The concern produced the 1.6-liter turbo engine Mini Cooper JCW N18B16C from 2012 to 2017 and installed it on charged versions of the second generation Mini from Clubman R55 to Paceman R61. A motor quite similar in design was installed on Peugeot and Citroen under the EP6CDTX index.
Prince-series engines: N12B14A, N12B16A, N16B16A, N14B16A, N14B16C, N18B16A, N18B16C.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||211
|Torque output, Nm||260|
|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 John Cooper Works 2012)
|Engine lifespan, km||~200 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Mini Cabrio R57 in 2012 – 2016;
- Mini Clubman R55 in 2012 – 2014;
- Mini Countryman R60 in 2012 – 2017;
- Mini Coupe R58 in 2012 – 2015;
- Mini Hatch R56 in 2012 – 2014;
- Mini Paceman R61 in 2014 – 2016;
- Mini Roadster R59 in 2012 – 2015.
Disadvantages of the Mini N18B16C engine
- First of all, this motor constantly overheats and cylinder head cracks are not uncommon here;
- A lot of problems are caused by the vagaries of the direct injection system with piezo injectors;
- Also, the Vanos phase regulators and the Valvetronic system very often fail here;
- There are many complaints about oil consumption and intake coking on specialized forums;
- A modest resource in this unit has a timing chain, thermostat and water pump.