When the Gen 2 MINI was released, it made quite a stir in the MINI
community. A lot of Gen 1 MINI owners really liked that the Cooper S
model had a black mesh grill from the factory, and the Cooper had a
chrome horizontal slat grill while the Gen 1 MINI Cooper S had virtually
the same grill as the Cooper but had body colored horizontal slats. The
Gen 2 MINI further separated the look of the models by using the black
mesh grill on the Cooper S which was a more sporty look and the Chrome
grill on the Cooper was a more traditional look.
For years the only grill on the market for the Gen 1 worth
considering was the factory Aero grill from the Aero body kit. While it
is still a great option, the lower grill is a total pain to install. It
remains one of our best selling products but each and every one of
those lower grills was painstakingly modified to fit, which is a bit of
task as some people are just not interested or capable. That is why
this is great grill to consider if you want to ditch your standard Gen 1
Cooper or Cooper S grill.
This is perfect for those that want a simple install and also
want a slightly more modern look. The pattern on this grill is very
similar to the elongated mesh pattern on the Gen 2 JCW grill which is a
This grill set does NOT require the extensive modification to the
lower grill and is pretty simple to install. The finish is a gloss or matte black,
and the material is a rigid injection molded plastic.
Sold as 2 grills. The large grill in the bonnet/hood and the long skinny grill on the front edge of the bumper.
This JCW Style Grill Kit is one of the many MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories that we carry and fits the following MINI Cooper Models and Years:
R50 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
R52 MINI Cooper Convertible: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
R52-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
R53-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006