In the years that we’ve known AC Schnitzer, the German tuning company has released some pretty impressive tuning packages, most of which involve a steady diet of BMW vehicles. But like everyone else, we were a little bit caught by surprised when they decided to unveil their latest program. Oh, it’s a BMW, alright...except that it’s not the kind of BMW we expected.
This is the BMW M Carbon Racer , a specially-designed carbon fiber bicycle that only weights 6.9 kg, thanks to the work done on it by AC Schnitzer. In comparison, the standard Carbon Racer weighs 7.9 kg. The reduction of weight can be attributed to AC Schnitzer’s tuning capabilities, which included fitting the bicycle with a variety of carbon fiber components including the saddle and the saddle support that now comes with a carbon crank. The German tuner also replaced the wheels, opting for a new set of carbon wheels that the company co-developed with Xentis. As for the icing on the cake, AC Schnitzer dressed up the bike with it’s own paint finish and special livery. Taking a page from the car tuning playbook, right?
No word yet on how much the M Carbon Racer is going to cost with all the modifications given by AC Schnitzer. What we do know is that it’s going to cost quite a little more than the standard $3,579 price tag the standard bike goes for.
gallery: BMW M Carbon Racer