Description Reviews MINI Air Filters are made of paper and can clog up quickly depending on where and how much you drive. Here are aftermarket air filters that are easy to change. These should be changed as often as every oil change or at a minimum of once a year. A visual inspection with every oil service will tell you how dirty the filter is. Tap the filter lightly on the ground and see how much gunk falls out - sand...dirt...bugs...etc. This will help open up a clogged filter to breath better and even let you know when to replace it. This only fits the MINI Cooper in all Gen 2 cars, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, & R61. Find the Cooper S filter here. Looking for better replacement filter? Try a K&N!