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I have a 2013 mini base 1.6 need an engine. The interchange

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i have a 2013 mini base 1.6 need an engine. The interchange says 11 to early 13 will fit but a 2014 engine will not fit. they look identical can you tell me the difference
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Kenny replied 2 months ago.

A 2013 MINI Cooper R56 uses a N16 engine, A 2014 MINI Cooper F56 uses a B38 unless you get it from another model 2014 MINI (R55 Clubman, R57 Convertible, R60 Countrymen) they also use a N16 and that would work.

Expert:  Kenny replied 2 months ago.

IN 2014 MINI cooper changed from a R56 to a F56 the vehicle was updated and it came with a new updated engine so that is why it says it is not interchangeable.