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Hello everyone,

In the very near future I have in my plans to buy MINI. I have been exploring some www, forums, youtube tests, and I can't find reliable information regarding which engine type is least problematic.

I am looking for MINI r56 from years 2008-2010. I read somewhere that in 2010 engines were fixed in MINI and it is better to get MINI produced in 2010, not earlier. Is it true? If yes, what engine is least problematic?

I am thinking about MINI with petrol unit 1.6. I have found some, this one for example:

Production Date 2010-08-10
Engine N16
Displacement 1.60 l
Power 90 kW

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I have found some N12 units either. So which one in better to consider? N12, N16...other? And, Is it really a difference in quality of engines in Minis made in 2008/09 comparing to those were made in 2010?

Thanks pals
 

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Hello everyone,

In the very near future I have in my plans to buy MINI. I have been exploring some www, forums, youtube tests, and I can't find reliable information regarding which engine type is least problematic.

I am looking for MINI r56 from years 2008-2010. I read somewhere that in 2010 engines were fixed in MINI and it is better to get MINI produced in 2010, not earlier. Is it true? If yes, what engine is least problematic?

I am thinking about MINI with petrol unit 1.6. I have found some, this one for example:

Production Date 2010-08-10
Engine N16
Displacement 1.60 l
Power 90 kW

---

I have found some N12 units either. So which one in better to consider? N12, N16...other? And, Is it really a difference in quality of engines in Minis made in 2008/09 comparing to those were made in 2010?

Thanks pals
Late 2010 build onwards some improvements were made.
This site is useful https://neominiparts.co.uk/mini-models-explained-23-w.asp
 
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