I’ve always had a fondness for AC Schnitzer. The German aftermarket company is one of the best BMW tuners in the world and it looks to solidify that reputation with the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

Lots of other companies and groups have started to tune BMW’s new mid-szie coupe, but AC Schnitzer has that extra experience and legacy that makes it one of the most well-known on the market.

AC Schnitzer’s history with the German automaker is as long as it is rich. If there’s one tuner you’d want working on a BMW, especially one that is as new and as popular as the 4 Series, it’s AC Schnitzer. There are new visual upgrades, aerodynamic tweaks, and a host of performance improvements.

You’re going to need to check it out for yourself, but trust me; you’re not going to be disappointed.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe by AC Schnitzer.

  • 2014 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe By AC Schnitzer
  • Year:
    2014
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    360
  • 0-60 time:
    5.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    50000 (Est.)
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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe by AC Schnitzer in detail

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AC Schnitzer started by taking the 4 Series Gran Coupe and added a handful of aerodynamic components, highlighted by a new front spoiler and a new rear diffuser that provide improved ground adhesion for the German coupe. AC Schnitzer also installed carbon mirror covers, a rear skirt protective film, and a chromed front grille for 4 Series Gran Coupe M-Technik models.

Inside, the modifications continue with an aluminum handbrake handle, and there’s an illuminated leather gear knob or the aluminium "Black Line“ gear knob mixed in to provide a versatile choice for customers of the tuning company.

AC Schnitzer’s modifications are some of the best because they don’t just wow you with aesthetics. Instead, it works on the less-visible parts of the 4 Series, such as its suspension system. In this case, the German tuner’s new suspension spring kit lowers the car by 25 mm at the front and 10-25 mm at the back. If that’s not enough for you, AC Schnitzer also has a racing suspension that can be adjusted in compression and rebound stages. This system puts the car closer to the ground by 30-40 mm at the front and 25-40 mm at the back.

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AC Schnitzer always offers a new set of wheels for all of its programs. In this case, the tuner decided to go with four different choices, including Type VIII forged alloys in BiColor, Type VIII rims in BiColor (Black, Silver or Anthracite), Type IV wheels in silver or BiColor, and last but not least, Type IV rims in BiColor black.
Customers can choose from any of these wheel options to dress up their 4 Series Gran Coupe.

At the heart of this tuning program are the performance upgrades AC Schnitzer provides. The German automaker’s own intercooler and engine modification system largely contributed to these upgrades, and you can choose them for bascially any trim or model of 4 Series.

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Take the 428i, for example. In standard form, the model’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 240 horsepower. Thanks to AC Schnitzer, that bumps up to 294 horsepower. Meanwhile, the 435i’s 3.0-liter inline-six engine will see its output increase from 300 horsepower to 360 horsepower.

Other trim models like the 420i also received significant power bumps from 184 horsepower to 245 horsepower. Then there are the diesel variants like the 420d, the 430d, and the 435d. Each trim received their own performance updates, with power bumps to 218 horsepower, 309 horsepower, and 360 horsepower, respectively.


BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

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Press Release

Really good mixes are always only as good as their individual ingredients - as the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer well know. So they’ve developed their own unique recipe for the BMW 4-series Gran Coupé which perfectly combines the sporting performance of a coupé with the comfort of a saloon. The result is a vehicle which forms a perfect symbiosis in both style and engineering.

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Technically, the 4-series Gran Coupé by AC Schnitzer comes with various performance upgrades. In the AC Schnitzer version, the BMW 428i develops 294 hp, and the BMW 435i transmits a powerful 360 hp through the wheels to the asphalt. The export version of the BMW 420i now offers 245 hp whereas before, only 184 hp lined up at the start.

In diesel format, after optimisation in the Aachen workshops, the BMW 420d now delivers 218 hp. Its big brothers the 430d and 435d contribute 309 and 360 hp respectively to the successful mix by AC Schnitzer. An intercooler (for petrol engines) and AC Schnitzer engine styling are available for all versions.

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In harmony with the performance upgrades, aural highlights are provided by the throaty sound of the AC Schnitzer silencer with two chromed tailpipe trims, which comes in a choice of "Racing Evo“, "Racing“ or "Sport“ style, in right/left combination. All are available individually on the à la carte house menu, and can be ordered immediately.

With the AC Schnitzer suspension variants, the 4-series Gran Coupé takes the combination of comfort and sporting performance to a whole new level of driving pleasure. The sports suspension is a first-class setup, lowering the front axle by 10 - 25 mm and the rear by 5 - 15 mm. The AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit also lowers the 4-series by up to 25 mm at the front and brings the rear 10 - 25 mm closer to the ground. Spirited cornering becomes even more fun thanks to the AC Schnitzer racing suspension (adjustable in compression and rebound stages) with 30 - 40 mm lowering on the front and 25 - 40 mm on the rear.

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The tuning package from the Aachen experts also shows its sporting credentials in the bodystyling. The AC Schnitzer front spoiler and rear diffusor (for vehicles both with and without M-Technik pack) provide better ground adhesion. The carbon mirror covers, chromed front grille (for M-Technik vehicles) and rear skirt protective film show that AC Schnitzer has again found the right recipe for the 4-series Gran Coupé in terms of sporting performance and comfort.

The interior trim package shows that even comfort offers room for improvement. The AC Schnitzer aluminium handbrake handle in "Black Line“ style, the gear knob with digital gear display, the illuminated leather gear knob or the aluminium "Black Line“ gear knob spice up the mix elegantly in the interior. And if you want even more refinement, there are the AC Schnitzer aluminium pedal set and foot rest, AC Schnitzer keyholder and foot mats in velours.

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The AC Schnitzer recipe for the BMW 4-series Gran Coupé is given a finishing touch with exclusive wheelsets. Here the Aachen tuners offer a choice of four different "flavours" with corresponding tyres: Type VIII forged alloys in BiColor, Type VIII rims in BiColor (black, silver or anthracite), Type IV wheels in silver or BiColor, and Type IV rims in BiColor black. For the perfect mix of your choice!

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