As is the norm with AC Schnitzer, better performance and aesthetics are developed with the highest quality and precision for any BMW. The new F11 5 Series Touring is no exception, and today we introduce to you the latest offerings from Aachen, Germany scheduled to be unleashed at the Essen Motorshow. The 5 Touring is built and designed for practicality and ease of use. Now, thanks to AC Schnitzer, practicality has a pretty face and the show to match the go.
In their usual fashion, the German tuners have developed a tasty list of aftermarket options for the otherwise mundane 5 station wagon. Packages are currently only available for the 5 series diesel derivatives – petrol upgrades are currently being developed. At the center of the new options are the AC Schnitzer performance upgrades that include a stainless exhaust, modified ECU, and stiffer lowering springs. After the conversion, the BMW 530d develops an impressive 286 HP and the uprated 535d now produces an impressive 360 HP, whilst the 520d and 525d develop a powerful 218 HP and 245 HP respectively.
Full story and press release after the jump.
Bigger power means greater stopping distances most of the time, but Schnitzer have seen to that as well with a brand new 8 pot caliper braking system that rivals those found on M cars! No doubt these “mom taxis” will be worrying the petrol versions into the right lane. The AC Schnitzer engine styling logo hints at what lurks beneath, and is only the start of what has been a complete external makeover. We have seen some of these mods to the F10 fiver and really liked them – only to be bowled over yet again by the transformation of the station wagon. Apart from the new bumpers, side skirts, and mandatory rear spoiler, the boffs at Schnitzer have also created a new front grille, loading bay protector for the rear bumper, and an all-new diffuser – in carbon of course. The wheels are forged Bi Colour items that are 19” in diameter. Inside you’ll find new carbon trim and matching velour mats with AC insignia, as well as, a new steering wheel and cool aluminum iDrive controller.
Engine: AC Schnitzer performance upgrades
520d from 135 kW / 184 HP to 160 kW / 218 HP
525d from 150 kW / 204 HP to 180 kW / 245 HP
530d from 180 kW / 245 HP to 210 kW / 286 HP
535d from 220 kW / 300 HP to 265 kW / 360 HP
The "most beautiful form of dynamics beyond the standard“ in saloon form was launched earlier this summer. Now the tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has applied the "Power Treatment" to the new dynamic BMW in the Touring variant, with numerous special accessories. At the same time, the product range for the saloon has been expanded to include aerodynamic components for M-Technik vehicles.
BMW has given the new 5-series Touring more load volume and flexibility. The specialists from Aachen have been even more generous - they have taken a step further in terms of driving dynamics and driving pleasure. The core of the upgraded Bavarian models is the AC Schnitzer performance upgrades. After conversion, the BMW 530d develops an impressive 286 HP and thus leaves nothing to be desired in terms of power. The uprated 535d now accelerates with an impressive 360 HP, while the 520d and 525d develop a powerful 218 HP and 245 HP respectively. The AC Schnitzer engine styling with capacity logo shows just what is concealed below the bonnet.
And what is the perfect complement to the sporting looks of a BMW? A powerful sound. The
AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sports Trim“ tailpipe trims (left/right) will soon be available for the 550i, 535i, 535d, 530d and 520d. Already the chromed "Racing“ tailpipe trim is available for the 520d, 525d and 530d. So the BMW reveals its dynamics right through to the rear.
The "Power Treatment" in the "AC Schnitzer workshop" is evident on the vehicle from a few meters away. This is thanks to the new Aerodynamic components for Touring and saloon with M-Technik upgrade. The front spoiler elements and chromed front grille harmoniously integrate into the fundamental design, and highlight the emphatically sporting style of the vehicle.
AC Schnitzer side skirt elements (for vehicles without M-Technik upgrade) are also available as an option with chrome design elements which give the 5-series an even more stunning appearance. The bonnet vents provide the necessary air supply below the bonnet. For the rear of the Touring and saloon, AC Schnitzer has of course developed various elements. Both saloon and Touring can be fitted with a dynamics-enhancing rear roof spoiler. The special rear spoiler for the saloon is trimmed for minimum drag. A further aesthetic enhancement to the rear is achieved with the rear skirt insert for drivers of the 5-series Touring (with M-Technik upgrade). The equivalent on the saloon (without M-Technik upgrade) is the matching rear skirt attachment. The new rear skirt protective foil with AC Schnitzer Logo protects - as it says on the tin - both versions against scratches.
The hand of the BMW specialist has also been laid on the suspension. A new suspension spring kit is available which gives an improved balance between sports performance and driving comfort. In conjunction with the suspension, AC Schnitzer wheels with the corresponding tyres provide optimum springing comfort and the unmistakeable athletic appearance. The wheels are available in sizes from 18 to 21 inch in various designs: Type IV silver, Type IV BiColor, Type V forged alloy wheels in BiColor and Type VIII BiColor, and the brand-new Type VIII racing forged rims.
Finally, the Aachen tuning specialist has also upgraded the interior of the 5-series Touring. Carbon interior trim in black "Exclusive“ is available. The driver can "lay hands" on the
AC Schnitzer sports airbag steering wheel and as an option, also the carbon steering wheel spokes in black "Exclusive“. The iDrive System Controller is available with aluminium cover, and pedals and footrests also come in aluminium. Foot mats and a boot mat of velours complete the interior range.
In the best cases, treatment has a permanently improving effect on people. The effect of the Aachen Power Treatment is visible and perceptible on the BMW 5-series Touring, and is known as the "AC Schnitzer Effect".