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The Shop

The Helix Motorsports headquarters is located in the beautiful Roxborough section of Philadelphia. The 5700 square-foot shop is equipped with a Mustang MD-250 two-wheel load-type dynamometer, two lifts, and a close-knit team dedicated to enhancing MINI and BMW performance. In addition to designing BMW and MINI performance parts at the Roxborough shop, Helix also specializes in MINI and BMW repair in the Philly area.

The company was founded in 2001, shortly after BMW released the new MINI in Europe. Before the MINI became available in the United States, the owner and founder of Helix was already in the process of designing MINI performance parts for first generation models. Helix was the owner of the first left hand drive new MINI in the country, importing it from Gothenburg, Sweden in November of 2001. Since its inception, Helix has dedicated itself to producing top-quality performance parts for the MINI and BMW.

One of Helix's greatest contributions to the MINI and BMW aftermarket is the Helix intercooler. The original stepped-core design, built to increase flow, both through the core and across the face of the cooler, has revolutionized the intercooler market for both MINI and BMW. The BMW intercooler and MINI intercooler designed by Helix are part of an evolving catalogue that also includes:

  • Helix MINI Short Shift Kit
  • Helix MINI Cold Air Intake
  • Helix MINI Adjustable Control Arms
  • Helix BMW N54 Intake
  • Helix BMW 135i and 335i Turbo Upgrade
Helix has teamed up with top-notch auto manufacturers to assure the consistency of perfection in all its aftermarket parts.  You may view the performance parts for MINI designed by Helix and other distinguished innovators by visiting the pages on this website for first generation MINI upgrades and second generation MINI upgrades.  If you own a BMW and feel like boosting the performance of your ride, check out the available options for 135i upgrades and 335i upgrades.  (Note: many parts are compatible with naturally aspirated 1- and 3- series models.) 

If you have a winged or blue-and-white roundel on your vehicle, rely on Helix Motorsports for BMW and MINI tuning, testing, installs and repairs in Philadelphia. 
Helix Motorsports is located at:
4648 Umbria Street
Philadelphia, PA  19127
267 335 4337
Business Hours 9-6 Mon-Fri EST
Installations 10-5 Mon-Fri EST
Saturdays Special Events


Pick Up and Drop Off

Parking is available in the front of or directly behind the shop. Please do not park in one of the spaces behind our shop. We do not own this lot and unauthorized use will result in towing at the owner's expense!

Pick up and drop off after hours can be arranged. Please call the shop to arrange a time and to receive parking instructions to prevent a costly tow.


We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards except American Express as payment.












Helix Motorsports

Welcome to Helix13, your home for MINI Cooper and BMW service, maintenance, performance and lifestyle. We serve the enthusiast from our headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, with everything from routine maintenance, to major repairs, performance upgrades and dyno consulting. Whether you are looking to keep your daily driver in perfect condition, or you want to build a street/track monster, we provide the expertise to achieve your goals. We also design and produce a line of dynamomoeter-proven performance products with real-world power and porformance gains. To learn more, or set an appointment at our Philadelphia headquarters, don't hesitate to give us a call at 267-335-4337.

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