Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 14, 2009.
As of Sunday, October 13th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
11 12 0 440 2362007-2008 1.6L turbocharged BMW Mini Cooper S (Hardtop) (up to 6/2008 production date)Air filter, cat-back exhaust, ECM software program update

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-576-5
  • Executive Order 576-5 / D576-5
  • ARB # D-576-5
  • Executive Order No: D-576-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-576-5
  • Resolution D-576-5
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Download: Executive Order D-576-5 PDF

D-576-5 Document:

                                      State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D-576-5

                                Relating to Exemptions under
                              Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                        BMW Group
                                John Cooper Works Tuning Kit

    Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the
    Vehicle Code; and

    Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and 39516 of the
    Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G-02-003;

    IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That installation of the John Cooper Works (JCW)
    Tuning Kit, manufactured by BMW Group of 1 BMW Plaza, Montvale, New Jersey
,   07645, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle
    pollution control systems, and therefore, the JCW Tuning Kit is exempt from the
    prohibitions in Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for installation on the following
    vehicles with a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine:

     Part Number                       Vehicle Application
    11 12 0 440 236     - 2007-2008 model year (MY) BMW Mini Cooper S (Hardtop)
                          (up to 612008 production date)

    11 12 2 151 432     - 2008-2009 MY BMW Mini Cooper S (Hardtop)
                         (2008 MY beginning with 712008 production date)

    11 12 2 152 221     - 2008-2009 MY BMW Mini Cooper S (Clubman)
    11 12 2 152 458     - 2008-2009 MY BMW Mini Cooper S (Hardtop)
                         (2008 MY beginning with 712008 production date) and
                         2009 MY BMW Mini Cooper S (Convertible)

    The JCW Tuning Kit consists of an improved air filter, a sport/peiformance exhaust
    system downstream of the catalytic converter, and a modified software program for the
    Digital Motor Electronics.

    This Executive Order is granted based on emissions and on-board diagnostic II system
    tests conducted by BMW Group for certification of the 2009 MY 1.6 liter BMW Mini
    Cooper S (Convertible) LEV II Ultra Low Emission Vehicle.

If evidence provides the Air Resources Board with reasons to suspect that the JCW
Tuning Kit will affect the durability of the emission control system, BMW Group shall be
required to submit durability data to show that the durability of the vehicle emission
control system is not, in fact, affected andlor that the add-on or modified parts
demonstrate adequate durability.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the JCW Tuning
Kit do not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those of the
vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the JCW Tuning Kit, as exempt
by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicles'
emission control system, shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of the JCW Tuning Kit using identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or for an application other than that listed in this Executive Order shall
be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.

Exemption of the JCW Tuning Kit shall not be construed as exemption to sell, offer for
sale, or advertise any component of the system as an individual kit.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any JCW Tuning Kit advertised, offered for sale,
sold with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an
ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
JCW Tuning Kit may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board," may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written

In addition to the foregoing, the Air Resources Board reserves the right in the future to
review this Executive Order and the exemption provided herein to assure that the
exempted add-on or modified part continues to meet the standards and procedures of
California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Section 2222, et seq.


                 BMW GROUP - JOHN COOPER WORKS TUNING KIT - D-576-5

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this Executive
Order. The Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten day written notice of
intention to revoke the Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive
Order may request in writing a hearing to contest the proposed revocation. If a hearing
is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of the request, and the Executive
Order may not be revoked until a determination is made after the hearing that grounds
for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, ~alifornia,this     /       day of May 2009.

                                        Annette Hebert, Chief
                                        Mobile Source Operations Division

                 BMW GROUP - JOHN COOPER WORKS TUNING KIT - D-576-5

Document Created: 2009-06-04 14:49:36
Document Modified: 2009-06-04 14:49:36

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