Jan 2nd, 2012, 03:11 PM
After owning a Cooper S for 3 years I have replaced it with a Cooper D (sign of the times).
The bonnet has some damage so I was thinking of replacing it. Is it the exactly the same as a petrol Mini bonnet of the same age?
Jan 2nd, 2012, 04:22 PM
I believe the Cooper D bonnet has a larger subtle bonnet bulge to accomodate the diesel engine.
"There’s little to distinguish this as a diesel model save for the ‘D’ badging and a slightly more pronounced bulge in the bonnet."
Mini Cooper D (2011) – Road Test Car & SUV (http://www.carandsuv.co.nz/articles/mini/mini-cooper-d-2011-road-test)
If you want the Cooper S bonnet scoop you probably need the new Mini Cooper SD bonnet:
Jan 3rd, 2012, 06:06 PM
Thanks for that clarification.
Looking at images I did think the raised centre was wider. Probably easier to repair as I imagine finding a salvaged diesel bonnet will be harder.