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OWNER'S MANUAL
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MINI CONVERTIBLE
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  • Page 1 Contents A - Z OWNER'S MANUAL MINI MINI CONVERTIBLE Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 2 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 3 Cooper Congratulations on your new MINI Cooper S This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide John Cooper the next owner with important operating, safety and mainte- Works nance information.
  • Page 4 © 2010 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the written consent of BMW AG, Munich. US English II/10 Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS The fastest way to find information on a particu- lar topic or item is by using the index, refer to page 160. Using this Owner's Manual Notes Reporting safety defects AT A GLANCE Cockpit CONTROLS Opening and closing Adjustments Transporting children safely Driving Controls overview...
  • Page 6: Using This Owner's Manual

    The manufacturer of your MINI is the Bayerische find this in the first chapter. Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, BMW AG. Should you wish to sell your MINI at some time in When you ordered your MINI, you chose various the future, remember to hand over this Owner's items of equipment.
  • Page 7: For Your Safety

    Always product made by other manufacturers to verify protect your skin by washing thoroughly with if it can be used on a MINI safely and without risk soap and water.< to either the vehicle, its operation, or its occu- pants.
  • Page 8: Reporting Safety Defects

    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 1-800-831-1117.
  • Page 9 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 10 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 11: At A Glance

    AT A GLANCE AT A GLANCE CONTROLS DRIVING TIPS MOBILITY REFERENCE Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 12: Cockpit

    Cockpit Around the steering wheel: Controls and displays Adjusting the exterior mirrors, folding them High beams in and out Headlamp flasher Parking lamps Roadside parking lamps Low beams Computer Automatic headlamp control Turn signals Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 13 Always Open Timer Tachometer Instrument lighting Resetting the trip odometer Wiper system Switching the ignition on/off and starting/stopping the engine Ignition lock Buttons on steering wheel Continuing cruise control Right: Storing speed and accelerating or decelerating Left: Increase or reduce volume Activating/deactivating cruise control Telephone...
  • Page 14 Displays Tachometer Display for > with indicator and warning lamps Position of automatic transmission > Display for Computer > > Clock Date of next scheduled service, and remaining distance to be driven > Outside temperature > Odometer and trip odometer >...
  • Page 15: Indicator And Warning Lamps

    Indicator and warning lamps The concept Indicator and warning lamps can light up in var- ious combinations and colors in indicator area 1 or 2. Some lamps are checked for proper functioning and thus come on briefly when the engine is started or the ignition is switched on.
  • Page 16 Around the center console Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 17 MINI: microphone for voice processing sys- Automatic air distribution and flow and for hands-free telephone rate MINI Convertible: microphone in the steer- Maximum cooling ing column Indicator/warning lamp for front passen- Cooling function 80, ger airbags Reading lamps Defrosting windows...
  • Page 18 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 19 AT A GLANCE CONTROLS CONTROLS DRIVING TIPS MOBILITY REFERENCE Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 20: Opening And Closing

    The concept which remote control is recognized when the car is unlocked, refer to Personal Profile, The functions of your MINI can be set individu- page 18. ally. By means of Personal Profiles, most of these settings are stored for the remote control cur- In addition, information about service require- rently in use.
  • Page 21: Central Locking System

    Personal Profile settings Operating from outside > For more information on specific settings, refer Via the remote control to the specified pages. > Via the door lock > Response of the central locking system > In cars with Comfort Access , via the door when the car is being unlocked handles on the driver's and passenger's...
  • Page 22 In the MINI Convertible, the windows and the sliding sunroof are opened. In order to open the convertible top of your MINI Convertible: release button and push again until the convertible top is completely open. The side window remains open.
  • Page 23: Unlocking The Liftgate

    Watch during the closing process to be sure that no one is injured. Releasing the button interrupts the closing process.< Setting confirmation signals To have the vehicle confirm when it has been locked or unlocked. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO"...
  • Page 24: Manual Operation

    Hold the key in the position for unlocking or > This device must not cause harmful interfer- locking. ence, and In the MINI Convertible, the convertible top > this device must accept any interference closes first, followed by the folding sunroof, and received, including interference that may finally the side windows close.
  • Page 25: Automatic Locking

    Opening and closing: Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44. from inside Briefly press the button in the turn indicator lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is dis- played. The switch locks or unlocks the doors and lift- gate when the doors are closed, but the anti- Press and hold the button until the display theft system is not activated.
  • Page 26: Mini Convertible

    175 lbs/80 kg.< drive off. Manual release in the MINI Convertible > The central locking system remains In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can unlocked.
  • Page 27: Alarm System

