.<
To raise: pull up.
To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and slide
the head restraint down.
Removing
Only remove a head restraint if no one will be
sitting on the seat in question.
Reinstall the head restraint before transporting passengers, as otherwise the head
restraint cannot provide its protective function.<
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Safety belts
Front
1. Pull up as far as it will go.
2. Fold the backrest forward slightly.
3. Press button 1 and pull the head restraint
out as far as it will go.
4. Fold back the backrest.
MINI Convertible: rear
1. Pull up as far as it will go.
2. Press button 1 and pull the head restraint
out completely.
Observe the instructions on page 46 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 heating
Closing
Make sure you hear the lock engage in the belt
buckle.
Switching on
The upper belt anchor is suitable for adults of
any stature as long as the seat is adjusted
properly, page 46.
Press once for each temperature level.
Three LEDs indicate the highest temperature.
Opening
If you continue driving within the next
15 minutes, the seat heating is automatically
activated at the previously set temperature.
The temperature is lowered or the heating is
switched off entirely to reduce the drain on the
battery.
The LEDs stay lit.
1. Grasp the belt firmly.
2. Press the red button in the buckle.
3. Guide the belt into its reel.
Switching off
Press button longer.
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Mirrors
Please ensure that the belt guide loop,
arrow, is locked when putting on the rear
safety belts.<
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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.<
Safety Belt Reminder
Front seats
The indicator lamps come on and an
acoustic signal sounds. Check whether
the safety belt has been fastened correctly. The Safety Belt Reminder is
issued when the driver's safety belt has not been
fastened. The Safety Belt 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.<
1
Adjusting the left or right exterior mirror
2
Tilting mirrors in and out
To adjust electrically
1. Choose a mirror, and also turn the button to
position 1.
2. To adjust the mirror, tilt the button in the
desired direction forward, backward, left or
right.
Manual adjustment
If there is, for example, an electrical failure, press
on the edges of the mirror glass.
Tilting mirrors in and out
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.
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.
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Automatic heating
Steering wheel
At external temperatures below a certain limit,
both exterior mirrors are automatically heated
while the engine is running or the ignition
switched on.
Adjustments
Interior rearview mirror
To reduce glare from vehicles behind you when
you are driving at night:
Turn the knob.
Interior and exterior mirrors,
automatic dimming feature
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.<
1. Fold the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred
distance and angle to suit your seated position.
3. Swing the lever back up.
Do not use force to swing the lever
back up; otherwise, the mechanism
will be damaged.<
It is controlled by two photosensors:
> Inside the interior rearview mirror, arrow
> On the back of the mirror.
For proper function:
> Keep the photosensors clean
> Do not cover the area between the interior
rearview mirror and the windshield
> Do not place stickers or decals on the windshield in front of the mirror.
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Transporting children safely
Vehicle equipment
Exception for front passenger seat
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Front passenger airbags
Should it be necessary to use a child
restraint 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.<
The right place for
children
For more information on automatic deactivation
of the front passenger airbags, refer to page 85.
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger
themselves and/or other persons by opening the
doors, for example.<
Child restraint systems,
installation
MINI Convertible: 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 is an
increased risk of injury in the event of an
accident.<
Observe the child restraint system manufacturer's instructions when selecting,
installing and using child restraint systems.
Otherwise, the protective effect may be
diminished.<
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.
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Child seat security
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster
LATCH child restraint
fixing system
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children.
To install and use the LATCH child restraint
system, follow the operating and safety
instructions provided by the manufacturer of the
system; otherwise, the protective function of the
seat may be compromised.<
The safety belt for the passenger can be prevented from being pulled out in order to secure
child restraint systems.
MINI Convertible: anchor points for
LATCH anchors
Before installing the child seat, pull the belt out
of the area for the child restraint fixing system.
MINI Convertible
The anchor points for the lower LATCH anchors
are located behind the labeled protective caps.
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.
Locking the safety belt
1. Secure the child restraint system with the
belt.
2. Pull the belt strap all the way out.
3. Allow the belt strap to retract and pull it taut
against the child restraint system.
Make sure that both lower LATCH anchors
are properly engaged and that the child
restraint system rests firmly against the seat
backrest; otherwise, the protective function of
the seat may be compromised.<
Child restraint system with tether strap
Use the tether strap anchors to secure
child restraint systems only; otherwise, the
anchors could be damaged.<
The safety belt is locked.
Unlocking the safety belt
1. Open the belt buckle.
2. Remove the child restraint system.
3. Allow the safety belt strap to retract all the
way.
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MINI Coupe
For child restraint systems with tether straps,
there is an additional anchor, arrow.
1
Direction of travel
2
Head restraint
MINI Convertible:
3
Partition
4
Rear cargo well
5
Tether strap hook
6
Anchor
7
Seat backrest
8
Tether strap of the child restraint system
Attaching upper tether strap to the
attachment point
There are two additional anchors for child
restraint systems with tether straps, arrows.
1. Removing front cargo area cover, see
page 108.
2. Slide the head restraint upward.
Placement of the tether strap
Make sure the upper tether 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 child restraint
system in the event of an accident.<
3. Guide the tether strap between the head
restraint holders.
4. Attach the tether strap to the anchor using
the hook.
5. Push the head restraint into its lowermost
position.
6. Pull the tether strap tight.
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Ensure that the upper strap 9 is passed
between the seat backrest 8 and the rollover protection system with cross member 3;
otherwise, the strap will not properly secure the
child restraint system.<
1
Direction of travel
2
Head restraint
3
Rollover protection system with cross
member
4
Cargo area cover
5
Rear cargo well
6
Tether strap hook
7
Anchor
8
Seat backrest
9
Tether strap of the child restraint system
Attaching upper tether strap to the
attachment point
1. Slide the head restraint upward.
2. Unlock backrest and slightly fold forward,
refer to page 110.
3. Guide the tether strap between the head
restraint holders.
4. Attach the tether strap to the anchor using
the hook.
5. Fold backrest back and lock in place. Push
headrest down as far as possible.
6. Pull the tether strap tight.
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Vehicle equipment
Start/Stop button
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Ignition lock
Inserting the key into the ignition lock
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.
If the Start/Stop button is pressed while
the clutch is depressed in the manual
transmission or the brake pedal is depressed in
the automatic transmission, the engine starts.<
Radio readiness
Insert the key all the way into 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.
Individual electrical consumers can operate. The
time and external temperature are displayed in
the tachometer.
Radio readiness is switched off automatically:
> When the key is removed from the ignition
lock
> When using Comfort Access by pressing the
button on the door handle or the
button on the remote control, refer to
Locking on page 32
> After a certain has elapsed
Automatic transmission
Ignition on
The key can only be removed if the selector lever
is in position P: interlock.
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.<
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Radio readiness and ignition off
All indicator and warning lamps in the displays
go out.
The ignition switches off automatically if the
driver's door is opened. Pressing the Start/Stop
button again switches the ignition back on.
The ignition is not switched off in situations such
as the following:
> The clutch or brake is depressed
> The low beams are switched on
Starting the engine
Do not allow the engine to run in enclosed
areas; otherwise, inhalation of the noxious
exhaust gases can lead to loss of consciousness
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.
Manual transmission
Key in ignition lock or inside vehicle with
Comfort Access, refer to page 31.
1. Depress the brake.
2. Depress the clutch.
3. Press the Start/Stop button.
Automatic transmission
Key in ignition lock or inside vehicle with
Comfort Access, refer to page 31.
1. Depress the brake.
2. Shift the selector lever into position P or N.
3. Press the Start/Stop button.
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.
Secure the vehicle on steep upward and downward slopes, for example, turn the steering
wheel towards the curb.<
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.
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Automatic transmission
1. With the car at a stop, move the selector
lever to position P.
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Otherwise, excessive force could lead to overbraking and loss of traction, i.e. fishtailing, at the
rear axle.<
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
3. Forcefully apply the parking brake.
Manual transmission
Before driving into a car wash
By following these steps, the vehicle is able to
roll:
1. Place the remote control, even with Comfort
Access, in the ignition lock.
2. 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.
In addition, follow the instructions on page 56
under Switching off the engine.
Applying
The lever locks in position automatically.
Releasing
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.<
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.
Automatic transmission
with Steptronic
In addition to the fully automatic mode, you can
shift gears manually using Steptronic, page 59.
Parking the vehicle
To prevent the vehicle from rolling, always
select position P and apply the parking
brake before leaving the vehicle with the engine
running.<
Pull slightly upward, press the button and lower
the lever.
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.
Removing the key
To remove the key from the ignition lock, first
move the selector lever into position P and then
switch off the engine: interlock. Remove the key
from the ignition lock, refer to page 55.
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Selector lever positions
Overriding the selector lever lock
P R N D M/S + –
Displays in the tachometer
Press the button on the front of the selector
lever, arrow.
P R N D DS M1 to M6
P Park
The selector lever position is displayed, or the
current gear in the manual mode.
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
The front wheels are blocked.
Changing selector lever positions
R Reverse
> The selector lever can only be moved out of
position P when the ignition is switched on
or the engine is running.
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
> 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.
Select this when you are in a car wash, for
example. The vehicle can roll.
To prevent the vehicle from creeping
after you select a driving position,
depress the brake until you are ready to
start.<
A lock prevents accidental shifting into selector
lever positions R and P.
N Neutral
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.
Kickdown
Kickdown enables you to achieve maximum
performance.
Depress the accelerator pedal beyond the fullthrottle resistance point.
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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
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 selected gear is displayed in the tachometer, e.g. M1.
To use the automatic mode again, move the
selector lever to the right into position D.
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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.
> Pull one of the shift paddles.
Transmission shifts up.
> Push one of the shift paddles.
Transmission shifts down.
M1 through M6 are displayed in the tachometer.
Manually releasing 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. Unclip the sleeve of the selector lever.
2. Pull the sleeve up over the selector lever
until the sleeve is inside out. Disconnect the
cable connector if necessary.
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 current 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.
3. Insert extractor hook 1 from the toolkit into
the loop on the passenger's side.
4. Pull the loop up.
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5. Move the selector lever into the desired
position by pressing the button on the front
of the selector lever.
Before manually unlocking the selector
lever lock, firmly set the parking brake to
prevent the vehicle from rolling away.<
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 55.
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
Turn signals/
headlamp flasher
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Press the button as often as necessary until
the symbol and "SET" are displayed.
1
Turn signal
2
Headlamp flasher
Using turn signals
Press the lever beyond the resistance point.
To turn off manually, press the lever to the resistance point.
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator
lamp indicates that an indicator bulb has
failed.<
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Press the button repeatedly until the display
shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
Signaling a turn briefly
Press the lever as far as the resistance point for
as long as you wish to signal a turn.
Triple turn signal activation
Press the lever as far as the resistance point.
You can set whether the turn signal flashes once
or three times.
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
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8. Press the button to select:
>
Brief indication of a turn.
>
Triple turn signal.
9. Press and hold the button until the display
changes. The setting is stored.
Wiper system
Do not turn on the wipers when they are
frozen; otherwise, the wiper blades and
the windshield wiper motor may be damaged.<
Do not use the windshield wipers when
the windshield is dry; otherwise the wiper
blades may wear out faster or be damaged.<
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Fast wiper speed
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.
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.
Activating intermittent wipe or rain
sensor
Press button, arrow 3.
This symbol is displayed in the tachometer.
Deactivate the rain sensor before entering
an automatic car wash. Failure to do so
could result in damage caused by undesired
wiper activation.<
1
Switching on wipers
Adjusting the sensitivity of the rain
sensor
2
Switching off wipers or brief wipe
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 55.
3
Activating/deactivating intermittent wipe or
rain sensor
4
Cleaning windshield and headlamps
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
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.
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
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4. Press the button as often as necessary until
the symbol and "SET" are displayed.
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
In cars equipped with an alarm system, the
headlamps cannot be cleaned when the hood 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 hood 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.<
Window washer nozzles
The window washer nozzles are heated automatically while the engine is running or the
ignition is switched on.
Washer fluid
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.
Deactivating intermittent wipe or rain
sensor
Press the button again, arrow 3.
Washer fluid is flammable. Keep it away
from ignition sources, only store it in the
closed, original container, and keep out of reach
of children; otherwise, there is a danger of
injury. Comply with the instructions on the
container.<
Washer fluid reservoir
Only refill washer fluid that contains antifreeze when the engine is cool, to avoid
contact with hot engine parts. Otherwise, fluid
spills constitute a fire hazard and a risk to personal safety.<
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.
When the vehicle lighting system is switched on,
the headlamps are cleaned at regular and
appropriate intervals.
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Activating
Fill with water and, if required, with a washer
antifreeze, according to manufacturer's recommendations.
Mix the water and antifreeze before filling
the washer fluid reservoir to make sure
the correct concentration is maintained.<
Capacity
Approx. 2.6 US quarts/2.5 liters.
With headlamp washer system:
approx. 4.8 US quarts/4.5 liters.
Cruise control
1
Maintaining, storing and increasing speed
2
Activating/deactivating cruise control
3
Maintaining, storing and decreasing speed
4
Resuming cruise control
Indicator lamp in the speedometer lights up. The
cruise control system is ready and can be activated.
Activating/deactivating cruise control
Press button 2.
The system is automatically deactivated if:
> Braking takes place
> The clutch is engaged
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.<
> The transmission is set on N
> The stability control system is on
Cruise control is not deactivated by depressing
the accelerator pedal. Once the accelerator
pedal is released, the stored speed is achieved
again and maintained.
The stored speed is cleared when the ignition is
switched off.
Maintaining current speed
Press button 1.
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.
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Increasing speed
Display on tachometer
Press button 1 repeatedly until the desired
speed is reached. Every time you press the
button, the speed increases by approx. 1 mph
or 1 km/h.
Accelerating using the button
Press and hold button 1.
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 3 repeatedly until the desired
speed is reached.
The functions here are the same as for
increasing the speed or accelerating, except
that the speed will be decreased.
Selected speed is displayed briefly.
If --- mph or --- km/h is displayed briefly in
the tachometer, the conditions necessary
for operation may not be fulfilled.<
Malfunction
The warning lamp in the tachometer
lights up if the system fails.
Resuming a speed stored beforehand
Press button 4.
The last speed stored is achieved again and
maintained.
The stored speed is cleared when the ignition is
switched off.
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Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
If the range displayed is less than
30 miles/50 km, be sure to refuel; otherwise, engine functions are not guaranteed and
damage may occur.<
With a dynamic driving style, e.g. rapid cornering, engine functions are not always assured.
Tachometer
Fuel gauge
Fuel tank capacity
Approx. 13.2 US gal/50 liters.
You can find information on refueling on
page 141.
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.
Displays in tachometer
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.
The arrow next to the gas pump symbol of the
fuel gauge points toward the side of the vehicle
with the fuel filler flap.
Reserve
Once the fuel level has fallen to the reserve zone
of approx. 2.1 US gal/8 liters, the remaining indicator lamps change from orange to red, arrow.
The tachometer displays the remaining cruising
range. A warning lamp comes on when the
remaining range is less than approx. 30 miles/
50 km.
1
Current vehicle speed
2
Odometer in kilometers, trip recorder,
external temperature, time
3
Resetting the trip odometer
Press button on turn signal indicator to call up
information in the display area 2.
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The following information is displayed sequentially:
Computer
> Trip odometer
Displays in tachometer
> Time
> External temperature
Trip odometer
To display trip recorder:
Briefly press button 3.
Resetting the trip odometer:
While the trip recorder is displayed and the
ignition is switched on, press button 3.
Press the button in the turn signal lever repeatedly to call up various items of information.
Time
To set time, see page 73.
The following information is displayed sequentially:
External temperature, external
temperature warning
> Cruising range
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.
Even at temperatures above +377/+36
ice can form. Therefore, drive carefully,
e.g. on bridges and sections of road in the
shade; otherwise, there is an increased accident
risk.<
Units of measure
Select the respective units of measure, miles or
km for the odometer as well as 7 or 6 for the
external temperature, page 70.
> Average fuel consumption
> Current fuel consumption
> Average speed
> MINI Roadster, MINI Convertible: Always
Open Timer
To set the corresponding units of measure, refer
to Formats and units of measure on page 70.
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.<
Average fuel consumption
Calculated for the time the engine has been
running.
To reset average fuel consumption: press the
button in the turn signal lever for approx.
2 seconds.
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Current fuel consumption
To start the calculation for average 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.
1.
Press the button.
2.
Press the button.
Average speed
Periods with the vehicle parked and the engine
switched off are not included in the calculations
of average speed.
The previous display is reset to zero and the
system starts with the new calculation for
average speed.
To reset average speed: press the button in the
turn signal lever for approx. 2 seconds.
Display in Radio MINI Boost CD
To call up information
1. Press the MENU button.
2.
Press the button.
Fuel consumption
Cruising range
By using the "RANGE" function, the distance is
displayed that can likely still be driven with the
available amount of fuel given the mode of
driving over the last 18 miles/30 km.
Always Open Timer
When driving the MINI Convertible or the MINI
Roadster with its convertible top down, the
driving times are displayed digitally on the
tachometer.
Displayed according to average consumption,
for example, for the entire trip, a portion of the
trip, or after every time that you fill the tank.
Average consumption for the time that the
engine is running.
To start the calculation for fuel consumption:
1.
Press the button.
2.
Press the button.
The previous display is reset to zero and the
system starts with the new calculation for
average fuel consumption.
Average speed
The average speed for a trip can be displayed.
Average speed is determined for the time that
the engine is running.
The following driving times are displayed:
1
Total driving time
2
Current driving time
To reset the display 2:
Press and hold the button in the turn signal lever
or the "Reset trip odometer" button, page 12,
for approx. 2 seconds.
To reset the total driving time, contact your MINI
dealer.
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Analog Always Open Timer
The analog Always Open Timer indicates the
number of hours and minutes that you drove
with the convertible top down. A maximum of
6 hours and 59 minutes can be displayed.
The total driving time is displayed digitally in the
tachometer.
1
Button for:
> Selecting display
> Setting values
> Confirming selected display or set values
> Calling up computer information 66
Symbol
Function
Adjusting rain sensor 61
Calling up Check
Control 73
1
LED hour display
2
Minute display
Settings and information
Displaying vehicle
check 74
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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Initializing the Flat Tire
Monitor 80
Resetting the Tire
Pressure Monitor 82
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Exiting displays
Setting formats and units
of measure, resetting to
factory settings 70
Adjusting settings
> Confirmation
signals when
locking and
unlocking the
vehicle 25
1. Press the button in the turn signal lever
repeatedly until "HOME" is displayed.
> Response during
unlocking
procedure 24
Displays are also exited if no entries are made
for approx. 8 seconds.
> Automatic
locking 27
2. Press the button for a longer period.
Current vehicle speed is once again displayed.
Next setting or item of information
> Pathway
lighting 89
> Daytime running
lights 89
> Triple turn signal
activation 60
Exiting the menu
1. While in a setting or information item, press
the button in the turn signal indicator
repeatedly until "NEXT" is displayed.
2. Press the button for a longer period.
The display changes directly to the next setting
or item of information.
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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 22.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 55.
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
>
Fuel consumption: l/100 km, mpg,
km/l
>
Distance covered: miles, km
>
Temperature: 7, 6
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
8. Press the button to change the format or the
measurement units.
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Press the button as often as necessary until
the symbol and "SET" are displayed.
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 22.
1. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Press the button repeatedly until the display
shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
2. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
3. Press the button as often as necessary until
the symbol and "SET" are displayed.
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> "CONSMP"
Change units of measurement for
average consumption.
> "TEMP"
Change units of measurement for
external temperature.
3. Select desired menu item and press button.
4. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
Service requirements
5. Press the button as often as necessary until
"RESET" is displayed.
6. Press and hold the button until the display
changes to the first setting.
The settings are reset.
In Radio MINI Boost CD
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.<
Displaying vehicle check
Settings
You can set the radio individually:
1. Press the MENU button.
For certain maintenance operations, you can
view the respective distance remaining or due
date individually in the tachometer.
2.
Press the button.
> "DIST"
Change units of measurement for
distance.
> "LANG"
Select language for display text.
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1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 55.
Possible displays
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
1
Button for selecting information
Symbol
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
Function
Engine oil
4. Press the button repeatedly until the corresponding symbol and "SERVICE- INFO" are
displayed.
Front brakes
Rear brakes
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Press the button to display the individual
service items, refer to the following information.
Road worthiness test
Vehicle check
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Function
Date
Brake fluid
Setting date
Radio MINI Boost CD:
1. Press the MENU button.
2.
Press the button.
Exit display 69
3.
Press the button.
4. Select the desired menu item "DD", "MM" or
"YY".
5. Turn the knob on the right to set values.
Next setting or item of
information 69
6. Press the knob on the right to store values.
7.
Press the button to exit setting
values.
More information on the MINI Maintenance
System can be found on page 159.
Check Control
The concept
Clock
Setting the time
Radio MINI Boost CD:
1. Press the MENU button.
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.
