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(from AC Schnitzer
Press Release) "Extraordinary", "cheeky", "friendly",
"reliable" and "superb" are just a few of the adjectives used to
describe the most emotional small car of recent years.
With the introduction of the MINI Convertible the range is now
complete, and for AC Schnitzer the logical consequence was to offer
for all MINI models - either Convertible or hard top - a special
accessories range which leaves nothing to be desired.
The standard engine of the MINI Cooper S which thanks to compressor
technology already delivers a considerable 125 kW / 170 HP, has been
given a substantial boost by the AC Schnitzer engineers who have
optimized the compressor ratios and at the same time adapted the
Control Unit Program. After the AC Schnitzer treatment, the 1.6 l
power plant delivers a stately 142 kW / 193 HP at 7000 rpm. In this
guise, the MINI Cooper S by AC Schnitzer covers the 0 - 100 km/h
sprint in just 7.0 seconds, and has a top speed of 235 km/h.
To improve response, the performance upgrade is offered in
conjunction with the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer made
completely of stainless steel with chromed racing tailpipe trim and
the corresponding engine highlights in stainless steel.
For the MINI One D too, we have developed a diesel performance
upgrade which delivers 66 kW / 90 HP and takes the maximum torque to
220 Nm at 2000 rpm.
Naturally conversion to the AC Schnitzer rear silencer is
recommended even without the engine upgrades. But the customer faces
a difficult choice. For both the MINI One and the MINI Cooper there
are two variants available: a twin exhaust system with two oval
tailpipes in right/left combination or the single oval tailpipe
The third variant is reserved for the MINI Cooper S: a sports
tailpipe in centre positioning, in the design of the AC Schnitzer
Racing tailpipe trim.
Whatever variant he chooses, the customer is guaranteed to enjoy the
throaty sound and attractive integration of the exhaust into the
rear of the MINI.
Last but not least, for aesthetic enhancement of all MINI models
(except the Cooper S) the chromed tailpipe trim with oval end is
The AC Schnitzer rear skirt not only integrates the silencer but at
the same time gives the MINIs (except the MINI One D) a far more
Also available for the front is a complete skirt, which thanks to
the generously dimensioned front grille with chrome frame gives the
MINIs a bright new facial expression. But the aerodynamic conversion
is not just an aesthetic improvement. Made from high quality PU-Rim,
it gives improved downforce and is easy for paint and fit.
The exterior program is completed by the designer stripes and the AC
Schnitzer logo "Technology & Design", available in white or black
or, for the Cooper S, with a red "S".
An absolute eyecatcher - for both the exterior and the interior
observer - is the AC Schnitzer fold and slide roof, which offers a
genuine alternative to the Convertible. With an opening of 710 x 810
mm, it provides a true fresh air experience despite the "hard top"
The driving dynamics of all MINI models are further improved by
suspension components which lower the vehicle by around 30 mm in
conjunction with the AC Schnitzer Type I alloy wheels in 7.5J x 17"
with tyres 215/40 R 17.
For all MINI models, a height-adjustable racing suspension is
available together with suspension spring kits for pure lowering.
The suspension concept is completed for the Cooper S variants by the
AC Schnitzer aluminium strut brace for the front which further
stabilizes the front end on tight corners or sudden swerve
So it's no surprise that the subjective driving impressions are
reminiscent of a Go-Kart, especially on twisty roads or at high
speeds. For tyres, we recommend high performance tyres by
Continental and Michelin.
The famous dot on the "i" comes from the interior components such as
e.g. the aluminium pedal sets with matching foot rest cover, the
aluminium gear knob and the aluminium handbrake handle. Last but not
least, special floor mats are available with a 2-colour embroidered
AC Schnitzer "Technology & Design" logo.
Finally, AC Schnitzer offers tailor-made solutions in the fields of
traffic telematics and Car Infotainment which can be integrated