My best guess would be "Tritec 1.6" as the Tritec Motors facility was set-up to produce an engine in 1.4 and 1.6 litre flavours. At the time of investment, there weren't any other plans to produce other engines at the facility. I am not aware of any other specific 'engine codes' that could apply to this motor.
Chilli Red/White Cooper S, Sport Pack & Sunroof. Delivered June 12th, 2002!
Now with MCS Winter Tire Package.
Just to add a little spice to this, there's another name for the MINI's engine in this article from about 10 months ago:
"Both models are front-wheel drive and propelled by 16-valve, 1.6-liter, inline four-cylinder engines know as the "Brazilian Power Packs." Tritec Motors Ltda., a joint venture of BMW and DaimlerChrysler, builds the engines for Mini in Brazil."
I don't really know much about the BMW "E" nomenclature, but while the MINI was under development the regular car was coded the R50 and the Cooper S was R53. More trivia: On the 1/12 Revell model made in Germany it mistakenly calls the standard Cooper the R53 on the packaging.
+ 2002 MINI Cooper S - Dark Silver / White roof, Sport, Premium, Lapis blue leather
+ 1965 Mini Traveller - Tartan Red / White roof, 1275, Cooper S discs, fully restored/renewed
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