    Panic mode* You can activate the alarm system if you find yourself in a dangerous situation. Press the button for at least two seconds. Switching off the alarm: Press any button. Switching off an alarm > Unlock the car with the remote control. The handle recesses on the interior trim panel of >...
  • Page 28 Unlocking the liftgate by itself situations: > Starting the engine > In duplex garages > MINI Convertible: convenience closing and > When being transported on car-carrying soft-top control with the remote control for trains, ferries or trailers Comfort Access >...
  • Page 29: Automatic Transmission

    P, page 45. Press button 1. To switch the engine off when the selector lever MINI Convertible: if a remote control is inside the is in position N, the remote control must be in vehicle, windows and convertible top can be the ignition lock.
  • Page 30: Replacing The Battery

    The rear glass sunroof is raised. Pressing on the switch again closes both sunroofs com- Take the old battery to a battery collection pletely. point or to your MINI dealer.< Convenient operation via door lock or Comfort Access, refer to page 20, 22, 27.
  • Page 31 In this case, switch. have the system initialized. The manufacturer of Electric power windows your MINI recommends that you have this work initializing done by your MINI dealer. If the battery was disconnected, e.g. for...
  • Page 32: Power Convertible Top

    MINI: pinch protection system This function does not apply to the MINI Con- vertible. If the closing force exceeds a specific value as a window closes, the closing action is interrupted and the window reopens slightly.
  • Page 33 Opening and closing the convertible top If the temperature drops below +10 7/ –12 6, do not operate the convertible top; otherwise, damage may occur. Do not leave a wet convertible top open for more than one day, since the humidity may cause damages.
  • Page 34 Interruption Manual closing in the event of an electrical malfunction A convertible top which is not completely open or closed is hazardous.< Only close the convertible top manually if it is absolutely necessary. Never open it The automatic movement is immediately inter- manually.
  • Page 35: Wind Deflector

    2 until the convertible top is securely cowl. locked. Inside the vehicle, use a screwdriver to pry Please contact your MINI dealer to have out the cover in the center of the roof. the electrical malfunction repaired.< To close the sliding sunroof...
  • Page 36 Removing and folding Remove the deflector following the reverse sequence. Press the locking device together until it engages, see arrow 2. Installing and folding up Push the release lever towards the center of the wind deflector and fold both halves together. Push out retaining pin 2 on one side until it engages.
  • Page 37: Adjustments

    MINI; other- area taut; otherwise, its restraining effect could wise injuries can occur when the airbag is trig- impaired.<...
  • Page 38: Seat Adjustment

    Backrest 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 dan- ger in the event of an accident of sliding under the safety belt, eliminating the protection nor- mally provided by the belt.<...
  • Page 39: Height Adjustment

    Head restraints Correctly adjusted head restraint A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the MINI: front risk of neck injury in the event of an accident. Pull up as far as it will go. Correctly adjust the head restraints of all Fold the backrest forward slightly.
  • Page 40: Safety Belts

    Guide the belt into its reel. utes, the seat heating is automatically activated at the previously set temperature. MINI Convertible: rear belt guide The temperature is lowered or the heating is Please ensure that the belt guide loop, switched off entirely to save on battery power.
  • Page 41: Manual Adjustment

    Have this work carried out direction 2. The mirrors can be folded in at road only by a MINI dealer or by a workshop that has speeds up to approx. 20 mph/30 km/h. specially trained personnel working in accor-...
  • Page 42: Steering Wheel

    Interior mirror, automatic dimming* Do not use force to swing the lever back up; otherwise, the mechanism will be damaged.< The automatic dimming feature of the interior rearview mirror is controlled by two photo cells in the mirror. One photo cell is in the mirror frame, arrow;...
  • Page 43: Transporting Children Safely

    Transporting children safely The right place for Child restraint systems, children installation Do not leave children unattended in the Observe the child restraint system manu- vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger facturer's instructions when selecting, themselves and/or other persons by opening the installing and using child restraint systems.
  • Page 44: Latch Child-Restraint Fixing System

    MINI seat may be compromised.< Anchor points for LATCH anchors Before installing the child seat, pull the belt out of the area for the child-restraint fixing system.
  • Page 45 Attach the tether strap to the anchor using the hook. Pull the retaining strap tight. MINI Convertible Ensure that the upper strap 9 is passed between the seat backrest 8 and the roll- over protection system with cross member 3;...
  • Page 46: Driving

    Driving Ignition lock When you press the start/stop button and depress the clutch if the car has manual transmission or the brake if the car has auto- Inserting the key into the ignition lock matic transmission, the engine starts.< Radio readiness Individual electrical consumers can operate.
  • Page 47: Starting The Engine

