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AC Schnitzer BMW 1 Series M Coupe
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AC Schnitzer has releases new tuning packages for the BMW 1-Series M Coupe, this program will debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
At the exterior, the German specialists decided to add a body kit including air vents for the bonnet, new front spoiler and a rear diffuser. All these components are made of carbon fiber while new 19 or 20-inch wheels are available as well.
Inside, the most important change is the replacement of the standard seats with track-ready ones. The interior is painted with the same Valencia Orange color as seen on the outside, including the center console. The gear know, iDrive and pedals also get the AC Schnitzer treatment.
The additional 60 horses and 110 Nm of torque are achieved by few usual tricks such as a remapped ECU unit or a revised exhaust system. There is also a high performance braking system with 6 and 4 pistons. With the power boost, the German model is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,7 seconds and hit a top speed of 300 km/h.
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Press Release
Strong Presence Between Sky and Road
AC Schnitzer presents a complete range for the 650i Convertible
Since spring this year, the new BMW 6-series has been providing airy driving pleasure between
sky and road. The open 6-series fun is now enhanced by Aachen company AC Schnitzer with its
tuning range for the 650i Cabriolet, which celebrates its premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt this year.
Top down driving pleasure and aerodynamics have not been mutually exclusive for some time.
This is proven by the tuning experts with aerodynamic components previously unavailable in this
form. Front spoiler, chromed front grille and chrome decor strips can be fitted individually or
as a harmonious set to realize the dream of an individual sporting vehicle. AC Schnitzer also
offers a rear skirt insert and loading lip protection film to give the bodywork of the 6-series
cabrio that finishing touch.
In the engine too, no technical know-how has been spared with a wealth of innovations. The 650i
Cabrio by AC Schnitzer has been given a performance upgrade taking it from 407 HP (standard)
to 540 HP. Now the eight-cylinder engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.
Added to this is the AC Schnitzer power plant and engine bay styling, which demonstrates the
power of the engine even when stopped. The AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with
chromed"Sport Trim" tailpipe trims right and left means that the 650i can also be seen and heard
from behind.
For the export market, the Aachen tuning experts have developed an 8-pot high performance
brake system for the front, in response to the increased driving power. The 8-piston fixed calipers
on right and left, and the 8-piece set of brake pads with caliper holders together ensure that the
"open-topped rocket" scrubs off the speed quickly and safely. The driving dynamics are further
assisted over bumps by the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit.
In the interior too, the 650i by AC Schnitzer lives up to its exterior promises. Interior trim painted in
matt space grey, a sports airbag steering wheel, the AC Schnitzer"Black Line" aluminium
cover for the i-Drive system controller and the AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rests and pedals,
together with boot and foot mats in velours, ensure that the driver of this cabrio enjoys a feeling
of exclusivity.
The wheelarches can be perfectly filled with AC Schnitzer wheels and corresponding tyres in
Type IV BiColor or silver, Type V forged alloy rims in BiColor or Type VIII in BiColor or as forged
racing rims in BiColor. A totally new addition to the range is the Type VIII forged alloy wheel in
BiColor in 21-inch, which weighs in at just a sensational 11.5 kg (9.0J x 21") or 11.9 kg (10.0J x
21"). So in comparison with standard wheels (star spoke 311) in 20-inch, these offer a weight
saving of 30%. And that's despite the fact that the AC Schnitzer Type VIII forged alloy wheels are
a full inch larger.
A strong presence between sky and road which will certainly not pass unnoticed at the coming
IAA.

VIA «Car Trends»