The figure "507" has been legendary in BMW history for many years. More precisely since 1956, when A. Graf Goertz created an automotive dream, the BMW 507 roadster. Today the figure "507" again has a magic significance: this time not as a model designation but as the impressive HP figure of the new BMW V10 engine.
This time the automotive dream is called "M5" and is not just one car - it’s at least two. Firstly a comfortable luxury saloon and secondly an agile sports car - the M5 is both. But primarily it’s always exactly what the driver wants, at the push of a button.
This concept, already excellent in standard, has been perfected by the AC Schnitzer special accessory range.
This meant also that some components did not need perfecting - this applies primarily to the V10-engine, which remains unchanged even after the "AC Schnitzer treatment". Only in the area of the exhaust system AC Schnitzer see room for improvement. The newly developed double sports rear silencer made completely from stainless steel and finished with the equally new chromed tailpipe trims in "Sports Trim" design, gives the ACS5 M5 E60 a far more powerful and sonorous voice than its standard brother.
The driving dynamics of the M5 are further improved by the use of the suspension spring kit. As well as simply lowering the vehicle by around 25 mm, the spring kit allows spirited cornering M5 with no loss of comfort.
In addition, the M5 E60 can be fitted with racing rims and alloy wheels in various designs and sizes. For one-piece variants, wheels in Type III and IV are available in sizes 8.5J x 19" to 9.5J x 19". Even more exclusive are the racing rims in Types III and IV, in different sizes from 19" through 20" and in the top version even up to size 9.0J and 10.0J x 21"
One absolute highlight in the wheel sector is the new "Forged Wheel". This lightweight forged wheel with bi-colour finish (partly polished, partly lacquered) achieves an apparent fundamental paradox: Reduction in weight, and at the same time maximum wheel diameter and width.
This masterpiece is achieved by the engineers and designers in the "Forged Wheel", whose design is totally unique. The "Forged Wheel" is expected to be available from December 2005 in sizes 9.0J x 20" and 10.0J x 20" for the BMW M5 and will be fitted with tyres of size 245/35 R 20 or 285/30 R 20 on the rear. The weight of the front wheel is just 10 kg and the rear wheel 10.8 kg.
Although the appearance of the vehicle already becomes more exclusive by fitting the AC Schnitzer wheels, we also offer aerodynamically efficient modifications to the bodywork.
For the front, a carbon front splitter with aluminium webs has been developed. In addition, the chrome front grille can be fitted, which naturally meets the high air intake requirements of the engine. Aerodynamic balance is achieved by the rear roof spoiler, the one-piece rear spoiler and the rear skirt with carbon rear diffuser. The latter also impressively integrates the sports rear silencer "Sports Trim".
For the interior, a carbon interior trim is available in titanium "Exclusive" finish, a 3-spoke sports airbag steering wheel or velours foot mats together with the characteristic Aluminium accessories like pedals and footrests, the handbrake handle or the cover for the controller of the BMW "i-Drive System" give the finishing touch.