AC Schnitzer put its hands on the new 3-Series Convertible and the result is a complete Convertible with folding hard top that stimulates the automotive pleasure centre without setting reason aside.
When creating the bodykit, AC Schnitzer intended to emphasize the natural characteristics of the vehicle in a structured way. As a result the front skirt, which simultaneously increases downforce, in its basic design follows the three-piece original but it is substantially softer, more facetted and more energetic. The charm of the S3 is enhanced with the clearly marked AC Schnitzer Racing rims type IV in silver, which at the front measure 9.0Jx20" and at the rear 10.0Jx20" (tyres 245/30R20 and 295/25R20). As an alternative, the dark Type IV BiColor wheels in 8.5Jx19" at the front and 9.5Jx19" at the rear give the BMW a hint of Badboy (tyres 225/35R19 and 255/30R19).
Under the hood, the S3 features a superb BMW six cylinder twin turbo, a power plant which has been praised unanimously by the trade press, and which with its 306 HP has caused worries for many competitors. The 335d will also soon undergo a power make-over at Aachen. The 3.0 litre diesel version features a Power-Plus pack that increases the power to 265 HP.