Five new wheels are being introduced with the 2011 refresh. Starting with the Cooper, we see a new 15” wheel for the base model and all the 16s are being replaced with new designs (as seen above).

The Rib Spoke replaces the standard S-Winder on the Cooper S models and the 4-Hole Circular is an alternative for both Cooper and Cooper S cars. The 6-Star Twin Spoke is also available, and is the only 16” that can be had in either Bright Silver (standard) or Jet Black as a no charge option when you specify option 2RV.

The biggest news in our opinion is the new 17″ wheel that comes with the sport package on the Cooper S. The 17” Conical Spoke will officially replace the much maligned Crown Spoke.


Finally turning to the JCW, the 17″ Challenge Spoke will now be offered in black as a no charge option. It’s a great look for the JCW especially considering the bright red caliper that suddenly becomes all the more noticeable.