The BMW X6M has been a little bit of a loose lady these days. Many auto tuners have gotten a piece of this vehicle and have tuned it up to their liking. The latest company to give her a go is AC Schnitzer. They have created an extensive carbon fiber body kit complete with all of the accessories for the interior, plus a performance upgrade.
The Aachen-based tuning specialists have started this package off with a front spoiler, rear roof spoiler, rear wing, and rear diffuser all made of carbon fiber. They have also added carbon fiber design elements to the front skirt and chromed front grille. The front of the car is highlighted by the AC Schnitzer carbon bonnet which features a clear view of the engine thanks to the plexiglass panoramic window placed in the center of it. They have also thrown in optional carbon bonnet vents. The exterior is rounded off by Falcon wheel arch extensions that add 40mm to each side making the car appear wider. Since no car is complete without the rims, AC Schnitzer has provided a choice of 20", 22" or 23" wheels in a plethora of types.
The interior will receive carbon interior trim and an AC Schnitzer steering wheel spokes with the new “black Exclusiv” design. Carbon isn’t the only material that was used leaving the cover for the i-Drive system controller and the footrest and pedal set to be outfitted in aluminum. The final touch is a throwback to the 80’s with velour foot mats.
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Engine specifications have yet to be determined because AC Schnitzer has not yet completed their engine remodeling. One thing is for sure, there will be a performance upgrade made to the BMW X6M that will include “delimiting the Vmax and a sports exhaust”. Of course, before the car gets made to go faster, it will look the part with the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer rocking two chromed “Sports Trim” tailpipe trims in right/left combination.
Overall, we like the appearance of the BMW X6M after AC Schnitzer put their hands on it. It is tons better than the package provided by Hamann back in January that made the beautiful X6M look like a clunky mess. We just can’t wait to see what they can do with the engine. After all, the BMW X6M already carries a 4.4-liter V8 engine producing 555 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 5,650 rpm. Anything else added to this previously awesome car will just be icing on the cake.
Pure dynamism with powerful lines – unmistakably the "motorsport gene“: evident at first sight in the BMW X6 M. And the X6 M by AC Schnitzer is even more powerful and sporting.
The Aachen-based tuning specialist is currently working on a performance upgrade which, in combination with delimiting the Vmax and a sports exhaust, will bring a further perceptible increase in the power of the X6 M. And if that’s not enough, you can also opt for the carbon fiber AC Schnitzer engine styling. Even without a performance upgrade, the acoustic and visual attraction will be enhanced by the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer with two chromed “Sports Trim“ tailpipe trims in right/left combination.
AC Schnitzer not only gives the BMW X6 M more power, but also a tailored race outfit of carbon.
Front spoiler, rear roof spoiler, rear wing, rear diffuser and design elements for the front skirt and chromed front grille give the X6 M an impressive and muscular appearance. As an option, the carbon Bonnet Vents with chromed centre web complete the sporting look. A real highlight is the new AC Schnitzer Bonnet Top of carbon with plexiglas panoramic window through which the engine is permanently visible.
For the X6 M - 1.98 metres wide as standard - AC Schnitzer has adapted the FALCON wheel arch extensions so that the BMW body gains an extra 40 mm width each side. The already sporting interior ambience of the BMW X6 M has been refined further in the Aachen works. The instrument panel conversion - speedo and rev counter with AC Schnitzer logo, white dials, red pointers and red lighting - gives the X6 M a speedometer display up to 360 km/h. The carbon interior trim and the AC Schnitzer steering wheel spokes in new "black Exclusiv" design and the AC Schnitzer aluminium cover for the i-Drive system controller, aluminium footrest and pedal set, and velour foot mats, round off the interior package.
The wheelarches of the X6 M by AC Schnitzer can be filled with 20", 22" or imposing 23"
AC Schnitzer wheels in Type IV BiColor, Type VII silver, black or BiColor, or the AC Schnitzer forged alloys Type V or forged racing rims Type VIII BiColor. In combination with the 275, 315, 295 or 335 tyres, it’s easy for the driver in the cockpit to transfer the engine power to the track, and at the same time provide external evidence of the "motorsport gene“ of the X6 M by AC Schnitzer even when stationary.