AC Schnitzer has already showed up to the Geneva Motor Show with the Z4 99d , but that’s not the only model the German tuning firm is showcasing. Alongside the Z4 99d, AC Schnitzer will also be displaying the ACS5 Sport S, a model based on the BMW 550i . Looking at their creation, no one would be all that impressed; there aren’t many changes done to the exterior leading people to believe it was just another minor and unimpressive upgrade for yet another BMW model. Then there are those other people that would expect a fantastically upgraded engine to counteract the anticlimactic exterior. The second group of people would be correct in their assumptions.
The ACS5 Sport S takes the standard 4.4L V8 engine found in the BMW 550i and has toyed with it enough to bump the standard 400hp to a phenomenal 540 hp and 750 Nm of torque. With the extra 140 HP, the ACS5 Sport S will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 200mph. Flying through the corners will also be made easy with an added limited slip differential.
Hit the jump to read more about the AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S.
Exterior and Interior
While most of the changes were made under the hood, the exterior of the BMW also received a pretty impressive update. Ac Schnitzer has added a new front spoiler and chromed front grille, a new carbon front spoiler center part, carbon air ducts for the brakes left and right, and carbon side skirts. Also, because the engine has been updated to deliver 540 HP, the tuner has added new bonnet vents that offer better ventilation.
The package also includes a rear roof spoiler, a rear skirt extension, AC Schnitzer sports wings left and right with Chromline Set, and a carbon rear diffusor. The entire look is completed by a protection and BiColor film.
For the interior, the customer can opt for full leather trim in BiColor, painted interior trim strips, and racing bucket seats with the AC Schnitzer logo.
The biggest changes on the ACS5 Sport S were made under the hood. In order to increase the total output from 400 to 540 HP, AC Schnitzer engineers provided some ECU modifications, an AC Schnitzer limited slip differential with up to 75% effect, and a new exhaust system with twin sports rear silencer and a chromed "Sports Trim“ tail pipe.
With the extra 140 HP, the ACS5 Sport S will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 200mph.
Like many of the debuts at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S has yet to receive a price. At least, one that we are aware of.
Even if the BMW 5-Series has had a relatively short history on the market, there are lots of tuning package out there to choose from. If an exterior update is what you want then the creation by Hamann would be the perfect package for you. The exterior package includes a front spoiler, aggressive side skirts, a rear bumper center valence, a roof-mounted spoiler, and a trunk-mounted spoiler. The tuner is also offering a lowering kit that reduces the car’s height by 35 mm. The exterior package is finished by 20" wheels, LED daytime running light inserts, and a stainless steel four-tailpipe sport exhaust system.
Now, if you want some increased power to go along with your stylish ride, then this AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S is the package for you.
- Powerful engine
- Faster than standard model
- Stylish body kit
- No price yet