Engine Mini N47C20A

The 2.0-liter Mini Cooper SD N47C20A diesel engine was produced from 2010 to 2017 and was installed in the entire second-generation Mini range from the Clubman R55 to the Paceman R61. This power unit, in essence, was a kind of BMW diesel engine of the N47 series.

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


Production years 2010-2017
Displacement, cc 1995
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 112 (Cooper D)
143 (Cooper SD)
Torque output, Nm 270 (Cooper D)
305 (Cooper SD)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 90
Compression ratio 16.5
Features DOHC (Cooper D)
DOHC, intercooler (Cooper SD)
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging IHI RHV4-T39
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 SD 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 2011 – 2017;
  • Mini Coupe R58 in 2011 – 2015;
  • Mini Hatch R56 in 2011 – 2013;
  • Mini Paceman R61 in 2013 – 2016;
  • Mini Roadster R59 in 2011 – 2015.

Disadvantages of the Mini N47C20A engine

  • The timing chain is a modest resource here, sometimes it stretches to 100,000 km;
  • At about the same mileage, the crankshaft damper pulley usually needs to be replaced;
  • Often there are antifreeze leaks through cracked seals in the cooling system;
  • The swirl flaps of the intake manifold coke very quickly and wedge;
  • As always, a lot of problems are caused by contamination of the particulate filter and the EGR valve.

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