2.
Press the button.
3.
Press the button.
4. Select the desired menu item, "FORMAT",
"HRS" or "MIN", and then press the button.
5. Turn the knob on the right to set values.
6. Press the knob on the right to store values.
7.
Press the button to exit setting
values.
Indicator and warning lamps can light up in
various combinations and colors in the indicator
areas 1 and 2.
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What to do in case of a malfunction
Viewing stored Check Control messages
The meaning of each lamp in the event of a
malfunction and tips on how to respond are
listed starting on page 181.
Stored Check Control messages can only be
displayed if the driver's door is closed.
Hiding Check Control messages
Press the button in the turn signal 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.
1. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
2. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
3. Press the button repeatedly until the corresponding symbol and "CHECK INFO" appear
in the display.
> Other Check Control messages are automatically hidden after approx. 20 seconds,
but remain stored.
The
symbol indicates that Check Control
messages have been stored. Check Control
messages can be viewed whenever it is convenient.
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4. Press and hold the button.
If there are no Check Control messages, then
"CHECK OK" is displayed.
If a Check Control message has been stored,
the corresponding message is displayed.
5. Press the button to check for other
messages.
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safety
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Park Distance Control
PDC
The concept
PDC assists you with parking in reverse. 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.
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.
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.
Adjustments
The volume of the acoustic signals can be set,
refer to page 116.
Malfunction
Indicator lamp lights up. PDC has failed.
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.
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
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property damage. Loud sound sources outside
or inside the car can drown out the PDC signal.<
Dynamic Stability Control DSC
The concept
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.
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.<
DSC prevents the driving wheels from losing
traction when you pull away from rest or
accelerate.
DSC also detects unstable driving conditions
such as when the vehicle's rear end fishtails or
the vehicle is sliding on its front wheels. In these
cases, DSC helps the vehicle maintain a safe
course within physical limits by reducing engine
output and through braking actions at the individual wheels.
Every time that the engine is started, DSC is
ready to operate.
Deactivating DSC
Antilock Brake System ABS
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during
braking. Safe steering response is maintained
even during full braking. Active safety is thus
increased.
Braking safely, refer to page 107.
ABS is operational every time you start the
engine.
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
The system controls the brake pressure in the
rear wheels to ensure stable braking behavior.
Brake Assist
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.
Press the button until the DSC OFF indicator
lamp on the speedometer is on and DSC OFF is
displayed on the tachometer. DSC is deactivated. Stabilizing and propulsion promoting
actions are no longer executed.
When driving with snow chains or to 'rock free'
in snow, it can be helpful to switch off DSC for a
brief period.
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again
as soon as possible.
Activating DSC
Press the button again: the DSC indicator lamps
in the display elements go out.
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake for the
duration of the full braking application.
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Activating DTC
The indicator lamp on the tachometer is
flashing:
DSC controls the driving and braking
forces.
The indicator lamp DSC OFF on the
speedometer is on and DSC OFF is
displayed on the tachometer:
DSC is deactivated.
Press the button; the indicator lamp DSC OFF on
the speedometer comes on and TRACTION is
displayed on the tachometer.
The Dynamic Stability Control DSC is deactivated; the Dynamic Traction Control DTC is
activated.
For better control
The indicator lamp on the tachometer is
flashing:
DTC controls the driving and braking
Dynamic Traction Control DTC
The concept
forces.
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.
The indicator lamp on the speedometer
is on and TRACTION is displayed on the
tachometer:
DTC is activated.
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.
Deactivating DTC
Press button again, the indicator lamp DSC OFF
on the speedometer and TRACTION on the
tachometer go out.
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Sport button
Pressing the button causes your MINI to respond
even more sportily.
> Engine responds more spontaneously to
movements of the accelerator.
> Steering response is more direct.
> Cooper S, John Cooper Works: the engine
sounds more sporty in coasting mode.
Press the button for at least 3 seconds; the indicator lamp DSC OFF on the speedometer comes
on and DSC OFF is displayed on the tachometer.
The Dynamic Traction Control DTC and Dynamic
Stability Control DSC are both deactivated. There
will be no more stabilizing interventions.
With automatic transmission:
> More rapid gear shifting in Sport program.
Activating the system
Interventions (differential lock) in braking occur
to improve propulsion when drive wheels are
rotating unevenly, even when DSC is deactivated.
Activating DSC
Press the button again: the indicator lamps go
out.
Press the button.
The LED lights up.
Hill Assist
SPORT is briefly displayed in the tachometer.
Hill Assist aids you in comfortably driving off on
inclines. It is not necessary to use the parking
brake for this.
Deactivating the system
1. Hold the MINI with the brake.
> Switch off the engine.
2. Release the brake and immediately drive
off.
Hill Assist holds the car in place for approx.
2 seconds after the brake is released.
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 Assist only
holds the vehicle for about 2 seconds, and it will
start to roll backward.<
> Press the button again.
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster:
automatic rear spoiler
General information
The automatic rear spoiler increases the driving
stability of your MINI Coupe or MINI Roadster.
Make sure that the range of motion for the
rear spoiler is clear; otherwise, damage
may occur.<
Do not push on the rear spoiler; otherwise, it
may be damaged.
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For information on car washing facilities and
care, refer to page 161 and following.
Automatic mode
When starting the engine, a retracted rear
spoiler is in the automatic mode. It is possible
that there will be some noise for a short time
when driving off because of the initialization of
the system.
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Retracting rear spoiler
If the rear spoiler was manually extended and
a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h not exceeded, then
the rear spoiler can again be retracted. Otherwise, the rear spoiler cannot be retracted unless
the speed is below 37 mph/60 km/h.
Automatic extension:
> For speeds between 12 mph/20 km/h and
50 mph/80 km/h,
briefly press the switch forward or keep
pressed.
When driving at speeds in excess of approx.
50 mph/80 km/h.
> For speeds less than 12 mph/20 km/h,
press switch forward and keep pressed.
Automatic retraction:
When driving at speeds below 38 mph/60 km/h.
In the automatic mode, the rear spoiler
can not be retracted manually at speeds
greater than 37 mph/60 km/h.<
Manual mode
Malfunctions
Indicator lamp goes on briefly when the
ignition is switched on and an acoustic
signal is produced.
Display in the following situations:
> Rear spoiler is extended.
The manual mode can, for example, be used
when cleaning the rear spoiler while the ignition
is on or the engine is running. LED on switch is
on.
If the rear spoiler stops in an intermediate
position after repeatedly being extended
and retracted, then the system has become
overheated. After a short cooling down time, the
rear spoiler can again be operated.<
Manually retract rear spoiler or it will
automatically retract at a speed of approx.
12 mph/20 km/h.
> Rear spoiler can not be extended from the
rear spoiler compartment.
Check if the rear spoiler is free of snow or ice,
for example. Free rear spoiler or clear of ice.
Warning lamp goes on and an acoustic
signal sounds several times.
Display in the following situation:
The rear spoiler can not be completely
extended; do not exceed a speed of 50 mph or
80 km/h.
Have the system checked.
Extending rear spoiler
When there is a malfunction at speeds greater
than 30 mph/50 km/h, the Dynamic Stability
Control DSC switches on.
Press the switch toward the rear.
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Flat Tire Monitor FTM
tion of a flat tire. Initialization is started by confirming the inflation pressures.
The concept
Do not initialize the system when driving with
snow chains.
The system does not measure the actual inflation pressure in the tires.
The system detects a pressure loss in a tire by
comparing the rotational speeds of the individual wheels while moving.
In the event of a pressure loss, the diameter and
therefore the rotational speed of the corresponding wheel change. This is detected and
reported as a flat tire.
Using the button in the turn signal lever
1. Start the engine, but do not start driving.
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
Functional requirement
The system must have been initialized while the
tire inflation pressure was correct; otherwise,
reliable signaling of a flat tire is not ensured.
Initialize the system after every correction of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
System limitations
Sudden serious tire damage caused by
external influences cannot be indicated in
advance.<
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Press the button repeatedly until the corresponding symbol and "RESET" are displayed.
A natural, even pressure loss in all four tires
cannot be detected. Therefore, check the tire
inflation pressure regularly.
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.
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
> Snow chains are attached.
6. Start driving.
Initialization is completed while the car is on
the move, without any feedback.
When the vehicle is driven with a space-saver
spare tire, page 174, the Flat Tire Monitor
cannot function.
Initializing the system
The initialization process adopts the set inflation
tire pressures as reference values for the detec-
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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 a major loss in tire
inflation pressure.
1. Reduce speed and stop the vehicle with
caution. Avoid sudden braking and steering
maneuvers.
2. Check whether the vehicle is equipped with
normal tires or with run-flat tires.
Run-flat tires, refer to page 152, are identified by a circular symbol containing the
letters RSC on the tire sidewall.
If the vehicle is not equipped with run-flat
tires, do not continue driving; continuing
to drive can result in serious accidents.<
When a flat tire is reported, the Dynamic Stability
Control DSC is activated.
Actions in the event of a flat tire
Normal tires
1. Identify the damaged tire.
To do so, check the inflation pressure in all
four tires.
The inflation pressure display of the Mobility
Kit, page 171, can be used for this purpose.
If the inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Flat Tire Monitor might not have
been initialized. The system must then be
initialized.
If it is not possible to identify the damaged
tire, contact your MINI dealer.
2. Use the Mobility Kit to remedy the flat tire on
the damaged wheel, refer to page 170, or to
replace the damaged wheel, refer to
page 173.
Run-flat tires
You can continue driving with a damaged tire at
speeds up to 50 mph or 80 km/h.
Continued driving with a flat tire
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1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneuvers.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph or
80 km/h.
3. At the next opportunity, check the air
pressure in all four tires.
If the inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Flat Tire Monitor might not have
been initialized. The system must then be
initialized.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
The distance it is possible to drive with a flat tire
depends on the load and the stress on the
vehicle while driving.
With an average load, it may be possible to drive
for approx. 50 miles/80 km.
When driving with damaged tires, the handling
characteristics change, e.g. the vehicle will skid
sooner when braking, braking distances will be
longer, or self-steering response will change.
Adapt your driving style accordingly. Avoid
turning abruptly and driving over obstacles such
as curbs, potholes, etc.
Since the possible driving distance depends to a
considerable degree on the strain exerted on
the vehicle while driving, it can be shorter or,
with a gentle driving style, can also be longer,
depending on the speed, road condition, external temperature, vehicle load, etc.
Drive cautiously and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
A loss of tire inflation pressure results in a
change in the handling characteristics, e.g.
reduced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance and altered self-steering
properties.<
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate final failure of the tire. Reduce
your speed and bring the vehicle to a stop;
otherwise, pieces of tire may come off, which
could result in an accident. Do not continue
driving and contact your MINI dealer.<
When driving with a damaged tire:
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Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM
The concept
Measuring the inflation pressure in the four
mounted tires. The system notifies you if there is
a significant loss of pressure in one or more tires.
Using the button in the turn signal lever
1. Start the engine, but do not start driving.
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
Functional requirement
The system must have been reset while the
inflation pressure was correct; otherwise,
reliable signaling of a flat tire is not ensured.
Always use wheels with TPM electronics to
ensure that the system will operate properly.
Reset the system again after each correction of
the tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
System limitations
Sudden, serious tire damage caused by
external influences cannot be indicated in
advance.<
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Press the button repeatedly until the symbol
for Tire Pressure Monitor and "ACTIVE" are
displayed.
The Tire Pressure Monitor can be reset by
selecting "RESET".
The system does not operate correctly if it has
not been reset. For example, a flat tire may be
indicated despite correct tire inflation pressures.
The system is inactive and cannot indicate a flat
tire:
> If a wheel without TPM electronics, e.g. a
compact spare wheel, is mounted.
> Interference with TPM by other systems or
devices with the same transmission frequency.
5. Press and hold the button until "RESETTING"
is displayed.
Resetting the system
Reset the system again after each correction of
the tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
6. Start driving.
After driving a few minutes, the set inflation
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pressures in the tires are accepted as the
target 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.
Message for low tire inflation pressure
The warning lamps come on in yellow
and red. An acoustic signal also sounds.
1.Reduce speed and stop the vehicle
with caution. Avoid sudden braking and
steering maneuvers.
2. Check whether the vehicle is equipped with
normal tires or with run-flat tires.
Run-flat tires, refer to page 152, are identified by a circular symbol containing the
letters RSC on the tire sidewall.
When a low inflation pressure is reported, the
Dynamic Stability Control DSC is activated.
Actions in the event of a flat tire
Normal tires
1. Identify the damaged tire.
To do so, check the inflation pressure in all
four tires. The inflation pressure display of
the Mobility Kit, refer to page 171, can be
used for this.
If the inflation pressure is correct in all four
tires, then the Tire Pressure Monitor may not
have been reset. The system must then be
reset.
If it is not possible to identify the damaged
tire, contact your MINI dealer.
2. Use the Mobility Kit to remedy the flat tire on
the damaged wheel, refer to page 170, or to
replace the damaged wheel, refer to
page. 173.
The use of tire sealant, e.g. Mobility Kit, can
damage the TPM wheel electronics. In this
case, have the electronics checked and
replaced if necessary at your earliest opportunity.
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Run-flat tires
You can continue driving with a damaged tire at
speeds up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
If the vehicle is not equipped with run-flat
tires, do not continue driving; continuing
to drive can result in serious accidents.<
Continued driving with a flat tire
When driving with a damaged tire:
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneuvers.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
3. At the next opportunity, check the air
pressure in all four tires.
If the inflation pressure is correct in all four
tires, then the Tire Pressure Monitor may not
have been reset. The system must then be
reset.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
The distance it is possible to drive with a flat tire
depends on the load and the stress on the
vehicle while driving.
With an average load, it may be possible to drive
for approx. 50 miles/80 km.
When driving with damaged tires, the handling
characteristics change, e.g. the vehicle will skid
sooner when braking, braking distances will be
longer, or self-steering response will change.
Adapt your driving style accordingly. Avoid
turning abruptly and driving over obstacles such
as curbs, potholes, etc.
Since the possible driving distance depends to a
considerable degree on the strain exerted on
the vehicle while driving, it can be shorter or,
with a gentle driving style, can also be longer,
depending on the speed, road condition, external temperature, vehicle load, etc.
Drive cautiously and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
A loss of tire inflation pressure results in a
change in the handling characteristics, e.g.
reduced lane stability during braking, a longer
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braking distance and altered self-steering
properties.<
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate complete failure of the tire.
Reduce your speed and bring the vehicle to a
stop; otherwise, pieces of tire may come off,
which could result in an accident. 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 lights up in
yellow.
No punctures can be detected.
Display in the following situations:
> Wheel without TPM electronics is mounted:
If need be, have it checked by your MINI
dealer.
> Malfunction:
Have the system checked.
> TPM was unable to complete the resetting
procedure; reset the system again.
The small warning lamp flashes in
yellow and then lights up continuously;
the larger warning lamp lights up in
yellow. No punctures can be detected.
Display in the following situation:
> Malfunction because of other equipment or
devices, same radio frequency:
After leaving the interference area, the
system is again active automatically.
Declaration according to NHTSA/
FMVSS 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring
Systems
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 underinflated. 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
underinflated 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.
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
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Airbags
1
Front airbags
2
Side/head airbags in the backrests
Protective action
Observe the instructions on page 45 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 side/head airbag supports the body in the lateral chest area as well as
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
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upholstery in the center of the steering wheel,
on the instrument panel, the doors, and the roof
pillars as well as the sides of the headliner. 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.
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
activated, 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 51.
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
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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 items under the seat which
could press against the seat from below. Otherwise, a correct analysis of the seat cushion is not
ensured.<
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
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 child
restraint system is detected on the seat.
The front and side airbags for the front
passenger are not activated.
As of radio readiness, page 55, the warning
lamp lights up briefly to indicate that the entire
airbag system and the belt tensioners are
operational.
Airbag system malfunction
> The warning lamp does not come on when
radio readiness 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 severe accident occurs.<
Most child seats are detected by the
system. This particularly applies to
child seats that were required by NHTSA at
the time of manufacture of the vehicle. After
installing a child seat, check that the indicator lamp for the front passenger airbags
lights up. It indicates that the child 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.
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MINI Convertible:
rollover protection
system
The rollover protection system is automatically
activated in the event of a sufficiently severe
accident or with an extreme inclination in the
longitudinal axis. The roll bar located behind the
rear seat headrest is projected within a fraction
of a second.
In addition to the reinforced windshield frame,
the rollover protection system increases the
safety for the vehicle occupants.
Never block the travel path of the rollover
protection system with any objects.
Always wear your safety belt, it protects you in a
minor car accident and, depending on the
severity of the accident, the safety belt tensioner
and the multilevel airbag system will protect
you.<
Lowering
If the rollover protection system releases
accidentally, have your MINI dealer check it.
If the rollover protective system is
extended, do not operate the convertible
top.
Never attempt to modify the individual components or the electrical wiring of the rollover
protective system.
Have the necessary work on the rollover protection system of your MINI only carried out by an
authorized MINI dealer.
Faulty repair may lead to the failure of the
system or malfunctions.
Check the system regularly and in order to
ensure a long service life of all functions, it is
mandatory to maintain the service intervals,
refer to page 71.<
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Lamps
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Parking lamps/low beams
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.<
Low beams
Turn the light switch to position 2.
The low beams come on when the ignition is on.
Automatic headlamp control
When the switch is in position 3, the low beams
are switched on and off automatically depending on ambient light conditions, e.g. in a tunnel,
in twilight, or if there is precipitation. Adaptive
Light Control is active.
The headlamps may also come on when the sun
is sitting low on a blue sky.
0
Lamps off / daytime running lights
1
Parking lamps and daytime running lights
2
Low-beam headlamps and welcome lamps
3
Automatic headlamp control, daytime
running lights, welcome lamps, and Adaptive Light Control
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.
When driving into tunnels with bright overhead
lights, there may be a delay before the headlamps come on.
The low beams remain switched on independent of the ambient lighting conditions when
you switch on the fog lamps.
If the daytime running lights are activated,
page 89, 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.
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.<
Activation of lights on one side of the vehicle for
parking, page 91.
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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.
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5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Press the button repeatedly until the display
shows the illustrated symbol.
Pathway lighting
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.
The setting is stored for the remote control in
use, refer to Personal Profile, page 22.
Setting the duration or deactivating the
function
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
8. Press the button to select:
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 55.
>
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
>
The function is deactivated.
…
Select the appropriate duration, e.g.
40 seconds.
9. Press the button for a longer period.
The setting is stored.
Daytime running lights
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Press the button as often as necessary 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 lights
The setting is stored for the remote control in
use, refer to Personal Profile, page 22.
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1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 55.
2. Press the button in the turn signal indicator
as often as necessary until "SET/INFO" is
displayed.
8. Press the button to select:
>
Daytime running lights activated.
>
Daytime running lights deactivated.
9. Press the button for a longer period.
The setting is stored.
Adaptive Light Control
The concept
3. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
4. Press the button as often as necessary until
the symbol and "SET" are displayed.
Adaptive Light Control is a variable headlamp
control system that enables better illumination
of the road surface. Depending on the steering
angle and other parameters, the light from the
headlamp follows the course of the road.
Activating Adaptive Light Control
With the ignition switched on, turn the light
switch to position 3, refer to page 88.
Standstill function: to avoid blinding oncoming
traffic, the Adaptive Light Control does not pivot
toward the driver's side when the vehicle is at a
standstill.
5. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
6. Press the button repeatedly until the display
shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.
In reverse, the Adaptive Light Control is not
activated.
Malfunction
A message is displayed.
The Adaptive Light Control is malfunctioning
or failed. Have the system checked as soon as
possible.
7. Press and hold the button until the display
changes.
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High beams/
roadside parking lamps
Front fog lamps
1
Turn signals/roadside parking lamps
1
Front fog lamps
2
Switching on high beams
2
Rear fog lamp
3
Switching off high beams/headlamp flasher
Press the respective switch to turn the lamps on/
off.
Roadside parking lamps, left or right
The vehicle can be illuminated on one side for
parking. Comply with local regulations when
doing so.
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster
MINI Convertible
Switching on
After parking the vehicle, press the lever up or
down, arrow 1.
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.
> Turn on front fog lamps:
Press the switch upward
> Turn on rear fog lamps:
Press the switch downward
To switch them off, press the switch upward or
downward again.
Front fog lamps
The parking lamps or low beams must be
switched on for the fog lamps to operate. The
green indicator lamp lights up 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.
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Lamps
If the automatic headlamp control is activated, the low beams will come on automatically when you switch on the fog lamps.<
Switching interior lamps on/off manually
Rear fog lamp
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
To switch the interior lamps on/off.
You can adjust the brightness of the instrument
lighting only when the parking lamps or the low
beams are on.
The intensity of the brightness changes up to a
predetermined end point, and then decreases.
Press the switch.
Adjusting brightness
To switch the reading lamps on and off.
