The K&N VF5000 cabin air filter is pre-treated to freshen and clean incoming cabin air and is ready to install right out of the box.
Originally manufactured by British Motor Group from 1959 until 2000, the Mini was a tiny two-door car that was offered in a number of models including the Morris, Mini-Minor, Austin Seven, Countryman, Moke, 1275GT, Clubman, and a performance version called the Cooper after racing legend John Cooper.
British Motor Group merged with Leyland Motors in 1968 creating British Leyland, who continued to offer the Mini, which became a major brand for the company. However, in the 1980s, British Leyland was dissolved as a company and in 1988 British Aerospace acquired Mini and in 2000 BMW bought it and still owns it today.
All Mini models since 2001 have different variations including the One, an entry-level model; Cooper; Cooper S, the sporty model; and John Cooper Works (JCW), the high-end model. The Mini, a hatchback/hardtop, was the first model of the new generation Mini, which was introduced in 2001 and was known then simply as the Mini. It was available in Cooper, Cooper S, and One versions when introduced.
A 1.4-liter version of the Tritec engine powered the Mini that was available in the European market and a 1.6-liter I4 engine was used on other gasoline powered Minis. The Tritec is a 4-cylinder gasoline engine manufactured by Tritec in Brazil from 1999 to 2007. It was also used to power many Chrysler models. A diesel version of the Mini, the Mini One D, uses a Toyota-built 1ND-TV diesel engine.
In August 2006, BMW announced that future engines would be constructed in the UK, making the car essentially British-built again. The company unveiled the Mini Convertible/Cabrio during the 2005 model year with a number of variants including the One, Cooper, and Cooper S trim.
The heavy-cloth convertible top is fully automatic, which was unusual for such a small car and includes layers of insulation. It can be partially opened to serve as a sunroof while the car is traveling at speed. This model does not include a rear hatch, which is part of the Hardtop Mini. Instead, it features a drop down tailgate. When the roof is closed, the rear roof section and a luggage shelf can be raised to reveal cargo space. The convertible also features two small power windows for the rear seat passengers, which are lowered automatically when the roof opens. The rear glass window includes a heater/defroster, but no washer or wiper.
In 2007, Mini introduced a limited edition Mini Cooper S Sidewalk Convertible that includes a 168-horsepower engine that delivers 160 lb-ft (230 N-m) of torque and a top speed of 134-mph (215 km/h).
Mini debuted an all-new second generation Hardtop/Hatchback in the 2007 model year with a re-engineered platform that included many changes. A straight-4 Prince engine that shared architecture with an engine used on the PSA Peugeot Citroen powers the car. Cooper and Cooper S trim levels were also introduced and some time later the Mini One variant was released. A Cooper with a new 2.0-liter diesel was unveiled in April 2007 and badged as the Cooper D. A convertible, Clubman versions were released later along with a Mini First trim level, a low-end gasoline version that was launched in the UK.
In 2008, a Mini Clubman station wagon was released soon followed by a series of variants including the One, Cooper, Cooper s and Cooper D. These cars were practically identical to the Hardtop/Hatchback from the B-pillars forward. The Clubman is 9.4-inches (240mm) longer and features a 3.1-inch (80mm) longer wheelbase allowing for more rear-seat legroom and a 6.3-inch (160mm) longer cargo area than the Hardtop. Twin so-called "barn doors" top the trunk instead of a pull-up hatch and a "clubdoor" or rear-door on the rear right side of the car.
The Mini Countryman was launched in 2010. It is a crossover SUV version of the Mini and the first 5-door model since BMW purchased the company. It was available in two- or four-wheel drive and includes a 1.6-liter gasoline or diesel and 2.0-liter diesel 4-cylinder engines. It has a longer wheelbase, more interior space and higher ground clearance than the Clubman. The same engine that powers the Hatch/Clubman range also powers the Countryman. An optional all-wheel drive powertrain was also available, which permits limited off-road and rugged terrain driving. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on all versions and an automatic transmission is available on all gasoline and diesel models except the One D that uses the 90 bhp engine.
