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Madness MINI Cooper S Cold Air Intake

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Product Description


The Madness Mini Cooper S Cold Air Intake System consists of,


  • 12-Gauge Thick Stainless Steel Heat Shield.
  • High Flow Velocity Stack Pre-Oiled Air Filter.
  • Cowl Mod And Cleaning/Re-Oiling Kit (optional).
  • Lightining quick filter condition assesment simply by opening the hood.

We've mapped out the underside of the hood and cut the heat shield to match. In doing so we have completely isolated the air filter from power robbing engine heat. Other so-called cold air intakes actually reduce the size of air box while also failing to eliminate the hot air they claim is their function. In the name of cutting costs other company's intakes actually rob power and perform more poorly than the stock box with a free flow filter. Most often the only thing these other company's intakes achieve is a throaty growl that delivers the illusion of performance without delivering the numbers to back up the claims.


The Madness Mini Cooper S intake has 80% more filter area than the stock paper filter. Our Madness Mini Cooper S Cold Air Intake System delivers on our promise with better cool air delivery and a larger air box than any other performance intake made for the Mini Cooper S. Because of the larger air box it can incorporate a much larger high flow velocity stack air filter (largest in the industry). With our cold air intake you get not only the sound of a performance intake but the accompanying power and torque that other systems fail to deliver. Install time takes just 15 minutes with no permanent modifications.

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Proven 9.3 HP gain.


ALSO AVAILABLE: The Madness Cowl Vent Mod

The Madness Cowl Vent Mod increases cold air flow by 100% simply and easily. Our modification eliminates stopgap measures such as drilling out or worse yet removing the factory back panel while still producing better airflow through the cowl vent. We ratcheted up the cool airflow with this custom made panel with a 5.5inch pre-cut opening that is perfectly aligned with the front of our velocity stack air filter. You will agree that the results are impressive.


Features include,

  • 100% ABS construction, the same as factory.
  • Perfect fit maintains hood seal while providing more airflow and also allows easy filter inspection just by opening the hood. Other intakes make you remove the parts to asses filter condition.
  • Easy 15 minute installation Instructions shown below
  • Fits all 2002-2006 MINI Cooper S models and 2006-2008 Convertible

Additional Information

Super easy install
Brian Berry (Vienna, VA) 12/12/2014 2:33 PM
I have done a lot of work to a lot of different kinds of cars/trucks and Jeeps. This was one of the easiest installs I have done. The folks at Madness motor works have an install video on youtube; i watched it a couple times then ran out and installed it in the driveway. Since i am new to MINI's, i have owned mine for about month; I'm thrilled to have found a vendor that I can rely on, both in communication and quality parts/products.
Easy first modification with actual results
Paul Schaffner (Concord, CA) 5/27/2011 7:56 PM
This is one of the easiest modifications I've done on a car, and the results are nice. The fit and finish of the heat shield is pretty accurate, though the intake tube interior diameter is a bit larger so you really need to make sure the clamp (provided) is on tightly so it doesn't slip off.
Best mod ever!
Peter (Hillsboro, OR) 10/1/2010 12:07 AM
This was my 1st mod on my 2005 MCS, I've had it for more than 2 years now and its been brilliant. I remember a huge increase in power and a really wicked air intake sound when my supercharger really started spinning. If you are on the fence about something to start with this is the one for you!
intake review
mathgod (Unknown) 8/12/2009 10:34 PM
this product is great; very easy to install. the supercharger makes a wonderful noise when one gets on the fun pedal.i live in monterey, ca and the air is always cold and i get the greatest possible performance from the intake; i get the power all the time and dont have to worry about heat, but that is neither here or there. My mini revs a lot faster and the car seems to want to go fast all the time. the sound from the intake is not really loud, like most intakes on the market that are just annoying and drown out everything. the noise from the intake,and the new supercharger whine are as beautiful as the mathematics that i study;i suspect if one were to add an exhaust the sound would become legendary(soon to add madness exhaust. will post the results). i have not done a dyno test to see the power gains, but from just feel alone, i have to say the horsepower gains are what mini madess claims. great product and one would be insane not to put this intake on their car.
MM cold intake
MiniManiac (Unknown) 9/18/2008 5:28 AM
the intake with cowl mod. arrived well packed, first thing surprised me is the size of the intake that was like 1.5 times the size of some other intakes, installation took me like 30 min. by just following instructions ,i drove the car but the first thing i did was turn up the volume of the radio so as not to get confused and get the sense of added performance just from the sounds of the intake, it felt like there is so much better accel. and the car was breathing so much better unlike other systems that just make ugly noises,also the sound was so fantastic just makes the right tone not like others on the market. thanks George for your wonderful products ,you never lied on what you write on your product description , i give it 5 out of 5
Simply Awesome.
(Unknown) 7/10/2008 5:44 AM
Your intake arrived at my doorstep two days ago. The first thing I noticed, after shredding the box, was the outstanding build quality! Everything fit perfectly during installation, which was a breeze due to your pdf based instructions. I just sat my laptop on top of the engine and had a great reference. Performance is fantastic! Amazing sound! Ive noticed much more linear acceleration, and slightly better fuel economy.(When you can keep your foot off the firewall.) This intake is the best around, and will put smile on your face from the time you open the box. THANKS GEORGE!! -Brendan Duluth,GA
Anonymous (Unknown) 5/27/2008 5:50 PM
The best, pure and simple. I've seen foam filters degrade, I've seen the "goo" you get to spray on other filters, and why suck in all that heat? You bought a performance car-get away from the rest-go for the best.
CAI/Cowl Mod
dredd (Unknown) 1/30/2008 6:37 AM
Installation was a breeze, although it took more than 30 minutes for me. But, it was 30+ minutes well spent. The only thing that could have been better, as far as the hardware provided, the two screws that secure the heat shield could have been bigger. It was too easy to "over torque" them and strip out the plastic. But all-in-all, A great buy! The sound of the supercharger is just awesome! Not alot of loud "sucking" sound at idle like the other CAI's on the market. A quick and easy upgrade. A must have!! That was just the first step in my goal for achieving Madness stage four! MINI's RULE!!
CAI and Cowl Mod
CaliMC40 (Unknown) 12/25/2007 8:56 PM
Just got the CAI w/cowl mod as a gift over the holidays. So easy to order, even my wife had no problem getting me exactly what I wanted. Took about an hour to install. Got halfway through it and discovered I had an extra cable attachment (ground cable going to unknown component) coming off of fuse panel 3 and passing through the old cowl. I had to cut out the old cowl and drill a hole in the new cowl to acomodate this mystery cable. I have a 2004 MCS Monte Carlo 40th anniversary Mini. Maybe the folks at Mini-madness can incorporate this into their future instructions. Anyway, the end results were outstanding. Immediately, upon first drive, the power difference was significant, along with the sweet sound of the superharger whine being much more noticeable. Will definitley do business with Mini-madness again in the future!
Part of a complete package
ex997guy (Unknown) 7/24/2007 6:29 PM
I love the mini and have decided to mod it to Madness stage two. The CAI and cowl mod was my third step. The first was the 15% pulley and the second was polyurethane engine mount bushings. The Intake noises are great, and the increased torque and power make for smoother shifting and starts. Installation was easy and completed in 40 minutes. Passengers (like my wife) don't notice the Supercharger noise until you romp on it. I recommend this modification. It is a must after installing a pulley.
Madness MINI Cooper S Cold Air Intake w/ Cowl Mod
(Unknown) 6/27/2007 1:19 PM
Just purchased the Madness CAI with Cowl Mod. Item was packed well and came quick. Was an easy installation and looks GREAT under the hood. Took it for a test drive and was amazed by how it felt and sounded! Had a simple question and Madness answered it immediately. 2 thumbs up on customer service. Can't go wrong!!!
Easy Install
(Unknown) 6/22/2007 4:12 AM
The CAI install was quick like 30 minutes with the cowl mod. The difference was immediate. During my first drive I could actually hear the supercharger. This was the first step toward a less-cute and more mean Mini Cooper S
Well made CAI
wpotere (Unknown) 4/17/2007 12:22 AM
This CAI is well made and fairly easy to install. I purchased with the cowl mod and it installed in about 30 min. Overall the MINI seems to breath easier. There are many different versions of CAIs on the market and this is one of the best.
Madness New MINI Cooper S Cold Air Intake R53 2002-2006

