In December, one of the best tuning shows kicks off in Essen, Germany, and AC Schnitzer has already started unwrapping kits it will display on the show floor. The first of them will be based on the BMW 5 Series Touring and as expected, it includes upgrades to the exterior, interior and the drivetrain.
AC Schnitzer is offering power upgrades to pretty much all the models in the 5er Touring lineup, starting with the 520d and up to the 550i with output ranging from 34 to 93 horsepower. As you probably expected, the biggest upgrade is for the 550i, which AC tuned to deliver a total of 525 horsepower — a healthy boost from the standard 449 horsepower.
To help milk this extra power from the various 5 Series models, AC remapped the ECU and added a new exhaust system with sports rear silencer and tailpipes.
Also included is a sharp body kit that gives the 5 Series a new look, while maintaining its overall classy appearance. On the inside, the 5er gets an aluminum gear shifter knob and pedals, as well as high-end velour floor mats.
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BMW 5 Series Touring by AC Schnitzer in Detail
For the new BMW 5 Series Touring, AC Schnitzer offers a very wide array of wheels to choose from, offered in different colors and designs. Customers can choose between lightweight forged wheels or racing forged wheels in silver, black or anthracite, with sizes ranging from 18 to 21 inches.
As expected, the tuner is also offering a very nice list of aerodynamic upgrades, including a new front spoiler and side skirts, a new roof spoiler, bonnet vents and rear skirt insert.
For the interior, AC Schnitzer offers a new sports steering wheel, an illuminated gear-shift knob or one with digital shift display, aluminum gear shift knob, and aluminum foot rest and pedals.
Once again, AC Schnitzer has developed a complete product range for this model which includes performance upgrades, exhaust systems, wheel and tyre combinations, aerodynamic bodystyling components and accessories for the interior.
More power is available for vehicles with diesel or petrol engines, in both rear-wheel and xDrive variants. The range of performance upgrades is vast, giving extra power of between 34 and 93 hp depending on basic engine.
Sports rear silencers made of stainless steel with chromed tailpipes provide the sonorous note. And AC Schnitzer of course provides suitable combinations of wheels and tyres for the new 5-series LCI series: alloy wheels in BiColor or silver, or forged racing rims in BiColor - what a choice for the customer. Or you might prefer the totally new Type V forged alloys in 20", which are a real flyweight at just 11 kg.
A complete aerodynamic bodykit is also part of the AC Schnitzer special accessory range. Aluminium accessories such as pedal sets and gear knobs - together with velours foot mats -complete the range.