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Old 05-25-2005, 08:35 AM
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MINI Model/Color Abbreviation Cheat Sheet

MINI Model/Color Abbreviation Cheat Sheet

Chasis Codes
R50: “Mk I / 1st Gen” MINI Cooper (2002-2006)
R52: “Mk I / 1st Gen” MINI Cooper & Cooper S Convertible/Cabrio (2005-2008)
R53: “Mk I / 1st Gen” MINI Cooper S (2002-2006)
R55: “Mk II / 2nd Gen” MINI Cooper Clubman & Clubman S (2008-2014)
R56: “Mk II / 2nd Gen” MINI Cooper & Cooper S/JCW Hardtop (2007-2014)
R57: “Mk II / 2nd Gen” MINI Cooper & Cooper S Convertible/Cabrio (2009+)
R58: MINI Cooper/Cooper S/JCW Coupe
R59: MINI Cooper/Cooper S/JCW Roadster
R60: MINI Cooper/Cooper S/JCW Countryman
R61: Paceman
F54: Clubman
F55: MINI Cooper/Cooper S 4 Door Hardtop (2015+)
F56: MINI Cooper/Cooper S/JCW Hardtop (2015+)
F57: Convertible
F58: Spacebox
F59: Roadster/Coupe
F60: Countryman
F61: Paceman
Note: Only US Models Represented

CARS
MC = MINI Cooper Hardtop
MCS = MINI Cooper S Hardtop
JCW = factory John Cooper Works Hardtop
MCc = MINI Cooper Convertible
MCSc = MINI Cooper S Convertible
MCC = MINI Cooper Clubman
MCCS = MINI Cooper Clubman S
MCSa = MINI Cooper S Automatic (as in auto transmission)
MCSCa = MINI Cooper S Convertible Automatic
MCCm = MINI Cooper Countryman
MCSCm = MINI Cooper S Countryman
MCCp = MINI Cooper Coupe
MCSCp = MINI Cooper S Coupe
MCR = MINI Cooper Roadster
MCSR = MINI Cooper S Roadster
ALL4 = MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4

COLORS
AB = Astro Black (DC'd November 2008)
ABsB = Absolute Black (Countryman)
BC = Brilliant Copper Body Color
BR = Blazing Red
BRG = British Racing Green (DC'd 2010)
BRG II = British Racing Green II (2011+)
BY = Bright Yellow (Countryman)
CB = Cosmos Black (Cooper Only --DC’d)
CoB = Cool Blue (Convertible Only)
CR = Chilli Red
CS = Crystal Silver (Countryman)
CsB = Cosmic Blue (Countryman)
DB = Deep Blue
DS = Dark Silver (DC'd 2010)
EB = Electric Blue (S Variants Only)
EG = Eclipse Gray (2011)
HB = Hyper Blue (replaced IB)
HC= Hot Chocolate (R55 only initially, later added for all models)
HO = Hot Orange (Convertible Only)
HzB = Horizon Blue (2009 up)
IB = Indi Blue
IcB = Ice Blue (Dec 2010)
IC = Iced Chocolate
IY = Interchange Yellow (convertibles only initially then cooper hardtop)
JB = Jet Black
JG = Jungle Green
LB = Laser Blue (New in 2007 MCS only)
LC = Light Coffee (Countryman)
LiB = Lightning Blue (New in 2007, stopped December 2008)
LLB = LapisLuxury Blue
LW = Light White (Countryman)
LY = Liquid Yellow
MB = Midnight Black (New in 2008)
MG = Moonwalk Gray
MnG = Midnight Gray
MY = Mellow Yellow (New in 2007)
NR = Nightfire Red (New in 2007, MC & Clubman only)
OB = Oxygen blue (New in 2007, MC only)
OG = Oxford Green (Countryman)
PH = Purple Haze (Europe – BEP = Black Eye Purple)
PR = Pure Red (Countryman)
PS = Pure Silver (Discontinued March 2011)
PW = Pepper White
RB = Reef Blue
RG = Royal Grey (06 only, Countryman 2011)
SB = Space Blue (06 only)
StB = Starlight Blue
SfB = Surf Blue (Countryman)
SG = Solid Gold (Cooper Only)
SiG = Silk Green (Cooper Only)
SO = Spice Orange (R56/R57 only)
SR = Solar Red (Cooper Only)
SS = Sparkling Silver (New in 2007-DC’d 2011)
TB = True Blue (Countryman)
TG = Thunder Gray
VR = Velvet Red (Cooper Only)
VS = Velvet Silver (March 2011)
WS = White Silver (Camden only initially then all models)

Click here to see pics of many of the colors
Also click here to see a good list of MINI colors over the years.

