Engine Mini B47C20A

The 2.0-litre Mini Countryman SD B47C20A diesel engine was introduced in 2014 and is fitted to the entire third-generation Mini range from the Clubman F54 to the Countryman F60. The 150 hp version of the engine is often referred to as the B47C20B and all of these diesels are part of the BMW B47 family.

MINI diesel engines: W17D14, W16D16, N47C16A, N47C20A, B37C15A, B47C20A.


Production years since 2014
Displacement, cc 1995
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 150 (Cooper D)
170 – 190 (Cooper SD)
Torque output, Nm 330 – 350 (Cooper D)
360 – 400 (Cooper SD)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 90
Compression ratio 16.5
Features DOHC, intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging BorgWarner BV40 (Cooper D)
Garrett GTD1752VRK (Cooper SD)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mini Cooper SD Countryman 2018)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Mini Cabrio 3 (F57) in 2016 – 2019;
  • Mini Clubman 2 (F54) since 2015;
  • Mini Countryman 2 (F60) since 2017;
  • Mini Hatch F55 in 2014 – 2019;
  • Mini Hatch 3 (F56) in 2014 – 2019.

Disadvantages of the Mini B47C20A engine

  • The main problems of the owner are related to the EGR valve, here it is called AGR;
  • In many countries, a recall campaign was carried out to replace it;
  • Timing chains have become more reliable compared to N47 and need to be replaced closer to 200,000 km;
  • The swirl flaps in the intake are covered with soot quite quickly and jam;
  • As always, a lot of headaches will be delivered to you by piezo injectors and a particulate filter.

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