After dealing with a small chip on the passenger side mirror for a while I decided to replace the glass.
I thought about replacing it with the US version but ended up purchasing the UK version.
Two reasons for the UK version:
: Wanted a larger field of view. The US passenger side mirror is slightly convex but the UK version has a larger curve (driver side in the UK)
: I’m not a big fan of the text “objects in mirror are closer than they appear” on the glass.
Purchase and Part Numbers:
ONLY OEM 😁
I was able to get a VIN from a UK F56, searched Real OEM and got the part numbers.
: Right Side: 51167366040
: Left Side: 51167366041
Seattle MINI was able to locate the right side part in the US, within a week it was at my door.
The left side part was the hardest to locate.
MINI’s US Part Department system did not recognize the part number.
Lloyd Carlisle BMW-MINI in the UK has an eBay store and had the part in-stock. Within two weeks it was at my door.
It took well under four minutes for each side. That includes removal, connecting the wires for the heating element and installation.
I understand some say the wires are interchangeable but I had two different color wires.
Top wire was white and bottom wire was black so that’s the way I inserted them into the new parts.
Impressions and Conclusion:
: OEM build quality and fitment are top-notch
: Field of View while driving is absolutely incredible and makes a big difference
: It took about twenty minutes to get used to them while driving and especially while backing up
Overall, they are a very nice upgrade and offer an additional layer of safety while driving