Roofs/Mirrors
BC = Body Color
W = White
B = Black
S = Silver (only on 06 models)
CR = Chili Red (2011+ factory JCW)

R58 Roofs/Mirrors
BC = Body Color
W = White
B = Black
S = Silver (only on 06 models)
CR = Chili Red (2011+ factory JCW)

R59 Mirrors
W = White
B = Black
Ch = Chrome
CR = Chili Red (2011+ factory JCW with certain color options)
Sd = Soda

Convertible / Cabrio Tops
B = Black
G = Green
Bl = Blue
DB = Denim Blue
HC = Hot Chocolate

Roadster Top
B = Black

Miscellaneous
CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission
#1 = Premium
#2 = Sport
#3 = Cold Weather Package (Chili Pack)
#4 = Convenience Pack
#5 = Technology Pack
DSC = Dynamic Stability Control
ASC+T = Automatic Stability Control + Traction control (Gen 1 only)
DTC = Dynamic Traction Control (Gen 2; 2009+only)
EDLC : Electronic Differention Lock Control (Gen 2; 2009+ only)
NAV = Factory installed navigation
H/K = Harmon/Kardon
SS = Sports Suspension
SS+ = Sports Suspension Plus
JCW = John Cooper Works tuning kits
Connected = MINI Connected

Aftermarket Parts

CAI = Cold Air Intake
RSD = Rear Seat Delete
BPV = Bypass Valve
BOV = Blow Off Valve



So for example I have a 2002 MINI Cooper S that is Dark Silver with a White roof. I would abbreviate as 02 DS/W MCS, which is an R53.
 

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Old 05-25-2005, 08:39 AM
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Dups

SG - SiG for Silk Green
SG - SGo for Gold?


also, DS is listed twice.
 

Last edited by Eric_Rowland; 05-25-2005 at 08:52 AM. Reason: no 'Solar Grey' :)
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Old 05-25-2005, 08:46 AM
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Great resource, biggripper, job well done.

...and it's Solar Red, not grey...you were tired at that point, eh?
 
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there are 2 'SGs' in your list
 
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DS listed twice
 
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:28 AM
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having been on the board a while now thats all pretty much self explanatory but it would have been a HUGE help when i first got here to know what everyone was talking about. Maybe make this a sticky in the 1st gear forum?
 
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I agree with soofle, this would be a great sticky for the 1st gear forum! Perhaps, in addition to colors, we could also add all the abbreviations we use for the other "amenities" on our cars. Even after three years of MINI, I still get corn-fused sometimes!
 
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Wasn't there a limited Root Beer model? Thought I saw one at the DCMM Backroads & Battlefields run.
 
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Eric_Rowland
Dups

SG - SiG for Silk Green
SG - SGo for Gold?


also, DS is listed twice.
And coming in 06 thrice

JD...03 SG/B (should be enough info there for youl to tell me what car I'm running) Thanks for putting the list together.
 
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by geowit
Wasn't there a limited Root Beer model? Thought I saw one at the DCMM Backroads & Battlefields run.
I think you may be thinking of the VR. It has brown hilights in some light, Maroon on others, all in all a very nice color. I thought it was a sure thing for the Va Tech crowd.:smile:
 
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Most people have been using

MCC for MC cabrio rather than MCc or
MCSC for MCS cabrio rather than MCSc

What about CVT for the automatic continuously variable transmission for the MC? MC CVT?

LSD for Limited slip differential? (this is first gear)

What about Cosmos Black? CoB?

For Silk Green how about SiG
maybe SG for Solid Gold.

Good thing we don't have turbo or twin charged from the factory.
 
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Since we're at it, it's spelled: CONVERTIBLE, not CONVERTABLE.


Thanks for the effort in putting a list together

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Originally Posted by mariog
Since we're at it, it's spelled: CONVERTIBLE, not CONVERTABLE.
Thanks. I spell it Cabrio.
 
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PH (Purple Haze) is referred to a BEP (Black-Eye Purple) across the pond
 
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Personally, I think DS belonged on the list twice - but that's just my opinion.
We're waiting to order an '06 MCSa, the wife originally wanted CR/B, then thought CR/W was the way to go, but I'm pressing for SB/S or SR/S. Suhweet!!!

And that's no BS. . .
 
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I tried to make changes based on suggestions so far. Reload the page and see.

I for the life of me do not see DS in the list twice. I do however see that it is right underneathe PS...a very different color.

Royal Grey is one of the new colors for '06

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Originally Posted by geowit

Wasn't there a limited Root Beer model? Thought I saw one at the DCMM Backroads & Battlefields run.
Before they finalized the color names, here's what they were referred to by MINI USA:

Cosmos Black ...... New Moon
Solid Black .......... Tux
Electric Blue ........ Iceberg
Indi Blue ............. Cloud 9
Solid Gold ........... Jackpot
Silk Green ........... Oasis
Chili Red ............. Gotcha
Velvet Red .......... Burnin' Rootbeer
Pure Silver .......... Coin
Dark Silver .......... Haze
Pepper White ....... Nougat
Liquid Yellow ........ Nacho

British Racing Green was always BRG.
 
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Why not alphabetize them? (My librarian side is showing.) :smile:

Also, maybe list the years available:

IB = Indi Blue (2002-2004)

Note that it is spelled Indi Blue (not Indy Blue).

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I alphebetized the Color list.

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Thanks.

I'm pretty sure Cosmos Black was an MC color only.

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Originally Posted by jamesday24

I'm pretty sure Cosmos Black was an MC color only.
YUP ...

FAQ: What body color and roof color options are offered?
 
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Roof colors

The cabrios also have blue and green tops available.
 
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See, Gripper? This'll teach ya to try and help!!


 
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Thank You!!

I have not been on here for very long and I have slowly been picking up all the lingo and jargon...but one that did throw me off for a while was MFSW (Multi-Function Steering Wheel) so that would be a great addition. Also this was a great idea, and thanks!
 
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what color was the 'white' mini in the italian job??

it doesn't quite look 'pepper white'
 

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