Engine Mini N47C16A

The 1.6-liter Mini Clubman D N47C16A diesel engine was produced from 2010 to 2017 and was installed in the Hatch R56, as well as the Clubman R55, Countryman R60 and Paceman R61. This power unit, in fact, was one of the varieties of the BMW diesel engine of the N47 family.

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


Production years 2010-2017
Displacement, cc 1598
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 90 (One D)
112 (Cooper D)
Torque output, Nm 215 (One D)
270 (Cooper D)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 78
Piston stroke, mm 83.6
Compression ratio 16.5
Features DOHC (One D)
DOHC, intercooler (Cooper D)
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging BorgWarner BV35
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mini Cooper D Clubman 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Mini Clubman R55 in 2010 – 2014;
  • Mini Countryman R60 in 2010 – 2017;
  • Mini Hatch R56 in 2011 – 2013;
  • Mini Paceman R61 in 2013 – 2016.

Disadvantages of the Mini N47C16A engine

  • The most famous problem is the timing chain, it stretches to 100 thousand km;
  • Also, often to a run of 100 thousand km, the crankshaft damper pulley needs to be replaced;
  • Often antifreeze leaks through cracked seals of the cooling system pipes;
  • Quite quickly, the swirl flaps of the intake manifold coke and wedge here;
  • As usual, a lot of trouble is associated with contamination of the particulate filter and the EGR valve.

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