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The Electric MINI and AC Schnitzer
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    The Electric MINI and AC Schnitzer

    Two strong partners for the future: the Electric MINI and AC Schnitzer
    MINI Tuning Specialist supports the initiative: "TUNE IT! SAFE!" by the VDAT by kitting out the emission-free concept car

    The TUNE IT! SAFE! initiative by the Verband Deutscher Automobil Tuner e.V. (VDAT) impressively shows the future of tuning with its sixth campaign vehicle - an electric MINI in Police Look. Every year since 2004, a special concept car has been presented which meets both the high demands of tuning fans and maximum safety standards.

    The campaign, supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, shows that the yearning for individualisation can continue to be met in the future.

    AC Schnitzer, more than almost any other tuning specialist for the MINI brand, stands for individuality and safety. Consequently, the Aachen-based company has largely taken responsibility for the MINI and provided a uniquely spectacular campaign vehicle. The MINI E in Police Look was presented for the first time at the Essen Motor Show 2010 and has since appeared as a symbolic vehicle at numerous shows and tuning events.

    The BMW Group is the first manufacturer to apply the latest state of lithium ion technology in a totally electric powered vehicle. So the MINI E lives up to its name - "minimalism" - in terms of drive technology too, thanks to a totally emission-free vehicle. New drive systems have been equipped with complex elements, so the use of safe and reliable products is particularly important here. But there's no lack of sporting performance either, thanks to the tuning package from AC Schnitzer. The racing suspension takes the MINI perfectly through corners, and the front and rear skirts and bonnet vents both optimise road holding and enhance the styling of the concept car.

    The "Police Look" is provided by the latest signalling system from Hella on the roof, and the blue paintwork by AC Schnitzer in conjunction with special stickering from Foliatec.

    The Hankook tyres have been given an extra touch by the specialists at AC Schnitzer: in combination with the AC Schnitzer alloy wheels "MI 2" (7.5J x 18"), they transfer the 204 electric HP of the MINI safely to the road.

    To enjoy unrestricted driving comfort while being prepared for every situation: this ambition is achieved by the high performance brake system from AC Schnitzer with 4-pot fixed calipers on the front axle. The slotted, internally vented brake discs respond promptly and with precision. At the same time, the high performance brake system is characterised by excellent deceleration values after sustained use, in extreme heat and in the pouring rain. The generously dimensioned discs at 328 x 28 millimetres energetically scrub off the speed with a stable pressure point even after the twentieth downhill hairpin.

    AC Schnitzer also shows that safe driving can be combined with individual styling in its design of the interior equipment. The interior is decorated with a pedal set, foot rest and handbrake handle of aluminium. Here, as in all other areas, extracts from AC Schnitzer's wide product range are demonstrated. All the AC Schnitzer accessories are available immediately with TÜV certification, even though the MINI E is not yet available commercially but is well on the way to series production. This almost goes without saying for specialists who have long since made the safe future of tuning their corporate objective.

    Basic car: MINI E (R56)
    Engine: electric motor
    Performance: 204 HP (150 kW)
    Max. torque: 220 Nm
    Max. speed: 152 km/h (electronically limited)
    0-100 km/h 8.5 seconds
    Energy consumption: approx. 15 kWh / 100 km
    Accumulator: Lithium-Ionen, 35 kWh, aircooled
    Charging time: 2.4 hours (230 V, 50 A), 3.8 hours (230 V, 32 A), 10.1 hours (230 V, 12 A)
    Cruising range: 240 km during test cycle FTP72, 160-180 km during realistic conditions
    Suspension: AC Schnitzer racing suspension, height adjustable, AC Schnitzer high performance brake system, front axle
    Aerodynamics: AC Schnitzer front skirt, AC Schnitzer rear skirt, AC Schnitzer bonnet vents*
    Wheel/Tyre set: AC Schnitzer wheels Mi2 7.5J x 18" with tyres 225/35 ZR 18 (Hankook)
    Interior: AC Schnitzer aluminium handbrake handle, AC Schnitzer aluminium pedals, AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest, AC Schnitzer Fußmatten, Velours
    Police decor: FOLIATEC
    Car glas foil: FOLIATEC tinting foil Midnight / security foil SECURLUX
    Light-signal system: Hella RTK 7
    Tyres: HANKOOK Ventus S1 evo

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    Re: The Electric MINI and AC Schnitzer

    love them wheels.... is it me or one of them officers look like simon pegg
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    Re: The Electric MINI and AC Schnitzer

    Man, it's going to be a different crowd when people start "tuning" their electric cars. It's all going to come down to gear ratios and capacitor "boosting".

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