R56 MINI Cooper S Superchiped to 195HP

UK-based ECU specialist Superchips has presented a new upgrade for the R56 MINI Cooper S. The British firm's remapped engine control unit is said to optimize the 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged engine's timing, fueling and turbo boost parameters.

The result is an increases of 20bhp and 26Nm for a total of output of 196bhp and 282Nm (206lb.ft,) with over 250Nm (183lb.ft) available from 2500rpm to 5250rpm.

Superchip said that the ECU upgrade is suitable for all MY2006 onwards R56 MINI Cooper S models, with pricing in the UK set at £445.00 including VAT (17.5%).