MINI Cooper SE by Senner: Increased range and optimized handling

MINI Cooper SE by Senner: Increased range and optimized handling

21.06.2022: ...for this electric MINI thanks to high-end suspension technology and forged magnesium wheels The current chaos surrounding the price and availability of fossil fuels underscores once again the fact that the future belongs to e-mobility! And, as has

...for this electric MINI thanks to high-end suspension technology and forged magnesium wheels


The current chaos surrounding the price and availability of fossil fuels underscores once again the fact that the future belongs to e-mobility! And, as has long been the case for their conventional ICE-driven counterparts, battery-powered vehicles still offer plenty of scope for resourceful tuners to identify upgrades and optimizations.

The technicians at Ingelheim-based Senner Tuning are pioneers of EV tuning and one of the leading names in this field – not only in the Rhine-Main area and the surrounding region but far beyond. In addition to their extensive automotive expertise, these specialists are known for their outstanding commitment to quality and can look back on 30 years’ experience in the automotive sector.

After gaining considerable experience (and achieving significant success) with upgrades to ,the Tesla Model 3, Benno Senner and his team have now set their sights on the electric MINI Cooper with the aim of optimizing its handling and range in both quantifiable and more subjective terms.

The ultra-light wheels that EV-tuner Senner and his team have fitted to the MINI contribute in both aspects. The MF1 wheels benefit from a powder-coated champagne finish and are made from a forged magnesium alloy, which makes them extremely light.



Measuring 7.5x18" on the MINI Cooper, each MF1 wheel weighs in at just 7.4kg. Combined with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires measuring 215/40R18, this corresponds to a reduction of more than 4kg per wheel compared to the standard 17" MINI Cooper SE wheels with winter tires! Of course, these are rotating and unsprung masses that each have a significant, disproportionate impact on driving dynamics and energy efficiency.

So, Senner Tuning – a long-standing performance partner to the market leading suspension specialists at KW suspensions – have supplemented the previous enhancements by installing a KW Variant 3 coilover suspension.

This lowers the MINI’s chassis, thereby reducing air resistance and increasing its range by up to 10%. In addition, by expertly configuring the suspension’s adjustable compression and rebound damping, Senner Tuning has made the MINI Cooper’s suspension and steering behavior markedly more harmonious.

Benno Senner puts the total upgrade costs for the wheel set and KW V3 coilover suspension at around €6,500. This includes complete documentation of all modifications and proper entries in the car’s documents and records – though this is standard practice at Senner Tuning.

Senner Tuning completes all modifications, tuning work and TÜV entries in-house as a matter of course.

Senner Tuning also photos


21.06.2022 / MaP

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