German tuning firm AC Schnitzer has always been a regular attendee at the Geneva Motor Show and this year is no different.

Ahead of its Geneva debut, AC Schnitzer is giving us a sneak peek of their new program for the new BMW 3-Series. The comprehensive program consists of new aerodynamic components, interior improvements, suspension solutions, and performance modifications, all of which adds up to a pretty intense project.

Among the equipment that’s expected to be part of AC Schnitzer’s aero program include a new front spoiler, rear roof spoiler, and rear spoiler. There’s also a new sports rear silencer with chromed "Racing" tail-trim, a new spring kit, a rear skit with matching rear skirt protection foil, and a new set of 18", 19" or 20" wheels.

Inside, refreshed 3-Series will carry a new three-spoke sports airbag steering wheel, an illuminated leather gear knob with a digital shift display, aluminum handbrake handles, an aluminum cover "Black Line" for i-Drive System controller, aluminum pedal sets and foot rest, velours floor mats.

AC Schnitzer has also recently announced that the program will carry performance upgrades for the new 3-Series and its various trims. Already developed are for the 318d and 320d models, which will net 171 and 218 horsepower, respectively. Meanwhile, programs for the 328i and the 335i are still in development with output expected to hit 294 horsepower and 360 horsepower, respectively.

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  (517) posted on 03.5.2012

The fact that they have always been invited to motor shows only prove that they definitely are one of the best automotive manufacturers, despite how typical and alike their models look.

  (594) posted on 02.28.2012

Retaining only the wheels. Seriously? For me, it’s good enough to have this on black exterior finishing. Well, I like the wheels too.

  (434) posted on 02.23.2012

What would be the offer of BMW on this year’s Geneva Motor Show? I’m sure it was as great as before, but the change for better of worse is assured. I wish they would retain the wheels, and its rims since it is still on a good style.

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