Performance Upgrades

Engine tuning and performance upgrades have a long tradition at AC Schnitzer. To be on the safe side however, we prefer not to extract the maximum possible power but instead ensure greater robustness, which means a longer life of the engine. Many of our performance upgrades are therefore designed for an increase in torque rather than an increase in horsepower. Because torque is what you feel when for example you're "pressed back in the seat" on pulling away.

Performance upgrade installed - what happens to the warranty?

For all AC Schnitzer performance upgrades, AC Schnitzer provides a warranty depending on your home country up to 5 years and up to 120,000 km mileage on the assemblies moved by the engine. For M models, this warranty ends at 80,000 km. The warranty is free of charge for our customers.

This gives you reassurance in the event of an incident.

For your Information:

Conversion using AC Schnitzer components does not affect the fundamental warranty obligation of BMW AG in relation to the complete vehicle.

The BMW warranty can only be excluded in the special case of a claim which is directly attributable to a conversion.

BMW vehicles upgraded with AC Schnitzer components are therefore not automatically excluded from the warranty.

We would be pleased to supply corresponding information on request.

You can find details of the AC Schnitzer warranty conditions here.

 

 

Expressivity on the road is provided by AC Schnitzer with performance upgrades which come with a two-year warranty, e.g. for the MINI Cooper from 136 HP to 170 HP. Sporting desires are fulfilled by the MINI Cooper S which, after the performance upgrade by the AC Schnitzer engineers, delivers 235 HP instead of 192 HP. The MINI JCW benefits from a power gain of 34 HP from 231 to 265 HP.

Technical Data

Performance upgrade

for MINI Cooper S (F56)

Performance upgrade

for MINI John Cooper Works (F56)

AC Schnitzer Exhaust Systems for the MINI

The power of the MINIs is communicated externally in appearance and sound by the AC Schnitzer silencer systems, which consist of a back box and two "Sport" or "Sport Black" tailpipes positioned centrally. The kit also includes the integral AC Schnitzer "Track Mode" flap system with remote control for optimized sound. Different sound pipes, available as an option, form part of the silencer systems.

The "Sport" and "Sport Black" tailpipe trims are also available solo.

AC Schnitzer Silencer for the MINI

AC Schnitzer silencer for MINI

consisting of

- AC Schnitzer rear silencer made of stainless steel with exhaust flap
- AC Schnitzer tailpipes design "Sport"
- "Track Mode" exhaust flap control with radio remote control for sound optimization*
- incl. EC type approval

AC Schnitzer Silencer System with Sound Pipe for the MINI

AC Schnitzer sound pipe for MINI
AC Schnitzer sound pipe (export) for MINI

consisting of:

- AC Schnitzer rear silencer made of stainless steel with exhaust flap
- AC Schnitzer tailpipe design "Sport"
- AC Schnitzer sound pipe
- "Track Mode" exhaust flap control with radio remote control for sound optimization*
- incl. EC type approval

AC Schnitzer Racing Silencer System for the MINI

AC Schnitzer Track Mode exhaust flap control with radio remote control for sound optimization

consisting of:
- AC Schnitzer rear silencer made of stainless steel with exhaust gas flap
- AC Schnitzer tailpipes design "Sport"
- AC Schnitzer sound pipe Export
- "Track Mode" exhaust flap control with radio remote control for sound optimization

AC Schnitzer Tailtrims for the MINI

AC Schnitzer "Sport" tailtrims for MINI

For optical enhancement the AC Schnitzer tailtrims in "Sport" design are also separately available.

 

*when using the Track Mode on puplic roads invalidate the approval according to traffic regulations!

Sound Videos

Standard vs. AC Schnitzer car optical and acoustical
Hear and see the difference!

MINI (F56) by AC Schnitzer
with Silencer, Sound Pipe and Exhaust Flap Control
The Sound Video watch/listen