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MINI Wheel Safey

Safety: written in the stars.

MINI Original Complete Wheels are fitted exclusively with star marked tyres. These tyres have been developed in close collaboration with leading tyre manufacturers (e.g. Bridgestone, Dunlop, Goodyear and Pirelli), and are ideally matched to the vehicle concept of each individual MINI model.

MINI tyre star marking
MINI tyres reduced rolling resistance
Stay in shape.

Our tyres resist deformation, so they last longer and you use less fuel. Deformation means that energy requirements for the car to move are greater, which increases fuel consumption. MINI tyres are created with reduced rolling resistance, which reduces deformation by means of special materials on the running surfaces and sides.

MINI tyres reduced rolling resistance
THE BENEFITS AT A GLANCE.

CUSTOM-MADE

Matching of tyres is performed at an early phase of vehicle development. 

 

TESTED

Each tyre has passed stringent testing with up to 50 different quality criteria (the EU Tyre Label demands compliance with only three criteria).

 

SPORTY

Maximum Grip, dynamic performance – perfectly attuned to suspension components and adaptive systems.

 

SAFE

Particularly long life, top safety ratings and state-of-the-art run-flat technology. 

 

ECONOMICAL

The systematic use of special materials reduces fuel consumption and lowers noise levels.

MINI Runflat technology
Run Flat technology.

The run-flat technology makes it unnecessary to change a wheel right away. It allows the driver to continue their way to the nearest workshop, for example. Additional elastic inserts made of highly heat-resistant rubber mixtures in the sidewalls prevent the tyre from overheating and catching fire when it has lost pressure. Even with no pressure at all, the run-flat tyre enables a loaded vehicle to continue to travel for a distance of approximately 80 km at 80 km/h.

Check out our range of MINI Original Wheels with run-flat technology for your MINI.

OPTIMAL GRIP AT UNDER 7° C

There’s no need to save your adventures for summer – MINI Original Winter Tyres are made from rubber mixtures specially-formulated for driving when temperatures are low. This means you can safely master narrow bends, even if the road is wet or covered in snow.

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINTER AND SUMMER TYRES?

> Up to 10 % shorter braking distances on wet roads.

> Up to 40 % less tyre wear.

> Up to 50 % shorter braking distances on snow.

The mini star marking.

To achieve the mark of a MINI star, tyres are subject to detailed quality and safety tests, even more rigorous than those for the EU tyre label.

Wet grip.

The EU tests tyres for their grip and braking distance on wet roads. MINI tests more. Including:

  • grip and braking distance on dry roads
  • tyre performance in challenging driving situations
  • efficiency of tyre response to motor power

Fuel efficiency.

The EU tests how tyres affect fuel efficiency. MINI tests more. Including:

  • Deformation resistance – MINI tyres provide reduced deformation, which increases fuel efficiency.

Noise levels.

The EU tests tyres for external noise levels. MINI tests more. Including:

  • Noise levels inside the car
  • Directional stability – how tyres affect the feeling of bumps and vibrations
  • Cushioning over road imperfections

MINI also tests in areas that EU regulations have not even considered:

Sportiness

  • Performance at high speeds
  • Response to steering

Winter performance

  • Braking distance in snow
  • Handling and stability on winter roads

Wear and tear

  • MINI tests and maximises the distance achieved before the tyre is worn down