AC Schnitzer

AC Schnitzer

AC Schnitzer revealed today the first details on a new customization program for the X1 SUV, offering both performance and handling upgrades, but also a new styling. Official debut will be made in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The exterior package includes: front spoiler and rear skirt extension, a new rear roof spoiler, engine bay venting, AC Schnitzer Bonnet Vents, chromed center webs and new 19" wheels in 5 double spokes design.

The BMW X1 xDrive23d has been upgraded to 240 HP and the 2.0 d and 1.8 d units to 210 and 171 HP respectively.

Press release after the jump.

Top speed records are worth their weight in gold in tuner car circles where bragging is expected and actually being able to back up these claims is less often the norm. The German modification house AC Schnitzer has just attained one of those coveted titles just the other day with a customized BMW 335d. Yes that’s right, d stands for diesel, making the alternatively fueled ACS3 Series the fastest street legal diesel in the world. The location for the record setting event was the infamous Nardo test ring in Italy, a 7.8 long circle with just enough banking to let the driver keep the wheel as straight as possible at over 200 MPH on a closed course.

AC Schnitzer BMW 335d becomes the fastest street legal diesel at the Nardo Ring, w/ video

In this case it was the editors of AUTO BILD who piloted the Continental tire shod AC Schnitzer modified BMW 335d, a car that gets 36 MPG on the highway from the factory along with the fun of a 265 HP twin turbocharged inline six cylinder engine to a top speed of 288.7 km/h, or 179.3 MPH in American. The 335d used the German tuners simple and straightforward performance packages that boost torque to a whopping 405 lb-ft and drops the diesel powered sports coupe’s 0 to 60 MPH time by a full half second taking it down to a very sporty 6.1 seconds.

AC Schnitzer BMW 335d becomes the fastest street legal diesel at the Nardo Ring, w/ video

The power mods consist of a reprogrammed computer module to increase turbo pressure and add a bit more fuel to the mix while a stylish twin tip exhaust pokes out from either side of the rear bumper and give the green BMW BMW a more aggressive groan. Although 180 MPH may not sound that impressive along side 250 MPH machines like the Bugatti Veyron and Ultima Ultima SSC SSC , it is reassuring to see that there is an interest in diesel performance. Now if only Audi would produce the R8 TDI super car this record would easily be theirs without any help from the aftermarket.

Video and press release after the jump.

German drivers have a new blip on their radars to watch out for, that is because the tuners at AC Schnitzer have unleashed their efforts on a BMW 1 Series so that even the police will look good at the upcoming Essen Motor Show. Based on a diesel sipping BMW 123d Coupe that is powered by a 2.0 Liter turbo diesel four banger that has been tuned to deliver a maximum output of 241 HP and 354 lb-ft of torque, combined with the robust BMW built six speed automatic transmission, the diesel powered police Bimmer will accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.7 seconds. Thanks to the BMW’s German engineering, AC Schnitzer Police coupe will be able to do 150 MPH all day long, and because it’s a diesel lengthy Autobahn pursuits won’t be a problem.

Press release after the jump.

AC Schnitzer adds fun back into the BMW X1 with a few new wheel options

The BMW tuners at AC Schnitzer are at it again, this time adding a bit more fun into the German automaker’s smallest X-Series vehicle . While the aftermarket manufacturer has announced plans to come up with performance, suspension and even an appearance package for the baby Bimmer they have already come out with a lineup of new wheels for the compact CUV, sized anywhere from 18 to 20 inches in diameter the new rolling stock is guaranteed to add a healthy dose of fun back into your BMW X1 .

Press release after the jump.

Source: AC Schnitzer

A new set of wheels can go a long way towards improving the appearance of an automobile. Not only do they change the car’s stance, but when done correctly, they can completely transform the vehicle’s character. The German tuner AC Schnitzer has come up with a few new offerings tailored to fit the BMW 5-Series GT alter the more spacious luxury sedan’s appearance according to the owner’s preference. For the first time AC Schnitzer is offering their new ten spoke Type VIII Racing Forged Wheel as well as their classic Type V Lightweight Forged Wheel and the two tone Type IV BiColor rim sized anywhere from 19 to 22 inches in diameter.

The BMW 5-Series GT gets some new wheels from AC Schnitzer

To go along with the new shoes, AC Schnitzer also has a few performance upgrades like a set of sport tuned rear silencers and polished tailpipes a reworked suspension for improved handling and better road feel. There are also a few aerodynamic components in the works from AC Schnitzer that will emphasize the bold character of their rim selection.

Press release after the jump.

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BMW Z4 by AC Schnitzer

The Aachen based tuners at AC Schnitzer have just released a new modified version of the BMW Z4 Roadster . In standard trim the turbocharged Z4 produces 300 HP, but with a little motivation, AC Schnitzer has found another 60 HP which means that the BMW roadster goes from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.9 seconds and has an increased top speed of 177 MPH; not to mention the new aerodynamic pieces and endless wheel choices.

Press release after the jump.

BMW tuners AC Schnitzer have just revealed their take on the drop top version of the classic English sport compact, the Mini Cooper . The tuners from Aachen not only focused on improving the styling both inside and out of the Mini Convertible , but paid close attention to the vehicle’s performance as well. They started off by adding a pair of aerodynamic lips to the front and rear bumpers of the car, this not only makes the Mini look like more of a racecar, but also helps it to perform like one as well. However, the AC Schnitzer decals are purely decorative.

The optional 18 inch rims not only look great, but also allow the owner to mount wider rubber; this gives the Mini a larger contact patch and greatly improves the vehicle’s handling. The AC Schnitzer suspension components take full advantage of the extra grip from the wider tires; by lowering the vehicle and stiffening the chassis the AC Mini will handle like it is on rails.

The interior of the Mini is already well equipped from the dealer, so AC Schnitzer decided that all it needed was a little dressing up. So the German tuners provided pieces like metal shift knobs, parking brake handles, aluminum pedals and some velour floor mats to make this Mini their own. The German engineers have tuned the little 1.6 Liter engine in the Cooper S to make 226 HP, up from the 175 HP offered from the factory, this is quite an impressive improvement considering the displacement of the motor.

Press release after the jump.

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BMW Z4 by AC Schnitzer

The Z4 is BMW’s newest roadster, and the German tuner AC Schnitzer have just released the first wheel and tire combination for the future bimmer. The tuners are currently working on performance enhancements, suspension set-ups, interior accessories and aero parts.

Press release after the jump.

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BMW M3 brake upgrade by AC Schnitzer

The German tuners AC Schnitzer have just released a new brake upgrade for the latest generation of BMW’s entry level high performance machine, the M3 . The lighter setup with increased braking power was track tested on the Nurburgring’s North Loop, ensuring consistent fade free braking.

Press release after the jump.


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