How to Install The Ultimate Armrest for MINI Coopers R50-R59

This is our installation video for the Ultimate Armrest, part number G2NMI4016BLK. ( and NMI4016/BLK (

This comfortable Armrest from Italy is easy to install, works great, and looks like it belongs in your MINI. It is easily attached to the center console while still offering easy access to the handbrake. (For MINIs without the factory Armrest.)

Retractable pad with a storage compartment beneath, and a retractable cup holder. The entire armrest assembly can be 'flipped up' out of the way when not in use.

This armrest works even with the seat in the maximum forward position! Simply slide the armpad in the 'open' position to extend its reach.

Fits the following models without the factory armrest:

2007-2013 R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2008-2014 R55 Cooper and Cooper S Clubman
2009-2015 R57 Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles
2012-2015 R58 Cooper and Cooper S Coupe
2012-2015 R59 Cooper and Cooper S Roadster

Black Italian Leather pad with Black base.

Install Level: MODERATE

Installation is simple: The armrest bracket mounts into the rear cup holder with three screws. The storage compartment's padded bottom surface rests on the center console supporting any weight applied to the armrest. The design allows for easy access to the emergency brake handle.

Part numbers: G2NMI4016BLK and NMI4016/BLK (Gen 1 models).

Click the links below to order your own Ultimate armrest:

For 2007 and later MINIs:

For 2002-2006 MINIs and 2005-2008 Convertibles: