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.
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.
AC Schnitzer Wheel and Tyre Combinations for the new BMW 5-series GT
"The first of its type. It is the ideal combination of representative elegance of a saloon, the flexibility of an estate and the versatility of an SUV", is how BMW introduced its latest vehicle creation - and rightly so.
Although "Gran Turismo" cars have celebrated great successes in the past, the BMW 5-series GT has further refined and reinterpreted all Gran Turismo attributes.
The result is a unique vehicle category. And naturally we are also devoting all our know-how to the development of a complete AC Schnitzer range for the new BMW 5-series GT which will cover all vehicle sectors. The range will include performance upgrades, sports rear silencers and tailpipes, suspension optimisation, aerodynamic components and accessories for the interior.
A brief overview of the wheel and tyre combinations already available is given below.