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AC Schnitzer Mini Cooper S convertible – Click above for a high-res image gallery

From the base model all the way up to the JCW, there's no shortage of trim levels available for the Mini and its various body-styles. But if you're looking for something a little different, BMW tuner par excellence AC Schnitzer has released a full tuning package for the latest R57 Mini Cabrio.

The treats start under the hood, where Schnitzer takes the Cooper S and pumps it up from 175 horsepower (good) to 208 horsepower for the domestic market (better) or 226 horsepower for export (booyah!). Not the kind of tuning house to tweak the engine and leave the rest untouched, AC's also offering a limited slip differential, an adjustable suspension setup, a sport exhaust. Naturally, the buyer can trim out their Cooper with manner of visual upgrades, too, from the aero package to the various rolling stock options and all the requisite decals and interior trim touches.

[Source: AC Schnitzer]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      so, does "aero bits" mean they are functional (increase downf orce, or reduce Cd) or just for "looks"? While style is subjective, I would like to get proof that all these "performance changes" make a difference. If they are just for looks, that's fine.. but say so. Also, the package includes a LSD... I thought Minis had that option already, I think it's a stand alone or part of "sport" something or other.
      On rice cars
      pejorative meaning for an automobile that has been modified to give impression of high performance, but does not necessarily have any high-performance capabilities.

      I guess that's puts several factory cars on the list... Cuz we all know, that awesome tire melting 180HP 1.8T engine on the previous A4 needed dual exhaust.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tarted up Mini's are awesome because they're fun, fast, small and efficient, but for me, the pricing just starts to kill them. Here in Canada the JCW drop-top starts at $45K, which puts you in the territory of BMW 1's, Infinity G's, V8 Camaros/Mustangs and most likely the new Lexus IS hardtop convertible. Those are some serious contenders, and I'm guessing this tuned mini is well over the price of JCWs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Tarted up Mini's are awesome because they're fun, fast, small and efficient"

        You forgot to mention extremely cute.

        Totally with you on the price though. Way high.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks for proving rice is not just japanese, bmw.
        • 6 Years Ago
        wtf are you talking about; have you not seen the ridiculous Cavaliers and Neons lol

        Rice is independant of race or nationality