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Minitune tunes the MINI Cooper S

 Minitune tunes the MINI Cooper S
Minitune MINI Cooper S

Produces 218 PS (160 kW) and 319 Nm (235 lb-ft) of torque

Minitune has unveiled their new MINI Cooper S.

Based on the previous generation model, the car has been equipped with a discreet body kit that includes a front lip spoiler, aerodynamic side skirts and a new rear bumper with a faux diffuser. The hatchback also has a tailgate-mounted spoiler, a Koni sports suspension and 18-inch Motec Nitro alloy wheels with Kumho tires.

Under the hood, the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine has been equipped with an optimized ECU, a high-performance intercooler and a stainless steel sports exhaust system. Thanks to these modifications the engine produces 218 PS (160 kW) and 319 Nm (235 lb-ft) of torque which is an increase of 44 PS (32 kW) and 79 Nm (58 lb-ft).

Source: Minitune

New: R56-Styling by Minitune

 

TSS Tuning GmbH, a company domiciled in the Swabian region of Kirchheim-Teck, was

launched in the spring of this year with the new label “Minitune”. True to its name, the new

brand has committed completely to the upgrade of vehicles of the model portfolio of the

German premium compact car producer with British roots that has meantime, become highly

impressive. For instance, the styling experts of Minitune tailored a fashionable outfit on the

bodywork of the MINI Cooper S of the construction series R56 (shown here) that was rolled

out recently.

 

The company’s own Minitune body kit consists of a front spoiler bumper bar with big inlets, a

black front grill, side skirts and a rear apron in diffuser optics and roof spoiler in racing looks.

Moreover, Minitune integrated an air inlet with a distinctively formed scoop, in the engine

hood.

In contrast to the abundant regular chrome on the MINI as a proven retro-character in

standard production, Minitune consistently lacquered every reflective surface in glittering

black, to give it its unmistakable more sporty appearance. Dark LED rear lights and fog tail

lamps in Union Jack design were also applied on the rear – after all, deep in its heart the

MINI will always remain British.

 

To match the resultant color of the bodywork, Minitune endowed the Cooper S with a set of

Motec Nitro single piece in black with outline in matching car color. The lightweight 8x18-

inches wheels were covered all-round with Kumho tires of the dimension 215/35R18.

Lighting up behind the black rim stars are the brake calipers that are also painted in the

matching car color and act on the perforated EBC turbo groove brake disks on the front axle

with EBC red stuff brake pads.

 

The brake upgrade is not a matter of coincidence but a sheer reasonable counterweight to

the performance boost from the hitherto 174 horse power / 240 Nm to its present 218 horse

power / 319 Nm that was achieved in the aftermath of the optimized engine electronics.

Moreover, Minitune also installed a better high-performance charging air intercooler, which

teases out a few more horse power from the super lively 1.6-liter turbo engine.

The Minitune sports exhaust system made of stainless steel including the 200-cell sports

catalyzer, which smatters from its centrally positioned double tailpipes ensures the sound

background to match the evolved performance.

 

Last but not the least, Minitune endowed Cooper S with a sports chassis frame from the

specialists of Koni, which combines an additional boost of the MINI-typical agility with an

astounding driving comfort.

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