> Briefly press button: brightness changes in
stages.
Press the switch.
> Press and hold the button. Brightness
changes in a continuous manner.
To switch off the interior lamps permanently,
press the switch for about 3 seconds.
Reading lamps
MINI Roadster with semi-automatic
convertible top
Interior lamps
The interior lighting, the footwell lamps and the
luggage compartment lighting are automatically controlled.
To reduce the drain on the battery, a short
while after the ignition is switched off,
refer to Start/Stop button on page 55, all lights in
the vehicle's passenger compartment are
switched off.<
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> To switch on interior lamps:
Press switches back together.
> To switch on reading lamps:
Press the switch forward.
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To turn off, press the respective switch forward
again or back.
Ambient lighting
The color and brightness of the ambient lighting
can be changed.
> Press the switch forward.
The color changes in stages.
> Press the switch toward the rear.
The brightness changes in stages.
Intermediate settings and colors are possible.
For a continuous color change in the
ambient lighting, press and hold the
switch forward for longer than 10 seconds.<
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Climate
Climate
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Equipment versions
Air vents
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, your
MINI contains an air conditioner or an automatic
climate control.
3
Airflow directed toward the windshield and
side windows
4
Air to the upper body area, draft-free
ventilation
5
Air to the footwell
1
Air conditioner
2
Automatic climate control
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Air conditioner
1
Air flow rate
5
Rear window defroster
2
Cooling function
6
Air distribution
3
Recirculated-air mode
7
Windshield heating
4
Temperature
Air flow rate
Recirculated-air mode
Adjust the air flow rate. The higher the
rate, the more effective the heating or
cooling will be.
The air flow rate is lowered or switched off
entirely to reduce the drain on the battery.
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 passenger compartment can
only be cooled while the engine is running.
The cooling function helps prevent condensation on the windows or removes it quickly.
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, press the AUTO button or switch
off the recirculated-air mode and, if necessary,
increase the air flow rate. Ensure that air can
flow onto the windshield.
The recirculated-air mode should not be
used over an extended period of time;
otherwise, the air quality in the passenger
compartment will deteriorate continuously.<
Temperature
Turn upward, red, to increase the temperature.
Turn downward, blue, to decrease the
temperature.
Rear window defroster
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog over briefly when the engine is started.
The defroster is switched off automatically after a certain time.
To cool the air more quickly and intensely
when the external temperature is high,
you can switch on the recirculated-air mode.<
The rear window heating is lowered
or switched off entirely to reduce the drain on
the battery.
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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.
The front window heating is
lowered or switched off entirely to reduce the
drain on the battery.
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
1. Set air flow rate to the maximum level.
2. Set air distribution to position
.
Condensation is removed from the windows
more quickly when the cooling function is
also activated.
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.
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
Air distribution, manual
9
Rear window defroster
5
10 Windshield heating
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.
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The following sections inform you in detail about
how to adjust the settings.
Most settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile settings on page 23.
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Climate
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.
The air flow rate is lowered or switched off
entirely to reduce the drain on the battery. The
display remains the same.
Switching the system on/off
Reduce the air flow by pressing the – button
repeatedly until the system is switched off. All
displays go out.
Press the AUTO button to switch the automatic
climate control back on.
AUTO program
The AUTO program adjusts the air
distribution to the windshield and
side windows, toward 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.
Recirculated-air mode
If there are odors or pollutants in
the outside air, the supply of outside air can be 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. Ensure that
air can flow onto the windshield.
The recirculated-air mode should not be
used over an extended period of time;
otherwise, the air quality in the passenger
compartment will deteriorate continuously.<
Maximum cooling
The automatic climate control
switches to the lowest temperature, high airflow and the recirculated-air mode.
For maximum cooling, open the air vents for the
upper body area.
The air is cooled as quickly as possible:
The cooling function is automatically switched
on along with the AUTO program.
> For an outside temperature of more than
327/06
The program is switched off if the air distribution
is manually adjusted or if the button is pressed
again.
> While the motor is running.
Convertible Program
If the convertible top is open, the Convertible
Program is activated. During the Convertible
Program, the automatic climate control is optimized for driving with the convertible top down.
Furthermore, with increasing vehicle speed, the
airflow is also increased.
If attaching the wind reflector, the performance of the Convertible Program can be
significantly improved.<
Air distribution, manual
The flow of air is directed to the
windows, to the upper body area or
to the footwell as selected.
You can switch the automatic air
distribution back on by pressing the AUTO
button.
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.
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Climate
If you switch between different temperature settings in quick succession, the automatic climate control does not have enough
time to achieve the set temperature.<
Rear window defroster
The defroster is switched off
automatically after a certain time.
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
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 71.
Ventilation
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.
Windshield heating
The windshield heating is switched
off automatically after a certain
time.
1
Knob for continuous opening and closing
2
Jet for direction of air flow
Opening/closing
Turn the knob.
Cooling function
When the cooling function is on,
the air is cooled, dried, then
reheated according to the temperature setting. The passenger compartment can only be cooled while
the engine is running.
Direction of air flow
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.
When the AUTO button is pressed, the cooling
function switches on automatically.
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Practical interior accessories
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Glove compartment
Opening
Rotate the switch in the direction of the arrow.
Opening
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
conditioner or the automatic climate control,
high temperatures may result in the glove compartment.
Press the button to open the cover.
The light in the glove compartment comes on.
Connection for external
audio device
Closing
Fold cover up.
To prevent injury in the event of an accident, close the glove compartment after
use while the vehicle is being driven.<
MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster:
locking
Use the integrated key of the remote control,
refer to page 22.
Ventilation
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, the
glove compartment can be ventilated and, if the
cooling function is switched on, can also be
cooled.
You can connect an external audio device such
as a CD or MP3 player and play audio tracks over
the vehicle's speaker system, refer to the Entertainment chapter, page 123.
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Center armrest
Storage compartment on the front
passenger side
The center armrest between the front seats contains either a compartment or the cover for the
snap-in adapter, see page 136.
Opening
Briefly press the bottom edge of the cover.
Opening
Closing
The cover slides along guide rails and can be
opened fully by pushing it back and lifting it.
Push the cover back into its original position.
Closing
Push the cover forward.
To prevent injury in the event of an accident, close the storage compartment after
use while the vehicle is being driven.<
MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster
Storage compartments
Do not put any unsecured objects into the
interior of the vehicle; otherwise these
may endanger the occupants, e.g., during
braking and evasive maneuvers.<
Do not use the instrument panel as a shelf,
for example with non-slip mats; otherwise, it could be damaged.<
The storage compartment cannot be locked.
Clothes hooks
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 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.
The map compartments in the MINI Convertible
are located next to the rear seats.
Nets are located in the passenger footwell and
on the backs of the front seat backrests.
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storage tray behind the seats
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Use lightweight, nonbreakable containers
and do not transport hot beverages.
Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury in
the event of an accident.<
Do not push unsuitable containers forcibly
into the cupholder. Otherwise, you may
damage it.<
Ashtray
The ashtray is located in one of the cupholders in
the center console.
Briefcases, for example, can be placed here.
Only transport light and small objects in
the lateral storage tray, otherwise, e.g.
during braking and evasive maneuvers, a hazard
will be posed by flying objects. Transport heavy
luggage only if it is appropriately secured in the
cargo area.<
In the cargo area
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, you
have the following storage options:
> Net on the rear cargo well and side trim for
smaller objects; for attaching to the lashing
eyes and the hook on the cargo area sidewall
Cupholders and ashtray
Emptying
Remove the entire ashtray.
Lighter
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.
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.<
Connecting electrical
appliances
In your MINI, when the engine is running or if the
ignition is switched on, you can use electrical
devices such as flashlights, car vacuum cleaners,
etc., up to approx. 140 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.
Cupholders
Two cupholders are located in the front of the
center console; another is in the rear at the back
of the center console.
Do not connect battery chargers to the
sockets installed in the vehicle at the
factory; otherwise you may cause damage to
the vehicle.<
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Cigarette lighter socket
Remove the lighter or cover from the socket.
Power socket in cargo area
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster
Pull out the cover.
MINI Convertible
Pull out the cover.
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DRIVING TIPS
ENTERTAINMENT
COMMUNICATIONS
MOBILITY
REFERENCE
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Things to remember when driving
Things to remember when driving
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
contact and wear patterns between brake pads
and rotors. Drive cautiously during this break-in
period.
Clutch
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.
Break-in period
Following part replacement
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.
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.
Engine and differential
Always obey all official speed limits.
General driving notes
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Ground clearance
Drive at varying engine and road speeds, but do
not exceed the following:
When driving, ensure that there is sufficient ground clearance, such as when
entering underground parking garages, driving
over curbs or when driving in winter; otherwise
damage to the vehicle may result.<
> Gasoline engine
4,500 rpm or 100 mph/160 km/h
Avoid full-throttle operation and use of the
transmission's kickdown mode.
After driving 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Engine and vehicle speeds can be gradually
increased.
Tires
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
Brakes require an initial break-in period of
approx. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized
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Close the tailgate
Only drive with the tailgate closed. Failure
to do so may endanger passengers or
other road users or may damage the vehicle in
the event of an accident or a braking and
evasive maneuver. In addition, exhaust gas may
flow into the passenger compartment.<
If special circumstances make it absolutely
necessary to drive with the tailgate open:
1. Coupe: close all windows.
2. Switch off the recirculated-air mode and
switch the airflow control of the heating, air
conditioner, or automatic climate control to
high, refer to page 95 or 97.
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Hot exhaust system
As in all vehicles, extremely high temperatures are generated on the exhaust system. Do not remove the heat shields installed
adjacent to various sections of the exhaust
system, and never apply undercoating to them.
Make sure that when driving, idling or when
parking, no easily flammable materials, such as
hay, leaves, grass, etc. come into contact with
the hot exhaust system. 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.<
Hydroplaning
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
with the road surface, so that the car cannot be
steered or braked properly.<
The risk of hydroplaning increases with declining
tread depth on the tires, refer also to Tread
depth on page 151.
Driving through water
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.<
Parking brake on inclines
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 Assist,
refer to page 78.
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
DRIVING TIPS
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 functioning properly.
Objects in the movement range of the
pedals
Keep floor mats, carpet, and other objects
out of the movement range of the pedals;
otherwise, they may inhibit the function of the
pedals during driving.
Do not place additional floor mats onto an
existing one or onto other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be appropriately fastened.
Make sure that the floor mats are securely
fastened again after they have been removed,
e.g. for cleaning.<
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
high temperatures, brake wear and possibly
even brake failure.<
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 59.
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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.<
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.
Avoid fluid spills in the cargo area as they
could damage the vehicle.<
MINI Coupe: cargo area 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.<
Your MINI Coupe is equipped with two cargo
area covers. When you open the tailgate, the
rear cargo area cover is raised.
The cargo area covers can be removed
individually.
Front cargo area cover
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.
Pull cargo area cover back out of the holders,
arrow 1.
Rear cargo area cover
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.
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 blowout.<
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1. Pull release, arrow 1, left and right.
2. Pull cargo down out of the holders arrow 2.
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loading
Always secure snowboards and similar
items; otherwise, these may pose a hazard
to occupants during braking or evasive maneuvers.<
DRIVING TIPS
Loading aid
When the convertible top is closed, you can load
the vehicle more easily by releasing the convertible top and folding it up.
1. Release the convertible top using the
handles, refer to arrows 1.
1. If necessary, fold seat forward, see page 47.
2. Open lock with integrated key, see page 22.
2. Lift the convertible top, refer to arrow 2.
3. Pull handle and fold lid down.
3. Fold back the handles and place them on
holders 3.
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster: storage
compartment in luggage compartment
Expanding the luggage compartment
volume
In the front of the luggage compartment, there
is a storage compartment under a cover.
You can enlarge the luggage compartment
volume when the convertible top is closed.
1. Fold the convertible top upward, refer to
Loading aid.
By way of example, the illustration shows the
cargo area in the MINI Coupe.
1. Open load opening over the passenger
compartment.
2. Fold up cover, arrow 1.
MINI Convertible: luggage compartment
Do not place any objects on the luggage
compartment roller cover, as this may
damage the cover or the convertible top.<
2. Pull luggage compartment roller cover rearward out of the lower brackets and pivot
upward, refer to arrows 1,
3. Push cover into the upper storage areas,
refer to arrows 2 and place down horizontally.
To operate the convertible top, move the
cargo area cover back to its lower position.<
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Split-folding rear seats
To be able to transport larger objects, the rear
backrest can be folded down.
1. If necessary, use the integrated key to open
the backrest lock 1.
2. Press button 2 and fold down backrest
together with the belt strap.
3. Fold the backrest forward.
When folding the backrest back into its
original position, always ensure that the
catch engages securely. A loose backrest might
fail to prevent cargo from entering the passenger compartment during sudden braking or
evasive maneuvers, posing a potential hazard to
occupants.
The belt guide loop, refer to page 49, must be
closed.<
Determining cargo limit
2. Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be riding in
your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver
and passengers from XXX pounds or YYY
kilograms.
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.
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
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster:
1. Locate the following statement on your
vehicle's placard:
The combined weight of occupants
and cargo should never exceed
XXX kg or YYY lbs. Otherwise, this could
damage the vehicle and produce unstable
vehicle operating conditions.<
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MINI Convertible:
MINI Convertible
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.
Securing cargo
DRIVING TIPS
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster:
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.
> For very heavy cargo when the rear seat is
not occupied, secure each safety belt in the
respective opposite buckle.
MINI Convertible:
> Do not stack higher than the top edge of the
backrests.
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster
> Secure smaller and lighter items using
retaining or draw straps.
> 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
area.
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the load-securing devices.
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ger the car's occupants, for example if sudden
braking or swerves are necessary.
Do not exceed the approved gross vehicle
weight and axle loads, page 203; otherwise, the
operating safety of the vehicle is no longer
assured and the vehicle will not be in compliance with the construction and use 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 52; they may
become damaged.<
Rear luggage rack
A special rack system is available as an option for
your MINI. Please note the information contained in the assembly instructions.
Saving fuel
Your vehicle incorporates numerous technologies for reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
Fuel consumption depends on a number of
different factors. Fuel consumption and environmental pollution are affected by various actions,
the manner of driving and regular maintenance.
Remove unnecessary cargo
Additional weight increases fuel consumption.
Remove attached parts no longer in use
Remove luggage rack if no longer needed after
use.
Attached parts on the vehicle affect its aerodynamics and increase fuel consumption.
Closing windows
Open windows increase air resistance and
therefore fuel consumption.
Mounting points
Check tire inflation pressure regularly
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.
The mounting points are under the protective
caps in the bumper.
Push out the caps at the respective slots.
Loading rear luggage rack
When loading, make sure that the maximum
allowed roof load, the gross vehicle weight and
the axle loads are not exceeded.
You can find the applicable data under Weights
on page 203.
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.
Think ahead while driving
Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking. by
maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle
driving ahead.
Looking-ahead and smooth driving reduces fuel
consumption.
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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 car roll to a
stop in the highest gear possible.
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 jams.
Switch off any features that are not
currently required
Features such as air conditioning, seat heaters
and the rear window defroster require a great
deal of energy and result in greater fuel consumption, especially in city driving and during
Stop & Go operation. For this reason, switch off
these features if they are not really needed.
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 159.
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Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Switching radio on/off
Setting the volume for the PDC and gong
You can raise or lower the audio signals for the
PDC or gong with respect to the volume of the
audio sources.
The audio signals have a set minimum and
maximum volume, below which they can not fall
and above which they can not go.
Set the audio source to a high volume to
be able to better set the volume of the
audio signals.<
1. Press the
Press the left rotary knob. The radio
selects the last set audio source:
2.
>Radio
3.
button.
Press the button if necessary.
> HD Radio
Press the button.
> Satellite radio
or
> CD
> External audio device
Press the button.
> USB audio interface.
4. Select the desired volume and press the
knob on the right.
Listening to the radio when the ignition
is switched off
Setting the speed-dependent volume
After switching off the radio readiness, the radio
functions are available for approx. 20 minutes.
To do so, switch the radio on again.
To spare the battery, ensure that the radio
is switched off when leaving the vehicle.<
The speed-dependent volume controls automatically increases the volume as the speed of
the vehicle increases. You can set different levels
for increasing the volume.
1. Press the
button.
2.
Press the button if necessary.
Adjusting volume
Turn left rotary knob. The setting is
stored for the remote control in use.
As soon as you make a phone call using
the hands-free device, the radio will automatically be muted.<
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3.
Press the button.
4. Select the desired volume and press the
knob on the right.
Setting the volume for external audio
devices
Your radio has the option of connecting an
external audio device, e.g., an MP3 player, and
playing it over the loudspeakers in the vehicle.
You can set the volume by using the radio.
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Connecting an external device, refer to
page 123.
Time
To adjust the volume of an external audio device
to the radio:
Setting the time, date and time format
1. Press the MODE button.
You can set the time, date and time format, refer
to page 73.
2.
Press the button.
3.
Press the button.
4. Select the desired volume and press the
knob on the right.
Radio
Your radio is designed for the reception of FM
and AM signals.
Listening to the radio
Setting tone controls
1. Switch on the radio, refer to page 116.
2. If necessary, press the MODE button.
You can select between the following settings:
> Bass: bass adjustment.
> Treble: treble adjustment.
> Balance: volume distribution left/right.
> Fader: volume distribution front/back.
3.
Press the button.
4.
The tone settings are set for all audio sources at
once.
Press the corresponding button as
often as necessary until the desired wavelength band is selected.
Setting the bass, treble and balance
> AM: AM and AMA
1. Press the
> FM: FM1/FM2 and FMA
button.
2. Select the desired tone setting and press the
knob on the right.
Selecting a station
The setting is stored for the remote control in
use.
3. Select the desired volume and press the
knob on the right.
Next station
Resetting tone settings
The next available station is selected.
The tone settings are reset to the middle values.
Selecting stations by changing the
frequency
1. Press the
button.
2.
Press the
…
1. Press the
Press the button.
button.
button.
2. Press the button each time to enter a
desired frequency.
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Or, by using the knob on the right:
1. Press the
3.
…
Press and hold the
desired button until the station can again be
heard after a short interruption.
The memory level and the selected button
are shown on the display, e.g.:
button.
2. Turn the knob on the right until the desired
frequency is reached.
Automatically updating strongest
stations
Press the corresponding button until
"Autostore" is displayed.
Several seconds may go by until the stations are
stored and one of the stations can be heard.
If you do not wish to use the Autostore
feature, you can store six stations of your
choice in the FMA or AMA memory levels.<
Recalling stored stations
1.
Press the corresponding button as
often as necessary until the desired wavelength band is selected.
2.
…
Playing and selecting stations, scan
You can listen to all the receivable stations for
approx. 10 seconds.
Press the desired
button.
Using the knob on the right:
Turn the knob on the right as long as necessary
until the desired station has been reached.
Press the button.
Interrupting the scan and selecting a station:
Press the button.
When a traffic information station is selected,
only traffic information broadcasts will be
played.
Storing and recalling stations
Memory presets
Your radio can store 30 stations:
> FM1, FM2: six stations each of your choice
> AM: six stations each of your choice
> FMA/AMA: the six strongest stations automatically
> When there are good reception conditions,
then the station names are displayed.
> Additional information can be shown on the
display, e.g., text messages from the station.
> Over RDS, some stations transmit the type of
the received program, PTY. At the option of
the station, this can be shown briefly on the
display, e.g., messages, NEWS. Using PTY,
warnings regarding catastrophies can also
be displayed, e.g., "ALARM".
Switching RDS on/off
Press the button.
1.
Press the corresponding button as
often as necessary until the desired frequency range is selected.
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The Radio Data System transmits additional
information in the FM frequency range. RDS
stations have the following features:
1.
Storing a station
2. Select station.
RDS – Radio Data System
2.
Press the button.
The name of the current station is displayed if
this station broadcasts RDS information.
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Displaying the program type
1.
Press the button.
2.
Press the button.
HD Radio™ reception
Many radio stations transmit analog and digital
signals. If a digital radio network is available,
these stations can be received digitally and thus
with improved sound quality.
License conditions
HD Radio™ technology is manufactured under
U.S. and Foreign Patents licensed from iBiquity
Digital Corp. HD Radio™ and the HD and HD
Radio logos are proprietary trademarks of
iBiquity Digital Corp.
Activating/deactivating digital radio
reception
1. Press the MODE button.
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Selecting programs from a digital
station
Some stations broadcast several programs. To
select one of these programs:
1. Press the
…
button as often as necessary until the desired digital station is displayed.
If a station broadcasts several programs,
then, e.g., "HD1" is displayed.
2.
Press the button.
3. Select the desired program.
Up to eight programs per station can be
selected, "HD1" to "HD8".
Displaying additional information
For digital stations, additional information about
the current track is displayed, e.g., the name of
the artist.
Press the button.
The information is displayed.
2.
Press the button.
3.
Press the button.
4.
