Best known for its Jaguar and Land Rover modifications, German tuner Arden has now turned its focus on another British model, the MINI Cooper, with the release of a special edition model named AM1. The Arden prepped MINI produced a limited run of only 40 units signed by Jochen Arden, featuring both mechanical and styling upgrades. Each Arden MINI is unique, each piece a collectors’ item.

Exterior Modifications

On the outside, handmade stainless steel and chrome grille adorn the front and rear-end of Arden’s smallest model to date, while the extremely light 6.9 kilograms Arden Gram-light aluminum wheels in the 8Jx18 inch round off the styling changes. They provide the necessary traction and reduce the vehicle weight by a few kilograms, giving finest driving characteristic and excellent smoothness.

Interior Enhancements

Arden paid more attention to the MINI Cooper’s cabin as the dashboard, seats, steering wheel and doors are enclosed in a two-tone leather scheme, giving a perfect blend of sportiness and luxury. The new Arden 2-Tone Design extends over each interior element. Other touches include custom made foot pedals and specific floor mats.

Engine Makeover

Underneath the hood, the German Tuner has revised the engine electronics.  A new intercooler plus a complete stainless steel exhaust system with racing catalytic converters has been added. The manual work over gives MINI a performance gain of around 40 horsepower and 36.8-lb/ft or 50Nm of torque. The engine upgrades are complemented by Arden suspension that provides a sporty yet comfortable ride, lowers the vehicle’s height by approximately 25mm.

Technical Data

Engine size:         1.598 ccm

Unladen weight: 1.130 kg

Engine power:    215 hp

Maximum speed: 235 km/h

0-100 km/h:       6,6 sec.

Transmission:    6-speed-manual

Arden Features

Body:                 Special paint for side skirts, mirrors and fender flares, stainless steel grille set and           illuminated door sills

Suspension:       Arden Sport Suspension

Exhaust:             Arden stainless steel exhaust system

Brakes:               Arden high-performance Brake system

Wheel Rims:     Ultra light (6.9 kg) 8Jx18 forged aluminum challenge wheels rims

Engine:               Performance increase with Air box up to 215hp (series 184hp)

Interior:              Arden Exclusive leather / Alcantara interior work, including boot lining and piano lacquer coating, as well as an interior ambient light and an anti-slip Sports pedal set with a footrest

Multimedia:       Arden audio system with high-end speakers and amplifier with 4×125 watt power

Fuel consumption for Basic wheel MINI Cooper S

In the city:           9,5

Overland:           5,8

Combined:          7,2

CO2-emissions: 167

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