One of Germany’s lesser known tuning companies, Wetterauer Engineering GmbH has created a new package for the MINI Countryman Cooper S. An interesting foil wrap in this matte brown color was chosen to cover the car, while a new set of 18-inch ATS rims wrapped in 225/45R18 high performance tires complete the exterior look. Inside the MINI Cooper you will find four new lightweight racing bucket seats made of carbon fiber and wrapped in black leather for extra comfort. Pull back the sun visors and you will find blue LED lights for a customized feature, and a oddly placed iPad that looks like you’d smash it with your hand while shifting into fifth gear.
Check out this unique Mini Cooper JCW sporting a Louis Vuitton inspired wrap put together by the guys at CoverEFX. Besides the car wrap, the Mini also received gold metallic accents, matte gold trim, black leather, a KW suspension kit, and 17-inch alloy rims wrapped in high performance Toyo tires. Surprisingly the tuning firm offers two performance packages for the Mini Cooper. The first stage features an optimized ECU, sport exhaust system, and high flow air filter for the 1.6-liter turbo engine. After installation it was able to produce 236 PS and 350 Nm of torque, but the stage 2 is able to improve it even further.
The German tuners at Nowack Motors have released an upgrade package for the Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper S JCW to make the mini sports car a blast to drive. The tuning company has released the kits in three stages, N210, N230, and N260, which each state the horsepower figures in their names. For the first stage of tuning, the Nowack engineers installed an ECU upgrade and a free flowing air filter to bring the number to 210 PS. The Mini Cooper N230 package gains an addition 20 horsepower from the remapped ECU and a new stainless steel exhaust system.
Fresh off the car tuning market is the Mini Cooper S by Prior Design, and it features several exterior modifications to make it one of a kind. Prior Design only focused on styling the Mini car, so they went with a body kit and a red and black color scheme that looks bold. The new body kit for the Mini Cooper S consists of many pieces, one being a new front bumper for 429 euros that allows swapping of the original fog lights. Along with the good looks, the front bumper increases airflow and adds an aggressive look for such a small sports car. Down the sides are new side skirts priced at 349 euros, and they deliver a smooth look from the front to the rear of the vehicle. Underneath is a diffuser that can be mounted center, right, or left of the exhaust system, and it is available for 419 euros.
The German car tuning firm Arden has customized the Mini Cooper Equipe for the 40th anniversary of the Equipe model. Naming it the Mini Equipe 2009, the special edition features a few exterior styling upgrades. A chrome grille was fitted on the front, and a stainless steel mesh insert was placed in the rear bumper. The revised exterior includes aluminum 18 inch wheels with an interesting 9-spoke design. Inside the Mini Cooper Equipe is a sharp two-tone color scheme with hand stitched leather seats, dashboard, and steering wheel. Arden also added equipment and tuning to the engine to increase the performance numbers.
The car tuning specialists from Germany, AC Schnitzer have customized the sleek Mini Cooper R57 Convertible and it turned out quite well. The tuning program created a complete body kit package including a new front spoiler, rear skirt, and decals to make it unique. Also adding to the exterior of the Mini Cooper R57 Convertible, are several wheel packages available to choose from to fit your look. Under the hood, the German tuners tweaked the computer to increase its horsepower from 175 to 208 hp. AC Schnitzer also tuned the suspension while adding aftermarket parts, and even adding a few accessories to the interior.
Arden is a German car tuning company well known for modifying British cars, mainly Jaguars and Land Rovers. They are now expanding their business by reaching out to Mini lovers, and tuned this Mini Cooper S. Their first project is going to be tuning the S model based off their very own Cup race car, which will be racing in this year’s Mini Challenge. The driver, E. Piro will enjoy high quality materials like Connolly leathers, premium woods, and carbon fiber decorating the interior. What makes Arden special is that they process all these materials by hand in their upholstery department.
At the beginning of 2007 Hamann created a special aerodynamic kit for Mini R56. After a year and a half the car tuning company completes this tuning package with performance improvements for all engines that equip this small speedy car. For Mini Cooper S the guys from Hamann modified the control unit and the 1.6 turbo engine can develop now 204 HP. They also offer a stronger kit for this Cooper S called SportKit CS 230 that will upgrade the car’s engine cooling unit and it also has a new intercooler and exhaust system. This performance kit will take the car to 230 HP and 330 Nm.
If you like small and speedy cars then Mini should be the best pick for you. There was a movie a couple of years ago called Italian Job where 3 Minis where modified and turned into reputable racing cars. Since everyone wants to make a car that it’s like in movies the guys from John Cooper Works modified this Mini into a great racing car. This won’t be approved for use on the roads and it’s designed only for racing. The tuners installed a 1.6L engine that can develop about 210 HP [that’s really huge for a car that’s so small]. Also, they’ve upgraded the Engine Cooling Unit, Suspension kit, turbo kit and many other performance modifications.