Press the button.
Operation indicators
Acquiring
A search for digital stations is being conducted.
No Signal
No digital station has been found.
"HD": a station is received digitally.
"(HD)": a station is broadcasting digital signals;
digital radio reception is, however, switched off.
For some stations, the digital signals are not
broadcast simultaneously with the analog signals. If you are in an area where the selected station can not be continuously received digitally,
then the playback switches between analog and
digital reception. As a result, the reception can
be interrupted and then resume from time to
time. In this type of situation, it is suggested that
digital radio reception be turned off.
Satellite radio
You can receive more than 100 different
channels with higher audio quality.
The channels are offered in defined packages.
To receive the channels of your choice, you have
to activate the package.
You may experience signal drops and
muting events related to this new
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Activating or deactivating channels
3.
Press the button for a longer
1. Press the MODE button.
period.
A phone number and the electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed. For deactivating, the electronic serial number is required.
2.
Press the button.
4. To deactivate channels:
Dial the phone number.
Selecting and storing a channel
3.
1. Press the MODE button.
Press the button.
4. Select the desired category.
2.
Press the button.
The channels are displayed.
This symbol indicates the current channel.
3.
Press the button.
4. Select the desired category.
Activating
1. Turn the knob on the right to select a
channel that is not yet activated.
2. Press the knob on the right to confirm a
channel.
A phone number and the electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed. When activating, the electronic serial number is required.
3. To activate the channels:
Dial the phone number.
5. Select desired channel.
To display all the channels:
Press the button.
Deactivating
To store a channel:
1. Press the MODE button.
1.
Press the button.
2.
Press the button as often as
necessary until the desired memory level,
SAT 1 or SAT 2, is reached.
2.
Press the button.
3.
...
Press and hold the
desired button until the channel can again
be heard after a short interruption.
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trees with dense foliage, nearby mountains or
other possible strong sources of radio interference.
Service should resume normally after the source
of signal unavailability has been cleared.<
Press the button.
Additional information
CD player
The name of the channel and additional information about the current track is displayed, e.g.,
the name of the artist.
Starting the CD player
1. Select the desired channel.
1. Switch on the radio, refer to page 116.
Some time may pass until the CD player starts.
2. Insert the CD with the printed side up into
the CD slot.
If there is already a CD in the CD slot:
2.
Press the button.
1. Switch on the radio, if necessary.
2. Press the MODE button.
3.
Press the button.
Changing channels using buttons
Press the
…
button for the corresponding
direction.
The next activated channel is recalled.
Search function
1. Press and hold the
…
button for the
corresponding direction.
The activated channels are shown, one after
another, on the display.
2. Release the button to select the displayed
channel.
Notes
When there is a signal blockage or the transmission is suspended momentarily for more
than 4 seconds, a message appears on the
Control Display.
Service may be interrupted or unavailable
for specific reasons such as environmental
or topographic conditions and others that Satellite Radio cannot directly control.
Signals may not be available under tunnels, in
parking garages, next to tall buildings, nearby
Changing the music track
Skipping tracks
Press the
…
button as often as necessary
until the desired track is reached.
Using the knob on the right:
Turn the knob on the right until the desired track
has been reached.
Fast forward/reverse
1. Press and hold the
…
button.
The track can be heard but is distorted.
2. To cancel the fast forward/reverse, release
the button.
Random order
Press the button.
To terminate the random generator:
Press the button.
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Playing a track and selecting, scan
Operation indicators
Press the button.
> "Insert CD"
The CD slot is empty.
To cancel the scan and select a track:
Press the button.
> "Error CD"
The CD can not be read or is defective.
> "Temp. CD"
The operating temperature is too high.
Selecting MP3 music tracks
The CD player can also play CDs with compressed audio data, such as MP3 and WMA.
Selecting a track
1.
Press button.
2. Use the knob on the right to select the
desired folder.
>
: press the knob on the right to open
a folder
>
: press the knob on the right to close
a folder
3. Select additional folders if you wish.
4. Select the desired track and press the knob
on the right.
You can browse through the folders during playback.
To change to the current track:
Press the button.
Track display
You can call up any input information about the
current music track:
1.
Press button.
2.
Press button.
Ejecting the CD out of the CD player
Press the
button.
Notes
CD players are laser products of Class 1. Do
not operate if the cover is damaged;
otherwise, serious injury to eyes may result.
Do not use CDs with after-market labels; otherwise, the labels can loosen as a result of the heat
generated during playback and possibly cause
irreparable damage to the system.
Only use round CDs with a standard diameter of
4.7 in/12 cm and do not play CDs with adapters,
e.g., single CDs; otherwise, the CDs or the adapters may jam and it may not be possible to eject
them.
Do not use combined CD/DVDs, e.g., DVDPlus;
otherwise, the CD/DVD may jam and it may not
be possible to eject it.<
General malfunctions
The CD players are optimized for operation in
vehicles. They may be more sensitive to defective CDs than players for stationary use.
If a CD can not be played, first check if the CD is
properly inserted.
Humidity
If there is high humidity, the CD or the focusing
lens for the laser beam may get fogged up and
playing the CD may temporarily not be possible.
Malfunctions with individual CDs
If there are malfunctions with individual CDs,
then the malfunctions may be due to the
following causes:
The CD is partially ejected from the CD slot.
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Potential problems with home-burned CDs are,
for example, inconsistent data generation and
burning processes, as well as low quality or
excessive aging of the blanks that are used.
Only write on the upper surface of CDs with a
writing instrument that is suitable for the purpose.
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back can not be ensured in every case, such
as for bit rates greater than 256 kbit/s.
> Music tracks with integrated Digital Rights
Management (DRM) cannot be played.
Because of the large number of audio devices on
the market, it can not be ensured that every
device will properly operate in the vehicle.
Additional information may be found at
www.mini.com/connectivity or at a MINI dealer.
Damaged CDs
Avoid finger prints as well as dust, scratches and
moisture.
Store CDs in sleeves.
Do not expose CDs to a temperature greater
than 1227/506, high humidity or direct
sunlight.
File systems
Popular FAT file systems for USB devices are
supported. The manufacturer of your MINI
recommends the FAT 32 format.
Connecting
CDs with copy protection
CDs are often provided with copy protection
from the manufacturer. This can result in CDs not
playing or playing back in only a limited fashion.
Care
If necessary, clean the reflecting side of the CD
with a commercially available cleaning cloth by
wiping in a straight line from the center outwards.
USB audio interface
> iPods/iPhones or USB devices such as MP3
players and USB memory sticks: connection
via the USB audio interface
> iPhone/mobile phone music players: connection using a snap-in adapter, refer to
page 136.
> Only one iPod/iPhone can be connected to
the vehicle. Output from an iPod/iPhone to
the USB audio interface is only possible if
there is no iPhone in the snap-in adapter.
> Popular audio files, such as MP3, AAC and
M3U playlists, PLS and WPL, can be played.
Depending on the audio file, proper play-
1
USB interface
2
Connection for audio playback:
TRS connector 1/8''/3.5 mm
Apple iPod/iPhone
Use the special cable adapter for Apple iPods/
iPhones to produce the connection. The cable
adapter is required for a proper connection.
For further information, contact your MINI
dealer or check on the Internet at
www.mini.com/connectivity
To have audio playback over the vehicle
speakers, connect the iPod with the USB interface and the connection for the audio playback.
The iPod/iPhone's menu structure is supported
by the USB audio interface.
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Random order
For audio playback over the vehicle speakers,
connect the USB device to the USB interface.
After first connecting
Track information is transferred to the vehicle.
The time required is dependent on the USB
device and on the number of tracks.
The data from up to four USB devices or for
approx. 20,000 tracks can be stored in the
vehicle.
Press the button.
The current track is played to the end.
Then the tracks in the current folder are played
back in random order.
To terminate the random generator:
Press the button.
Selecting a track
Starting audio playback
Depending on the connected device, a track can
be selected from the following categories.
iPod
> "LIST": playlists.
1. Press the MODE button.
> "GEN": music type.
2.
> "ART": artist.
Press the button.
> "ALB": album.
1. Select the desired category.
USB device
1. Press the MODE button.
2.
Press the button.
Changing music tracks
2. Use the knob on the right to select the
desired folder as needed.
>
: press the knob on the right to open
a folder
>
: press the knob on the right to close
a folder
Skipping tracks
3. Select additional folders if you wish.
It is possible to skip tracks within the selected
folder.
4. Select the desired track and press the knob
on the right.
Press the
…
button as often as necessary
until the desired track is reached.
You can browse through the folders during playback.
Using the knob on the right:
Turn the knob on the right until the desired track
has been reached.
To change to the current track:
Fast forward/reverse
Track display
1. Press and hold the
…
button.
The track can be heard but is distorted.
You can call up any input information about the
current music track:
2. To cancel the fast forward/reverse, release
the button.
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The volume of the iPod can be lower or higher
than the audio sources for the radio.
To adjust the volume of the iPod to the volume
of the other audio sources:
1.
Press the button.
2. Select the desired volume and press the
knob on the right.
Notes
> The USB audio interface supplies the connected audio devices with power, provided
that this is supported by the audio device.
For this reason, audio devices are not to be
connected to a receptacle in the vehicle
during operation.
> Do not expose audio devices to extreme
ambient conditions, for example, very high
temperatures; refer to the operating instructions for the audio device.
> Do not connect any devices, e.g. fans or
lamps, to the USB audio interface.
> Do not connect USB hard drives.
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Telephone
Telephone
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
A mobile phone that is connected to the vehicle
should not be operated via the mobile phone
keypad; otherwise, malfunctions may occur.
Suitable mobile phones
Precise information as to which mobile phones
are supported by the hands-free device can be
found at www.mini.com/connectivity.
Notes
Overview
The concept
Mobile phones can be connected to the vehicle
through Bluetooth.
Do not expose your mobile phone to extreme
ambient conditions, for example, very high temperatures; otherwise, functions on your mobile
phone may not work. Follow the operating
instructions for your mobile phone.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of
Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.
Your MINI is equipped with a mobile phone
preparation package. After a suitable mobile
phone is paired with the vehicle once, the
mobile phone can be controlled via the radio,
the buttons on the steering wheel, and by voice.
It may be necessary for some functions to be
activated by the mobile phone provider.
Only make entries when traffic conditions
permit. Do not hold the mobile phone in
your hand while you are driving; use the handsfree system instead. If you do not observe this
precaution, your being distracted can endanger
vehicle occupants and other road users.<
Snap-in adapter
The snap-in adapter, refer to page 136, makes it
possible to:
> Accommodate the mobile phone.
> Recharge its battery.
> Connect it to an external antenna of the
vehicle.
This assures a better network connection
and constant sound quality.
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> "#": dial phone number
5
Time
> "A-Z": phone book
6
Backspace
> "TOP8": most frequently dialed phone
numbers
7
Function buttons for confirming the
functions displayed above them
> "LAST8": last phone numbers dialed
8
Redialing, answering a call, starting to dial,
ending a call, and switching to the phone
menu
9
Selecting and confirming function
To open the menu shown above, refer to
page 134.
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> "CALLS": accepted calls
> "MISSED": missed calls
2
Marking to select a function
3
Reception of the mobile phone network:
Display depends upon signal strength.
> Turn: to select a function or number
> Press: to activate a function or number
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Bluetooth passkey. Only required once for
pairing.
> "PHONE": telephone
> "COMP": computer
> Ignition switched on.
> "CONFIG": adjusting
Activating/deactivating Bluetooth link
> "MINI": MINI contact
Bluetooth is not permitted everywhere. Comply
with all safety guidelines and regulations.
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> Press: switching radio on/off
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1. Press the MENU button.
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2.
Symbols on the
display
Meaning
3.
Roaming active
4.
Press the button.
Press the button.
Press the button.
Placing a telephone call
using the hands-free system
5.
Press the button.
To reactivate the Bluetooth connection:
Pairing/unpairing mobile
phone
1.
Press the button.
Overview
The pairing data of four mobile phones can be
stored simultaneously in the vehicle. When the
engine is running or the ignition is switched on,
each paired mobile phone is automatically
detected as soon as it is present in the passenger
compartment.
2.
Press the button.
Pairing and connecting
Requirements
Only pair the mobile phone when the
vehicle is stopped; otherwise, inattention
may lead to endangerment of passengers or
other road users.<
> Suitable mobile phone, refer to page 128.
Switching on ignition
> Mobile phone operational.
> Bluetooth activated in vehicle, refer to
page 130, and in the mobile phone.
> Bluetooth presets in the mobile phone are
required, e.g. connection not confirmed or
visible, refer to Owner's Manual for the
mobile phone.
> A number with at least 4 and at most
16 digits has been established as the
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1. Insert the remote control as far as possible
into the ignition lock.
2. Switch on the ignition; to do so, press the
Start/Stop button without stepping on the
brake or clutch pedal.
Preparation on the radio display
3. Press the MENU button.
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10.
4.
Press the button to enter the
Bluetooth passkey using the radio.
Press the button.
5.
Press the button.
11. Using the function buttons 0-9, enter the
same Bluetooth passkey that was entered
into the mobile phone.
To delete the last digit:
6.
Press the button.
Press the button.
12.
Press the button to confirm the
Bluetooth passkey.
Turn the right rotary knob to display the
Bluetooth name of your vehicle on the display.
The following display will appear after a few
seconds:
Preparation with mobile phone
7. Other operations must be performed on the
mobile phone and differ depending on the
type of mobile phone, refer to Owner's
Manual for the mobile phone, e.g. under
Connecting or pairing Bluetooth device. The
Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears on
the mobile phone display.
8. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the mobile phone display.
Pairing
The mobile phone or the radio display will
prompt you to enter the same Bluetooth
passkey.
Depending on the mobile phone, you have
approx. 30 seconds to enter the Bluetooth
passkey using the mobile phone and the radio
display.
If the Bluetooth passkey can be entered using
the radio, then the following appears on the
display:
:
13.
Press the button if necessary.
The following display will appear after the
mobile phone is paired:
If pairing was successful, the mobile phone
appears at the top of the list of mobile phones.
If the pairing was not successful: What to do if…,
refer to page 132.
To repeat the pairing procedure:
1.
Press the button.
2. Repeat steps 6 to 13.
If the pairing procedure was not successful
repeated times:
> Suitable mobile phones can be found at:
www.mini.com/connectivity
9. Enter the Bluetooth passkey using the number buttons of the mobile phone.
> E-mail: mini.assistance@askminiusa.com
> Hotline, also refer to page 136.
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To display the number for the Hotline:
Unpairing mobile phone
1. Switch off mobile phone.
2. Press the MENU button.
3.
Press the button.
Press the button.
Turn the right knob to show the phone number
for the Hotline and the required information for
the pairing procedure on the display.
Following the initial pairing
> The mobile phone is detected/connected in
the vehicle within a short period of time
when the engine is running or radio readiness is switched on.
> After identification, phone book entries are
imported from the mobile phone and/or SIM
card of the telephone, depending on the
telephone.
> Specific settings may be necessary in some
mobile phones, e.g. authorization or a
secure connection, refer to the Owner's
Manual for the mobile phone.
Connecting a particular mobile phone
The connected mobile phone is identified with
the following symbol in the radio display:
To change the sequence of mobile phones in the
list:
1. Press the MENU button.
2.
Press the button.
4.
Press the button.
5. Turn the right rotary knob to show the
desired mobile phone on the radio display.
6.
Press the button.
7.
Press the button to acknowledge
the message displayed.
What to do if…
For information on suitable mobile phones, refer
to page 128.
The mobile phone could not be paired or connected.
> Is Bluetooth activated in the vehicle and in
the mobile phone? Activate Bluetooth in the
vehicle and in the mobile phone.
> Do the Bluetooth passkeys on the mobile
phone and the vehicle match? Enter the
same passkey on the mobile phone and via
the radio.
> A multi-digit passkey may be required.
> Is the passkey input taking longer than
30 seconds? Repeat the pairing procedure.
Press the button.
> Are too many Bluetooth devices connected
to the mobile phone? If so, delete the connections with other devices on the mobile
phone.
4. Turn the right rotary knob until the display
shows the mobile phone whose position in
the list is to be changed.
> Is the mobile phone in power economy
mode or does it only have a small amount of
battery charge remaining? Charge the
mobile phone in the snap-in adapter or via a
charging cable.
3.
5.
Press the button the number of
times required to reach the desired position.
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> Depending on the mobile phone, it may only
be possible to connect one device to the
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vehicle. Unpair the connected device from
the vehicle and only pair and connect one
device.
> Is the mobile phone no longer responding?
Switch the mobile phone off and back on
again. Repeat the pairing procedure.
> Delete connection to the mobile phone and,
if necessary, to the radio and try again.
Is the mobile phone no longer responding?
> Switch the mobile phone off and back on
again. Repeat the pairing procedure.
> Is the ambient temperature too high or too
low? Do not subject your mobile phone to
extreme ambient temperatures.
Phone book entries are not displayed, not all of
them are displayed, or they are displayed
incompletely.
> The transfer of phone book entries has not
yet completed.
> It is possible that only the phone book
entries of the mobile phone or the SIM card
are transferred.
COMMUNICATIONS
Operation
Overview
The following functions can be operated using
the radio:
> Accepting/refusing a call
> Dialing phone numbers
> Dialing a phone number from the phone
book
> Dialing a stored number, e.g., from a list of
accepted calls
> Ending a call
When the ignition is switched off and radio
readiness switched on, e.g. after removal of the
infrared remote control, an ongoing conversation can be continued for a maximum of
25 minutes using the hands-free system.
Adjusting volume
> It may not be possible to display phone book
entries with special characters.
> The number of phone book entries to be
stored is too high.
> The data volume of the phone book entry is
too great, e.g. due to additionally stored
information such as notes? Reduce the data
volume.
The telephone connection quality is low.
> Depending on the mobile phone, it is possible to adjust the strength of the Bluetooth
signal.
> Insert the mobile phone into the snap-in
adapter or place it in the vicinity of the
center console.
> Adjust the volume of the microphone and
speaker separately.
If you have gone through all items in the list and
still cannot activate the desired function please
contact the Hotline or your MINI dealer.
Turn the knob until the desired volume is
reached.
The volume for incoming calls and call volume
can be adjusted independently of each other.
The setting is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Incoming call
Receiving calls
If the phone number of the caller is stored in the
phone book and the phone number is transmitted, then the name of the entry is displayed.
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Accepting a call
Press the
button on the radio or on the
steering wheel.
Alternative:
Press the button.
Rejecting a call
Alternative:
Press the right rotary knob to dial the phone
number.
For your phone number to be displayed to the
person you are calling, the display of phone
numbers must be enabled by your service
provider.
Keypad dialing
Press the button.
Ending a call
Press the
button on the radio or on the
steering wheel.
Alternative:
Press the button.
Use keypad dialing to gain access to network
services or to control devices, e.g. to remotely
access an answering machine. This requires the
DTMF code.
This function is available if a connection has
been established and the call is being made
using the hands-free system.
1.
Press the button.
Entering phone numbers
Dialing a number
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Enter the desired code using the 0-9
buttons.
3.
2.
Press the button
If needed, press and hold the
button on the right or left side to enter
special characters.
Dialing a phone number from the phone
book or from phone numbers stored in a
list
3.
Press the button.
4. Enter the desired phone number using the
0-9 buttons.
To delete the last digit:
Press the button.
5. Press the
button on the radio or on the
steering wheel.
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Phone numbers dialed, incoming calls, and
phone book entries are stored in lists when the
mobile phone is connected to the vehicle via
Bluetooth. If the caller is entered in the phone
book, then the name of the entry is displayed
instead of the phone number.
Select the desired name from the list and
establish the connection.
There are five available lists:
> "A-Z"
The entries of the phone book, the SIM card,
or the mobile phone, composed of a name
and phone number, are sorted alphabetically.
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> "TOP8"
The eight most frequently dialed numbers
are automatically stored in the Top 8 list.
> "LAST8"
The last eight phone numbers you have
dialed are stored automatically. The phone
number dialed last appears at the top of the
list.
> "CALLS"
The phone numbers of the last eight
accepted calls are stored. This requires the
phone number of the caller to have been
transmitted.
> "MISSED"
The phone numbers of the last eight calls
that were not accepted are stored. This
requires the phone number of the caller to
have been transmitted.
Dialing a phone number from the phone
book
The A-Z list is available for phone book entries. If
entries with different names, but the same
phone number are transferred from the mobile
phone to the vehicle, only one entry is displayed.
The displays of the phone book entries on the
radio display can differ from the displays on the
mobile phone display, e.g. sequence of the first
and last names.
1. Press the MENU button.
4. Turn the right rotary knob to select the first
letters of the desired entry.
5.
Press the button if so desired.
The phone number is dialed.
To display all entries:
1. Turn the right rotary knob to select the first
letters of the desired entry and press the
right rotary knob.
2. Turn the right rotary knob to select the
desired entry and press the right rotary
knob.
The phone number is dialed.
