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2004 MINI Cooper S Towing Capacity

How much can a 2004 MINI Cooper S pull? Compare 1 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2004 MINI Cooper S Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • Base 2dr Hatchback - 1,430 lbs

Base 2dr Hatchback

Maximum Towing Capacity - 1430 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that MINI Cooper S is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 3461 lb

It is the same for all trims.

This is the maximum amount of weight MINI Cooper S is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 2513 lb

It is the same for all trims.

This is how much MINI Cooper S weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 948 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 163 hp

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 155 Lb-Ft

It is the same for all trims.

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 2.74

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - no data

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - no data

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 97.1

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your MINI Cooper S.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your MINI Cooper S.

Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

Boat trailer

What is a 2004 MINI Cooper S maximum towing capacity?

When preparing energizing excursions outside, you have to be aware of the 2004 MINI Cooper S towing capacity, which is the crucial feature for such adventure. The towing capacity in reality is the vehicle's highest amount of weight that it may safely pull. This data can normally be discovered on a sticker situated within the driver's front door close to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) will be the greatest functional weight (such as freight and passengers) and should not be exceeded. Typically, the load of a trailer being towed is advised to stay within 10-15 % of the GVWR.

In this section, we list the details on the towing capacity of the 2004 MINI Cooper S with all trims and generations. Please note that the maximum towing weight could differ according to the braking system of what is being pulled. If your trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Otherwise, it really is unbraked capacity. When choosing your RV, you have to remember that the weight and score is coming from the trailer's manufacturer plus all the extra payload you might place into it should never surpass the 2004 MINI Cooper S towing capacity. Violating this essential guideline will affect what you can do to handle and stop in time and will someday lead to long term harm to your vehicle or even lead to accidents on the highways.


Drivers must not exceed the MINI Cooper S towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.