I know this post was a long time ago but I've only just joined this forum and from the few posts I've scanned through you seem to know your stuff....I have just inherited a 2001 R50 mini one for my daughter to drive. Car has been well looked after with one owner and full service history from new. But after 19 years a few things need upgrading!! Looking at changing the wheels from the original steel wheels and plastic covers. Can any one advise if a set of 15" alloys from a 2012 R56 mini one would fit this one?Yes, OEM wheels for the 2nd Generation will fit the 1st Generation.