Hamann’s engineers have gone and developed two motor kits for the MINI Cooper S. This includes the so-called CS1 performance increase, boosting performance from 32 hp and the top-of-the-line Hamann CS4 comprises a sport air filter, an altered conversion for the mechanical compressor and a complete high-performance exhaust system with header system, metal catalytic converter and front and rear silencers. All components are precisely calibrated with one another using modified motor electronics.
All of this together ensures the corresponding Uh-oh! effect. The Hamann modified 1.6 liter four-cylinder compressor motor provides an impressive 211 hp and maximum torque of 255 Nm. Of course, this also has a positive effect on the driving performance. The Hamann MINI Cooper S only needs 6.6 seconds to sprint from 0 to over 60 mph (100 km/h), and top speed is boosted up to over 142 mph (229 km/h).
The increased performance is created by, among other things, the Hamann sport rear silencers, which are available in different versions with two or four tailpipes depending upon the motor. And the prime beneficiary of the sport rear silencers is the sound, which thanks to the Hamann technology, gives the MINIs a fat, sonorous voice.
In order to also transfer the performance at its best to the street, a height-adjustable coilover suspension was built for all current MINI models. This sporty, calibrated suspension with its special alignment of the progressive springs to the shocks allows pure driving pleasure. The MINI reacts with noticeably more precise steering, and sits on the asphalt like it’s on rails.
Additionally, the Hamann coilover suspension lowers the front axle by up to 50 millimeters and the rear axle by 30 millimeters.
Corresponding with the motor modifications, the Hamann designers have also created comprehensive aerodynamic components for all MINI models, such as a broad front apron which completely replaces the stock bumper and gives this small Brit a powerful appearance. And the Hamann rear spoiler guarantees sporty optics.
For the MINI Cooper S, the Hamann front spoiler was conceived so that it can easily be attached under the stock bumper. It reduces the lift on the front axle at higher speeds. At the rear of the Cooper S, the Hamann diffuser assures a powerful, sporty rear view.
Premium light metal rims in a dynamic design are a matter of honor, and they are equally included in the extensive Hamann range for the MINI; for instance, the multi-part Hamann PG4 five spoke wheels with a polished external base in 8×18 inch with 225/35 ZR 18 tires. Or the one-piece Hamann ANNIVERSARY I light metal rims in a multi-spoke design. This rim, with polished stainless steel impact protection, which can be replaced in the event of curb contact, is available in 8×18 inch from Hamann.
And in the interior, the MINI makes a big impression with the Hamann accessories. Ergonomically-shaped sport airbag steering wheel, carbon applications for the dashboard and door interiors, as well as sporty aluminum parts like the pedals, foot supports and gear shift guarantee an exclusive motor sport feeling. As a special highlight, Hamann offers a luxurious complete leather interior in every color desired. This applies in particular for the sport seats, which are also available without the fine leather covering. The final touch is in the form of the foot mats featuring the Hamann logo, illuminated upon request.