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2014 MINI Cooper S Taken Up to 250 HP by PP-Performance

The 2014 MINI Cooper S came out with a completely new engine and a premiere for the British brand. Never before has any MINI used a 2-liter powerplant under the bonnet.
2014 MINI Cooper S Taken Up to 250 HP by PP-Performance 6 photos
2014 MINI Cooper S Taken Up to 250 HP by PP-Performance2014 MINI Cooper S Taken Up to 250 HP by PP-Performance2014 MINI Cooper S Taken Up to 250 HP by PP-Performance2014 MINI Cooper S Taken Up to 250 HP by PP-Performance2014 MINI Cooper S Taken Up to 250 HP by PP-Performance
Since the car was originally developed to be as economical and light as possible, it’s easy to see why. However, since BMW took over the brand things changed more than a little.

While some criticized a couple of the decisions the Germans made, if it weren’t for them, the MINI marque might’ve been completely out of the picture by now.

Going back to the engine, the Cooper S model uses a B48 2-liter 4-cylinder unit making 192 HP and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque, going up to 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) with overboost.

The guys from PP-Performance thought about it and decided that wasn’t enough. Since BMW can pull up to 245 HP out of the N20 engine used on the 328i models, they wanted to do the same here, despite it being a different unit.

Said and done! After careful consideration and a minor ECU tweak, the car they had to mess around with put down 250 HP and 345 Nm (254 lb-ft) of torque, a considerable bump from the original values. Since we found the Cooper S quite enjoyable with the stock engine in our review, we can only imagine what madness lurks in this one.

 
 
 
 
 

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