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.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||75 – 98 (One)
|Torque output, Nm||140 – 153 (One)
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||77|
|Piston stroke, mm||85.8|
|Phase regulator||on both shafts|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.2|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mini Cooper Countryman 2012)
|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.