    Starting the engine Depress the brake. Shift the selector lever into position P or N. Do not allow the engine to run in enclosed Press the start/stop button. areas; otherwise, inhalation of the noxious The starter operates automatically for a certain exhaust gases can lead to loss of consciousness time, and stops automatically as soon as the and death.
  • Page 48: Manual Transmission

    Automatic transmission* Releasing with Steptronic In addition to the fully automatic mode, you can shift gears manually using Steptronic, page 47. 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.<...
  • Page 49 Sport program and manual operation A lock prevents accidental shifting into selector lever positions R and P. Overriding the selector lever lock Move the selector lever from position D to the left into the M/S shifting slot: Press the button on the front of the selector The Sport program is activated and DS is dis- lever, arrow.
  • Page 50 If you do not shift gears with the shift paddles or Only unlock the selector lever lock manu- accelerate for a certain amount of time, the ally when the vehicle is to be towed. Do transmission automatically returns to D, auto- not forget to firmly apply the parking brake prior matic drive.
  • Page 51: Wiper System

    Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44. Briefly press the button to select: > Briefly press the button in the turn indicator lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is dis- Brief indication of a turn. played. > Triple turn signal. Press and hold the button until the display changes.
  • Page 52 If the car is equipped with a rain sensor, the time Press and hold the button until the display between wipes is controlled automatically and changes. depends on the intensity of the rainfall. The rain sensor is mounted on the windshield, directly in front of the interior rearview mirror.
  • Page 53: Cruise Control

    Otherwise, fluid spills constitute a fire hazard and a risk to per- MINI: rear window wiper sonal safety.< Rear wipers parked Fill with water and, if required, with a washer...
  • Page 54: Activating/Deactivating Cruise Control

    Activating Increasing speed Press button 3 repeatedly until the desired speed is reached. Every time you press the but- ton, the speed increases by approx. 1 mph or 2 km/h. Accelerating using the button Press and hold button 3. The vehicle accelerates without pressure on the accelerator pedal.
  • Page 55: Controls Overview

    Controls overview Odometer, outside Press the button in the turn indicator lever repeatedly until the current speed appears temperature display, in the lower display. clock Wait for the speed display to automatically move to the upper display. The outside temperature then appears in the lower display.
  • Page 56: Fuel Gauge

    The tachometer displays the remaining > MINI Convertible: always Open Timer cruising range. An indicator lamp comes on To set the corresponding units of measure, refer when the remaining range is less than approx.
  • Page 57 Current fuel consumption To reset the total driving time, contact your MINI dealer. Displays the current fuel consumption to allow you to see whether your current driving style is Analog to Always Open Timer conducive to fuel economy with minimum exhaust emissions.
  • Page 58: Settings And Information

    Settings and information Operating principle Certain settings and information are only avail- Adjusting settings able when the ignition is switched on, the vehi- > Confirmation signals when locking and cle is at a standstill and the doors are closed. unlocking the vehicle Button for: >...
  • Page 59 Formats and units of Exiting displays measure To set the formats and units of measure. The set- tings are stored for the remote control currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile on page 18. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO"...
  • Page 60: Resetting To Factory Settings

    Briefly press the button repeatedly until the symbol and "SET" are displayed. > Fuel consumption: l/100 km, mpg, km/l > Distance covered: mls, km Press and hold the button until the display changes. > Time: 12h, 24h mode Briefly press button repeatedly until "RESET" >...
  • Page 61 The extent of service work required can be read out from the remote control by your MINI dealer.< Displaying vehicle check For certain maintenance operations, you can view the respective distance remaining or due date individually in the tachometer. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44.
  • Page 62: Possible Displays

    Front brakes Exit display Rear brakes Next setting or item of information Vehicle check More information on the MINI Maintenance Sys- tem can be found on page 119. Clock Press and hold the button until the display changes. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the Setting the time symbol and "SET"...
  • Page 63: Check Control

    Check Control Wait for the display to change to minutes. Press the button to set the minutes. The concept Wait for the display to change. The settings are stored. The Check Control monitors vehicle functions and alerts you to any malfunctions in the sys- tems monitored.
  • Page 64 Other Check Control messages are automatically Hold the button down. hidden after approx. 20 seconds, but remain If there are no Check Control messages, then stored. "CHECK OK" is displayed. If a Check Control message has been stored, the corresponding message is displayed. Briefly press the button to check for other messages.
  • Page 65: Technology For Driving Comfort And Safety

    If the distance to the nearest Your MINI has a number of systems that help to object falls to below roughly 1 ft/30 cm, then a maintain the vehicle's stability even in adverse continuous tone sounds.
  • Page 66: Dynamic Stability Control Dsc

