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Hey y'all,

I've been looking everywhere, but I can't seem to get a straight answer on this.

I have a 2018 Cooper S Clubman ALL4 with the (205) Steptronic transmission. An optional (2TB) Sport Automatic transmission was available but not equipped on my MINI. From what I've read online, the (205) Steptronic and (2TB) Sport Auto are mechanically identical, and the only differences with the 2TB are paddles, launch control and a more aggressive shift profile.

I've read that it is possible to activate the more aggressive shift profile using ESYS, but I am not comfortable coding the commands myself. Some owners claim they were able to remote-code the Sport Transmission shift profile using a now defunct ebay seller. I've also read that some US dealerships have done conversions to the 2TB (installed steering wheel with paddles and activated coding) but none of the service centers in my area seem to know what the hell I'm asking about.

I autocross my MINI and would appreciate the more aggressive shift profile, but I can't seem to get a straight answer on how I can get this done. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to activate the more aggressive 2TB transmission coding on my MINI? I'm located in Central Texas, if that helps.
 

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Hello, I tried to send you a PM, but it wouldn't let me send it through. I have a 2016 F54 Clubman and Bimmercode. If you could tell me how I'm able to change, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any help
Hopefully you hear back. Unfortunately Bimmercode doesn't have the option to code 205 to 2TB for the F54, or at least it didn't when I checked a few months ago. I highly recommend anyone that wants this feature to email Bimmercode at [email protected] to let them know. If they get enough requests theres a possibility they might add the feature in a future release.

205 to 2TB coding currently requires eSYS, which is much less user friendly than Bimmercode.
 

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Can't be done with Bimmercode because the VO needs to be edited to include the 2TB or any other option codes. Bimmercode doesn't have the ability to edit the VO, so you need to do it the hard way, or pay someone else to remotely code the car to make it easy on you.
 

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I had a day off of work yesterday so I decided to try coding it myself. Bought the ENET cable, downloaded E-Sys, downloaded the loader, downloaded an emulator to make the loader work, downloaded the PSdZData, put everything in the right folders. That took a long time because I had to use my old, slow laptop since my new one doesn't have an ethernet port. And if it's unplugged for more than five minutes it shuts off, so I had to run a 50 foot extension cord from my garage to the car. And then I ran another extension cord for my battery tender. And it was cold and raining and snowing.

BUT, I now have the Sport Transmission in my car. I tried the launch control and it works (the graphic shows up on the instrument cluster). The transmission shifts a little bit harder in M/S, but I don't think it's a major difference. But I can now say I did it, and I probably won't use E-Sys again, because Bimmercode is just way easier to use. I did buy a JCW steering wheel with paddles, so once that shows up I'll bolt it in to finish the transformation (and I might change the shifter later on to the red-stitched version to match).

Thanks again for all of the help
 

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I had a day off of work yesterday so I decided to try coding it myself. Bought the ENET cable, downloaded E-Sys, downloaded the loader, downloaded an emulator to make the loader work, downloaded the PSdZData, put everything in the right folders. That took a long time because I had to use my old, slow laptop since my new one doesn't have an ethernet port. And if it's unplugged for more than five minutes it shuts off, so I had to run a 50 foot extension cord from my garage to the car. And then I ran another extension cord for my battery tender. And it was cold and raining and snowing.

BUT, I now have the Sport Transmission in my car. I tried the launch control and it works (the graphic shows up on the instrument cluster). The transmission shifts a little bit harder in M/S, but I don't think it's a major difference. But I can now say I did it, and I probably won't use E-Sys again, because Bimmercode is just way easier to use. I did buy a JCW steering wheel with paddles, so once that shows up I'll bolt it in to finish the transformation (and I might change the shifter later on to the red-stitched version to match).

Thanks again for all of the help
Which MINI do you have? Where did you buy your steering wheel? Definitely post pictures once the job is complete. Curious whether mine has the required connections for paddles.
 
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