Madness MINI Cooper S R56 Intercooler Air Diverter
After being overjoyed that the new R56 MINI had a front mount intercooler we quickly discovered it's shortcomings.
As illustrated in the photos above the R56 MINI's small intercooler suffers because it is located below the front lip of the bumper therby restricting roughly 50% of the frontal airflow. It also suffers significant airflow loss over the sides and bottom of the intercooler as well. Being who we are we knew there was a simple solution to maximize the R56 MINI's intercooler efficency. We first created an air diverter for the MINI's intercooler that grabs 50% more air from the lower grills airspace and directs it into the intercooler. Next we added sides plates to our diverter to capture the escaping airflow from the sides. After this we focused on the bottom of the intercooler. These modifications solved all of our air loss problems and made for a drastic reduction in intercooler temps.
NOT THIS KIT NO LONGER INCLUDES THE WATER SPRAY HEADS. They can be obtained from any Mitsubishi dealer and are from a Mitsubishi Evo 4. They were factory on their intercoolers.
This kit fits any MINI Cooper S Turbo made from 2007-2014