Tuner Thursday II: Coming between HAMANN and his Mini

The new Mini hasn't even dropped yet and the tuner world is already at it. This particular Cooper is the product of the minds and hands at Hamann. It features the obligatory body kit with a more aggressive front end and side skirts, plus a new under bumper rear valence. Butches the Mini up a bit.

Hamann also fits the car with your choice of three different wheel upgrades. The five spoke HM4 17" one-piece alloy model, the similar looking PG4 18" multi-piece wheel with a polished lip, or the Hamann signature 18" one-piece multi-spoke ANNIVERSARY I design, with its silver finish and high-gloss polished INOX stainless steel lip. And as they point out, that lip can easily be replaced in the event of damage, which is nice.

And adding a little steak to the sizzle, Hamann adds a new sport intake and also redoes the exhaust, which features a twin-pipe silencer with two round stainless steel tailpipes. And although handling is what makes the Mini stand out in this segment, Hamann takes that already good package and tries to improve it with their height-adjustable coilover suspension. Using four sports shock absorbers and new springs the suspension can be lowered by up to 50 mm at the front, and by up to 30 mm at the rear. That's quite a drop and must feel even more like a go-kart than the stock Cooper already does.

Thanks for the tip, freecaster!

[Source: HAMANN via Automotoportal]

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