The phone number can also be dialed using the
buttons on the steering wheel or radio:
Press the
button.
Editing and dialing a phone number
from the phone book
The phone number of an entry can be edited
before a call. This change is not stored in the
phone book.
1. Select an entry.
2.
Press the button.
3.
Press the button to delete a digit.
4. Enter additional digits using the 0-9 buttons.
5. Press the right rotary knob to dial the phone
number.
2.
Press the button.
Dialing a phone number from the phone
book using buttons on the steering
wheel
1. Press and hold the
telephone menu.
3.
Press the button.
The arrows indicate that
additional letters can be displayed.
Turn the right rotary knob to display additional letters.
button to display the
2. Use the arrow buttons on the steering wheel
to scroll through the phone book.
3. Press and hold the
phone number.
button to dial the
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Dialing a phone number stored in a list
To select an entry and establish a connection:
1. Press the MENU button.
2.
Press the button.
From hands-free system to mobile
phone
Calls being conducted using the hands-free
system can also be continued using the mobile
phone if so desired, depending on the mobile
phone.
At this point, follow the instructions that appear
on the display of the mobile phone, also refer to
the Owner's Manual for the mobile phone.
3.
Press the desired button to select
one of the four lists.
4. Turn the right rotary knob to select an entry
and press the right rotary knob to dial the
phone number.
Deleting an individual entry
1. Select the desired entry from the list.
2.
Press the button.
Displaying call duration
To display the duration during a call:
MINI contact
When the ignition is on, several dealer phone
numbers can be displayed.
> "Road Assist": Roadside service, if you
require assistance in the event of a flat tire.
> "Service": MINI dealer, for example if you
need to make a service appointment.
> "Cust Relat": MINI Hotline for information
about your vehicle.
Displaying phone numbers
1. Press the MENU button.
Press the button.
Hands-free system
2.
Press the button.
General information
Calls being conducted using the hands-free
system can be continued using the mobile
phone and vice versa.
3. Turn the right rotary knob until the desired
phone number is displayed.
From the mobile phone to the handsfree system
Snap-in adapter
Calls that have been initiated from outside the
Bluetooth range of the vehicle can be continued
using the hands-free system if the ignition is
switched on.
The concept
Depending on the mobile phone, the call is
automatically switched to hands-free mode.
If the switch does not occur automatically, then
follow the instructions that appear on the
display of the mobile phone, also refer to the
Owner's Manual for the mobile phone.
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The snap-in adapter makes it possible to do the
following:
> Accommodate the mobile phone.
> Recharge its battery.
> Connect to the outside antenna of the
vehicle.
This assures a better network connection
and constant sound quality.
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General information
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Inserting mobile phone
Detailed information on snap-in adapters that
compatibly support mobile phone functions can
be found at your MINI dealer.
Do not expose your mobile phone to extreme
ambient conditions, for example, very high temperatures; otherwise, functions on your mobile
phone may not work. Follow the operating
instructions for your mobile phone.
Installation location
In the center armrest.
Inserting snap-in adapter
1. Press the button and remove the cover.
1. Depending on the mobile phone, it may be
necessary to remove the protective cap of
the antenna connector and from the USB
connection of the mobile phone.
2. Push the mobile phone with the buttons
facing upward toward the electrical connections and press down until it engages.
Removing mobile phone
2. Insert the snap-in adapter at the front,
arrow 1, and press downward, arrow 2, until
it clicks into place.
Press the button and remove the mobile phone.
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CONTROLS
DRIVING TIPS
ENTERTAINMENT
COMMUNICATIONS
MOBILITY
REFERENCE
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Refueling
Refueling
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
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 fuel cap is loose or
missing.<
General information
Manually releasing the fuel filler flap
Switch off the engine before refueling;
otherwise, fuel cannot be added to the
tank and a message will be displayed.<
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster:
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.<
In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can
manually release the fuel filler flap:
1. Remove the cover from the left-hand sidewall of the cargo area.
Fuel filler flap
Opening
2. Pull on the green knob with the fuel pump
symbol. The fuel filler flap is released.
MINI Convertible:
1. Remove the cover from the left-hand sidewall of the cargo area.
1. Open the fuel filler flap.
2. Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise.
3. Place the fuel cap in the bracket attached to
the fuel filler flap.
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2. Pull on the green knob with the fuel pump
symbol. The fuel filler flap is released.
MOBILITY
Fuel specifications
Gasoline
For optimum fuel efficiency, the gasoline should
be free of sulfur or as low in sulfur as possible.
Fuels that are labeled at the pump as containing
metal may not be used.
Observe the following when refueling
Do not fill the tank with leaded gasoline or
gasoline that contains metal additives,
such as manganese or iron; otherwise, long term
damage to the catalytic converter or other components may result.<
Take all precautionary measures and
observe all applicable regulations when
handling fuel; otherwise, there is a danger of
personal injury and property damage.<
Fuels with a maximum ethanol content of up to
10%, that is, E10, can be used.
Do not overfill the fuel tank; otherwise,
overflowing fuel can cause damage to the
environment and the vehicle.<
US: ASTM 4806-xx
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 gal/50 liters, including the
reserve capacity of 2.1 US gal/8 liters.
The ethanol should meet the following quality
standards:
CAN: CGSB-3.511-xx
xx: Always observe currently valid standards.
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.<
The engine is knocking regulated. Therefore,
different grades of gasoline can be used for
refueling.
Recommended gasoline grades
The manufacturer of your MINI recommends:
> AKI 91.
> John Cooper Works AKI 93.
Minimum grade
The manufacturer of your MINI recommends
AKI 89.
Do not use any gasoline below the specified minimum fuel grade. Otherwise, the
engine could be damaged.<
If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI rating,
the engine may produce knocking sounds when
starting at high external temperatures. This has
no effect on the engine life.
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Refueling
The use of poor quality fuels may result in
harmful engine deposits or damage. Additionally, problems relating to driveability,
starting and stalling, especially under certain
environmental conditions such as high ambient
temperatures and high altitudes, may occur.
If driveability problems are encountered, we
recommend switching to a high quality gasoline
brand and a higher octane grade - AKI number for a few tankfuls. To avoid harmful engine
deposits, it is highly recommended to purchase
gasoline from BP or Top Tier retailers.
Failure to comply with these recommendations
may result in a need for unscheduled maintenance.<
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MOBILITY
Wheels and tires
Vehicle equipment
Checking the tire inflation pressure of
the compact tire
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
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.<
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 80,
or reset the Tire Pressure Monitor, page 82.<
A valve extension for checking the inflation
pressure is located behind the bumper.
Inflation pressure specifications
The tables below provide all the correct inflation
pressures for the specified tire sizes at ambient
temperature.
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
> Maximum allowable driving speed
Tire inflation pressures for driving up to
100 mph or 160 km/h
For normal driving 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 pillar when the driver's
door is open.
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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
columns for traveling speeds including those
exceeding 100 mph or 160 km/h. Otherwise,
tire damage and accidents could occur.<
The maximum permitted speed for these
tire inflation pressures is 100 mph or
160 km/h. Do not exceed this speed; otherwise,
tire damage and accidents may occur.<
Observe all national and local maximum speed
limits; otherwise, violations of the law could
occur.
MINI Cooper Coupe tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Tire pressures in bar/psi
All pressure specifications in the
table are indicated in bar/psi for
cold tires. Cold = ambient
temperature
175/65 R 15 84 T M+S Std
175/65 R 15 84 H Std
175/65 R 15 84 H M+S A/S Std
195/55 R 16 87 H RSC
195/55 R 16 87 H M+S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S A/S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S A/S RSC
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
2.4/35
2.4/35
175/60 R 16 82 H M+S RSC
2.6/38
2.6/38
Space-saver spare tire:
T 115/70 R 15 90 M
Speed up to a max. of 50 mph/80 km/h
4.2/60
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MINI Cooper S Coupe tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Tire pressures in bar/psi
All pressure specifications in the
table are indicated in bar/psi for
cold tires. Cold = ambient
temperature
195/55 R 16 87 V RSC
195/55 R 16 87 H M+S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S A/S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S RSC
2.6/38
2.6/38
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S A/S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V RSC
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
175/60 R 16 82 H M+S RSC
2.8/41
2.8/41
More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 203.
MINI John Cooper Works Coupe tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Tire pressures in bar/psi
All pressure specifications in the
table are indicated in bar/psi for
cold tires. Cold = ambient
temperature
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
2.7/39
2.7/39
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
2.9/42
2.9/42
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MINI Cooper Roadster tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Tire pressures in bar/psi
All pressure specifications in the
table are indicated in bar/psi for
cold tires. Cold = ambient
temperature
175/65 R 15 84 T M+S
175/65 R 15 84 H
175/65 R 15 84 H M+S A/S
195/55 R 16 87 H RSC
195/55 R 16 87 H M+S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S A/S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S A/S RSC
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
2.4/35
2.4/35
175/60 R 16 82 H M+S RSC
2.6/38
2.6/38
Space-saver spare tire:
T 115/70 R 15 90 M
Speed up to a max. of 50 mph/80 km/h
4.2/60
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MINI Cooper S Roadster tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Tire pressures in bar/psi
All pressure specifications in the
table are indicated in bar/psi for
cold tires. Cold = ambient
temperature
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
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S A/S RSC
2.6/38
2.6/38
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S A/S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V RSC
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
175/60 R 16 82 H M+S RSC
2.8/41
2.8/41
More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 203.
MINI John Cooper Works Roadster tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Tire pressures in bar/psi
All pressure specifications in the
table are indicated in bar/psi for
cold tires. Cold = ambient
temperature
185/50 R 17 86 H M+S XL RSC
205/45 R 17 84 W RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
2.7/39
2.7/39
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
2.9/42
2.9/42
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MINI Cooper Convertible tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Tire pressures in bar/psi
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 bar/psi for
cold tires. Cold = ambient
temperature
175/65 R 15 84 T M+S Std
175/65 R 15 84 H Std
175/65 R 15 84 H M+S A/S Std
175/60 R 16 82 H M+S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 H RSC
195/55 R 16 87 H M+S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S A/S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S A/S RSC
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
2.4/35
2.4/35
2.6/38
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MINI Cooper S Convertible tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Tire pressures in bar/psi
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 bar/psi for
cold tires. Cold = ambient
temperature
195/55 R 16 87 V RSC
195/55 R 16 87 H M+S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S A/S RSC
195/55 R 16 87 V M+S RSC
2.4/35
2.4/35
2.6/38
2.6/38
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V M+S A/S RSC
205/45 R 17 84 V RSC
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
175/60 R 16 82 H M+S RSC
2.7/39
2.7/39
2.9/42
2.9/42
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MINI John Cooper Works Convertible tire inflation pressures
Tire size
Tire pressures in bar/psi
Speeds including those
exceeding
100 mph/160 km/h
Speeds up to a max. of
100 mph/160 km/h
All pressure specifications in the
table are indicated in bar/psi for
cold tires. Cold = ambient
temperature
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
2.7/39
2.7/39
2.9/42
2.9/42
205/40 R 18 82 W RSC
2.9/42
2.9/42
3.1/45
3.1/45
More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 203.
Tire coding
H = up to 131 mph/210 km/h
Knowledge of the labeling on the side of the tire
makes it easier to identify and choose the right
tires.
225/45 R 17 91 V
Nominal width in mm
Aspect
ratio in Ξ
Radial belt construction
Rim diameter in inches
Load rating,
(not on ZR tires)
Speed code letter,
(before the R on ZR tires)
Y = up to 186 mph/300 km/h
Tires with DOT codes meet the guidelines of the
US Department of Transportation.
DOT code:
For instance:
DOT xxxx xxx 1012
Manufacturer's code
for tire make
tire size and
tire design
Tire age
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Speed letter
Q = up to 100 mph/160 km/h
T = up to 118 mph/190 km/h
150
W = up to 167 mph/270 km/h
Tire Identification Number
Tire size
e.g.
V = up to 150 mph/240 km/h
Quality grades can be found where applicable
on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For example:
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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
under controlled conditions on a specified
government test course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one and one-half (1 γ)
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.
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
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.
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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 levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel that exceed 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.<
RSC - run-flat tires
You will recognize run-flat tires by a circular
symbol containing the letters RSC on the side of
the tire, page 152.
M+S
Winter and all-season tires.
These have better winter properties than
summer tires.
XL
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 0.12 in/
3 mm, although, for example, European legislation only specifies a minimum tread depth of
0.063 in/1.6 mm. At tread depths below
0.12 in/3 mm there is an increased risk of highspeed hydroplaning, even when only small
amounts of water are present on the road
surface.
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Winter tires
When winter tires wear down past a tread depth
of 0.16 in/4 mm, they become perceptibly less
suitable for winter conditions. In the interest of
safety, new tires should be installed.
Minimum tread depth
dance with the specifications of the MINI manufacturer. 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 ... 1012 means that the tire was manufactured during the 10th week of 2012.
Wear indicators in the base of the tread groove
are distributed around the tire's circumference;
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 0.063 in/1.6 mm.
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.
Run-flat tires
Tire damage
Driving over rough or damaged road surfaces, as
well as debris, curbs, and other obstacles can
cause serious damage to wheels, tires, and
suspension parts. This is more likely to occur
with low-profile tires, which provide less
cushioning between the wheel and the road. Be
careful to avoid road hazards and reduce your
speed, especially if your vehicle is equipped with
low-profile tires.
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.
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.
For information on continuing to drive with a flat
tire, refer to Indication of a flat tire, page 81.
In these cases, reduce speed immediately
and have wheels and tires thoroughly
checked. To do so, drive carefully to the nearest
MINI dealer or a specialized tire shop that has
specially trained personnel working in accor-
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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 83. 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
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.
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.
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.
When properly used, these tires meet the highest standards in terms of safety and handling
characteristics.
Run-flat tires
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.
Special characteristics of winter tires
The manufacturer of your MINI recommends the
use of winter tires on snowy roads or if temperatures drop below 457/ +76. Although allseason 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.
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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.<
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. This
label is available at your tire dealer or MINI
dealer.
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.
Only attach snow chains in pairs to the front
wheels with the following tires.
> 175/65 R 15 M+S
> 175/60 R 16 M+S
John Cooper Works:
Storage
> 185/50 R 17 86 H M+S XL RSC
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.
Observe the manufacturer's instructions when
mounting snow chains. Do not exceed a speed
of 30 mph or 50 km/h.
Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation
pressure indicated on the sidewall of the tire.
Swapping wheels among the axles
Depending on the individual use, front and rear
tires may exhibit different wear and tear.
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 DSC or activate DTC, refer to
page 77.<
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.
Always check the inflation pressure after the tire
rotation, if necessary change the pressure.
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Engine compartment
Vehicle equipment
General information
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Never attempt to perform any service or
repair operations on your vehicle without
the required professional technical training. If
you do not know how to follow the specified
instructions, then have the work carried out by
your MINI dealer. If this work is not carried out
properly, there is a danger of subsequent
damage and related safety hazards.<
Important parts of the engine compartment
1
Vehicle identification number
5
Coolant expansion tank 158
2
Battery, under the cover 177
6
3
Engine oil dipstick 156
Reservoir for washer fluid for the headlamp
and window washer system 62
4
Engine oil filler neck 157
7
Engine compartment fuse box 176
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Hood
Releasing
Closing
Pull the lever.
Close the hood from a height of approx. 16 in/
40 cm with momentum. It must be clearly heard
to engage.
Do not clean the windshield and headlamps if the hood is unlocked as this may
damage the headlamp washer system.<
Opening
If you notice any signs while driving your
vehicle that the hood is not completely
closed, stop at once and close it securely.
Make sure that the closing path of the hood is
clear; otherwise, injuries may result.<
Engine oil
Engine oil consumption depends on driving style
and operating conditions, e.g., with a very
sporty driving style, the engine oil consumption
is significantly increased.
To avoid damage, make sure that the
wiper arms are against the windshield
before you open the hood.<
Therefore, check the engine oil level regularly
after each refueling.
Press the release handle and open the hood.
Checking engine oil level
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.
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.
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Oil types for refilling
Notes
Do not use oil additives as this could result
in engine damage.<
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.<
Adding engine oil
When selecting a motor oil, ensure that it
belongs to one of the SAE viscosity classes
0W-40, 0W-30, 5W-40 and 5W-30; otherwise,
malfunctions or damage to the engine may
result.<
The engine oil quality is critical for the life of the
engine.
Some types of oil may not be available in every
country.
Approved oil types
Gasoline engines
BMW High Performance SAE 5W-30
BMW Longlife-01
BMW Longlife-01 FE
Additional information on approved types of oil
can be found at a MINI dealer.
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 156.
Add oil within the next 30 miles/50 km;
otherwise, the engine could be damaged.<
If too much motor oil is added,
immediately have the vehicle checked;
otherwise, damage to the engine may result.<
Keep oils, grease, etc. out of the reach of
children and comply with the warnings on
the containers. Otherwise, health hazards may
result.<
Alternative oil types
If the approved engine oils are not available,
up to 1 US quart/1 liter of another oil with the
following specifications may be used:
Gasoline engines
API SM or higher specifications
Oil change
Only MINI dealers are to perform oil changes.
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Coolant
pressure to escape, then continue turning to
open.
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.
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.<
2. Slowly fill to the correct fluid level; do not
overfill.
3. Close by turning the cap.
Have the reason for the coolant loss eliminated
as soon as possible.
Comply with the appropriate environmental protection regulations when disposing
of coolant additives.<
Coolant temperature
If the coolant, and therefore the engine, should
overheat, then a warning lamp will go on, refer
to page 185.
Checking coolant level
Do not add coolant to the cooling system
when the engine is hot. Escaping coolant
can cause burns.<
Do not open the hood until the engine has
cooled down.
The coolant level is correct if it is between the
marks.
Topping off
1. Turn the cap of the expansion tank a little
counterclockwise to allow any accumulated
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Maintenance
Vehicle equipment
Service data in the remote control
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
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.
MINI Maintenance System
Make sure that the date in the tachometer
is always set correctly, page 73; 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 will remind you
of necessary maintenance measures and by
doing so, will assist you in maintaining the traffic
and operating safety of your vehicle.
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.<
In the tachometer, you can have the remaining
times or distances for selected maintenance
tasks and any legally prescribed dates displayed,
page 71.
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Socket for On-Board
Diagnosis OBD
Data memory
Your vehicle displays data about the operation,
malfunctions, and user settings. These data are
stored in the vehicle and can be partly stored in
the remote control; the data can be read by
suitable devices, in particular at your MINI
dealer. The data read out are used for
supporting the service processes and repair
or for optimization and development of
vehicle functions.
The primary components that make up the
emissions can be checked by a device via the
OBD socket.
Emissions
The warning lamps come on. The vehicle
is producing higher emissions. You can
continue your journey, but moderate
your speed and exercise due caution.
Have the car checked as soon as possible.
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.
If the fuel cap is not properly tightened,
the OBD system may conclude that fuel
vapors are escaping, causing an indicator to light up. If the fuel cap is then tightened,
the indicator should go out within a few days.
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Care
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
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.
Your MINI dealer would be pleased to advise
you on cleaning and care products and services
for your MINI.
The ingredients of original MINI Care
Products have been tested, and the
products have been tested in the laboratory
and in practice. They offer optimum care and
protection for your vehicle.<
External care
Washing your vehicle
Especially during the winter months the
vehicle should be frequently washed. Dirt
and road salt can damage the vehicle.<
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.<
Car washes
Preference should be given to cloth car washes.
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:
> Vehicle dimensions, page 197.
> If necessary: fold in the outside mirrors,
page 49.
> Maximum permissible tire width.
Do not use any cleansers containing
alcohol or solvents as these may cause
damage.<
Avoid car washes with tracks higher than
4 in/10 cm; otherwise, the chassis could
be damaged.<
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.<
Preparations for driving into the car wash:
> Unscrew the rod antenna.
> MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster: retract spoiler.
> 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.
> Insert the remote control into the ignition
lock.
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Automatic transmission
Before driving into the car wash, make sure that
the vehicle can roll:
1. Place the remote control, even with Comfort
Access, in the ignition lock.
2. Move the selector lever to position N.
3. Release the parking brake.
4. Switch off the engine.
5. Insert the remote control in the ignition lock
so that the vehicle can roll.
Steam jets/high-pressure washers
When using steam jets or high-pressure
washers, make sure that you maintain
sufficient distance from the vehicle and do not
exceed a 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.<
Do not spray sensors, such as the Park
Distance Control, with high-pressure
washers for a long time or at a distance of less
than 1 ft/30 cm.<
Manual washing
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.
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.<
Headlamps
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.
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Do not remove accumulated ice and snow with
an ice scraper; use window deicers instead.
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.<
Care of the convertible top
The appearance and service life of the convertible top largely depends on its proper care and
operation.
Please follow these instructions:
> Never attempt to fold and stow the convertible top in the convertible compartment
when the top is wet or frozen. Otherwise,
water stains, mildew, and chafe marks may
occur.
