R / F Code, What is it and What do they Signify
MINI uses R Codes for the internal designation of the different designs. "R" is a hold over from the Rover days. In 2011 MINI added F codes as used by the parent company BMW for models after the R60 and beyond.
R-Code Models Years 1st Generation R50 One and Cooper Hardtop 2002 - 2006 R52 Convertible 2004 - 2008 R53 S Hardtop 2002 - 2006 2nd Generation R55 Clubman 2007 - R56 Hardtop (all versions) 2007 - 2013 R57 Convertible (all versions) 2009 - R58 Coupe 2012 - R59 Roadster 2012 - R60 Countryman (all versions) 2011 - R61 Paceman 2013 - 3rd Generation F54 Clubman F55 5 Door Hatch F56 Hatch 2014 - F57 Convertible 2015 - F60 Countryman F62 Traveller