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The German Automobile Tuner Association has been helping raise awareness with a “Tune it! Safe!” campaign, and famed German aftermarket tuner AC Schnitzer has chimed in with their MINI E Police Look Concept. Currently being shown off at the 2010 Essen Motor Show, the MINI E Police Car continues to promote tuning without compromising safety.
The MINI E puts out 204-hp with 164 ft-lbs of torque, doing 0-62 mph in 8.5 seconds. Naturally, AC Schnitzer didn’t touch any of the performance of the vehicle but overhauled the exterior with their body kit. Comprised of a new front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper the MINI E now sports a more aggressive look. The kit is further complemented by vents on the hood and a large roof spoiler.
On each corner of the MINI E is an 18-inch MI 2 wheel, wrapped with Hankook’s Ventus S1 Evo tire. AC Schnitzer also upgraded the MINI E’s brakes, tossing on 4-piston calipers in the front. The suspension has also been upgraded for the police to easily maneuver around the winding roads.
Interior upgrades includes traditional AC Schnitzer aluminum pedals, footrest and e-brake handle. All of these modifications are currently (or soon-to-be) available for any of the MINI models.
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