The company introduced the Coupe in 2011. The car was the first Mini to have two seats and the first to use a three-box design – the engine compartment, the passenger compartment and the luggage compartment are all separate. A 1,598 cc 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 208-horsepower powers the John Cooper Works variant. It goes from 0 to 62-mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 6.4-seconds and has a top speed of 149-mph (240 km/h).
The Mini Roadster was launched in 2012 and is the convertible alternative of the Mini Coupe. It is available in Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works. A three-door crossover of the Countryman dubbed the Mini Paceman was unveiled in 2013. The third generation Mini was launched in the 2014 model year. The car is 98mm longer, 44mm wider, and 7mm taller than the discontinued Mini. It features a 28mm longer wheelbase than the previous Mini.
The K&N VF5000 cabin air filter has been engineered and designed for many Mini Cooper models from 2007-2016.
The filter is electrostatically charged to capture and hold unhealthy and smelly particles such as mold, mildew, pollen, spores, fungus and germs. It is designed to replace the factory cabin air filter in the car's cabin air filter compartment.
K&N also offers the K&N 99-6000 cabin filter cleaning car kit that is specially formulated to clean the filter so it can be reused. It cleans out the particles that are caught in the filter and recharges the filter's electrostatic properties so that it can again trap and hold contaminants until another cleaning is necessary.
K&N is so sure of the quality of its cabin air filters it backs them with a 10-year/100,000 mile limited warranty.
The K&N VF5000 cabin air filter has been designed to fit the following vehicles:
2016 MINI COOPER PACEMAN 1.6L L4
2016 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN 1.6L L4
2015 MINI COOPER PACEMAN 1.6L L4
2015 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN 1.6L L4
2014 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4
2014 MINI COOPER PACEMAN S 1.6L L4
2014 MINI COOPER PACEMAN JOHN COOPER WORKS 1.6L L4
2014 MINI COOPER PACEMAN 1.6L L4
2014 MINI COOPER JOHN COOPER WORKS 1.6L L4
2014 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN S 1.6L L4
2014 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN JOHN COOPER WORKS 1.6L L4
2014 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN 1.6L L4
2014 MINI COOPER 1.6L L4
2013 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4
2013 MINI COOPER PACEMAN S 1.6L L4
2013 MINI COOPER PACEMAN 1.6L L4
2013 MINI COOPER JOHN COOPER WORKS GP 1.6L L4
2013 MINI COOPER JOHN COOPER WORKS 1.6L L4
2013 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN S 1.6L L4
2013 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN 1.6L L4
2013 MINI COOPER 1.6L L4
2012 MINI COOPER S CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2012 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4
2012 MINI COOPER JOHN COOPER WORKS 1.6L L4
2012 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN 1.6L L4
2012 MINI COOPER 1.6L L4
2011 MINI COOPER S CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2011 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4
2011 MINI COOPER JOHN COOPER WORKS CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2011 MINI COOPER JOHN COOPER WORKS 1.6L L4
2011 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN S 1.6L L4
2011 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN 1.6L L4
2011 MINI COOPER CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2011 MINI COOPER 1.6L L4
2010 MINI COOPER S CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2010 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4
2010 MINI COOPER JOHN COOPER WORKS CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2010 MINI COOPER JOHN COOPER WORKS 1.6L L4
2010 MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN S 1.6L L4
2010 MINI COOPER CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2010 MINI COOPER 1.6L L4
2009 MINI COOPER S CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2009 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4
2009 MINI COOPER JOHN COOPER WORKS 1.6L L4
2009 MINI COOPER CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2009 MINI COOPER 1.6L L4
2008 MINI COOPER S CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2008 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4
2008 MINI COOPER CLUBMAN 1.6L L4
2008 MINI COOPER 1.6L L4
2007 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4
2007 MINI COOPER 1.6L L4
Use the K&N search by vehicle tool to find the proper K&N cabin air filter for your car, truck, or SUV. K&N is always creating new cabin air filters. To see all cabin air filters for Mini Coopers, visit our Mini Cooper Cabin Air Filters page.