With its new Convertible (R57), MINI has now produced the next body variant of the cult car. The AC Schnitzer designers and engineers have already developed a range of special accessories for the new MINI. In keeping with the history of the MINI, the Aachen-based tuning specialists have concentrated on developments in the field of performance upgrades, sports rear silencer, sports suspension, alloy wheels, exterior components and interior details.

Under the small bonnet of the MINI Cooper S the 1.6 litre engine provides power of 175 HP. The AC Schnitzer performance upgrade energizes the MINI Cooper S to 153 kW/208 HP. Under the same conditions, the uprated export version of the Cooper S takes the standard power of 128 kW/175 HP to an impressive 166 kW/226 HP. At the same time, the AC Schnitzer limited slip differential in the MINI Cooper S and Special Model JCW (John Cooper Works) guarantees maximum driving pleasure with excellent ground adhesion.

The perfect driving experience is complemented by the acoustic qualities of the AC Schnitzer sports silencer in special steel with chromed Racing tailpipe for the MINI Cooper S and JCW. The AC Schnitzer sports exhaust perfectly adapts the complete exhaust system to the needs of high performance and tuned engines.

An equally important contribution to driving performance is provided by the renowned AC Schnitzer suspension components, available in the form of suspension spring kit and height-adjustable racing suspension. In conjunction with an aluminium strut brace for the front, even more performance can be extracted from the MINI One, Cooper or Cooper S.

To fill the wheelarches of the new MINI, AC Schnitzer is also offering a choice of several wheel and tyre combinations with Mi1 rims in 17" and Mi2 rims in 18".

Visually, the new series MINI shows few differences from the current series. The designers of AC Schnitzer have changed this with front spoilers and rear skirts (for the MINI Cooper S), which not only enhance the looks of the MINI but also offer aerodynamic advantages. Decal sets in white, black or chrome/black put the finishing touches to the appearance of all MINIs.

Characteristic of the MINI, in the interior the central instruments are arranged between driver and passenger. Characteristic of AC Schnitzer, sporting elements are applied to the driver's workplace. So the Aachen designers offer gear knobs, handbrake handle, pedals and foot rests in aluminium, with velours floor mats.

AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 1 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 2 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 3 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 4 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 5 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 6 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 7 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 8 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 9 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 10 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 11 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 12 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 13 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 14 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 15 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 16 of 17
AC Schnitzer MINI Cooper S, 17 of 17

AC Schnitzer MINI JCW, 1 of 9
AC Schnitzer MINI JCW, 2 of 9
AC Schnitzer MINI JCW, 3 of 9
AC Schnitzer MINI JCW, 4 of 9
AC Schnitzer MINI JCW, 5 of 9
AC Schnitzer MINI JCW, 6 of 9
AC Schnitzer MINI JCW, 7 of 9
AC Schnitzer MINI JCW, 8 of 9
AC Schnitzer MINI JCW, 9 of 9

Basic car:

BMW MINI R57, Convertible

Engine:

AC Schnitzer performance upgrades for

MINI Cooper S         from  128 kW / 175 HP up to 153 kW / 208 HP

MINI Cooper S         from  128 kW / 175 HP up to 166 kW / 226 HP*

(*export only)

Transmission:

AC Schnitzer limited slip differential for MINI Cooper S with manual transmission, locking rate 0 - 75 %

 

Exhaust:

AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer made of stainless steel incl. chromed "Racing" tailtrim in central positioning

AC Schnitzer tailtrim oval, chromed

Suspension:

AC Schnitzer spring kit

AC Schnitzer racing suspension, height adjustable

AC Schnitzer aluminium strut brace, front axle

Aerodynamics:

AC Schnitzer front spoiler

AC Schnitzer rear skirt for MINI Cooper S and MINI JCW

AC Schnitzer decal set white, black or black/chrome

AC Schnitzer rear sticker "Technology & Design"

Interior:

AC Schnitzer aluminium handbrake handle silver or "Black Line"

AC Schnitzer gear knob with digital shift display

AC Schnitzer aluminium gear knob, aluminium/chromed

AC Schnitzer aluminium gear knob, "Black Line"

AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest

AC Schnitzer aluminium pedal set

AC Schnitzer velours floor mats

Wheels/Tyres:

AC Schnitzer wheels Mi1

7,5J x 17" with tyres 215/40 R 17

AC Schnitzer wheels Mi2

7,5J x 18" with tyres 205/40 R 18                  or

7,5J x 18" with tyres 215/35 R 18                  or

7,5J x 18" with tyres 225/35 R 18