    Antilock Brake System ABS > Cornering Brake Control CBC ABS prevents locking of the wheels during brak- > Hill Assist ing. Safe steering response is maintained even Deactivating DSC during full braking. Active safety is thus increased. Braking safely, refer to page 93. Among others, ABS includes the following func- tions: >...
  • Page 67: Sport Button

    Deactivating DTC Sport button* Press the button again: the DSC indicator lamps go out. Pressing the button causes your MINI to respond even more sportily. Deactivating both DTC and DSC > Engine responds more spontaneously to movements of the accelerator.
  • Page 68: Activating The System

    Activating the system 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 >...
  • Page 69 Other- wise, sections of the tire may come loose and cause accidents. Do not continue driving and contact your MINI dealer.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 70: Tire Pressure Monitor

    Tire Pressure Monitor TPM* The concept TPM checks the tire pressure in the four mounted tires during driving. The system noti- fies you if there is a significant loss of pressure in one or more tires. Press and hold the button until the display Functional requirement changes.
  • Page 71 Other- wise, sections of the tire may come loose and The symbol identifying run-flat tires is cause accidents. Do not continue driving and a circle with the letters RSC on the contact your MINI dealer.< sidewall, page 114.< Malfunction...
  • Page 72 Declaration according to NHTSA/ FMVSS 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Each tire, including the spare, should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire infla- tion pressure label. If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehi- cle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pres-...
  • Page 73 MINI dealer dents, certain rollover situations or rear impacts. or a workshop that works according to repair...
  • Page 74 After installing a child seat, check that the passenger seat unless they are specifically rec- indicator lamp for the front passenger air- ommended by the manufacturer of your MINI. bags comes on. It indicates that the child Do not place any items under the seat which seat has been detected and that the front could press against the seat from below.
  • Page 75 Have the necessary work on the rollover protec- airbag system and the belt tensioners are oper- tion system of your MINI only carried out by an ational. authorized MINI dealer. Faulty repair may lead to the failure of the sys- Airbag system malfunction tem or malfunctions.
  • Page 76: Lamps

    Lamps Parking lamps/low beams Automatic headlamp control* When the switch is in position 3, the low beams are switched on and off automatically depend- ing on ambient light conditions, e.g. in a tunnel, in twilight, or if there is precipitation. The headlamps may also come on when the sun is sitting low on a blue sky.
  • Page 77: Daytime Running Lights

    Setting the duration or deactivating the Briefly press the button to select: function > Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44. The function is deactivated. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator > lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is dis- Select the corresponding duration, e.g.
  • Page 78 High beams/roadside Briefly press the button repeatedly until the symbol and "SET" are displayed. parking lamps Press and hold the button until the display changes. Turn signal indicators/roadside parking lamps Briefly press the button repeatedly until the display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow. Switching on high beams Switching off high beams/headlamp flasher Roadside parking lamps, left or right*...
  • Page 79: Fog Lamps

    Fog lamps Rear fog lamp Press the respective switch to turn the lamps on/ off. MINI Convertible Increasing brightness Press and hold the button until the desired brightness is reached. Reducing brightness Press the button briefly.
  • Page 80: Reading Lamps

    Switching interior lamps on/off manually > Press the switch toward the rear. The color changes in stages, ultimately to blue. Intermediate settings and colors are possible. To switch the interior lamps on/off. Press the switch. To switch off the interior lamps permanently, press the button for about 3 seconds.
  • Page 81: Climate

    Climate Equipment versions Depending on your vehicle's equipment, your MINI contains an air conditioner or an automatic climate control Air conditioner Automatic climate control Air vents Airflow directed toward the windshield and side windows Air to the upper body area, draft-free venti-...
  • Page 82: Air Conditioner

    Air conditioner Air flow rate Rear window defroster Cooling function Air distribution Recirculated-air mode Windshield heating Temperature Air flow rate Recirculated-air mode Adjust the air flow rate. The higher the If the air outside the car has an rate, the more effective the heating or unpleasant odor or contains pollut- cooling will be.
  • Page 83: Automatic Climate Control

    Turn on windshield heating if necessary. Turn on rear window defroster if necessary. Microfilter The microfilter captures dust and pollen. The microfilter is changed by your MINI dealer dur- ing routine maintenance work. Automatic climate control* Air flow rate, manual...
  • Page 84: Maximum Cooling

    Air flow rate, manual and, if necessary, increase the air flow rate. The recirculated-air mode should not be used Press the – button to reduce air flow. Press over an extended period of time; otherwise, the the + button to increase it. air quality inside the car will deteriorate contin- You can reactivate the automatic mode uously.<...
  • Page 85: Windshield Heating

