MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14
MISHIMOTO  MMAI-MIN-14

MMAI-MIN-14P

Mishimoto® (14-18) Mini Cooper S Cold Air Intake System with Heat Shield

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Compatible: (2.0L)

2014 - 2018 Mini Cooper S

 

INSTALLATION TORQUE SPECS 22 in-lbs (2.5N*M) recommended for all worm-gear clamps. These clamps have an operating range of 18-27 in-lbs 2-3N*M. Do not exceed the maximum torque rating of 27 in-lbs (3N*M).

 

 

The Mishimoto 2014-2018 Mini Cooper air intake will transform the driving experience of your Mini, with the aggressive turbo and induction sounds that it brings to the table. The high-flow filter and 3” intake pipe maximizes airflow to your turbo, while still being safe to run on the stock tune. The black powder-coated heatshield will a pleasing focal point of your engine bay as soon as you pop the hood. The utilization of the stock fresh air duct allows cool air to flow directly into the filter for a denser air charge. You won’t waste any time cutting or trimming to make parts fit, because this Mini Cooper air intake is designed to be a direct fit with no modifications necessary. Like all Mishimoto Mini Cooper parts, this intake comes with Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty!

  • Direct fit for 2014-2018 Mini Cooper S
  • Highly aggressive intake tone under acceleration
  • Air filter has built in velocity stack for crisp throttle response
  • Black powder-coated heatshield keeps unwanted hot air from entering the air filter
  • Aluminum intake pipe includes CNC-machined MAF housing
  • Mishimoto High-Flow Oiled Air Filter receives maximum airflow from the front of the vehicle
  • Functions with the stock intake duct
  • Available with a polished, wrinkle black or wrinkle red pipe
  • Designed in Delaware, USA and filter made in USA
  • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty

 

VEHICLE SPECS

ENGINE CODES B48A20M0
CHASSIS CODES F55/F56
FITS 2014-2018 Mini Cooper S


PRODUCT SPECS

PIPE DIAMETER 3.0" (76mm) O/D
2.85" (72.4mm) I/D
AIRBOX MATERIAL Steel
OILED FILTER 38 g of oil on filter
PIPE MATERIAL Mandrel-Bent Aluminum
OIL COLOR Red
AIR FILTER PART NUMBER MMAF-3005S

 

PURCHASE INCLUDES

(1) Aluminum Intake Pipe
(1) High-Flow, Oiled Filter
(1) Steel Airbox
(1) Worm Gear Clamp
Mounting Hardware
Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty

 

STOCK SYSTEM REVIEW – MINI COOPER S INTAKE DEVELOPMENT, PART 1

Stock System Review

Our goal here is to provide an enhanced driving experience to those purchasing our Mini Cooper air intake. Let’s jump into the stock intake to see what we’re working with!

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Aerial view of the Mini Cooper S engine bay
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Stock Mini Cooper air intake

The factory air-box is a fairly standard design. There is a mass airflow sensor right after the airbox, so an aftermarket intake that won’t require a tune would need to stay within the stock piping diameter threshold.

With any larger piping, the MAF won’t properly read the increased airflow without being taught how to do so, causing the vehicle to run incorrectly. This can also cause potential damage to the engine. You can also see the stock air duct that is attached to the front of the airbox, which is a feature we intend to incorporate in our design.

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Accordion-style tube connecting to turbo routing

Check out the tube going back towards the turbo. In our initial research, we wanted to replace this accordion-style tube. But when we actually got the car in to inspect the system, we saw that the last metal clamp on the tube closest to the firewall is crushed from factory to secure the connection between the tubes. This wouldn’t be easy to take off, requiring replacing everything back to the turbo, which would make install very involved.

We then considered the owners who might put our intake into their vehicles. For an easier install, it made sense to leave the tube where it sits. The focus was now on the filter and shield designs.

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Mini Cooper parts under analysis

The box design is straightforward, as you can see below in the stock inlet that grabs its fresh air from the front scoop. Also check out the sensor placed right before the box. Our design will have a CNC MAF adapter on the tube to keep the MAF sensor in place and reading straight airflow.

