The readers of the magazine Auto Bild have declared Arden MINI AM2 sports car of the year 2010 in his category. With this award, German tuner, Arden has succeeded in establishing itself in the upgrading sector for MINI. The experience of the successful participation of Arden at the Mini Racing Challenge was used in the development of the street version. To succeed against the competition, Arden has completely revised the MINI Cooper S. Extensive changes such as the chassis and body, incorporated with an increased engine power earned the vehicle its victory.
Modifications in MINI AM2
The exterior gets a special cup spoiler set consisting of a front lip and rear diffuser. The set comprises of handmade stainless steel grill for the front spoiler, radiator grille and air intake on the bonnet as well as the rear apron. Under the hood, the tuner of British hardware has added an additional control unit, an air box, and exhaust system with sports catalysts to increase the performance of MINI to approx. 45Hp.
Arden has paid more attention to the MINI AM2 cabin as the dashboard, seats, steering wheel and doors are enclosed in a two-tone leather scheme. The slip free sports pedal set with a foot rest gives a sporty look to the interior and the illuminated entrance strips create an appropriate ambiance. The sporty appearance of MINI AM2 is completed by the ultra-light “MINI Challenge rims” in 8J x 18 ” milled from a solid block weighing 6.9 kg provide the necessary traction and guarantee excellent smoothness. An additional recommendation is the Arden high-performance brake assembly with 4-piston calipers and inside-ventilated and punched brake discs.
Engine size: 1.598 ccm
Unladen weight: 1.130 kg
Engine power: 230 hp
Maximum speed: 240 km/h
0-100 km/h: 6,3 sec.
Body: Cup Spoilers, consisting of front spoiler and rear diffuser, stainless steel mesh kit, illuminated sidebars
Suspension: Arden Sport Suspension
Exhaust: Arden high-performance silencer system with sport catalytic
Brakes: Arden high-performance Brake system
Wheel Rims: Ultra-light (6,9 kg) 8Jx18 forged wheels Challenge
Engine: Power increase with Airbox up to 230 hp (Series 184 hp)
Fuel consumption for Basic wheel MINI Cooper S
In the city: 9,5
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