    The microfilter captures dust and pollen. The activated-charcoal filter provides additional pro- tection by filtering gaseous pollutants from the outside air. Your MINI dealer replaces this com- bined filter as a standard part of your scheduled maintenance. You can call up further information in the service requirements display, page 58.
  • Page 86: Practical Interior Accessories

    If the LED 2 For additional information, please contact your does not flash rapidly after approx. 15 sec- MINI dealer or call: 1-800-355-3515. onds, alter the distance. You can also obtain information on the Internet To program other original hand-held trans- mitters, repeat steps 3 and 4.
  • Page 87: Glove Compartment

    The corresponding memory button 1 is now The corresponding memory button 1 is now programmed with the signal of the original programmed with the signal of the original hand-held transmitter. hand-held transmitter. You can operate the system with the engine Clearing stored programs running or with the ignition switched on.
  • Page 88: Center Armrest

    To prevent injury in the event of an acci- dent, close the glove compartment after use while the vehicle is being driven.< MINI Convertible: locking Use the integrated key to lock the remote con- trol system, refer to page 18. Opening...
  • Page 89: Storage Compartments

    For additional information, contact your MINI dealer or visit the Internet at www.MINI.com/ To play audio tracks over the car's speaker sys- tem, connect the iPod to ports 1 and 2. The iPod/iPhone's menu structure is supported by the USB audio interface.
  • Page 90: Cupholders And Ashtray

    Cupholders and ashtray* Connecting electrical appliances In your MINI, you can use electrical devices such as a flashlight, car vacuum cleaner, etc., up to approx. 200 watts at 12 volts, as long as one of the following sockets is available. Avoid damag- ing the sockets by attempting to insert plugs of unsuitable shape or size.
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  • Page 93: Driving Tips

    AT A GLANCE CONTROLS DRIVING TIPS DRIVING TIPS MOBILITY REFERENCE Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 94: Things To Remember When Driving

    Things to remember when driving Break-in period Following part replacement The same break-in procedures should be Moving parts need breaking-in time to adjust to observed if any of the components mentioned each other. Please follow the instructions below above have to be renewed in the course of the in order to achieve the optimal service life and vehicle's operating life.
  • Page 95: Driving Through Water

    Braking safely used at all, and in operating conditions where Your MINI is equipped with ABS. If you are in a brake applications are less frequent, there is an situation which requires full braking, it is best to increased tendency for corrosion to form on brake using maximum brake pressure.
  • Page 96: Cargo Loading

    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.<...
  • Page 97 Loading aid Through-loading system When the convertible top is closed, you can load To be able to transport larger objects, the rear the vehicle more easily by releasing the convert- backrest can be folded down. ible top and folding it up. If necessary, use the integrated key and Release the convertible top using the han- open the backrest lock 1.
  • Page 98: Stowing Cargo

    Heavy-duty cargo straps for securing larger and heavier objects are available at your Stowing cargo MINI dealer. Four lashing eyes are provided for attaching the cargo straps. Two of them > Position heavy objects as low and as far for-...
  • Page 99: Rear Luggage Rack

    MINI Convertible as optional acces- A special rack system is available as an option for sory. Please read the in information provided in your MINI. Your MINI dealer will be glad to the assembly instructions. advise you. Comply with the installation instruc- tions supplied with the rack system.
  • Page 100: Saving Fuel

    The man- ufacturer of your MINI recommends having the Drive off immediately vehicle serviced by a MINI dealer. Also note the Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the MINI Maintenance System, page 119.
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  • Page 102 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 103 AT A GLANCE CONTROLS DRIVING TIPS MOBILITY MOBILITY REFERENCE Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 104: Refueling

    By way of example, the illustration shows the sidewall of the cargo compartment in the MINI. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 105: Fuel Specifications

    This gasoline is highly recommended. However, you may also use gasoline with less AKI. The minimum AKI Rating is: > Cooper S, John Cooper Works: 89 > Cooper: 87 If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI Rat- ing, the engine may produce knocking sounds when starting at high outside temperatures.
  • Page 106: Wheels And Tires

