MODEL DESIGNATION QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

BODY STYLE

 DOORS  

REAR

SEATS

GENERATION

MODEL YEARS

MODEL DESIGNATION

HARDTOP / HATCHBACK 

 2-Door

 Hatch

 Front & Rear

 1st Generation

 2002-2006

 R50 for the Mini Cooper

 
 R53 for the Mini Cooper S

 2nd Generation

 2007-2013

 R56 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S 

 3rd Generation

 2014-2020

 F56 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S 

 

 4-Door

 Hatch

Front & Rear 

 3rd Generation

 2015-2020

 F55 for both the Mini Cooper and  Cooper S  

 

CONVERTIBLE 

 2-Door

 Trunk

Front & Rear

 1st Generation

 2005-2008

 R52 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  

 2nd Generation

 2009-2015

 R57 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  

 3rd Generation

 2016-2021

 F57 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S

 

CLUBMAN 

 3-Door

 Split Doors

 Front & Rear

 2nd Generation

 2008-2014

 R55 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S

 4-Door

 3rd Generation

 2016-2020

 F54 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S 

 

COUPE

 2-Door

 Trunk

 Front only

 2nd Generation

 2012-2015

 R58 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  

ROADSTER

 2-Door

 Trunk

 Front only

 2nd Generation

 2012-2015

 R59 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S  

 

COUNTRYMAN

 4-Door

 Hatch

 Front & Rear

 2nd Generation

 2011-2016

 R60 for both the Mini Cooper and  Cooper S and ALL4 

PACEMAN

 2-Door

 Hatch

 Front & Rear

 2nd Generation

 2013-2016

 R61 for both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S and ALL4  

R50: "Mk I" Mini One & Cooper (2001–2006)
R52: "Mk I" Mini Convertible (2004–2008)
R53: "Mk I" Mini Cooper S (2001–2006)
R55: "Mk II" Mini Clubman (2007–2014)
R56: "Mk II" Mini Hatch/Hardtop range (2006–2013)
R57: "Mk II" Mini Convertible (2009–present)

R58: Coupé (2012–present)
R59: Roadster (2012–present)
R60: Countryman (2010–present)
R61: Paceman (2013–2016)

F56: Mini Hatch/Hardtop (2014–present)
F55: 5-door Hatch (2015–present)

MINI Product Model Numbers and Designations

Generation 1

R50 Hatchback 2002 - 2006
Cooper

R51 Proposed long wheelbase MINI (never released)

R53 Hatchback 2002 - 2006
Cooper S

R52 Convertible 2005 - 2008
Cooper
Cooper S

Generation 2

R56 Hatchback 2007 - 2012
Cooper  2007 - 2010
Cooper S  2007 - 2010
Cooper  2011 - 2012
Cooper S  2011 - 2012

R55 CLUBMAN 2008 - 2012
Cooper 2008 - 2010
Cooper S  2008 - 2010
Cooper  2011 - 2012
Cooper S  2011 - 2012

R57 Convertible 2009 - 2012
Cooper  2009 - 2010
Cooper S  2009 - 2010
Cooper  2011 - 2012
Cooper S  2011 - 2012

Note: R56, R55, and R57 have been 'refreshed' with the 2011 model year.

R60 COUNTRYMAN, including ALL4 for 2011-2012
Cooper
Cooper S

R58 COUPE (the new 2-seat hardtop) 2012 - current
Cooper
Cooper S

R59 Roadster 2012 - current
Cooper
Cooper S

R61 PACEMAN (the new 2-door version of the Countryman 2013
Due for introduction in late 2012
Still to come
MINI City Car - 2013
MINI Hatchback next Generation - 2013
MINI Clubman next Generation - 2013

NOTE: Model Designation remains the same for special editions such as JCW, GP, WC50, Sidewalk, Mayfair, or other versions.
UPCOMING NEW MINI MODELS
(The information below is current as of December 2014.  As with any schedule, it is subject to change without notice.)
F56 JCW Hatchback

JCW MINI Cooper Start of Production:  March 2015
JCW MINI Cooper End of Production:  June 2021

F54 Clubman - 2016
The F54 will be a Clubman with 4 Doors plus the two 'split' barn doors in the rear for a total of 6 DOORS!
MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S Start of Production: July 2015
MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S End of Production:  June 2022

MINI Cooper/Cooper S ALL WHEEL DRIVE Start of Production:  March 2016
MINI Cooper/Cooper S ALL WHEEL DRIVE End  of Production:  June 2022

F57 Convertible

MINI Cooper/Cooper S Start of Production: November 2015
MINI Cooper/Cooper S End of Production: November 2022

JCW MINI Cooper Start of Production:  March 2016
JCW MINI Cooper End of Production:  October 2022