For many drivers, the cold times of the year are a real challenge. And, for MINI drivers, they are a welcome change.
Because you don’t have to worry about your safety on the road. After all, MINI Genuine Winter Wheels and Tyres with star marking are developed by MINI together with premium tyre manufacturers. That's why they are perfectly matched to every MINI model, ensuring that you always have complete control over your MINI in slippery road conditions. True to our motto: Challenge Accepted.
You can’t rely on the weather. But you can rely on MINI Winter Wheels and Tyres; even when the roads are covered with ice or drenched with rain.
Reducing braking distances in freezing conditions by up to 50% and in the wet by up to 10%, these specialist tyres use a combination of wider channels and tiny grooves. With this distinctive tread design, the grip goes up when temperatures come down.
THE STAR FOR TOP MARKS.
The car you drive is special, so why should you buy tyres that are less than the best? Experience the go-kart feeling with tyres that fulfil maximum safety requirements and are perfectly matched to your particular MINI, developed in close collaboration with selected premium tyre manufacturers. Simply ask for tyres with star marking.
1 TAILOR-MADE: All MINI Genuine Wheels and Tyres have been specially developed for maximum safety and perfectly match the style of each specific MINI model.
2 SAFE: Tyres with star marking feature high durability, highest safety ratings and advanced run-flat technology.
3 TESTED: Every tyre has been subjected to stringent tests with up to 50 different quality criteria (the standardised EU Tyre Label demands only three criteria).
4 SPORTY: The tyres are perfectly attuned to the suspension components and adaptive systems to ensure maximum grip and performance.
5 ECONOMICAL: The systematic use of special materials reduces fuel consumption and lowers noise levels.
What does the star on the tyre mean?
Firstly: the tyre was developed especially for MINI. Secondly: it is made to fulfil the highest MINI standards. The development of corresponding tyres also begins at an early stage of vehicle development, which can take up to three years.
In this phase, which ends with an extensive testing programme, we work in close collaboration with selected premium tyre manufacturers. The standardised EU Tyre Label demands that only three criteria are fulfilled. In contrast, tyres with star marking are tested under the consideration of 50 quality criteria in six categories. These include driving dynamics and the go-kart feeling. Typically MINI.
Perfect in all situations.
As you can never know what to expect when you drive off, we have optimised MINI tyres to deliver maximum performance in terms of driving characteristics, sportiness and wear. The key priority in all categories is naturally always your safety.
DRIVING CHARACTERISTICS OF WINTER TYRES:
COMFORT AND ACOUSTICS:
FUEL EFFICIENCY / EFFICIENT DYNAMICS
EVERYTHING BELOW 7°C IS WINTER.
When the temperature falls, the rubber of summer tyres hardens and can no longer provide optimum performance. That’s why 7°C is the signal for switching to winter tyres. Thanks to their special rubber mixture, winter tyres provide optimum grip and short braking distances, even in the coldest weather. Change your tyres in good time, and ensure that critical situations don’t turn into accidents.
ALL-SEASON TYRES ARE ALWAYS SOMEWHERE IN-BETWEEN.
All-season tyres do have their advantages: no tyre changes in spring and autumn, no need for seasonal storage and respectable performance in winter and summer alike. Nevertheless, they are always only a compromise. If you want to be sure of getting maximum safety and performance and best consumption from your MINI in the colder months of the year, then winter tyres are the first choice. The braking distance on both dry and wet road surfaces is significantly shorter than with all-season tyres.
MINI HATCH AND MINI CONVERTIBLE.
The season’s top accessories: MINI Genuine Winter Complete Wheels. Tailor-made design for your MINI Hatch or MINI Convertible and ready to master every rainy or cold and wet challenge.
17" JOHN COOPER WORKS DOUBLE SPOKE 510
17" JOHN COOPER WORKS MULTI SPOKE 505
The epitome of style and functionality – the MINI Clubman. And even more so with MINI Genuine Winter Complete Wheels. They bring style and safety to the road not only in rain, ice and cold, but also on city streets.
16" REVOLITE SPOKE 517
18" JOHN COOPER WORKS GRIP SPOKE 815
17" BRIDGE SPOKE 528
The great outdoors is full of stories. Especially in autumn and winter. Enjoy new freedom and the flexibility to drive wherever you want on MINI Genuine Winter Complete Wheels. And enjoy telling stories of your exciting adventures when you come home.
17" CHANNEL SPOKE 531
16" REVOLITE SPOKE 517
18" JOHN COOPER WORKS BLACK THRILL SPOKE 529
*Recommended retail price (RRP) is based on a set of four wheels and tyres including VAT, but excludes fitting. Model exclusions may apply.