    Attempts to drive on a flat tire can lead to loss of MINI. Your MINI dealer will be glad to advise control over the vehicle.< you.<...
  • Page 107 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.< 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 pres- sures listed on the following pages in the col-...
  • Page 108 MINI Cooper tire inflation pressures Tire size Pressure specifications in psi/kPa Speeds up to a Speeds including max. of those exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h 100 mph/160 km/h All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires. Cold...
  • Page 109 MINI Cooper S tire inflation pressures Tire size Pressure specifications in psi/kPa Speeds up to a Speeds including max. of those exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h 100 mph/160 km/h All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires. Cold...
  • Page 110 MINI John Cooper Works tire inflation pressures Tire size Pressure specifications in psi/kPa Speeds up to a Speeds including max. of those exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h 100 mph/160 km/h All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires. Cold...
  • Page 111 MINI Cooper Convertible tire inflation pressures Tire size Pressure specifications in psi/kPa Speeds up to a Speeds including max. of those exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h 100 mph/160 km/h All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires. Cold...
  • Page 112 MINI Cooper S Convertible tire inflation pressures Tire size Pressure specifications in psi/kPa Speeds up to a Speeds including max. of those exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h 100 mph/160 km/h All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires. Cold...
  • Page 113 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible tire inflation pressures Tire size Pressure specifications in psi/kPa Speeds up to a Speeds including max. of those exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h 100 mph/160 km/h All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires. Cold...
  • Page 114: Tire Coding

    Tire coding DOT Quality Grades Tread wear Knowledge of the labeling on the side of the tire Traction AA A B C makes it easier to identify and choose the right Temperature A B C tires. All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition Tire size to these...
  • Page 115: Tire Condition

    To do so, drive carefully to the nearest Tread depth MINI dealer or tire shop that works according to The tread depth should not drop below 1/8 in/ MINI repair procedures with correspondingly 3 mm, although, for example, European legisla- trained personnel.
  • Page 116: New Wheels And Tires

    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...
  • Page 117: Snow Chains

    Con- that no space-saver spare tire is available in the tact your MINI dealer for more details. event of a flat. Your MINI dealer will be glad to advise you. Only attach snow chains in pairs to the front wheels with the following tires.
  • Page 118: Under The Hood

    If you are not familiar with the regulations to be observed, have the necessary work on your vehicle carried out only by a MINI dealer or a workshop that has specially trained personnel working in accordance with the specifications of the MINI manufacturer.
  • Page 119: Engine Oil

    Important parts of the engine compartment Battery, under the cover Coolant expansion tank Engine oil dipstick Reservoir for washer fluid for the headlamp and window washer system Engine oil filler neck Engine compartment fuse box Engine oil The oil level should be between the two marks on the dipstick.
  • Page 120: Adding Engine Oil

    Oil change Comply with the appropriate environmen- Have the oil changed only by a MINI dealer or a tal protection regulations when disposing workshop that has specially trained personnel of coolant additives.<...
  • Page 121: Maintenance

    MINI dealer. costs. Take the time to ensure that these service pro- If and when you come to sell your MINI, a com- cedures are confirmed by entries in your vehi- prehensive record of servicing will prove a signif- cle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet icant benefit.
  • Page 122 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 dam- age of emissions-related components, espe- cially the catalytic converter.
  • Page 123: Care

    MINI. Before driving into the car wash, check if the sys- The manufacturer of your MINI recommends tem is suitable for your MINI. Observe the fol- using manufacturer-approved products to clean lowing points: and care for your vehicle.
  • Page 124 Steam jets/high-pressure washers Wax, preservatives and dirt on the win- dows cause streaks when the windshield When using steam jets or high-pressure wipers are on, and can cause premature wear of washers, ensure that you maintain suffi- the wiper blades and interfere with the rain sen- cient clearance to the vehicle and do not exceed sor.<...
  • Page 125 The leather processed by the manufac- Rubber seals turer of your MINI is a high-quality natural product. Light variations in the grain is one of Only treat with water or rubber care products. the typical properties of natural leather.<...
  • Page 126: Vehicle Storage

    If you are not going to drive your car for more than three months, please ask for advice from your MINI dealer or a workshop that works according to MINI manufacturer specifications. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 127: Replacing Components

    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 per- form any work that you do not feel competent to perform yourself or that is not described here.
  • Page 128: Xenon Lamps

    MINI dealer or a workshop that has could result. To avoid possible injury or equip- specially trained personnel working in accor-...
  • Page 129 Replacing the bulb Remove cover 1. To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise. Turn the lamp counterclockwise, arrow 1, and remove it, arrow 2. Remove the inside cover. To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise. Push on the catch, arrow 1, and unplug the connector, arrow 2.
  • Page 130 5 watt bulb, W 5 W bay. Push the lamp with the ventilation grate for- ward and remove. MINI Convertible: Move the convertible top to its uppermost posi- Screw out the bulb holder counterclockwise. tion, refer to Loading aid page 95, and remove Pull out and replace the bulb.
  • Page 131: Repairing A Flat Tire

