Cooper S series only has 178 hp after facelift
Head Maxi-Tuner from Gau-Algesheim near Frankfurt has developed a kit for the Cooper S that is meant to elevate the Mini to its old level of driving pleasure. The whole kit costs 6,560 euros over 29,650 euros from the Cooper S.
Maxi-Mini is much fatter
On the chassis side, a self-developed threaded solution called the “Conquistador” with adjustable dampers was used. A fun setting in everyday life with sporty toughness and ample rest comfort. In conjunction with the homemade 18-inch Maxwheel alloy wheels, the Mini is now much beefier.
Visually too, he is not a child of sorrow. With the colorful foil, he looks like he wants to race straight away. The adjustable rear wing is very eye-catching.
Tuned Cooper S drives 244, not 235 km/h
During the first measurements, it became clear: This mini has steam! The production car had to sprint to 100 in 6.7 seconds, the Maxi-Mini broke through the wall of 100 in a smooth six seconds. Between 3800 and 5000 tours you can clearly see that this Mini is much better than the series.
Finally, the auto, previously known as the fun brake, became even more fun. The elasticity value is impressive, the force distribution is homogeneous. top speed? 244 instead of 235 km/h, no illusions. According to the speedometer, the little one is even more than 250. To the Lausitzring, where Cooper was inspired by curve one.
Despite only 222 hp, its ease of changing direction, the lateral acceleration it provides due to its low weight and how it sustainably pulls itself out of tight corners is impressive. There it was again, the typical mini feeling of days gone by. Go!
Specifications and price: Mini Cooper S maxi tuner
Installation position: front opposite
Valve/Camshaft: 4 per cylinder/2
Displacement: 1998 cm
kW (PS) b. 1 minute: 163 (222)/5200
liter output: 111 PS/l
Nm b. 1 minute: 340/3500
Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch
Drive type: front wheel
Front brake: 360 mm internal ventilation
Rear brake: 330 mm internal ventilation
Brake disc material: stahl
Front – rear wheel size: 8×18″
Front and rear tire sizes: 215/35 R 18
Tire type: Hankook Ventus S1 Evo
L/B/H: 3874/1727-1932/1374 mm
Wheelbase: 2467 mm
Tank/rod volume: 44/211-941 l
Standard consumption • CO2: 7.7 l/100 km • 183 g/km
Test car price: 35,910 Euro