Product Reviews

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  1. cold air 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2018

    Dont know much. Just put it on and there is snow on the road. No road test as of yet. Wasn’t that hard to put on. A vacuum line and power wire I had to account for that we’re not in the instructions but I didn’t really use them anyways. Looks damn good though.

  2. POWER 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jun 2017

    I changed my OE air filter and followed Georges you tube video. The change over in power and increase both in acceleration as well as supercharger whine exclusively for Mini Cooper S was FANTASTIC. I will personally recommend this product as an UP GRADE. I look forward to meeting George and adding some other upgrades.

  3. nice compliment to the engine bay and supercharger "whine" 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th May 2017

    Easy to install. Whole setup looks great especially with the cowl mod so that you get air from more than one area. Really makes the supercharger "whine" more louder which is a plus. Don't feel like i waisted my money at all. A must have.

  4. just as expected! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Mar 2017

    Anxiously waited for this to arrive. Changing the air in take was on my mod list. Only took 45 minutes from start to finish to remove and install. I'd say it's on the easy end of skill level. When all was complete, took on the road. Holy cow! My Mini screams!!!

  5. Great Upgrade 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Oct 2016

    Added it to my mini, great Upgrade. You can feel the difference.

  6. easy to install and a lot of fun 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Mar 2016

    Bought the cowl mod with the madness mini CAI and I gotta say it's an amazing addition to my mini. You can really hear the supercharger whine when you go. Fun little mod. It was also extremely easy to install! I'd definitely recommend this Cold air intake

  7. Easy,Best upgrade 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jan 2016

    Installation was easy just like on the video. When I started my car I instantly could tell the difference. One test drive and I became a true believer, worth every penny.

  8. Best upgrade 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2016

    This air intake lives up to it's rep. easy to install adds a lot of extra power. Love the short install video, really does take you step by step thru the installation great job would and will recemened to anyone

  9. great product easy install 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Sep 2015

    Arrive a few days after order. Easy to install while watching very comprehensive video showing every step needed. Great job on video, guys! Will be ordering more products in the near future.

  10. 2003 mini Cooper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Aug 2015

    Thanks for the video on install . It was very informative . Could feel the improvement . Love the new sound

  11. Great sound, easy install. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jul 2015

    I Love the sound from the SC after installing the CAI kit. Great value for money

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