AC Schnitzer Puts the Brakes on MINI Cooper S...

...literally. German tuner/manufacturer AC Schnitzer announced the introduction of a high-performance braking system for the MINI Cooper S, a system which they say can usually be found on sports cars. {ad]

And they do mean. The system was tested, together with the height-adjustable racing suspension of the Nurburgring North Loop. It features 4-pot fixed calipers on the front axle, with slotted, internally vented discs providing fast and precise response, 4 pads, 2 brake lines and 2 holders.

The brakes are completed by discs sized 328x28 mm, allowing for the speed to be bled off even after 20 downhill bends, while maintaining the same pressure point. The new braking system allows for better deceleration of the MINI Cooper in, compared to the standard version, when both cold and warm.

Whereas a standard brake MINI Cooper takes 37.1m (cold) and 38.2m (warm) to stop from 100 km/h, the new system saves in between two and three meter of braking distance: 35.5m (cold) and 32.2m (warm).

Combine this with the latest kit for the MINI Cooper S sourced from AC Schnitzer and you have the complete package. The upgrade allows engine performance to be boosted from 175 hp to 208 hp, for the same 1.6l engine. For the export version, which developed 175 hp, the increase in power is bigger, now standing at 226 hp. The vehicle has also been fitted with the tuner's limited slip differential (locking 0-75 percent).

The new braking system can be fitted on all body styles MINI Cooper S, be it from the current or the previous generations. Prices have not been released.
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