> If water spots occur on the inside headliner
despite precautions, remove them using a
microfiber cloth and interior cleaner.
> If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area
for a longer period of time, make sure that
there is sufficient ventilation.
> Remove any bird droppings immediately,
since they have corrosive properties which
will corrode the convertible top and damage
the rubber seals.
When attempting to remove stains from
the convertible top, do not use spot
removers, paint thinners, solvents, gasoline, or
similar fluids. These cleaners may damage the
rubber seals. The improper care or cleaning
methods may cause the convertible top and its
seams to leak.<
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Use special convertible top cleaning agents if
attempting to remove heavy stains.
Rubber seals
Always read and follow the manufacturer's
instructions.
Do not use silicon sprays or other siliconcontaining care products on rubber seals;
otherwise, noise and damage could occur.<
Use an impregnating agent to treat the convertible top once a year.
Only treat with water or rubber care products.
Chrome parts
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster: rear spoiler
compartment
So that the operation of the rear spoiler is not
compromised, e.g., by leaves, snow or ice, clean
the rear spoiler compartment at regular intervals.
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
Paintwork, care
Regular care helps your vehicle retain its value
and protects the paint from the long-term
effects of aggressive substances.
Environmental influences in areas with
increased air pollution or natural contaminants,
such as tree sap or pollen, can affect the vehicle
paintwork. It is therefore important to adjust the
frequency and extent of vehicle care correspondingly.
Immediately remove any particularly aggressive
substances, such as fuel that has overflowed, oil,
grease, brake fluid, or bird droppings; otherwise,
paint damage can be caused.
The system produces brake dust that collects on
the light alloy wheels. Clean them regularly with
acid-free wheel cleaner.
Do not use aggressive, acid-containing,
highly alkaline, or abrasive cleansers or
steam jets hotter than 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.<
Removing paintwork damage
Internal care
Depending on the severity of the damage,
immediately repair stone damage or
scratches to prevent rusting.<
Upholstery/fabrics
The manufacturer of the MINI recommends
repairing paint damage professionally according
to factory specifications with original MINI
paints.
Preservation
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.
Regularly use a vacuum cleaner to remove
surface dirt.
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.
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.<
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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.
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 and fine wood parts
with damp 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.<
Treat the leather twice a year using a leather
lotion since dirt and grease will gradually attack
the leather's protective layer.
Displays
Carpets/floor mats
To clean displays, such as the radio or display
elements, use an anti-static microfiber cloth.
Keep floor mats, carpet, and other objects
out of the movement range of the pedals;
otherwise, they may inhibit the function of the
pedals during driving.
Do not place additional floor mats onto an
existing one or onto other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be appropriately fastened.
Make sure that the floor mats are securely
fastened again after they have been removed,
e.g. for cleaning.<
Floor mats can be removed to be cleaned.
If the carpets are very dirty, clean with a microfiber cloth and water or an interior cleaner.
When doing so, rub forward and back in the
driving direction; otherwise, the carpet may
become matted.
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.<
CD/DVD drives
Do not use cleaning CDs as this could
damage parts of the drive.<
Vehicle storage
If you park your vehicle longer than three
months, ask your MINI dealer to advise you.
Interior plastic parts
These include:
> Plastic surfaces
> Lamp glass
> Display panes
> Mat parts
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Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Toolkit
Your vehicle comes with a toolkit that varies
with the equipment version; it is stored underneath the flat load floor.
1
Folding chock and cover for defective wheel
2
Extractor hook
3
Wheel stud wrench
4
Vehicle jack
5
Special wrench for removing the spacesaver spare tire
6
Flat screwdriver/Phillips screwdriver
7
Towing eyelet
8
Lifting handle
With Mobility Kit
Wiper blades
Do not place windshield wipers on the
windshield if wiper blades are not
installed; otherwise, the windshield may be
damaged.<
1
Sealant bottle
2
Hexagon wrench
3
Extractor hook
4
Vehicle jack
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster: wiper blade
replacement
5
Wheel stud wrench
1. Fold out the wiper arm and hold it.
6
Flat screwdriver/Phillips screwdriver, towing
eyelet
7
Compressor
Run-flat tires or space-saver spare tire
The toolkit includes a pouch with a plastic bag in
which you can place the damaged wheel.
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2. Press together the locking spring, arrows 1,
and fold out the wiper blade, arrow 2.
3. Pull the wiper blade forward and out of the
catch mechanism.
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.<
4. Press the new wiper blade into the fixture
until it engages audibly.
You can obtain a selection of replacement bulbs
at your MINI dealer.
To avoid damage, make sure that the
wiper arms are against the windshield
before you open the hood.<
Only replace bulbs after they have cooled
down; otherwise, you may burn your
fingers.<
MINI Convertible: wiper blade
replacement
1. Fold out the wiper arm and hold it.
When working on electrical systems,
always begin by switching off the
consumer 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.<
Caring for headlamps, refer to page 162.
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.<
2. Press locking spring together, arrows 1.
3. Hold locking spring pressed together and
pull wiper blade from wiper arm, arrow 2.
4. Slide the new wiper blade onto the windshield wiper arm until it audibly engages.
5. Fold down the wiper arm.
To avoid damage, make sure that the
wiper arms are against the windshield
before you open the hood.<
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.
Never touch the glass of new bulbs with
your bare fingers, as even minute
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For checking and adjusting headlamp aim,
please contact your MINI dealer.<
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 of the retina.<
Headlamp glass lens
In cool or humid weather, condensation may
occur on the interiors of the headlamps. The
condensation disappears a short time after the
light is switched on. The headlamps do not need
to be changed.
Do not remove the condensation from head-
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lamps, despite driving with lights on, and if
condensation increases, e.g., because of water
droplets, have this checked by your MINI dealer.
Xenon lamps
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.
Work on the xenon lighting system,
including lamp replacement, is only to be
carried out only by your MINI dealer. Due to high
voltage, there is a risk of fatal injury if work on
the xenon lamps is carried out improperly.<
MOBILITY
Removing the cover:
1. Press the tab.
2. Flip open the cover and take it out of the
holder.
Follow the same steps in reverse order to
reattach the cover.
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.
Halogen low beams and high beams
H13 bulb, 60/55 watts
The H13 bulb is pressurized. Therefore,
wear safety glasses and protective gloves.
Otherwise, there is a risk of injury if the bulb is
damaged.<
Be careful when installing the cover;
otherwise, leaks could occur and cause
damage to the headlamp system.<
2. Push on the catch, arrow 1, and disconnect
the connector, arrow 2.
Accessing the lamp from the engine
compartment
The low-beam/high-beam bulb can be changed
from the engine compartment.
3. To insert the new bulb and replace the
cover, proceed in reverse order.
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Turn signals, parking lamps, roadside
parking lamps, and fog lamps
5. To insert the new bulb and replace the
covers, proceed in reverse order.
Accessing the lamps via the wheel well
Replacing a parking/roadside parking
lamp bulb
5 watt bulb, W 5 W
1. Turn in the wheel.
2. Remove cover 2.
To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise.
3. Unscrew the upper bulb counterclockwise.
1
Turn signal
2
Parking/roadside parking/fog lamps
Replacing a turn signal bulb
21 watt bulb, PY 21 W
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.
3. Remove the inside cover.
To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise.
Replacing a fog lamp bulb
H8 bulb, 35 watts
1. Turn in the wheel.
2. Remove cover 2.
To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise.
3. Pull the cable connector.
4. Unscrew the lower bulb counterclockwise.
4. Unscrew the bulb counterclockwise.
5. To insert the new bulb and replace the
cover, proceed in reverse order.
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Side turn signals
Changing
5 watt bulb, W 5 W
1. Remove the cover from the sidewall of the
cargo area.
1. Push the lamp with the ventilation grate
forward and remove.
2. Unscrew the bulb holder counterclockwise.
MINI Coupe, MINI Roadster:
MINI Convertible:
3. Pull out and replace the bulb.
4. To insert the new bulb and replace the
cover, proceed in reverse order.
Tail lamps
Turn signals: 21 watt bulb, PY 21 W
Brake light: bulb 21 Watt/5 Watt, W 5 W
Other lights: bulb 21 Watt, P 21 W
Move the convertible top to its uppermost
position, refer to Loading aid page 109, and
remove the cover of the luggage compartment side wall.
2. Unscrew the desired bulb counterclockwise,
arrows 1.
Another bulb is located behind the luggage
compartment side wall, arrow 2.
1
Turn signal
2
Tail lamp LED
3
Brake light
3. To insert the new bulb and replace the
cover, proceed in reverse order.
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Rear fog lamps/Reverse lights
License plate lamps
Bulbs 16 Watt, W 16W
5 watt bulb, C 5 W
Access the lamps via the rear or underside of the
bumper.
1. Using a screwdriver, push the lamp to the
left in the tab of the lamp housing, arrow 1.
1. Press fastening clips, arrows, together and
remove the lamp holder.
2. Remove the lamp, arrow 2.
2. Remove the bulb and replace it.
4. Insert the lamp.
3. To insert the new bulb and bulb holder,
proceed in reverse order.
Center brake lamp
4. Re-engage the bulb holder so that it audibly
clicks into place.
John Cooper Works: aerodynamic
bumper
Access the lamps via the rear or underside of the
bumper.
1. Unscrew the bulb holder counterclockwise,
arrow.
2. Remove the bulb and replace it.
3. To insert the new bulb and bulb holder,
proceed in reverse order.
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3. Replace the bulb.
This lamp uses LED technology for operation. In
the event of a malfunction, contact your MINI
dealer or a workshop that has specially trained
personnel working in accordance with the
specifications of your MINI manufacturer.
Repairing a flat tire
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.<
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In the event of a flat tire, different procedures
should be followed depending on the equipment included in your vehicle:
> MINI Mobility Kit, refer to the following
section
> Run-flat tires, page 173
> Tire change with space-saver spare tire,
page 173
MINI Mobility Kit
Preparations
Use of the MINI Mobility Kit 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
Kit.
Do not remove foreign bodies which have
penetrated the tire if possible.
Follow the instructions on using the
Mobility Kit found on the compressor
and the sealant bottle.<
Remove the adhesive label for the speed limit
from the sealant bottle and affix it to the
steering wheel.
Sealant and compressor
3
Holder for the sealant bottle
4
Compressor
5
Plug and cable for the socket in the vehicle
interior, page 101
6
Connection hose to connect the compressor
and sealant bottle or the compressor and
wheel
7
On/off switch
8
Pressure gauge for indicating the tire
inflation pressure
9
Release button for reducing the tire inflation
pressure
Connector, cable and connection hose are
stored in the compressor housing.
Using the Mobility Kit
To repair a tire puncture with the Mobility Kit,
proceed as follows:
> Filling the tire with sealant.
> Distributing the sealant.
> Correct the tire inflation pressure.
Filling the tire with sealant.
1
Sealant bottle and adhesive label with speed
limit
2
Filling hose
Note the use-by date on the sealant
bottle.<
Proceed in the specified order; otherwise,
sealant may emerge under high pressure.<
1. Shake the sealant bottle.
2. Pull the connecting hose 6 completely out of
the compressor housing and screw it onto
the connector of the sealant bottle. Make
sure that the hose is not kinked.
3. Insert the sealant bottle on the compressor
housing in an upright position.
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1. Unscrew filler hose 2 of the sealant bottle
from the wheel.
2. Unscrew connecting hose of the
compressor 6 from the sealant bottle.
3. Connect the filler hose 2 of the sealant
bottle to the unoccupied connection on
the sealant bottle.
This prevents the rest of the sealant from
escaping from the bottle.
4. Unscrew the dust cap from the valve of the
defective wheel and screw the filling hose 2
of the sealant bottle onto the valve.
4. Wrap the empty sealant bottle in suitable
material to avoid dirtying the cargo area.
5. Ensure that the compressor is switched off.
5. Stow Mobility Kit back in the vehicle.
6. Insert the plug 5 into the lighter socket/
power socket in the vehicle interior,
page 102.
Distributing the sealant.
7. With the engine running:
Switch on the compressor and let run for
about 3 to 8 minutes in order to add the
sealant and to achieve an inflation pressure
of about 1.8 bar/26 psi.
When adding the sealant, the filling
pressure can temporarily increase up
to about 5 bar/73 psi. Do not switch off the
compressor during this phase.<
Do not run the compressor for longer
than 10 minutes; otherwise, the
device will overheat and possibly be
damaged.<
8. Switch off the compressor.
If an inflation pressure of 1.8 bar/26 psi is not
reached:
1. Unscrew the filling hose 2 from the wheel
and drive the vehicle forward and backward
approx. 33 ft/10 m to distribute the liquid
sealant in the tire evenly.
2. Inflate the tire again with the compressor.
If an inflation pressure of 1.8 bar/26 psi is
not reached, then the tire is too badly
damaged. Please contact the nearest MINI
dealer.<
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Immediately drive approx. 3.1 miles/5 km so
that the sealant evenly distributes itself.
Do not exceed speeds of 50 mph/
80 km/h.
If possible, do not drop below 10 mph/
20 km/h.<
Adjusting the tire pressure
1. After driving approx. 3.1 miles/5 km or
10 minutes, stop at a suitable location.
2. Screw the connection hose 6 of the compressor directly onto the tire valve.
3. Insert the plug 5 into the power socket in
the vehicle interior.
4. Adjust tire pressure to 1.8 bar/26 psi. With
the engine running:
> To increase the inflation pressure: switch on
the compressor. To check the current inflation pressure, switch off the compressor.
Do not run the compressor for longer
than 10 minutes; otherwise, the
device will overheat and possibly be
damaged.<
> To decrease the inflation pressure: press the
release button 9.
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If the tire cannot maintain the inflation
pressure, drive the vehicle again, refer to
Distributing the sealant. Then repeat steps
1 to 4.
If an inflation pressure of 1.8 bar/26 psi still
cannot be reached, then the tire is too heavily
damaged. Contact your nearest MINI dealer.<
MOBILITY
1. Unscrew the screw connection with the
special wrench.
2. Take out the cover panel.
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.
3. Screw the lifting handle from the toolkit onto
the thread.
Have the Mobility Kit refilled.
Changing wheels
Run-flat tires
Tire change for run-flat tires:
> Prepare for tire change, page 174
> Jack up vehicle, page 174
> Tighten lug bolts, page 175
4. Raise the lifting handle slightly.
5. Squeeze the securing spring.
Space-saver spare tire
Tire change with space-saver spare tire:
> Remove the space-saver spare tire,
page 173
> Prepare for tire change, page 174
> Jack up vehicle, page 174
> Mount space-saver spare tire, page 175
> Tighten lug bolts, page 175
> Drive with space-saver spare tire, page 174
6. The space-saver spare tire is released and
must be held by the lifting handle.
Removing the space-saver spare tire
7. Lower the space-saver spare tire with the
lifting handle.
The screw connection of the space-saver spare
tire is under the floor mat in the cargo area, on
the base of the storage compartment for the tire
change set.
8. Unscrew the lifting handle.
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9. Pull the space-saver spare tire underneath
the vehicle out toward the rear.
10. Position the space-saver spare tire with the
valve facing upward.
11. Unscrew the valve extension from the valve
of the space-saver spare tire.
12. Unscrew the dust cap from the extension
and place it on the valve of the space-saver
spare tire.
Due to its different dimensions, the
damaged wheel cannot be placed in the
recess for 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.
2. Uncover the lug bolts if necessary.
3. Loosen the lug bolts by a half turn.
Driving with the space-saver spare tire
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.<
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 possible and have the new wheel/tire assembly balanced.<
Preparing for a tire change
Jacking up the vehicle
The vehicle jack is designed for changing
wheels only. Do not attempt to raise
another vehicle model with it or to raise any load
of any kind. To do so could cause accidents and
personal injury.<
1. Place the jack at the jacking point closest to
the wheel.
Observe the safety precautions regarding
flat tires on page 170.<
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The jack base must be perpendicular to the
surface beneath the jacking point.
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Vehicle battery
Maintenance
The battery is maintenance-free; that is, the
electrolyte will last for the life of the battery
when the vehicle is operated in a temperate
climate.
Battery replacement
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.
Only use vehicle batteries that have been
approved for your vehicle by the manufacturer; otherwise, the vehicle could be
damaged and systems or functions may not
be fully available.<
After a battery replacement, have the battery
registered on the vehicle by your MINI dealer to
ensure that all convenience functions are fully
available and, if necessary, the corresponding
Check Control messages are no longer displayed.
Charging the battery
3. Lift the new wheel into place.
Note
4. Screw at least two lug bolts finger-tight into
opposite bolt holes.
Do not connect battery chargers to the
sockets installed in the vehicle at the
factory; otherwise you may cause damage to
the battery.<
5. Screw in the remaining bolts.
6. Tighten all the lug bolts firmly in a diagonal
pattern.
7. Lower the vehicle.
8. Remove the jack.
Tightening the lug bolts
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.
Replace the defective tire as soon as possible
and have the new wheel/tire assembly
balanced.
Only charge the battery in the vehicle when
the engine is off. Connections, refer to Jumpstarting on page 177.
General information
To guarantee the full service life of the battery,
ensure that the battery is always properly
charged.
It may be necessary to charge the battery in the
following situations:
> If frequent short trips are taken.
> If the vehicle is frequently parked for more
than a month.
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Disposal
In the vehicle interior
After replacing old batteries, return the
used batteries to your MINI dealer or to
a recycling center. Maintain the battery in an
upright position for transport and storage.
Always secure the battery against tipping over
during transport.<
Power failure
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:
On the right side of the footwell.
> Time and date
These values must be updated, page 73.
Press out at the recess.
Opening the cover
> Radio
In some cases, stations may have to be
stored again, page 118.
Fuses
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 fuses replaced by your MINI dealer.<
A fuse assignment diagram is located on the
inside of the fuse box cover panels.
In the engine compartment
Opening the cover
Press the latch.
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Vehicle equipment
Warning triangle
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
The warning triangle is located at the bottom of
the luggage compartment floor.
Roadside Assistance
Roadside Assistance is available by phone
24 hours a day in many countries. You can
receive assistance there in the event of an
emergency.
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.
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.<
Connecting jumper cables
The first aid pouch is located on the rear cargo
well by the left side trim panel.
Connect the jumper cables in the correct
order, so that no sparks which could cause
injury occur.<
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1. Open the battery cover in the engine
compartment to access the positive terminal
of your MINI.
2. Release the tabs on the left and right sides of
the positive terminal cover, arrows 1, and lift
the cover to open, arrow 2.
Body ground in MINI:
6. 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.
Starting the engine
1. Start the engine of the donor vehicle and
allow it to run for a few minutes at slightly
increased idle speed.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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.
3. Let the engines run for a few minutes.
4. Disconnect the jumper cables by reversing
the above connecting sequence.
If necessary, have the battery checked and
recharged.
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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Using a tow fitting
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.
It is stored in the toolkit in the cargo area underneath the cover on the right-hand side,
page 165.
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.<
Access to screw thread
Push out the cover of the towing eye out of the
recess in the bumper.
Front
Being towed
Make sure that the ignition is switched on,
refer to page 55; otherwise, the low
beams, tail lamps, turn signals, 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.<
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.<
Rear
Towing with a tow bar
The towing vehicle must not be lighter
than the towed vehicle; otherwise, it may
be impossible to maintain control.<
John Cooper Works with aerodynamic bumper:
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:
Pull out the bottom of the cover panel of the
towing eye in the bumper, arrow.
> Clearance and maneuvering capability will
be sharply limited during cornering.
> The tow bar will generate lateral forces if it is
attached offset.
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Giving and receiving assistance
Only attach the tow bar to the tow fittings,
as attachment to other vehicle parts can
lead to damage.<
Towing with a tow rope
When starting off in the towing vehicle, make
sure that the tow rope is taut.
immediately depress the clutch completely
again.
5. Stop at a suitable location, remove the tow
bar or rope and switch off the hazard
warning flashers.
6. Have the vehicle checked.
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.<
Towing with a tow truck
Have the MINI transported by a tow truck with a
so-called lift bar or on a flat bed.
Do not lift vehicle by 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 177.
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.
1. Switch on hazard warning flashers, comply
with local regulations.
2. Switch on the ignition, page 55.
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,
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Indicator and warning lamps
Indicator and warning lamps
Vehicle equipment
The concept
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available because of, for example,
selected options or country version. This also
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Indicator and warning lamps can light up in
various combinations and colors in indicator
area 1 or 2. Refer to the table for information on
causes and how to react. Note whether a lamp
lights up alone or in combination with another.
Some lamps can light up in different colors.
Corresponding distinctions are made in the text.
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 49.
External temperature warning
Drive cautiously, refer also to page 66.
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2
Indicator and warning lamps
Cause
What to do
Lights up briefly:
Approx. 2.1 US gal/8 liters of fuel are
still in the tank
Remains on:
Cruising range is no more than
30 miles/50 km, page 65
Engine refuses to start
Depress the brake or clutch in order to
start the engine, page 55.
