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“Green Police”? MINI E Polizei electric by AC Schnitzer

Featured Posts, MINI | December 3rd, 2010 by 2
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MINI Tuning Specialist supports the initiative: “TUNE IT! SAFE!” by the VDAT by kitting out the emission-free concept car. The TUNE IT! SAFE! initiative by …

MINI Tuning Specialist supports the initiative: “TUNE IT! SAFE!” by the VDAT by kitting out the emission-free concept car.

The TUNE IT! SAFE! initiative by the Verband Deutscher Automobil Tuner e.V. (VDAT) impressively shows the future of tuning with its sixth campaign vehicle – an electric MINI in Police Look. Every year since 2004, a special concept car has been presented which meets both the high demands of tuning fans and maximum safety standards.

The campaign, supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, shows that the yearning for individualisation can continue to be met in the future.

Green Police? MINI E Polizei electric by AC Schnitzer

AC Schnitzer, more than almost any other tuning specialist for the MINI brand, stands for individuality and safety. Consequently, the Aachen-based company has largely taken responsibility for the MINI and provided a uniquely spectacular campaign vehicle. The MINI E in Police Look was presented for the first time at the Essen Motor Show 2010 and has since appeared as a symbolic vehicle at numerous shows and tuning events.

Electric Motor

The BMW Group is the first manufacturer to apply the latest state of lithium ion technology in a totally electric powered vehicle. So the MINI E lives up to its name – “minimalism” – in terms of drive technology too, thanks to a totally emission-free vehicle. New drive systems have been equipped with complex elements, so the use of safe and reliable products is particularly important here.

Brakes

To enjoy unrestricted driving comfort while being prepared for every situation: this ambition is achieved by the high performance brake system from AC Schnitzer with 4-pot fixed calipers on the front axle. The slotted, internally vented brake discs respond promptly and with precision. At the same time, the high performance brake system is characterised by excellent deceleration values after sustained use, in extreme heat and in the pouring rain. The generously dimensioned discs at 328 x 28 millimetres energetically scrub off the speed with a stable pressure point even after the twentieth downhill hairpin.

Suspension Technology

But there’s no lack of sporting performance either, thanks to the tuning package from AC Schnitzer. The racing suspension takes the MINI perfectly through corners.

AC Schnitzer front and rear skirts and bonnet vents both optimise road holding and enhance the styling of the concept car.

The “Police Look” is provided by the latest signalling system from Hella on the roof, and the blue paintwork by AC Schnitzer in conjunction with special stickering from Foliatec.

Interior

AC Schnitzer also shows that safe driving can be combined with individual styling in its design of the interior equipment. The interior is decorated with a pedal set, foot rest and handbrake handle of aluminium.

Here, as in all other areas, extracts from AC Schnitzer’s wide product range are demonstrated.

The Wheels

Together with the Hankook tyres the AC Schnitzer alloy wheels “MI 2″ (7.5J x 18″), transfer the 204 electric HP of the MINI safely to the road.

The Wheelselector gives an overview to all available AC Schnitzer wheel/tyre combinations for the MINI model range.

[Source: MINI ]

  • http://www.lexingtontoyota.com/ Used Cars Massachusetts

    Is this a concept car or actually used by police and if so in what country? Imho, that’s a bit too fancy schmanzy for cops. I don’t think they need hybrids; they can make do with a basic car that is easy to repair due to its chassis/body like the Crown Victoria. As long as it’s functional that’s fine. This is just a bit too much for the police.

  • JakeM

    I was in Munich three years ago and saw a few MINI Cooper police cars. I also saw a lot of BMW taxis (5 and 7 series) along with tons of Audi and MB taxis. Now that was cool.

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