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2014 MINI Cooper S by Maxi-Tuner Delivers 220 PS

You can say whatever you want about the new MINI Cooper S – that it's too big, not "MINI enough" – but as a pure piece of tech, it's unrivaled in the supermini class, and we should definitely thank BMW's newest UKL platform for that. The new engines and gearboxes on offer are miles better than on the old model and some might argue well ahead of the competition.
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There's a lot you can do with 192 PS in a car the size of a slipper, including having lots of fun. But for some people, the urge to take the 2-liter TwinPower Turbo to the next level with a few simple mods is too great to resist.

A German tuner called Maxi-Tuning has just issued a statement and full photo gallery of their MINI Cooper S tuning project, which they say now puts down 220 PS. Torque is also increased from the standard 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) to a more respectable 340 Nm 9251 lb-ft). To put that into perspective, it's the same output of a VW Golf GTI, a car from the hot hatch class above.

The power kit for the 2-liter engine will set potential customers back €899 while a modified exhaust adds another €699. We think that's acceptable, considering the performance you're getting. Top speed for the plucky Brit was increased from the series 146 mph (235 km/h) to more than 155 mph (250 km/h), which means it can keep up with a maxed out BMW M3 if it wants to.

For another €1,500 Maxi will through on a set of 18-inch Schmidt Shift alloy wheels wrapped around in Goodyear 215/35 R18 tires. And in case the suspension set up by BMW engineers is too soft for you, a set of lowering springs will drop the Cooper S another few millimeters for just €279 extra.

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