Ignition switched on and driver's door
open
Switch off the ignition, page 55, or
close the driver's door.
Lamps still on
Roadside parking lamps on
Door open
Hood open
Tailgate open
Cargo area cover in the MINI
Convertible
Convertible top cannot be activated.
Bring cargo area cover in required
position, refer to page 109.
Lights up in red:
Convertible top not locked
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Convertible top not locked. First
completely open or close the
convertible top, and then continue
the trip, page 35 and 42.
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Indicator and warning lamps
1
2
Cause
Sunroof/Convertible top
What to do
Excessive vehicle speed, activation
not possible, reduce speed and
continue activation.
Lights up in red:
Control system for convertible top
failed!
Position of convertible top and locking
mechanism not recognized. If
convertible top securely locked, drive
may be continued. Manually close
convertible top/sliding roof, refer to
page 36. Have your MINI dealer
inspect the system.
Lights up in yellow:
Drive of convertible top overheated!
Let drive of convertible top cool down,
refer to page 36.
Sunroof/Convertible top
Control system of convertible top/tilt
roof malfunctioning. Close convertible
top/tilt roof manually, refer to
page 36. Contact your MINI dealer.
Tailgate of MINI Convertible not
closed
Close the tailgate.
MINI Roadster: indicator lamp lights
up. Semi-automatic convertible top is
completely open
MINI Roadster: indicator lamp lights
up. Semi-automatic convertible top
movement has ended. Close
convertible top using the handle
Lights up in yellow:
Rear spoiler extended, also see
page 78
Rear spoiler extended. Before driving
into a car wash, retract the rear
spoiler.
Rear spoiler, also see page 78
Rear spoiler does not extend
completely. Drive slowly and have it
checked at your nearest MINI dealer.
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2
Indicator and warning lamps
Cause
What to do
Fuel cap missing or loose
Make sure that the fuel cap is correctly
positioned and close it until it audibly
clicks. Do not jam the strap between
the fuel cap and the vehicle.
Window washer fluid level too low
Add washer fluid as soon as possible,
page 62.
Lights up in red:
Service due
Arrange a service appointment.
Check service requirements,
page 159.
Lights up in yellow:
The next time that the Start/Stop
button is pressed, the engine starts,
possibly even without a foot on the
brakes or without depressing the
clutch
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Remote control malfunctioning or, in
cars with Comfort 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 Comfort
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.
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1
2
Cause
What to do
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
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Have the engine
checked as soon as possible.
Indicator lamp 1 flashes:
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.
Indicator lamp 1 comes on:
Engine malfunction with adverse
effect on exhaust emissions
You can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exercise
due caution. Have the car checked as
soon as possible.
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 hood;
otherwise, there is a risk of injury from
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.
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1
2
Indicator and warning lamps
Cause
What to do
Lights up in red:
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
Charge it by taking a longer drive or by
using an external charger. Possibly
automatic switch-off of power
consuming devices. Have the battery
checked as soon as possible.
Display in US models
Parking brake applied
Display in Canadian models
Parking brake applied
Display in US models
Parking brake applied while driving
Release the parking brake.
Display in Canadian models
Parking brake applied while driving
Release the parking brake.
Display in US models
Lights up in red:
Brake fluid level too low
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Braking action is reduced, stop with
care. Contact your nearest MINI
dealer.
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Indicator and warning lamps
1
2
Cause
What to do
Display in Canadian models
Lights up in red:
Brake fluid level too low
Braking action is reduced, stop with
care. Contact your nearest MINI
dealer.
Display in US models
Brake pads worn
Have the condition of the brake pads
checked without delay.
Display in Canadian models
Brake pads worn
Have the condition of the brake pads
checked without delay.
Display in US models
Vehicle electronics failed
You cannot continue your journey.
Contact your MINI dealer.
Display in Canadian models
Vehicle electronics failed
You cannot continue your journey.
Contact your MINI dealer.
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1
2
Indicator and warning lamps
Cause
What to do
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.
> Lighting system failed. Low
beams/tail lamps and brake
lamps still operational. All other
lamps failed
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.
Flashing:
Dynamic Stability Control DSC or
Dynamic Traction Control DTC is
controlling drive and braking forces,
refer also to page 76
Dynamic Traction Control DTC is
activated, refer also to page 77
The Dynamic Stability Control DSC
and Dynamic Traction Control DTC
are deactivated, refer also to page 76
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Driving stability limited during
acceleration and cornering.
Driving style must be adjusted.
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Indicator and warning lamps
1
2
Cause
The Dynamic Stability Control DSC
and Dynamic Traction Control DTC
systems have failed
What to do
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.
Display in US models
The driving stability control systems,
including ABS and the Tire Pressure
Monitor, have failed, refer also to
page 76
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
kickdown position. Have the system
checked immediately.
Display 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 76
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
kickdown position. Have the system
checked immediately.
Vehicles with Flat Tire Monitor
Light up in yellow and red:
> Tire damage
Carefully bring the car to a stop.
Observe the information starting on
page 80.
> Flat Tire Monitor not initialized
Initialize Flat Tire Monitor, page 80.
Light up in yellow:
Flat Tire Monitor failed. Punctures are
not indicated
Have the system checked.
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1
2
Indicator and warning lamps
Cause
What to do
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 82.
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor
Light up in yellow:
Tire Pressure Monitor not initialized
Check the inflation pressure and reset
the system, page 83.
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.
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor
The small lamp flashes yellow and
then stays on, the large lamp lights
up in yellow:
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> Tire Pressure Monitor failed.
Punctures are not indicated
Have the system checked.
> Wheel mounted without TPM
electronics
Have the system checked.
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Indicator and warning lamps
1
2
Cause
What to do
Lights up in red:
> Transmission limp-home program active with restricted range
of gears, possibly with reduced
acceleration
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 releasing the selector lever
lock, page 59.
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 releasing the selector lever
lock, page 59.
> 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.
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.
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
2
Indicator and warning lamps
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 55.
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 158.
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 71.
Lights up in yellow:
Service due
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Arrange a service appointment.
Check service requirements, page 71.
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Indicator and warning lamps
1
2
Cause
What to do
No service due
Set speed limit exceeded
Time and date no longer correct
Set the time and date, page 73.
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CONTROLS
DRIVING TIPS
ENTERTAINMENT
COMMUNICATIONS
MOBILITY
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Technical data
Technical data
Vehicle equipment
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. Equipment is also described
that is not available, for example due to the
selected options or national-market version.
This also applies to safety related functions and
systems.
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
121
181
208
Maximum power
output
hp
At engine speed
rpm
6,000
5,500
6,000
Maximum torque
114/155
177/240
192/260
with overboost
lb ft/
Nm
–
192/260
207/280
At engine speed
rpm
4,250
1,600-5,000
1,750-5,500
–
1,730-4,500
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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Dimensions
MINI Coupe
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Cooper
Cooper S
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1
Vehicle height without roof
antenna
54.3/1,378
54.5/1,384
54.5/1,385
2
Track, front
57.4/1,459
57.2/1,453
57.2/1,453
3
Vehicle width, with outside mirror
74.5/1,892
74.5/1,892
74.5/1,892
4
Track, rear
57.8/1,467
57.5/1,461
57.5/1,461
5
Vehicle width, without outside
mirror
66.3/1,683
66.3/1,683
66.3/1,683
6
Wheelbase
97.1/2,467
97.1/2,467
97.1/2,467
7
Vehicle length
146.8/3,728
147/3,734
148/3,758
All dimensions in inches/mm. Minimum turning radius dia.: 35 ft 10 in/10.7 m.
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Cooper
Cooper S
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1
Vehicle height without roof
antenna
54.5/1,384
54.7/1,390
54.8/1,391
2
Track, front
57.4/1,459
57.2/1,453
57.2/1,453
3
Vehicle width, with outside mirror
74.5/1,892
74.5/1,892
74.5/1,892
4
Track, rear
57.8/1,467
57.5/1,461
57.5/1,461
5
Vehicle width, without outside
mirror
66.3/1,683
66.3/1,683
66.3/1,683
6
Wheelbase
97.1/2,467
97.1/2,467
97.1/2,467
7
Vehicle length
146.8/3,728
147/3,734
148/3,758
All dimensions in inches/mm. Minimum turning radius dia.: 35 ft 10 in/10.7 m.
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Cooper
Cooper S
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1
Vehicle height without roof
antenna
55.7/1,414
55.7/1,414
55.7/1,414
2
Track, front
57.4/1,459
57.2/1,453
57.2/1,453
3
Vehicle width, with outside mirror
75.3/1,913
75.3/1,913
75.3/1,913
4
Track, rear
57.8/1,467
57.5/1,461
57.5/1,461
5
Vehicle width, without outside
mirror
66.3/1,683
66.3/1,683
66.3/1,683
6
Wheelbase
97.1/2,467
97.1/2,467
97.1/2,467
7
Vehicle length
146.6/3,723
146.8/3,729
148/3,758
All dimensions in inches/mm. Minimum turning radius dia.: 35 ft 10 in/10.7 m.
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Technical data
Weights
Never exceed either the approved axle loads or the gross vehicle weight.
MINI Coupe
Cooper
Cooper S
John Cooper Works
Curb weight, ready for travel, with all optional extras
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
2,557/1,160
2,679/1,215
2,712/1,230
> Automatic
transmission
lbs/kg
2,635/1,195
2,734/1,240
2,767/1,255
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
3,175/1,440
3,252/1,475
3,263/1,480
> Automatic
transmission
lbs/kg
3,252/1,475
3,307/1,500
3,318/1,505
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
1,786/810
1,885/855
1,896/860
> Automatic
transmission
lbs/kg
1,863/845
1,940/880
1,951/885
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
1,411/640
1,411/640
1,411/640
Cargo area capacity
cu ft/
9.9/
9.9/
9.9/
liters
280
280
280
Approved gross weight
Approved front axle load
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MINI Roadster
Cooper
Cooper S
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Curb weight, ready for travel, with all optional extras
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
2,635/1,195
2,745/1,245
2,778/1,260
> Automatic
transmission
lbs/kg
2,712/1,230
2,800/1,270
2,833/1,285
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
3,241/1,470
3,329/1,510
3,340/1,515
> Automatic
transmission
lbs/kg
3,318/1,505
3,373/1,530
3,395/1,540
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
1,786/810
1,896/860
1,907/865
> Automatic
transmission
lbs/kg
1,863/845
1,951/885
1,962/890
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
1,488/675
1,466/665
1,488/675
Cargo area capacity
cu ft/
8.5/
8.5/
8.5/
liters
240
240
240
Approved gross weight
Approved front axle load
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MINI Convertible
Cooper
Cooper S
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Curb weight, ready for travel, with all optional extras
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
2,701/1,225
2,811/1,275
2,822/1,280
> Automatic
transmission
lbs/kg
2,778/1,260
2,855/1,295
2,866/1,300
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
3,560/1,615
3,671/1,665
3,704/1,680
> Automatic
transmission
lbs/kg
3,638/1,650
3,737/1,695
3,748/1,700
> Manual transmission
lbs/kg
1,863/845
1,951/885
1,973/895
> Automatic
transmission
lbs/kg
1,940/880
2,017/915
2,017/915
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
1,786/810
1,786/810
1,797/815
Cargo area capacity
cu ft/
6.0-23.3/
6.0-23.3/
6.0-23.3/
liters
170-660
170-660
170-660
Approved gross weight
Approved front axle load
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
Notes
Fuel grade: page 141
For more details: page 62
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Everything from A to Z
Everything from A to Z
Index
A
ABS Antilock Brake System 76
Accepting a call 133
Accessories, see Vehicle
equipment 4
Acknowledgment signals for
locking/unlocking vehicle 25
Activated-charcoal filter for
automatic climate control 98
Adaptive Light Control 90
Adding engine oil 157
Additives
– coolant 158
– engine oil 157
Adjusting temperature inside
the car, refer to Air
conditioner 95
Adjusting temperature inside
the car, refer to Automatic
climate control 96
Airbags 85
– sitting safely 45
– warning lamp 86
Air conditioner 94
Air conditioning mode
– air conditioner 95
– automatic climate control 96
– ventilation 98
Air distribution
– automatic 97
– individual 96
– manual 96
Air flow rate 95, 97
– air conditioning system 95
– automatic climate control 97
– heating, ventilation 95
Airing, refer to Ventilation 98
Air outlets, refer to Air vents 94
206
Air pressure, checking, refer to
Tire inflation pressure 143
Air recirculation, refer to
Recirculated-air
mode 95, 97
Air supply
– air conditioner 95
– automatic climate control 96
– ventilation 98
Air vents 94
AKI, refer to Fuel grade 141
Alarm system 29
All-season tires, refer to Winter
tires 153
Always Open Timer 67
Ambient air, refer to
Recirculated-air
mode 95, 97
Ambient lighting 93
Antenna, care 161
Antifreeze
– coolant 158
– washer fluid 62
Antilock Brake System ABS 76
Anti-theft alarm system, refer
to Alarm system 29
Anti-theft system 23
Approved axle loads, refer to
Weights 203
Approved engine oils 157
Approved gross vehicle
weight, refer to Weights 203
Armrest, refer to Center
armrest 100
Ashtray 101
Assistant systems, refer to
– Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 76
Audio device, external 99
Automatic
– air distribution 97
– air flow rate 97
– cruise control 63
– headlamp control 88
Automatic climate control 94
– automatic air distribution 97
Automatic rear spoiler 78
Automatic station search 117
Automatic station storage 118
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 57
– interlock 58
– overriding selector lever
lock 59
– shiftlock 58
– sport program 59
AUTO program for automatic
climate control 97
Auto radio, refer to Radio MINI
Boost CD 116
AUX-In, refer to External audio
device 99
AUX-In connection 116
Average fuel consumption 66
– setting the units 70
Average speed 67
Axle loads, refer to
Weights 203
B
Background lighting, refer to
Ambient lighting 93
Backrests, refer to Seats 46
Backup lamps
– replacing bulb 169
Band-aids, refer to First aid
pouch 177
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Bar, refer to Tow-starting,
towing away 179
Base plate for telephone or
mobile phone
– refer to Snap-in adapter 136
Battery 175
– disposal 33, 176
– jump-starting 177
– temporary power failure 176
Battery renewal
– remote control 33
Being towed 179
Belts, refer to Safety belts 48
Belt tensioner, refer to Safety
belts 48
Beverage holders, refer to
Cupholders 101
Black ice, refer to External
temperature warning 66
Blower, refer to Air flow
rate 95, 97
Bluetooth, activating/
deactivating 130
Bottle holders, refer to
Cupholders 101
Brake Assist 76
Brake fluid, refer to Service
requirements 71
Brake lamps
– replacing bulbs 169
Brake pads, breaking in 106
Brake rotors 108
– brakes 106
– breaking in 106
Brakes
– ABS 76
– breaking in 106
– MINI Maintenance
System 159
– parking brake 57
– refer to Braking safely 107
– service requirements 71
Brake system 106
– breaking in 106
– disc brakes 108
– MINI Maintenance
System 159
Breakdown service, refer to
Roadside Assistance 177
Breaking in the clutch 106
Break-in period 106
Bulb changing, refer to Lamps
and bulbs 166
Button for starting the
engine 55
Buttons on the steering
wheel 11
C
California Proposition 65
warning 5
Call ending 134
Calling, refer to Phone
numbers, dialing 134
Calling, refer to Telephone 100
Can holders, refer to
Cupholders 101
Capacities 205
Car battery, refer to Vehicle
battery 175
Car care 161
Care 161
– car-care products 161
– car washes 161
– CD/DVD drives 164
– high-pressure washers 162
– leather 164
– manual washing 162
– upholstery and fabrics 163
– windows 162
– wiper blades 162
Cargo, securing 111
Cargo area 108
– capacity 203
– Comfort Access 32
– emergency operation, see
manual unlocking 28
– lamp 92
– opening from outside 28
Cargo area lid, refer to
Tailgate 28
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Cargo loading 110
– securing cargo 111
– stowing cargo 111
– vehicle 108
Car key, refer to Keys/remote
controls 22
Carpets, care 164
Car phone
– installation location, refer to
Center armrest 100
– refer to Telephone 100, 128
Car radio, refer to Radio 16
Car wash, care 161
Car washes 161
Catalytic converter, refer to
Hot exhaust system 107
CD player 121
– changing the track 121
– fast forward/reverse 121
– playing a track 122
– random order 121
– volume 116
Center armrest 100
Center brake lamp 170
Center console, refer to
Around the center
console 14
Central locking system 23
– Comfort Access 31
– from inside 27
– from outside 23
Changing bulbs 166
Changing wheels 173
Charging the battery 175
Chassis number, refer to
Engine compartment 155
Check Control 73
Child restraint fixing system
LATCH 52
Child restraint systems 51
Child seats 51
Chrome parts, care 163
Chrome parts, refer to
Care 161
Cigarette lighter 101
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Cleaning headlamps 62
– washer fluid 62
Clock
– setting time 73
– 12 h/24 h mode 70
Closing
– from inside 27
– from outside 23
Clothes hooks 100
Cockpit 10
Cold start, refer to Starting the
engine 56
Comfort Access 31
– replacing the battery 33
– what to observe before
entering a car wash 32
Comfort area, refer to Around
the center console 14
Compartment for remote
control, refer to Ignition
lock 55
Compressed audio files 121
Computer 66
Condensation, refer to When
the vehicle is parked 108
Condition Based Service
CBS 159
Configuring settings, refer to
Personal Profile 22
Connecting vacuum cleaner,
refer to Connecting electrical
appliances 101, 102
Consumption, refer to Average
fuel consumption 66
Control Display
– settings 68
Controls and displays 10
Convenience operation
– windows 24
Convenient access, refer to
Comfort Access 31
Convenient start, refer to
Starting the engine 56
Convertible top 34
– manual 39
– mechanical 39
208
Everything from A to Z
Coolant 158
– checking level 158
– filling 158
– temperature 158
Cooling, maximum 97
Cooling fluid, refer to
Coolant 158
Copyright 2
Cornering light, refer to
Adaptive Light Control 90
Cruising range 66, 67
Cupholders 101
Curb weight, refer to
Weights 203
Current fuel consumption 67
D
Dashboard, refer to Cockpit 10
Dashboard instruments, refer
to Displays 12
Dashboard lighting, refer to
Instrument lighting 92
Data 196
– capacities 205
– dimensions 197
– engine 196
– weights 203
Data memory 160
Date
– setting 73
Daytime running lights 89
DBC Dynamic Brake Control,
refer to Brake Assist 76
Deactivating front passenger
airbags 85
Deadlocking, refer to
Locking 25
Defect
– door lock 27
– fuel filler flap 140
Defogging windows 96, 98
Defrosting windows 96, 98
Defrosting windows and
removing condensation
– air conditioner 96
– automatic climate control 98
Defrosting windshield, refer to
Defrosting windows 96, 98
Defrost position, refer to
Defrosting windows 96, 98
Differential, breaking in 106
Digital radio, refer to HD
Radio 119
Dimensions 197
Dipstick, engine oil 156
Directional indicators, refer to
Turn signals 60
Displacement, refer to Engine
data 196
Display lighting, refer to
Instrument lighting 92
Displays 12
– care 164
– instrument panel 12
Displays and controls 10
Disposal
– of coolant 158
– remote control battery 33
– vehicle battery 176
Distance remaining to service,
refer to Service
requirements 71
Distance warning, refer to Park
Distance Control PDC 75
Door key, refer to Integrated
key/remote control 22
Door lock 26
Door lock, confirmation
signals 25
Doors, manual operation 27
DOT Quality Grades 151
Drinks holders, refer to
Cupholders 101
Drive-off assistant, refer to Hill
Assist 78
Driving dynamics control, refer
to Sport button 78
Driving lamps, refer to Parking
lamps/low beams 88
Driving notes 106
Driving off on inclines, refer to
Hill Assist 78
