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Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
  • Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler
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Orranje are proud to present the Airtec Top Mount Intercooler for the R52 and R53 BMW MINI Cooper S.

We are proud to say we are Airtec's official MINI technical partner and have carried out independent tests to prove the excellent cooling these intercoolers give.

Product Details

  • Available in satin black or raw aluminium silver finish
  • Intercooler connector silicone snoot boots, available as an optional extra, in a wide range of colours
  • Wide range of Airtec logo decal colours
  • No modifications required to fit
  • Built-in air deflector and front ramp, forces more air through the intercooler core, increasing cooling
  • CNC connecting flanges, and cast alloy smooth flow end tanks
  • First R53 Top Mount Intercooler to have a huge 60mm core for more efficient cooling
  • Fits all supercharged R52 and R53 MINI Cooper S

The Airtec TMIC fits the following MINI models

  • R52: 2004-2008 Convertible: Cooper S and JCW
  • R53: 2002-2006 Hatchback: Cooper S, JCW and GP

Follow this link to an installation guide we've made for the Airtec unit:

Download Airtec R53 Installation Instructions

When increasing the power of your MINI by fitting modifications such as the KAVS R53 MINI Cooper S Reduced Supercharger Pulley Upgrade Kit, you are also raising intake temperatures. Once these temperatures hit a certain level, the MINI will reduce power. By upgrading your intercooler to the Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler, you lower the intake temperatures, increasing BHP, and stop the heat from robbing you of vital power.

Airtec Test Results

MINI R53 233.3bhp at AmD Essex's rolling road. All results below were with the bonnet closed on every run.

Airtec MINI Cooper S R53 Top Mount Intercooler Test Results

Standard Intercooler
204.9 bhp with 161.1 Ib/ft

Temp
Into Intercooler
Temp
Out Of Intercooler
Temp
Difference
Run 1 150°C 123°C -27°C
Run 2 152°C 130°C -22°C
Run 3 155 135 °C -20°C

Conclusion - On a MINI Cooper S with increased power, the standard intercooler is unable to cope with the high temperatures, and fails to sufficiently cool enough.

Competitors Intercooler 50mm core
216.0 bhp with 171.4 Ib/ft

Temp
Into Intercooler
Temp
Out Of Intercooler
Temp
Difference
Run 1 124°C 66°C -58°C
Run 2 131°C 67°C -64°C
Run 3 140°C 89°C -51°C

Conclusion - The 50mm tube and fin core intercooler cools better than standard, but still doesn't cool enough to bring the temps down low enough.

Airtec Intercooler 60mm core
233.3.0 bhp & 190.5 Ib/ft
Temp
Into Intercooler
Temp
Out Of Intercooler
Temp
Difference
Run 1 130°C 44°C -86°C
Run 2 137°C 47°C -90°C
Run 3 149°C 49°C -100°C

Conclusion - The Airtec 60mm bar and plate core sufficiently cools temperatures down below 50°C, ensuring power is not lost due to excess heat.

Download Airtec R53 Installation Instructions

Please note the R53 Airtec TMIC does not work in conjunction with the TSW Speedworks engine mount.