AC Schnitzer gives styling and power upgrades to the 2012 BMW 3-series (F30)

Article by Anita Panait, on March 13, 2012

When it was launched in February at the Chicago Auto Show, the new BMW 3-series caught the attention of a number of visitors with its impressive specs and looks. A month later, everything has changed. Yes, for the better! The new BMW 3-series is now catching not just attention but also the emotions of the visitors at the 82nd Geneva Auto Show. 

With a few styling additions, tuning specialists at AC Schnitzer crafted a 3-series that is elegant on the outside but is a monster inside. Experts from AC Schnitzer did an excellent job on a performance upgrade for the BMW 328i. 

The BMW 328i could now deliver 217 kW/295 HP of output, 410 Nm of torque, and 250 km/h of top speed thanks to AC Schnitzer’s extra control unit installed in the vehicle. The tuning specialist made sure that engine styling is reflected in the BMW 328i, as it installed a AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer with two chromed "Racing“ tailpipes in right/left combination. 

The 328i by AC Schnitzer now dons an AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit that places the comfort level of the driver and passengers into a new dimension. The suspension spring kit ensures the driver that the 328i by AC Schnitzer will never lose ground adhesion even on sudden curves and bumpy roads.

The BMW 328i by AC Schnitzer is riding on AC Schnitzer wheels Type IV BiColor and silver, Type VI and Type VIII in 18 to 20 inch, giving the vehicle an elegant sporty look.  A buyer could opt for the Type VIII wheel in BiColor silver, which comes in 18, 19 and 20 inch. The wheels’ lacquered silver and bright turned aluminium accents make them appear larger.

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The BMW 328i Saloon by AC Schnitzer

It's still quite new on the market but already has many admirers: In February, the new BMW 3- series was launched officially. Now the smart, energetic Bavarian is winning even more hearts at the international Motor Show in Geneva - helped by the tuning specialists at AC Schnitzer.

The Aachen-based experts from AC Schnitzer help the 3-series make an even more impressive appearance with a performance upgrade for the BMW 328i. An extra control unit allows it to deliver 217 kW/ 295 HP and a maximum torque of 410 Nm onto the asphalt, and with its governed top speed of 250 km/h the 3-series by AC Schnitzer tightens the bonds to its driver. As appearances are also important, these inner values are reflected in the AC Schnitzer engine styling.

The saloon makes itself heard with the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer with two chromed "Racing“ tailpipes in right/left combination.

In the 328i by AC Schnitzer, you ride out life's ups and downs on the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit. In combination with lowering, this ensures that you can never lose ground adhesion even on turbulent, twisty events. This is guaranteed with the AC Schnitzer wheels Type IV BiColor and silver, Type VI and Type VIII in 18 to 20 inch, which form a solid yet sporting and elegant basis for the wheelarches.

A new addition to the AC Schnitzer range is the Type VIII wheel in BiColor silver. This comes in 18, 19 and 20 inch and impresses with its sporting elegance. The colouring - lacquered silver with bright turned aluminium accents - makes it appear even larger.

The ACS3 reveals its inner values with the AC Schnitzer "Black Line“ aluminium cover for the BMW "i-Drive“ system controller, the "Black Line“ aluminium handbrake handle, the aluminium pedal set, foot rests and floot mats in velours. But that's not all:

The aerodynamic components from AC Schnitzer make the already excellent standard model into a vehicle with even more dynamism and sporting ambitions. The AC Schnitzer front spoiler, chromed front grille, rear roof spoiler, rear spoiler and rear skirt extension, complemented by designer stripes, can already be admired in Geneva but will only be available commercially from summer 2012. This delay will certainly not harm the perfect partner for "driving life" for many fans: after all, you don't give everything away on the first date!

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