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Driving stability control
systems 76
Driving through water 107
Driving tips, refer to Driving
notes 106
Dry air, refer to Cooling
function 98
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 76
DTC Dynamic Traction
Control 77
Dynamic Brake Control DBC,
refer to Brake Assist 76
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 76
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC 77
E
Eject button 122
Electrical malfunction
– convertible top 36, 42
– door lock 27
– fuel filler flap 140
– tailgate 28
Electric power windows
– initializing 33
Electronic brake-force
distribution 76
Electronic Stability Program
ESP, refer to Dynamic
Stability Control DSC 76
Emergency operation, refer to
Manual operation
– convertible top 36, 42
– door lock 27
– fuel filler flap 140
– transmission lock, automatic
transmission 59
Emergency operation, see
manual operation
– tailgate 28
Emergency services, refer to
Roadside Assistance 177
Emergency unlocking 29
Ending a call 134
Engine
– breaking in 106
– data 196
– overheated, refer to Coolant
temperature 158
– speed 196
– starting, Comfort Access 31
Engine compartment 155
Engine coolant, refer to
Coolant 158
Engine oil
– additives, refer to Approved
engine oils 157
– alternative oil types 157
– approved engine oils 157
– capacity 157
– checking level 156
– dipstick 156
– intervals between changes,
refer to Service
requirements 71
– MINI Maintenance
System 159
Engine oil level, checking 156
Engine output, refer to Engine
data 196
Engine starting, refer to
Starting the engine 56
ESP Electronic Stability
Program, refer to Dynamic
Stability Control DSC 76
Exhaust system, refer to Hot
exhaust system 107
Exterior mirrors 49
– adjusting 49
– automatic heating 50
– folding in and out 49
External audio device 99, 116
External care 161
External temperature display
– change units of measure 70
– in the onboard computer 70
Eyes
– for tow-starting and towing
away 179
– for tying down loads 111
F
Failure messages, refer to
Check Control 73
Failure of an electrical
consumer 176
Fastening safety belts, refer to
Safety belts 48
Fast forward
– CD 121
Fault messages, refer to Check
Control 73
Filter
– microfilter/activatedcharcoal filter for automatic
climate control 98
– microfilter for air
conditioner 96
Fine wood, care 164
First aid pouch 177
Fixture for remote control,
refer to Ignition lock 55
Flash when locking/
unlocking 25
Flat tire
– run-flat tires 152
– Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 82
Flat Tire Monitor FTM 80
– indicating a flat tire 81
– initializing the system 80
– snow chains 80
– system limits 80
Flat tires, refer to Tire
condition 151
Floor mats, care 164
Fog lamps
– replacing bulb 168, 170
Folding roof, refer to
Convertible top with
integrated sliding sunroof 34
Footbrake, refer to Braking
safely 107
Footwell lamps 92
For your own safety 4
Front airbags 85
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Front fog lamps 91
– indicator lamp 181
– replacing bulb 168
Front seat adjustment 46
Frost on windows, refer to
Defrosting windows 96, 98
FTM, refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 80
Fuel 141
– fuel tank volume 205
– gauge 65
– high-quality brands 141
– quality 141
Fuel clock, refer to Fuel
gauge 65
Fuel consumption display
– average fuel consumption 66
Fuel display, refer to Fuel
gauge 65
Fuel filler flap 140
– releasing in the event of
electrical malfunction 140
Fuel specifications 141
Fuses 176
G
Gasoline
– refer to Average fuel
consumption 66
– refer to Required fuel 141
Gasoline display, refer to Fuel
gauge 65
Gear indicator
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 58
Gear shifting
– automatic transmission 58
– manual transmission 57
Gearshift lever
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 58
– manual transmission 57
General driving notes 106
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Glass roof, electric
– convenience operation 24
– remote control 24
Glove compartment 99
Gong
– volume 116
Grills, refer to Air vents 94
Gross vehicle weight, refer to
Weights 203
H
Halogen lamps
– replacing bulb 167
Handbrake, refer to Parking
brake 57
Hands-free system 14, 136
Hazard warning flashers 14
HD Radio 119
Head airbags 85
Headlamp control,
automatic 88
Headlamp flasher 60
– indicator lamp 11, 95, 181
Headlamp glass lens 166
Headlamps
– care 162
– replacing bulb 167
Head Light, refer to Adaptive
Light Control 90
Head restraints 47
– sitting safely 45
Heated
– mirrors 50
– rear window 95, 98
– seats 48
Heating 94
– mirrors 50
– rear window 95, 98
– seats 48
Heavy loads, refer to Stowing
cargo 111
Height, refer to
Dimensions 197
Height adjustment
– seats 46
– steering wheel 50
High beams 91
– headlamp flasher 91
– indicator lamp 95, 181
– replacing bulb 167
High water, refer to Driving
through water 107
Hill Assist 78
Hills 107
Holders for cups 101
Homepage 4
Hood 156
Horn 10
Hot exhaust system 107
Hydroplaning 107
I
IBOC, refer to HD Radio 119
Ignition 55
– switched off 56
– switched on 55
Ignition key, refer to
Integrated key/remote
control 22
Ignition key position 1, refer to
Radio readiness 55
Ignition key position 2, refer to
Ignition on 55
Ignition lock 55
Imprint 2
Incoming call 133
Indicator and warning
lamps 13, 181
– Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 83
Indicator lighting, refer to
Instrument lighting 92
Individual air distribution 96
Individual settings, refer to
Personal Profile 22
Inflation pressure monitoring,
refer to Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 82
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Initializing
– Flat Tire Monitor FTM 80
Instrument lighting 92
Instrument panel, refer to
Cockpit 10
Instrument panel, refer to
Displays 12
Integrated key 22
Interior lamps 92
– remote control 26
Interior rearview mirror 50
– automatic dimming
feature 50
Interlock 58
Intermittent mode of the
wipers 61
Internal care 163
Internet page 4
J
Jacking points 174
Jets, refer to Window washer
nozzles 62
Jumpering, refer to Jumpstarting 177
Jump-starting 177
K
Key, refer to Keys/remote
controls 22
Keyless-Go, refer to Comfort
Access 31
Keyless opening and closing,
refer to Comfort Access 31
Key Memory, refer to Personal
Profile 22
Keypad dialing 134
Kickdown 58
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 58
Knock control 141
L
Lamps, refer to Parking lamps/
Low beams 88
Lamps and bulbs, replacing
bulbs 166
Lashing eyes, refer to Securing
cargo 111
LATCH child restraint fixing
system 52
Leather care 164
LEDs light-emitting diodes 166
Length, refer to
Dimensions 197
License plate lamp
– bulb replacement 170
Light alloy wheels, care 163
Light-emitting diodes
LEDs 166
Lighter 101
– socket 101
Lighting
– lamps and bulbs 166
– of the instruments 92
– of vehicle, refer to Lamps 88
Light switch 88
Limit 193
Listening to test, scan
– radio MINI Boost CD 118
Load 110
Load securing equipment,
refer to Securing cargo 111
Lock buttons of doors, refer to
Locking 27
Locking
– adjusting confirmation
signal 25
– from inside 27
– from outside 25
– without remote control, refer
to Comfort Access 31
Locking and unlocking doors
– confirmation signals 25
– from inside 27
– from outside 24
Longlife oils
– approved motor oils 157
Low beams 88
– automatic 88
– replacing bulb 167
Lower back support, refer to
Lumbar support 46
Luggage compartment
– emergency unlocking 29
– increasing the capacity 109
– opening from the inside 28
– refer to Cargo area 28
Luggage compartment lid
– emergency operation, see
manual unlocking 28
– refer to Tailgate 28
Lumbar support 46
M
M+S tires, refer to Winter
tires 153
Maintenance, refer to Service
and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models and
Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
Maintenance system 159
Malfunction
– convertible top 36, 42
– tailgate 28
Malfunction warnings, refer to
Check Control 73
Manual air distribution 96
Manual convertible top 39
Manually operated convertible
top 39
Manual mode
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 59
Manual operation
– door lock 27
– fuel filler flap 140
– power convertible top 36, 42
– tailgate 28
– transmission lock, automatic
transmission 59
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Manual station search 117
Manual transmission 57
Manual washing 162
Master key, refer to Integrated
key/remote control 22
Maximum cooling 97
Maximum speed
– with winter tires 154
Medical assistance, refer to
First aid pouch 177
Microfilter
– for air conditioner 96
– for automatic climate
control 98
– MINI Maintenance
System 159
Microfilter/activated-charcoal
filter
– MINI Maintenance
System 159
Microphone for telephone 14
MINI Internet page 4
MINI Maintenance System 159
Mirror dimming feature 50
Mirrors 49
– exterior mirrors 49
– heating 50
– interior rearview mirror 50
Mobile phone
– adjusting volume 133
– connecting, refer to Mobile
phone, pairing 130
– installation location, refer to
Center armrest 100
– pairing 130
– refer to Telephone 100
– What to do if…. 132
Mobility Kit 171
Modifications, technical, refer
to For your own safety 4
Monitoring system for tire
pressures, refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 80
MP3 121
Multifunctional steering
wheel, refer to Buttons on
the steering wheel 11
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Everything from A to Z
Multifunction switch
– refer to Turn signals/
headlamp flasher 60
– refer to Wiper system 61
Music tracks
– playing a track 122
– random order 121
N
Neck support, refer to Head
restraints 47
Nets, refer to Storage
compartments 100
New tires 153
Number of cylinders, refer to
Engine data 196
Number of safety belts 45
Nylon rope, refer to Tow
rope 180
O
OBD socket, refer to Socket for
On-Board Diagnosis 160
Octane ratings, refer to Fuel
specifications 141
Odometer 66
Oil, refer to Engine oil 156
Oil consumption 156
Oil level 156
Oil types 157
Old batteries, refer to
Disposal 176
Opening and closing
– Comfort Access 31
– from inside 27
– from outside 23
– using the door lock 26
– using the remote control 24
Opening and unlocking
– from inside 27
Outlets
– refer to Air vents 94
– refer to Ventilation 98
Output, refer to Engine
data 196
Outside-air mode
– automatic climate control 97
Overheated engine, refer to
Coolant temperature 158
P
Paintwork, care 163
Park Distance Control PDC 75
Parking
– vehicle 56
Parking aid, refer to Park
Distance Control PDC 75
Parking brake 57
Parking lamps, replacing
bulb 168
Parking lamps/low beams 88
Parts and accessories, see
Vehicle equipment 4
Pathway lighting 89
PDC
– volume 116
Personal Profile 22
Phone numbers
– dialing 134
Plastic parts, care 164
Playing a track, scan
– CD 122
Pollen
– refer to Microfilter/activatedcharcoal filter for automatic
climate control 98
– refer to Microfilter for air
conditioner 96
Power convertible top 34
Power failure 176
Power windows 33
Power windows, refer to
Windows 33
Pressure, tires 143
Pressure monitoring, tires 80
– Flat Tire Monitor 80
Pressure monitoring of tires,
refer to Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 82
PTY 119
Puncture
– Flat Tire Monitor 80
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R
Radio 16
– HD Radio 119
Radio key, refer to Integrated
key/remote control 22
Radio MINI Boost CD
– playing stations 118
– recalling stations 118
– satellite radio 119
– searching stations 117
– storing stations 118
– switching on/off 116
– tone control 117
– volume 116
Radio position, refer to Radio
readiness 55
Radio readiness 55
– switched off 56
– switched on 55
Rain sensor 61
Range, refer to Cruising
range 66
RDS 118
Reading lamps 92
Rear fog lamp 92
– indicator lamp 181
– replacing bulb 170
Rear lamps
– bulb replacement 169
– refer to Tail lamps 169
Rear-mounted luggage
rack 112
Rear spoiler, refer to
Automatic rear spoiler 78
Rearview mirror, refer to
Mirrors 49
Rear window defroster 95, 98
Reception
– quality 118
– radio station 117
Recirculated-air mode 95, 97
Recirculation of air, refer to
Recirculated-air
mode 95, 97
Reclining seat, refer to
Backrest 46
Refueling 140
Rejecting a call 134
Releasing
– hood 156
Remote control 22
– battery renewal 33
– Comfort Access 31
– malfunctions 26, 32
– service data 159
– tailgate 26
Replacement remote
control 22
Replacing bulbs, refer to
Lamps and bulbs 166
Replacing tires, refer to New
wheels and tires 153
Reporting safety defects 7
Reserve warning, refer to Fuel
gauge 65
Reservoir for washer
systems 62
Reset, resetting tone
settings 117
Restraint systems
– for children 51
– refer to Safety belts 48
Reverse
– CD 121
Reverse gear
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 58
– manual transmission 57
Roadside Assistance 177
Roadside parking lamps 91
– replacing bulb 168
Road worthiness test, refer to
Service requirements 71
Roof load capacity 203
Rope, refer to Tow-starting,
towing away 180
RSC Run-flat System
Component, refer to Run-flat
tires 152
Rubber parts, care 163
Run-flat System Component
RSC, refer to Run-flat
tires 152
Run-flat tires 152
– flat tire 81
– tire inflation pressure 143
– tire replacement 153
– winter tires 153
S
Safety belt
– number 45
Safety Belt Reminder 49
Safety belts 48
– care 164
– damage 49
– indicator lamp 49
– reminder 49
– sitting safely 45
Safety systems
– airbags 85
– Antilock Brake System
ABS 76
– Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 76
– safety belts 48
Safety tires, refer to Run-flat
tires 152
Satellite radio 119
– activating 120
Scan, listening to test
– radio MINI Boost CD 118
Screw thread for tow
fitting 179
Searching
– CD player 121
– radio 117
Searching for a music track
– CD 121
Seat adjustment
– mechanical 46
Seats 46
– adjusting the seats 46
– heating 48
– sitting safely 45
Securing the vehicle
– from inside 27
– from outside 23
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Selector lever
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 58
Selector lever lock
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic, refer to
Shiftlock 58
– overriding manually 59
Selector lever positions
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 58
Service, refer to Roadside
Assistance 177
Service car, refer to Roadside
Assistance 177
Service data in the remote
control 159
Service Interval Display, refer
to Condition Based Service
CBS 159
Service requirement display,
refer to Condition Based
Service CBS 159
Service requirements 71
Settings
– clock, 12 h/24 h mode 70
Setting the date 117
Setting the time format 117
Setting tone controls 117
Shifting gears
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 59
– manual transmission 57
Shiftlock
– automatic transmission, refer
to Changing selector lever
positions 58
Side airbags 85
Side turn signal
– replacing bulb 169
Side windows, refer to
Windows 33
Signal horn, refer to Horn 10
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Everything from A to Z
Sitting safely 45
– airbags 45
– safety belts 45
– with head restraint 45
Size, refer to Dimensions 197
Slipstream deflector, refer to
Wind deflector 38, 43
Slot for remote control 55
Smokers' package, refer to
Ashtray 101
Snap-in adapter
– inserting/removing 136
– refer to Center armrest
storage compartment 100
– use 128
Snow chains 154
Socket, refer to Connecting
electrical appliances 101
Socket for On-Board Diagnosis
OBD 160
Space-saver spare tire
– changing tires 173
– inflation pressure 143
Spare wheel, refer to Spacesaver spare tire 173
Special oils, refer to Approved
engine oils 157
Speed 196
– with winter tires 154
Speed-dependent volume 116
Speedo, refer to
Speedometer 12
Speedometer 12
Split-folding rear seats 110
Split rear backrest, refer to
Split-folding rear seats 110
Sport button 78
Stability control, refer to
Driving stability control
systems 76
Start/Stop button 55
– starting the engine 56
– switching off the engine 56
Starting, refer to Starting the
engine 56
Starting assistance, refer to
Jump-starting 177
Starting the CD player 121
Starting the engine 56
– Start/Stop button 55
Start-off assistance, refer to
– DSC 76
– Hill Assist 78
Stations, refer to Radio MINI
Boost CD 118
Status of this Owner's Manual
at time of printing 4
Steering wheel 50
– adjustment 50
– buttons on steering wheel 11
– lock 55
– shift paddles 59
Steptronic, refer to Automatic
transmission with
Steptronic 57
Storage area
– cargo area 108
Storage compartment, front
passenger side 100
Storage compartments 100
Storage space
– refer to Luggage
compartment in the MINI
Convertible 109
– storage compartments 100
Storing the vehicle 164
Storing tires 154
Stowage, refer to Storage
compartments 100
Summer tires, refer to Wheels
and tires 143
Switches, refer to Cockpit 10
Switching off
– engine 56
Switching off the engine 56
– Start/Stop button 55
Switching on
– CD player 116, 121
– radio MINI Boost CD 116
Switching the cooling function
on and off 98
Symbols 4
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T
Tachometer 65
Tailgate 28
– Comfort Access 32
– emergency operation 29
– emergency unlocking 29
– manually releasing 28
– opening/closing 28
– opening from outside 28
– unlocking with remote
control 26
Tail lamp, refer to Tail
lamps 169
– replacing bulb 169
Tail lamps 169
Tank volume, refer to
Capacities 205
Technical data 196
Technical modifications 4
Telephone 128
– hands-free system 136
– installation location, refer to
Center armrest 100
Temperature display
– setting the units 70
Temperature of coolant, refer
to Coolant temperature 158
Temperature setting
– air conditioner 95
– automatic climate control 97
Tempomat, refer to Cruise
control 63
Tensioning straps, refer to
Securing cargo 111
Third brake lamp, refer to
Center brake lamp 170
Three-point safety belt 48
Tightening the lug bolts
– keys 165
– torque 175
Tightening torque, refer to
Tightening lug bolts 175
Time
– setting 117
Tire change set
– space-saver spare tire 165
Tire failure
– Flat Tire Monitor 81
– indicator/warning lamp 81
– MINI Mobility Kit 171
– run-flat tires 81
– space-saver spare tire 173
– Tire Pressure Monitor 82
Tire inflation pressure 143
– loss 81
– space-saver spare tire 143
Tire pressure monitoring, refer
to Flat Tire Monitor 80
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 82
– limitations of system 82
– resetting system 82
– warning lamp 83
Tire Quality Grading 150
Tires
– age 152
– breaking in 106
– changing, refer to Changing
wheels 173
– condition 151
– damage 151, 152
– inflation pressure 143
– inflation pressure loss 83
– minimum tread depth 151
– new tires 153
– pressure monitoring, refer to
Flat Tire Monitor 80
– pressure monitoring, refer to
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 82
– puncture 81
– size 150
– wear indicators, refer to
Minimum tread depth 152
– winter tires 153
– with emergency operation
properties 152
Tires with emergency
operation properties, refer to
Run-flat tires 152
Tires with safety features, refer
to Run-flat tires 152
Tone
– middle setting 117
REFERENCE
Toolkit 165
Tools, refer to Toolkit 165
Torque 196
– lug bolts 175
Tow bar 179
Tow fitting 179
– screw thread 179
Tow fittings for tow-starting
and towing away 179
Towing 178
– car with automatic
transmission 179
– methods 179
Tow rope 180
Tow-starting 178
TPM, refer to Tire Pressure
Monitor 82
Track width, refer to
Dimension 197
Traction control, refer to
– Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 76
Trailer operation
– trailer loads and gross vehicle
weight 203
Transmission
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 57
– manual transmission 57
– overriding selector lever lock
for automatic transmission
with Steptronic 59
Transporting children safely 51
Transport securing devices,
refer to Securing cargo 111
Tread depth, refer to Minimum
tire tread 151
"TRIP" 71
Trip-distance counter, refer to
Trip odometer 66
Triple turn signal activation 60
Trip odometer 66
Trunk, refer to Luggage
compartment in the MINI
Convertible 109
Turning circle, refer to
Dimensions 197
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REFERENCE
Everything from A to Z
Turn signal 60
– front, replacing bulb 168
– indicator lamp 12
– rear, replacing bulb 169
– side, replacing bulb 169
Tying down loads, refer to
Cargo loading 111
Volume
– gong 116
– mobile phone 133
– PDC 116
– setting speeddependent 116
Volume of cargo area 203
U
W
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
UTQR 150
Units
– average fuel consumption 70
– temperature 70
Unlatching, refer to
Unlocking 31
Unlocking
– from inside 27
– from outside 24
– tailgate 32
– without remote control, refer
to Comfort Access 31
Upholstery, care 163
USB audio interface 123
Warning and indicator
lamps 13, 181
Warning messages, refer to
Check Control 73
Warning triangle 177
Washer fluid 62
– capacity of reservoir 63
Washer fluid reservoir 62
Waste tray, refer to
Ashtray 101
Waterfall lighting, refer to
Ambient lighting 93
Water on roads, refer to
Driving through water 107
Wear indicators in tires, refer to
Minimum tread depth 152
Weights 203
Welcome lamps 89
Wheelbase, refer to
Dimensions 197
Wheels, new 153
Wheels and tires 143
Wheel stud wrench
– space-saver spare tire 165
Width, refer to Dimensions 197
Wind deflector 38, 43
Windows 33
– closing 33
– convenience operation 24
– opening 33
Window washer, refer to
Washer fluid 62
Window washer reservoir,
refer to Washer fluid
– volume, refer to
Capacities 205
V
Valve
– dust cap 174
Vehicle
– battery 175
– breaking in 106
– cargo loading 108
– dimensions 197
– identification number, refer
to Engine compartment 155
– parking 56
– storage 164
– weight 203
Vehicle equipment 4
Vehicle jack 165
– jacking points 174
Ventilation
– air conditioner 98
Vents, refer to Air vents 94
Vents, refer to Ventilation 98
216
Window washer system 61
– washer fluid 62
– washer jets 62
Windshield
– cleaning 62
– defrosting and removing
condensation 96, 98
Windshield wiper blades,
changing 165
Windshield wipers, refer to
Wiper system 61
Winter tires 153
– storage 154
Wiper blade replacement 165
Wiper system 61
WMA 121
Work in the engine
compartment 156
Wrench/screwdriver, refer to
Toolkit 165
X
Xenon lamps
– replacing bulb 167
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