    Center brake lamp This lamp uses LED technology for operation. In Rear fog lamp* the event of a malfunction, contact your MINI 21 watt bulb, P 21 W dealer or a workshop that has specially trained Access to the lamp via the back or underside of personnel working in accordance with the spec- the bumper.
  • Page 132 MINI Mobility System with onboard vehicle tool kit and tire change set* Preparations Use of the MINI Mobility System may be ineffec- Sealant bottle and adhesive label with speed tive if the tire puncture measures approx. 1/8 in/ limit 4 mm or more.
  • Page 133: Distributing The Sealant

    Pull the connection hose 9 out of the com- heavily damaged. Please contact the nearest pressor housing fully and screw it onto the MINI dealer.< connector of the sealant bottle. Make sure that the hose is not kinked.
  • Page 134: Changing Wheels

    If an inflation pressure of 26 psi/180 kPa still under the floor mat in the cargo bay. cannot be reached, the tire is too heavily dam- Chock, folding aged. Contact the nearest MINI dealer.< Extractor hook Wheel stud wrench Driving on...
  • Page 135 Screw the lifting handle from the onboard Unscrew the dust cap from the extension vehicle tool kit onto the thread. and place it on the valve of the space-saver spare tire. Due to its different dimensions, the dam- aged wheel cannot be placed in the recess for the space-saver spare tire.<...
  • Page 136: Vehicle Battery

    Mounting the space-saver spare tire Place the foldable chock behind the front wheel on the other side of the vehicle or in Unscrew the lug bolts and remove the front of the wheel if the vehicle is on an wheel. incline.
  • Page 137 Ampere rating. To do this could cause a fire in the vehicle resulting from a circuit overload. Have the fuse changed only by a MINI dealer or a workshop that has specially trained personnel working in accordance with the specifications of the MINI manufacturer.<...
  • Page 138: Giving And Receiving Assistance

    The warning triangle is located at the bottom of the luggage compartment floor. 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.
  • Page 139 There must not be any contact between Body ground in MINI: the bodies of the two vehicles; otherwise, there is a danger of shorting.< Connecting jumper cables Connect the jumper cables in the correct order, so that no sparks which could cause injury occur.<...
  • Page 140: Being Towed

    The screw-in tow fitting must always be carried effort. in the car. It can be screwed in at the front or rear of the MINI. Switch on the hazard warning flashers, depend- ing on local regulations. It is stored in the onboard vehicle tool kit in the...
  • Page 141 Towing with a tow truck Have the MINI or MINI Convertible transported by a tow truck with a so-called lift sling or on a flatbed. Do not lift the vehicle by a tow fitting or body and chassis parts; otherwise, dam- age may result.<...
  • Page 142: Indicator And Warning Lamps

    Indicator and warning lamps Indicator and warning lamps can light up in var- ious combinations and colors in indicator area 1 or 2. See the table for information on causes and how to react. Note whether a lamp comes on alone or in combination with another.
  • Page 143 Door open Hood open Liftgate open Luggage compartment roller cover in Convertible top cannot be activated. the MINI Convertible Bring cargo bay cover in required position, refer to page 95. Lights up in red: Convertible top not locked Convertible top cannot be activated.
  • Page 144 If con- vertible top securely locked, drive may be continued. Manually close convertible top/sliding roof, refer to page 32. Have your MINI Service inspect the system. Lights up in yellow: Drive of convertible top overheated! Let drive of convertible top cool down, refer to page 32.
  • Page 145 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.
  • Page 146 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.
  • Page 147 Have the condition of the brake pads checked without delay. Indication in US models Vehicle electronics failed You cannot continue your journey. Contact your MINI dealer. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 148 Cause What to do Indication in Canadian models Vehicle electronics failed You cannot continue your journey. Contact your MINI dealer. Indication in Canadian models Vehicle electronics failed You cannot continue your journey. Contact your MINI dealer. Lights up in red: Have the system in question checked without delay.
  • Page 149 Cause What to do Dynamic Traction Control DTC is acti- vated, refer also to page The Dynamic Stability Control DSC Driving stability limited during accel- and Dynamic Traction Control DTC eration and cornering. are deactivated, refer also to page Driving style must be adjusted. The Dynamic Stability Control DSC Driving stability limited during accel- and Dynamic Traction Control DTC...
  • Page 150 Cause What to do Vehicles with Flat Tire Monitor Light up in yellow and red: Carefully bring the car to a stop. > Tire damage Observe the information starting on page 66. Initialize Flat Tire Monitor, page 66. > Flat Tire Monitor not initialized Light up in yellow: Flat Tire Monitor failed.
  • Page 151 Cause What to do Lights up in red: > Transmission limp-home pro- You can continue your journey, but gram active with restricted range moderate your speed and exercise of gears, possibly with reduced due caution. Have the system acceleration checked without delay. >...
  • Page 152 Add coolant immediately, page 118. 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 58.
  • Page 153 Cause What to do No service due Set speed limit exceeded Time and date no longer correct Set the time and date, page 60. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
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  • Page 155 AT A GLANCE CONTROLS DRIVING TIPS MOBILITY REFERENCE REFERENCE Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 156: Technical Data

