Quaife In Mini Challenge

Published January 31, 2017 4:38 pm by Categorised in: , , , , , , , , , , ,

One Make Championship

The Mini Challenge is THE Championship for the new Mini in the UK. Running since 2002, it has always enjoyed great grids, colourful cars and close racing. Over the years, the Mini Challenge has built a reputation for affordability, fairness and fun, building on the iconic Mini brand.

The Mini Challenge regularly visits the UK’s top circuits, including Brands Hatch, Donnington, Oulton Park, Silverstone & Snetterton. The multi-class structure enables drivers with varying degrees of experience and budget to be part of the Mini Challenge, whilst providing a natural route for progression. Quaife sequential gearboxes and differentials are the transmission solution for the top tier JCW class, giving drivers a touring car experience but at a fraction of the budget.

Read on to discover more about the Quaife products that the Mini Challenge cars race with.

For more information on the Mini Challenge, including how to get involved, visit their website here.

6-Speed Sequential Gearbox QBM2M

The QBM2M was initially developed with Mini Challenge to provide a robust sequential transmission for the demands of the latest variant of the BMW Mini Cooper JCW. 

Through 2 seasons of use and development within the JCW class, the QBM2M has established itself as a reliable FWD sequential gearbox solution.

The gearbox can be fitted with either a Quaife ATB or Tran-X plate differential, depending on the preference of the driver.

The QBM2M features large, 85mm shaft centres, 6 straight cut, open face, dog engagement gears, and comes complete with a carbon fibre bellhousing cover for weight reduction.

 Innovative, custom alloy bellhousing adapter plates allow fitment to a wide variety of popular engines, along with a wide range of available clutch splines.

The sequential gearshift is configurable for both FWD and RWD transverse applications.


Sequential Gear Lever

The QBM2M gearbox comes as standard with a manual sequential gear lever and cable, but can be specified with an air actuator for a paddle shift setup, such as the ones offered by Geartronics.



Quaife BMW Mini R53/R56 ATB Differential



Quaife BMW Mini F56 ATB Differential




Tran-X BMW Mini R53/R56 LSD


Classic Mini

We also cater for the classic Mini; our range of gearbox and differential products are available exclusively through Swiftune Engineering.





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