The BMW X5 was a real challenge for AC Schnitzer, and one which they accepted with enthusiasm. For the first time in the history of AC Schnitzer, test drives were carried out not only on the North Loop of the Nürburgring and on public roads, but also in the country with changing terrain, climbs and descents.

  • 2001 AC Schnitzer ACSX5
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The result is an extensive accessory range which secures for the AC Schnitzer ACSX5 its firm place both in the fast lane and on a sandy track.


For the famous 3.0 Diesel engine we offer a performance kit, which increases the X5 3.0d to 156 kW (212 hp). With these figures the sprint from 0 - 100 km/h just takes 9,2 seconds and the maximum torque is reached at 460 Nm.

With or without engine tuning, the exhaust system with 2 sports rear silencers of V2A special steel ensures improved response and a deeper sound.


To improve the driving dynamics, complete AC Schnitzer sports suspensions are available which guarantee driving pleasure not only on country roads but also beyond the tarmac.


To complement the use of the suspension components, the AC Schnitzer wheel and tyre combinations were developed. As well as alloy wheels in 19", for the first time on the BMW X5 AC Schnitzer has crossed the magic boundary and has developed wheels in 20" and 22".

The aerodynamic range of high quality PU-Rim not only gives the X5 a more sporting appearance but also improves downforce substantially.


As most car drivers usually "only" see their own car from the inside, AC Schnitzer has also developed some unique components for the interior. As well as the carbon fibre interior trim and a 3-spoke sports airbag steering wheel, the interior of the BMW X5 is enhanced with an aluminium handbrake handle, gear knob and pedal set with matching foot rest.

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