It’s hard to believe the F56 MINI has been with us for seven years, what’s less surprising is how well they react to modifications. Here’s our F56 MINI fast mods guide.

It’s funny how we still refer to the BMW MINI as the ‘new’ MINI considering it turns 20 next year. Of course, BMW have given us many incarnations since those early MINI Ones and Coopers but the current model, the F56 is amongst the best and has become a firm favourite with us modifiers. There’s literally hundreds of BMW MINI specialists out there, so who should you choose? Well, you pick the one with the best reputation, heritage and the most respected name in BMW tuning, I am of course, referring to German giants, AC Schnitzer.

Based in Aachen (the AC in AC Schnitzer) Germany, AC Schnitzer have been tuning BMWs and MINIs for over 30 years. Over 1700 products are distributed to 30 countries and through approximately 60 dealers in the UK and Ireland, around half of which are BMW / MINI main dealers. A similar situation exists in Germany, where 40 BMW dealers are authorised to sell and fit AC Schnitzer products.


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AC Schnitzer are a premium brand, manufacturing for current models only in the following product areas; performance upgrades, suspension, aerodynamic parts in PU and carbon fibre, sports exhausts and downpipes, alloy wheels (cast, flow-formed and forged) and interior accessories.

All AC Schnitzer parts are designed to meet or exceed OEM quality with industry-leading warranty support and are therefore described as “beyond the standard”! And here’s just a small sample of what they have to offer for the F56 MINI…


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