Engine Mini N16B16A

The 1.6-liter Mini Countryman N16B16A engine was produced in England from 2010 to 2017 and was installed on the entire second-generation Mini range from the Clubman R55 to the Paceman R61. A similar power unit was installed on many Peugeot and Citroen models under the EP6C index.

Prince-series engines: N12B14A, N12B16A, N16B16A, N14B16A, N14B16C, N18B16A, N18B16C.


Production years 2010-2017
Displacement, cc 1598
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 75 – 98 (One)
122 (Cooper)
Torque output, Nm 140 – 153 (One)
160 (Cooper)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 77
Piston stroke, mm 85.8
Compression ratio 11.0
Features DOHC, Valvetronic
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mini Cooper Countryman 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Mini Cabrio R57 in 2010 – 2016;
  • Mini Clubman R55 in 2010 – 2014;
  • Mini Countryman R60 in 2010 – 2017;
  • Mini Coupe R58 in 2011 – 2015;
  • Mini Hatch R56 in 2010 – 2014;
  • Mini Paceman R61 in 2013 – 2016;
  • Mini Roadster R59 in 2012 – 2015.

Disadvantages of the Mini N16B16A engine

  • The updated motor is more reliable than its predecessor N12, but there are still enough problems;
  • The timing chain and its tensioner are distinguished by a modest resource, sometimes less than 100,000 km;
  • Also, the Valvetronic system and Vanos-type phase regulators serve quite a bit here;
  • Power units of this family are prone to oil consumption and intake coking;
  • The weak points of such engines include an unreliable thermostat and water pump.

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