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2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe ACS4 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer

A highlight of the 2013 Essen Motor Show is the TUNE IT! SAFE! car and this year, the Association of German Vehicle Tuners (VDAT) has introduced the BMW 4 Series -based ACS4 2.8i Coupe.

The Bimmer coupe was worked on by AC Schnitzer, hence the familiar nomenclature, and comes with a steady diet of aftermarket upgrades that would make the the Police and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Road Development really proud.

It’s an extensive project, just like previous TUNE IT! SAFE! models and appropriate for an event like Essen. The ACS4 2.8i Coupe comes with a number of new aero components from AC Schnitzer, including a front and rear spoiler, a rear roof spoiler, and a rear diffuser. Adding to those new items to the exterior are a new set of 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Hankook 245/30ZR21 Ventus S1 evo tires and an adjustable race-spec suspension that not only lowers the height of the coupe by 25 mm (0.98 inches) but also gives it improved stability in the event the police car is used for law-enforcing purposes.

For the interior, AC Schnitzer continued with its functional modifications on the 4 Series Coupe. None of the upgrades will blow your socks off, but for what they’re worth, the new floor mats, key holder, and aluminum gear knob, foot rest, handbrake handle, and pedal set all represent upgrades in their own right.

Under the hood of this specially-prepared 4 Series Coupe, AC Schnitzer did a sizable performance bump, increasing the output of the sports car ’s 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine from 245 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, all the way up to 294 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. With these new numbers, the sports coupe can now hit 62 mph in 5.7 seconds, 50 to 112 mph in 12.7 seconds. Top speed is still limited to 155 mph, though, so that’s a little disappointing.

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BMW 4 Series Coupe ACS4 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer

You can just tell that these guys would love to take this 4 Series out for a spin.

BMW 4 Series Coupe ACS4 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer

Those wheels drown in all the livery, but they still look mighty fancy.

BMW 4 Series Coupe ACS4 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer

The stainless steel exhaust system will give this 4 Series that throaty growl.

BMW 4 Series Coupe ACS4 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer

The interior was redesigned for law-enforcement duties.

BMW 4 Series Coupe ACS4 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer

Not the kind of car you’d want to see on your rear-view mirror.

2014 BMW 428i

BMW 4 Series Coupe

The BMW 4 Series debuts in the 2014 model year in the space vacated when BMW drops the 3 Series Coupe , and the 428i is the entry-level model for this new lineup. It checks in at a base price of $41,425 and features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts down 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. This will allow the small coupe to hit 60 mph in quick 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

The Sport Line package adds red-trimmed instrument dials, a red-stitched steering wheel, an Anthracite headliner and Coral Red interior with leather sport seats. On the outside, the Sport Line adds high-gloss B-pillars; a black, wrap-around window strip; molded, high-gloss black grille slats; a chrome grille surround; black air intakes on the front apron; black air breathers; light-alloy wheels; a black trim strip on the rear apron; and finishes off with black exhaust tips.

Press Release

BMW 4 Series Coupe ACS4 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer

"Only serious and safe tuning will bring the driving fun you want!" Under this motto, the Association of German Vehicle Tuners (VDAT) launches a special concept car every year. In 2013, BMW AG is a partner in the Association’s "TUNE IT! SAFE!" initiative, which is supported by the Police and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Road Development. The Aachen-based BMW tuning specialist AC Schnitzer was responsible for most areas of tuning in the BMW 428i Coupé.

As in the previous four years, a police vehicle was professionally modified for the campaign.

The AC Schnitzer "ACS4 2.8i Coupé" based on the BMW 428i Coupé shows that safe tuning is far from boring. VDAT-member AC Schnitzer has upgraded the 2.8i engine to 216 kW/294 HP and 420 Nm. The police vehicle now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, capable of even the fastest pursuit.

An acoustic and visual highlight is the AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer of stainless steel with the new chromed "Evo Racing" tailpipe trims.

The latest AC Schnitzer Type VIII Lightweight Forged Wheels in 9.0J x 21" are fitted with "Ventus S1evo" tyres in 245/30 ZR 21 91Y from TUNE IT! SAFE! chief sponsor Hankook. The low, safe road position is ensured by the AC Schnitzer racing suspension, adjustable in compression and rebound stages, from the Aachen company. Front spoiler, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and rear roof spoiler complete the aerodynamic conversion.

In the interior, the guardians of law and order can enjoy aluminium pedals, foot rest and "Black Line" handbrake handle, and the new key holder. Velours floor mats complete the interior styling. The concept car impressively demonstrates large parts of the AC Schnitzer tuning range, all of which are available commercially and of course TÜV-approved.

To make the BMW visually into a "true" police car, TUNE IT! SAFE! partner FOLIATEC provided the official film decor, and Hella the special signalling system RTK 7.

The TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign vehicle makes an essential contribution to the fight against illegal and unsafe tuning and counterfeiting. It will be presented for the first time at the Essen Motor Show on the VDAT stand No. F 104 in Hall 10 from 29th November to 8th December 2013. After that, it can be seen at many other shows, exhibitions and events throughout Germany.

BMW 4 Series Coupe ACS4 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer

The TUNE IT! SAFE! 428i Coupé by AC Schnitzer is no pure show car however: it is fully usable, and has been optimised in many areas. For example, the performance upgrade has improved the CO2 value per HP, and the efficiency of the engine has been optimised. The forged alloys Type VIII reduce the rotary forces by a perceptible 100 kg, which in conjunction with the height-adjustable racing suspension, ensures significantly improved driving qualities. We call this Efficient Performance by AC Schnitzer.

Basic Vehicle: BMW 428i (F32)

Engine:

  • AC Schnitzer performance upgrade for BMW 428i with 180 kW/245 HP to 216 kW/294 HP
  • Maximum Speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)
  • Acceleration from 0-100 km/h: 5.7 seconds
  • Acceleration from vom 80 – 180 km/h: 12,7 Sekunden

Exhaust:

  • AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer with 2 chromed "Racing Evo" tailtrims in right / left combination

Suspension:

  • AC Schnitzer racing suspension, adjustable bump and rebound incl. lowering approx. 25 mm

Aerodynamics:

  • AC Schnitzer front spoiler
  • AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler
  • AC Schnitzer rear spoiler
  • AC Schnitzer rear diffuser (for cars with M-Technik)

Interior:

  • AC Schnitzer aluminium handbrake handle, "Black Line"
  • AC Schnitzer aluminium gear knob "Black Line"
  • AC Schnitzer aluminium pedal set
  • AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest
  • AC Schnitzer key holder
  • AC Schnitzer floor mats, velours

Wheel/Tyre Set:

  • Type VIII Lightweight Forged Wheels BiColor front: 9,0 x 21" with tyres Hankook Ventus S1evo in 245/30 R 21 rear: 9,0 x 21" with tyres Hankook Ventus S1evo in 245/30 R 21

Light:

  • Hella: latest signalling system of the Police "RTK 7"

Decor:

  • FOLIATEC: official Police stickering



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