For the fourth time now, AC Schnitzer has been involved in equipping a campaign vehicle for the TUNE IT! SAFE! initiative by the Association of German Automobile Tuners e.V. (VDAT), which celebrates its 10th birthday this year. The anniversary vehicle “Police BMW X4 20i TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer” by VDAT, which has been upgraded by the Aachen-based specialists, will be presented at the Essen Motor Show from 29.11. to 7.12.2014. (more…)
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The tuning experts at AC Schnitzer have given the BMW M4 with Motorsport power a further kick of energy. Once again, the Aachen-based tuning specialists have shown that there’s still no upper limit to power and sporting performance.
To build up the muscle power of the BMW M4, AC Schnitzer has provided a performance upgrade from 431 to 510 hp, at a glance under the bonnet with the AC Schnitzer engine styling shows. A sports catalyst (export version) is currently in preparation, and will reduce the thermal load on the turbocharger and exhaust manifold together with the back pressure. (more…)
AC Schnitzer presents a world first at the “Auto Car Show” in Zürich in November 2014. From 6 to 9.11.2014, the Aachen-based tuning experts present their own typically unique and outstandingly athletic version of the BMW X4.
Athletes are judged by their performance – and the BMW X4 by AC Schnitzer doesn’t disappoint in this area. The Aachen tuners let the BMW X4 20i (export version) loose on the road with 245 hp. The BMW X4 28i delivers a mighty 294 hp, and the BMW X4 35i will even impress world championship judges with its 360 hp. Equally impressive is the casual way in which the X4 by AC Schnitzer powers forward from any speed. (more…)
At the Auto Zuerich Car Show from 06. – 09.11.2014, AC Schnitzer will be supported for the first time by its new sales partner, the new Swiss importer S.P.A.R.C. Cars by Seeblick Garage.
S.P.A.R.C. Cars is a division of Seeblick Garage AG, and has been closely associated with AC Schnitzer’s base marque BMW for over 40 years, and as a team has been connected with MINI since the very early days of 2001. (more…)
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.
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. (more…)
In March this year, the Bavarian company elevated its 1-series coupé to the new 2-series. For the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer, the work was just beginning: they have now developed an extensive tuning range for the BMW 2-series coupé which should satisfy even the most sophisticated drivers “beyond the standard”.
The Aachen-based tuners know that for many BMW customers, there’s no such thing as too sporty. So no less than five performance upgrades are offered for the 2-series coupé.
The export version of the BMW 220i takes off with an engine power of 245 hp instead of 184 hp. (more…)
Outside, it comes with a new front skirt and a new rear apron covered with protective film. There are also different alloy wheels in sizes from 20” to 22” fitted with low-profile performance tires. Other highlights include different tailpipes and a sports suspension lowering kit bringing the ride closer to the ground with 30mm at the front and 20mm at the rear.
Inside, there is a set of new bespoke floor mats, an aluminum pedal set and a custom key holder. (more…)
AC Schnitzer has unveiled the ACS4 2.8i Coupe based on the all-new BMW 4-Series 428i. The coupe was tested on a racetrack in Barcelona by a DTM driver named Bruno Spengler, who made several laps in extremely wet conditions.
The 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine is boosted to 294HP (216 kW) and do 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and 80-180 km/h in just 12.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h (155 mph).
Otherwise, the exterior boasts front and rear bumpers extensions, new wheels, police lights and police decals for the sides, hood and mirrors. (more…)
Piano, Piano! The attitude to life typical of many Italian regions certainly doesn’t apply to Nardò in Southern Italy.
There, under the headline “Beyond 300 km/h”, a high speed test was performed under the auspices of “CONTINENTAL AG” in collaboration with the editorial team of the car magazine “Auto Bild sportscars”. (more…)
“Only serious and safe tuning will bring the driving fun you want!” Under this motto, the Association of German Vehicle Tuners (VDAT) launches a special concept car every year. In 2013, BMW AG is a partner in the Association’s “TUNE IT! SAFE!” initiative, which is supported by the Police and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Road Development. The Aachen-based BMW tuning specialist AC Schnitzer was responsible for most areas of tuning in the BMW 428i Coupé. (more…)
With its upgrade of the new BMW 4-series Coupé, AC Schnitzer is again reaching for the “Tuning Crown“. The Aachen-based tuning company presents the world premiere of its own version of the sporting mid-range coupe at the Essen Motor Show from 30th November to 8th December 2013. The tuning specialist again impressively demonstrates how to transform a base model from BMW into royalty. From engine, through suspension, bodywork and wheel sets, to the interior: the BMW 4-series Coupé has been comprehensively refined. (more…)
Once again, AC Schnitzer has developed a complete product range for this model which includes performance upgrades, exhaust systems, wheel and tyre combinations, aerodynamic bodystyling components and accessories for the interior.
More power is available for vehicles with diesel or petrol engines, in both rear-wheel and xDrive variants. The range of performance upgrades is vast, giving extra power of between 34 and 93 hp depending on basic engine. (more…)