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The MINI community loves to throw around chassis codes and model generations like they're going out of style. MINI themselves have thrown an extra dash of confusion into the mix by being fairly inconsistent with their naming conventions. If you aren't sure about your chassis code, or MINI generation, we've created this handy guide to help you make sense of it all.

Third Generation MINIs

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A profile outline of the MINI Clubman F54

F54 Clubman
2016-2019

  • The "Estate" MINI
  • Four side doors & four seats
  • Barn style rear doors
  • Long wheelbase
  • Spiritual successor of the R55
Shop F54
A profile outline of the MINI Hardtop 4 door F55

F55 Hardtop 4 Door
2015-2019

  • Stretch hardtop
  • Four doors & four seats
  • Hardtop hatchback
  • Hexagonal grille
  • Often confused with the Clubman
Shop F55
A profile outline of the MINI Hardtop 2 door F56

F56 Hardtop 2 Door
2014-2019

  • Two doors & four seats
  • Hardtop hatchback
  • Boxy shape
  • Hexagonal grille
  • The traditional MINI Cooper
Shop F56
A profile outline of the MINI Convertible F57

F57 Convertible
2016-2019

  • Similar to the F56
  • Two doors & 4 seats
  • Soft top convertible
  • Hexagonal grille
Shop F57
A profile outline of the MINI Countryman F60

F60 Countryman
2017-2019

  • 2nd Gen R60, 3rd Gen MINI
  • 4 doors & 4 seats
  • Hardtop hatchback
  • The MINI Crossover
  • Raked roof line
Shop F60

Second Generation MINIs

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A profile outline of the MINI Clubman R55

R55 Clubman
2008-2015

  • The original Clubman
  • 3 side doors & four seats
  • Barn style rear doors
  • Longer wheelbase than R56
Shop R55
A profile outline of the MINI Cooper R56

R56 Cooper
2007-2013

  • Two doors & four seats
  • Hardtop hatchback
  • Blinker integrated in headlight
  • The traditional MINI Cooper
Shop R56
A profile outline of the MINI Cooper Convertible R57

R57 Convertible
2009-2015

  • Two doors & four seats
  • Soft top convertible
  • Based on the R56
  • Blinker integrated in headlight
Shop R57
A profile outline of the MINI Coupe R58

R58 Coupé
2012-2015

  • Two doors & two seats
  • Glass filled rear hatch
  • Rounded roof profile
  • Only made for 2nd Generation
Shop R58
A profile outline of the MINI Roadster R59

R59 Roadster
2012-2015

  • Two doors & two seats
  • Convertible version of R58
  • Rounded roof profile
  • Only made for 2nd Generation
Shop R59
A profile outline of the MINI Countryman R60

R60 Countryman
2011-2016

  • 1st Generation Countryman
  • The crossover MINI
  • Raced in WRC, Dakar, and WRX
  • Four doors & four seats
  • Hardtop hatchback
Shop R60
A profile outline of the MINI Paceman R61

R61 Paceman
2013-2016

  • Two door version of R60
  • Only made for second generation
  • Rake roof line
  • Hardtop hatchback
Shop R61

First Generation MINIs

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A profile outline of the MINI One/Cooper R50

R50 One/Cooper
2001-2006

  • Two doors & four seats
  • Hardtop hatchback
  • Blinker separate from headlight
  • The original "Justa"
Shop R50
A profile outline of the MINI Cabrio R52

R52 Cabrio
2004-2008

  • Two doors & four seats
  • Soft top convertible
  • Blinker separate from headlight
Shop R52
A profile outline of the MINI Cooper S R53

R53 Cooper S
2001-2006

  • Two doors & four seats
  • Hardtop hatchback
  • Supercharged engine
  • Blinker separate from headlight
Shop R53