MODEL DESIGNATION QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Hatchbacks/Hardtops (R50, R5, R56 and F56) are defined as any 2 door MINI that seat 4 and have a 'hatchback' type trunk that hinges from the top of the roof and has a boxy overall shape. MINI started referring to this model as the 'Hardtop' in 2011.

Convertibles 
(R52, R57 and F57) are the 2 door MINI that seats 4 and have a convertible soft top.

Clubman 
(R55 and F54) are the slightly longer than the hardtop MINI model and have either the 3rd door on one side (or 4 door type released in 2016). Clubman have the dual side hinged rear doors

Coupe 
(R58) seat 2 and have a large glass-filled rear hatch. This is a less common MINI body style but has a distinctive roof line which some describe as a helmet.

Roadsters 
(R59) are similar to the Coupe in that they only seat 2 but are a convertible. They are often confused with the convertible model that seats 4 and look very similar with the tops down.

Countryman 
(R60 and F60) the larger models that have 4 doors and more bulky appearance. They look like a small SUV and have a taller/fuller body than other MINIs. The Countryman is different from the Four Door and Clubman models and is often confused with the Clubman. Please review the images carefully to confirm your model. 

The MINI Paceman 
(R61) is nearly identical to the Countryman but only have 2 doors yet seat 4. Paceman are fairly rare and had a short life span of just 5 years from 2011 to 2015.
 
Gen1 MINI:

       R50 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

       R52 MINI Cooper Convertible: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

       R52-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

       R53-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Gen2 MINI:

       R55 MINI Cooper Clubman: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

       R55-S MINI Cooper S Clubman: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

       R56 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

       R56-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

       R57 MINI Cooper Convertible: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

       R57-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

       R58 MINI Cooper Coupe: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

       R58-S MINI Cooper S Coupe: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

       R59 MINI Cooper Roadster: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

       R59-S MINI Cooper S Roadster: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

       R60 MINI Cooper Countryman: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

       R60-S MINI Cooper S Countryman: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

       R61 MINI Cooper Paceman: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

       R61-S MINI Cooper S Paceman: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Gen3 MINI:

       F54 MINI Cooper Clubman: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

       F54-S MINI Cooper S Clubman: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

       F55 MINI Cooper Four Door: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

       F55-S MINI Cooper S Four Door: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

       F56 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

       F56-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020

       F57 MINI Cooper Convertible: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

       F57-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

       F60 MINI Cooper Countryman: 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

       F60-S MINI Cooper S Countryman: 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022