Fitment: LCI and Pre-LCI F5X Mini Cooper S, JCW, Clubman S, Clubman JCW
Available in Full Carbon Fiber or Plastic with Carbon scoop
The F56 MINI Eventuri intake system is another example of their “Complete System” principal. It is a sealed system which ensures that the turbo does not draw hot air from the engine bay but enhanced with a functional bonnet scoop which forces ambient air into the intake duct. This duct has a larger internal volume than the stock version and also draws air from the stock location above the radiator. The combination of a sealed system with an air scoop results in lower intake temperatures than the stock airbox and avoids heat soak which is a common issue especially on higher powered MINIs. To ensure the smoothest flow possible they use their Patented filter housing coupled with a CNC machined MAF tube to ensure the smoothest possible flow to the turbo.
The Eventuri F5X Mini Cooper intake system consists of a number of components engineered to perform a specific purpose and fabricated to the highest of standards. Here are the details for each component and the design ethos behind them:
Each intake system consists of:
- Carbon Fibre Venturi Filter Housing
- Bespoke High Flow Non-Woven Mesh, Dry Cone Filter
- Carbon Fibre inlet Duct
- Carbon Fibre Inlet Scoop
- CNC Machined and insulated MAF Tube
- Laser Cut Stainless Steel Bracket Work
- High Quality Silicon Coupler
The OEM intake system draws in air from behind the front grill, above the radiator. The openings for the intake of ambient air are relatively small and therefore can lead to heat soak of the intake especially on a tuned Mini. The OEM bonnet scoop does not provide air directly to the intake and since the bonnet already has 2 cut-outs under the scoop, Eventuri decided to utilise this feature and redevelop the scoop. This scoop is a direct replacement of the OEM part and clicks into place using the same fastening method. It features 2 inlet ramps which guide external air through the existing cut-outs on the bonnet and into the inlet duct (see below). As the car speeds up, more air is forced into the duct keeping inlet temperatures to a minimum and avoiding the heat soak issue. The scoop has a redesigned profile with a longer top surface to cover the openings which also provides a more aggressive look. Crafted from 100% prepreg carbon fibre, the scoop provides an incredible aesthetic to the vehicle. To further enhance the aesthetic feature - they used a V-shaped split weave with the carbon to give a symmetrical profile which works well as the scoop sits in the middle of the bonnet.
Since it has a direct airflow path to the filter, it is important that they also allow for water to be drained before reaching the filter. In order to protect against excess water ingress, they have designed several features into the intake components as follows.
- 1) The top of the scoop covers the openings which stops rainfall entering the duct when the car is at a standstill.
- 2) The scoop has 2 flow directing ramps which also act as a water barrier by forcing the water to fall down onto the base of the duct rather than moving straight to the filter area.
- 3) The duct has 2 openings to allow water to drain out - above the radiator and also a drain hole before the filter housing connection.
- 4) The face of the duct as it meets the filter housing has a wall on which the rubber edging is secured. This wall stops any build up of water from directly entering the filter and water is drained through the extra drain hole.