When it comes to updating BMW models, German tuner AC Schnitzer always does an amazing job. So when BMW unveiled the new generation 6-Series Coupe, we knew it would just be a matter of time before AC Schnitzer found something to improve upon. The complete BMW 6-Series project will be displayed at the Essen Motor Show.

They can do almost anything they want on the exterior, but the real deal is under the hood. AC Schnitzer did exactly what we would have expected from them by raising the output up to 540 HP, from the standard 407 HP. They have also added an exterior package to improve upon the BMW’s aerodynamics for better performance. These changes help the 6-Series Coupe sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, an improvement over the standard 4.8 seconds.

Hit the jump to read more about the BMW 6-Series Coupe by AC Schnitzer.

  • 2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe by AC Schnitzer
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    540
  • Displacement:
    4400 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.3 sec.
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior and Interior

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The new BMW 6-Series Coupe was much improved from its predecessor, but there is always room for improvement and AC Schnitzer has found it. The tuner opted for a new front spoiler, a chromed front grille, and chrome strips which can be fitted either as a set or individually for the front of the vehicle, while the back got a new rear spoiler, a rear skirt insert, and a loading edge protector film. The final touch was provided by a new set of 21" Type VIII Racing Forged alloy wheels in BiColor. Most of these changes were done solely to improve on the 6-Series Coupe’s aerodynamics for better performance.

For the interior, AC Schnitzer added a sports airbag steering wheel,
an AC Schnitzer "Black Line" aluminum cover for the i-Drive System Controller, aluminum foot rest and pedals, and velour boot and foot mats.

Engine

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In its standard version, the 6-Series Coupe uses a 4.4-liter V-8 engine that develops a total of 400 HP and 450 lb-ft of torque, but AC Schnitzer has managed to increase the total output to an impressive 540 HP. This increase leads to a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 4.3 seconds, an improvement over the standard 4.8 seconds.

The power boost also comes with another perk; the tuner is offering a twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sport Trim" tailpipes on the right and left to help the 650i be seen and, above all, heard by all.

Prices

Prices for the conversion will be announced at a later date.

Competition

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2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe by Prior Design Exterior
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Despite the fact that the new generation BMW 6-Series Coupe was only launched a few months ago, it has already received an impressive amount of upgrade packages from tuners all over the world, but one sticks out above the rest. Prior Design put its footprint on the BMW by adding a number of exterior and interior modifications to make it truly stand out. As far as looks go, Prior Design takes the cake. Power points, though, go to AC Schnitzer.

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7 comments:

  (419) posted on 12.8.2011

It is only looked like their 1-series model, but it doesn’t matter at all for they are both a BMW vehicles. smiley I would also admit that it really looks amazing on its white body paint but so bad its engine is too weak.

  (600) posted on 12.5.2011

So far, it is the simplest but coolest two-door coupe that I’ve seen today! smiley the neat appearance of it is so appropriate for this, and I also noticed that they perfectly match the exclusivity and the sporty appearance on it.

  (434) posted on 12.1.2011

This is absolutely looks so cool with its aesthetic design and good thing they already use a nice and impressive engine for it, which had a powerful output of 540 horsepower! smiley Anyway, how about is interior?

  (474) posted on 11.27.2011

Yeah! It really looks so amazing in white body paint, just like what the article said and its Bicolor alloy wheels is absolutely adds more appeal for this coupe even its powerful engine is impressive as well.

  (613) posted on 11.25.2011

This 2-door coupe of BMW truly looks so perfect and satisfying with its exterior appearance! I just only hope that it also had a surprising feature on its interior. smiley

  (276) posted on 11.24.2011

Even though it looks so simple and very similar to their other vehicle, I still find it appealing and attractive! I just only hope that it could have also an impressive interior.

  (365) posted on 11.23.2011

Well, I would admit that it really looks amazing and neat in its body paint. Furthermore, the engine output that they use for it, is quite good enough for this vehicle, and I love the angst on its headlight.

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