With its potent turbocharged engine and an engaging chassis, the latest Mini F56 LCI delivers a thrilling driving experience, all wrapped up in a stylish and solidly built package. However, there's always room for a little improvement.
As with all new models, the facelift F56 LCI Cooper S and JCW is fitted with a PPF (petrol particulate filter), which limits the potential of that fantastic 2.0-litre engine, leading to a muted and disappointing sound.
Cobra Sport's engineers have developed a solution in the form of their new PPF Delete. This high-quality, 3in (76.2mm) mandrel-bent pipe features TIG-welded hangers and removes a significant restriction in the exhaust system.
The main brief was to improve the sound and unleash the full potential of the engine. Following intensive development, Cobra Sport have delivered a product that truly awakens the sound of the Mini, while also improving gas flow.
The exhaust now emits a deep and vibrant tone, especially evident under load, while under deceleration, there's now an audible burble, accompanied by pops and bangs. This simple, but effective upgrade completely changes the character of the car, giving it a more sporty and thrilling sound with a 9% dB increase on the track test. The difference in sound is illustrated in the sound video on our product page.
A direct replacement for the OEM part, the Cobra Sport PPF Delete is the most cost-effective way to improve the sound of the stock facelift Cooper S and JCW. A simple ECU reflash will be required at the time of fitting to prevent engine warning lights illuminating.
A Centre Resonator Delete Pipe is also available for earlier, pre-PPF Mini F56 models, which delivers similar improvements, but without the need for an ECU reflash.
Like all Cobra Sport exhausts, this product utilises precision TIG-welding techniques for exemplary fit and finish - a feature that sets Cobra Sport apart from other manufacturers.
View full product information and sound clips on our product pages > Mini F56 LCI PPF / GPF Delete Performance Exhaust