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The local Kwik Trip has recently introduced an E15 gas with 88 octane. It's less expensive than Regular so I figured I'd give it a try in my Mini Cooper (2012 Hardtop Base).

I'm in Wisconsin so all car gas is already E10 where I live.

The car seems to run great on this fuel, and my mileage actually seems to be better. No pinging or other unhappy sounds.

Is there any reason to stay away from E15 in a 2012 base Mini?

My wife drives a 2016 Nissan Juke and her owners manual specifically says NOT to use E15 in her car.

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I use E0 gasoline when I can, but there are only two stations in
my county that carry it. One on the way back from my
former job, and one a couple miles away from my
current job.
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E15 sucks. I only runs Shell 93 octane.
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Luckily except for places like Kwik trip and a Costco all 93 octane in my part of WI is no ethanol. It is not cheap but I can get it. Over time I have tracked the difference when I get E10 and E0. I average between 45 and 50 miles per tank further. I have never bothered with the math and I am sure that by book the extra miles don't justify the fuel cost. But Ehh, if I did the math I would have never ordered my third mini.

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Just say no to drugs.............or um.....e15

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Keep corn out of the gas tank...

Corn needs to stay on the cob slathered with butter and a sprinkling of salt paired with some great bratwurst....
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Or squoze into a Mason Jar.
Totally acceptable....
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Luckily except for places like Kwik trip and a Costco all 93 octane in my part of WI is no ethanol. It is not cheap but I can get it. Over time I have tracked the difference when I get E10 and E0. I average between 45 and 50 miles per tank further. I have never bothered with the math and I am sure that by book the extra miles don't justify the fuel cost. But Ehh, if I did the math I would have never ordered my third mini.
E0 is not about fuel mileage its about the environment and about how well it works in your motor.

No MINI is designed to run on E15.

Will it run it yes, but is it worth your fuel system and maybe motor? NOPE

I like my corn on the cob.
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