R50: 2002-2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback

R50: 2002-2006 MINI Cooper Hatchback
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Synopsis: R series explored
The various MINI models are categorized using the letter R or F and then 2 digits. This is the chassis code format that BMW uses. There are some inconsistencies but for the most part they are pretty intuitive. Generation 1 and 2 MINIs start with the letter "R" while the generation 3 MINIs start with the letter "F."

R50

The first new generation Mini Hatchback/Hardtop was introduced in late 2000, being the first model launched under the Mini marque after the original Mini was discontinued in the same year.
The Mini Hatchback/Hardtop was designed by Frank Stephenson and drew inspiration from the original two-door Mini. The R50 has two doors, a rear hatch, and front and rear seats.

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