    Technical data In the technical data, only the values that differ from the Cooper S are shown for the John Cooper Works. Engine data Cooper Cooper S John Cooper Works Displacement cu in/ 97.5/ 97.5/ 97.5/ cmμ 1,598 1,598 1,598...
  • Page 157 Dimensions MINI All dimensions in inches/mm. Minimum turning radius Δ: 35 ft 10 in/10.7 m. Information after the semicolon: different values for MINI Cooper S. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 158 MINI Convertible All dimensions in inches/mm. Minimum turning radius Δ: 35 ft 10 in/10.7 m. Information after the semicolon: different values for MINI Cooper S. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 483 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 159 Weights MINI Cooper Cooper S John Cooper Works Curb weight, ready for travel, with all optional extras > Manual transmission lbs/kg 2,568/1,165 2,679/1,215 2,701/1,225 > Automatic transmis- lbs/kg 2,646/1,200 2,723/1,235 – sion Approved gross weight > Manual transmission lbs/kg 3,384/1,535...
  • Page 160 MINI Convertible Cooper Cooper S John Cooper Works Curb weight, ready for travel, with all optional extras > Manual transmission lbs/kg 2,745/1,245 2,855/1,295 2,877/1,305 > Automatic transmis- lbs/kg 2,822/1,280 2,921/1,325 – sion Approved gross weight > Manual transmission lbs/kg 3,560/1,615...
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  • Page 162: Everything From A To Z

    Everything from A to Z INDEX Airbags Automatic transmission with – sitting safely Steptronic Accessories, refer to Your – warning lamp – interlock individual vehicle Airing, refer to Ventilation – overriding selector lever Acknowledgment signals for AKI, refer to Fuel grade lock locking/unlocking vehicle Alarm system...
  • Page 163 Brake system – external Care – breaking in – high-pressure washers Cigarette lighter – disc brakes – internal Cleaning headlamps – MINI Maintenance – leather – washer fluid System – manual washing Clock Brakes – upholstery and fabrics – 12h/24h mode –...
  • Page 164 Convenient access, refer to Defrost position, refer to Driving off on inclines, refer to Comfort Access Defrosting windows 81, Hill Assist Convenient operation Defrosting windows 81, Driving stability control – convertible top Defrosting windows and systems – windows removing condensation Driving through water Convenient start, refer to –...
  • Page 165 Service – Tire Pressure Monitor TPM Integrated universal remote requirements Flat Tire Monitor FTM control – MINI Maintenance – indicating a flat tire Gasoline System – initializing the system – refer to Average fuel Engine oil level, checking –...
  • Page 166 Gross vehicle weight, refer to Hood Interior rearview mirror Weights Horn – automatic dimming Hot exhaust system feature Hydroplaning Interlock Intermittent mode of the Halogen lamps wipers – replacing bulb Internet page Handbrake, refer to Parking Ice warning brake Ignition Hands-free system –...
  • Page 167 Liftgate Luggage compartment, refer MINI Internet page – Comfort Access to Cargo bay MINI Maintenance System – opening from outside Luggage rack, refer to Roof- Mirror dimming feature – opening/closing mounted luggage rack Mirrors – unlocking with remote Lumbar support –...
  • Page 168 Octane ratings, refer to Fuel Pinch protection system Rear seats specifications – windows – folding the backrests Odometer Plastic parts, care Rear window defroster 80, Oil consumption Pollen Rearview mirror, refer to Oil level – refer to Microfilter for air Mirrors Oil, refer to Engine oil conditioner...
  • Page 169 Rope, refer to Tow-starting, Selector lever Slipstream deflector, refer to towing away – automatic transmission with Wind deflector RSC Run-flat System Steptronic Slot for remote control Component, refer to Run-flat Selector lever lock Smokers' package, refer to tires – automatic transmission with Ashtray Rubber parts, care Steptronic, refer to...
  • Page 170 Switching the cooling function – Flat Tire Monitor tool kit on and off – indicator/warning lamp Torque Symbols – MINI Mobility System – lug bolts – run-flat tires Tow bar – space-saver spare tire Tow fitting – Tire Pressure Monitor –...
  • Page 171 – storage – closing – releasing manually – weight – convenient operation Trunk, refer to Luggage Vehicle jack – opening compartment in the MINI – jacking points – pinch protection system Convertible Ventilation Windshield Turn signal indicator – air conditioner –...
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