BMW Group tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has gotten a hold of a 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe and wasted no time outfitting the tiny two-seater with off-the-shelf bolt-on upgrades.

BMW Group tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has gotten a hold of a 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe and has wasted no time outfitting the tiny two-seater with off-the-shelf bolt-on upgrades.

Surely, we can expect more comprehensive tuning in the form of body styling and engine performance enhancements, but we'll have to wait as they are currently in development.

In the meantime, MINI Coupe owners can start to improve the already competent handling even more with AC Schnitzers limited slip differential, height-adjustable racing suspension, aluminium strut tower brace and rear axle antiroll bar.

With improved handling a high performance brake system is also needed. 4-piston fixed calipers with slotted discs, upgraded brake pads, caliper holder and braided steel brake lines can be supplied while AC Schnitzer's Mi2 BiColor wheels in 18 inches or the Mi1 silver wheels in 17 inch can complete the suspension upgrades.

Other components available include the AC Schnitzer complete sport exhaust system with chromed racing tailpipe trim from the MINI Cooper S and the John Cooper Works Coupe, "Technology & Design" sticker set, gear knob with digital gear display, aluminium pedal set, foot rests, handbrake handle and velours foot mats.

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AC Schnitzer shows bolt-on tuning for MINI Coupe