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Mini Cooper parts under review
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Mini Cooper parts under further analysis

Coming Up!

We just got this car into our garage and the design ideas are already flowing! Our engineers are working on creating an effective design for a heatshield. Take a sneak peek at their initial design below!

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Prototype drafted model of Mini Cooper parts

PROTOTYPE FABRICATION AND FITMENT – MINI COOPER INTAKE DEVELOPMENT, PART 2

Parts Fabrication

Usually, when it comes to creating the pieces to a heat shield, our process involved measuring twice and cutting once with the use of a band-saw, shears and a bender. It was laborious and time-consuming.

With this project, we took a slightly different approach during the design and prototyping phase of our heat shield R&D. After capturing the dimensions we needed from the vehicle, a prototype design was drawn in 3D modeling software. Once completed, we used our waterjet machine to cut the shapes out of the steel metal sheets.

If you don’t know about the waterjet, it is an apparatus for precision cutting using highly pressurized water. Virtually any shape on a flat plane can be made – small or large – limited only by the designer’s imagination. Check out an image of the cutting process below. The images on the screen are pieces of the intake box for this Mini Cooper S.

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Mini Cooper parts being designed

Now let’s check out some of the shield being cut!

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Mini Cooper parts getting cut

Once the procedure is finished, we can take the Mini Cooper air intake piece out one by one to clean them up and grind down the sharp, freshly cut edges.

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Retrieving Mini Cooper air intake pieces from the waterjet
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Grinding down Mini Cooper air intake heat shield

These flat metal sheets will be accurately bent to the correct angle. Our fabricator measures the exact angle and bends them on our sheet metal bender.

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Bending the sides of the shield

After the pieces are cut and bent, they are assembled and welded in place so the shield can finally start to take shape. This entire method has been a much faster and easier way of box/shield construction – it made our previous methods seem primitive!

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Welding Mini Cooper air intake heat shield
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Welding Mini Cooper air intake heat shield

Once all of that is complete, we are now ready to fit the shield into the space.

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Fitting heat shield into the engine bay
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Shot of the prototype pipe

The pipe was fairly simple since it’s short, but we used a sizeable filter to support ample airflow. A MAF (mass airflow) adapter will be included with the pipe, so for this prototype, we 3D-printed an adapter. Let’s look at how it sits in the box!

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Fitting prototype Mini Cooper parts into the shield
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3D Printed MAF adapter

 

THE TESTING PHASE – MINI COOPER INTAKE DEVELOPMENT, PART 3

We have another update ready to share with the Mini world! In the last post, we went through the process of how this shield was constructed using the waterjet. Now that all the components have been completely assembled, it’s time to test and evaluate our system. Check out some sound clips below!

 


Our intake dramatically improves the induction sound. The turbo spool is much more pronounced over stock and the intake tone is more aggressive. We know that this is as important for Mini drivers as performance, so we devoted time to making sure that this intake sounds awesome.

The way this intake is designed fully maxes out airflow potential that the engine sees. It is less restrictive than the stock unit while still making use of the factory air duct. Our team went through a few different variations of this intake design, all of them yielding the same results – power output similar to stock. In situations like this, if the product just isn’t going to make pronounced power gains, there is no shame in saying so. The Mishimoto team will not falsify dyno charts and claim something makes power when in reality it doesn’t.

At the moment, our Engineering team hasn’t found a viable solution to increasing power through an intake that would be safe to run on a stock tune. Although our intake may not increase the horsepower your 2014+ Mini Cooper S sees, it does do a few things well. As you seen in the sound clips, this intake improves the induction sound and also provides the potential for more power later on down the road along with other upgrades. The way these Mini Cooper parts look under the hood is also important here since it is a very noticeable part of the engine bay. This design is simple, yet effective, complete with a show-quality finish.

What’s Next?

We have a finished prototype complete with paint ready to go! Want to see what it looks like? Check out a sneak peek of it below.

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Mini Cooper parts prototype.

With the prototype done and fitted into the bay, we are that much closer to presale time. During this time, you can get one of these intake kits at a  discounted price before it officially hits the market. Keep an eye out for when this presale goes live – it will be soon!

 

Install Guide:

 

 

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