AC Schnitzer does the 2011 Bmw 5-Series Touring

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 25, 2010

The BMW F11 5 Series is new but already, AC Schnitzer has prepared a tuning package for it. Its modifications are quite complex and affect the exterior, the interior, the suspension and the diesel engines.

AC Schnitzer has tweaked the 2.0-liter oil-burner unit on the 520d to generate 218 hp. Then there’s the 3.0 liter straight six on the 525d that delivers 245 hp.

The 530d model now offers 286 hp, while the 535d produces 360 hp. Buyers may choose to attach a performance exhaust that comes with two types of tailpipes.

The first is “Racing” which can be installed an all diesels except the 535d. The second is the “Sports Trim”, which is offered for the 520d, 530d, 535d, as well as for the 535i and 550i petrol models.

To better handle this extra power, the vehicle features a new sports suspension that makes going through the bends much easier. A series of lightweight alloy rims that come in sizes ranging from 18 to 21 inches is offered.

The F11 5 Series was also given a bodykit that includes new bumpers, redesigned side skirts, a roof spoiler, as well as air vents for the hood. When it comes to the interior, the vehicle has gotten a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trimming, as well as aluminum pedals and iDrive ornament.

AC Schnitzer, a well-known tuning specialist, had done wonders to the BMW 5-Series Touring 2011 edition. One look at the suspension and the mark of the Aachen car expert becomes obvious. Thanks to AC Schnitzer’s customizations, the 2011 BMW 5-Series Touring model remains a comfortable beast to drive while still giving out a performance that’s worthy of a sports car.

This capability can even be seen in the car’s exteriors, thanks to a range of bespoke AC Schnitzer wheels. Drivers had the options of getting a Type IV Silver, Type IV BiColor, Type V forged alloy wheels and the Type VIII BiColor wheels. The specialist also made a lot of work in creating a specialized interior for the BMW 5-Series Touring 2011 edition.

It offered the Exclusive package, which included interior black trim, a sports airbag steering wheel and optional carbon steering wheel spokes. The package also included aluminum pedals, footrests and the cover for iDrive System Controller.

All of these customizations brought about what was dubbed as “the AC Schnitzer effect,” which is felt by drivers of the new BMW 5-Series Touring to its maximum levels when they’re piloting the BMW vehicle.

Press Release

The new BMW 5-series Touring with the

The "most beautiful form of dynamics beyond the standard" in saloon form was launched earlier this summer. Now the tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has applied the "Power Treatment" to the new dynamic BMW in the Touring variant, with numerous special accessories. At the same time, the product range for the saloon has been expanded to include aerodynamic components for MTechnik vehicles.

BMW has given the new 5-series Touring more load volume and flexibility. The specialists from Aachen have been even more generous - they have taken a step further in terms of driving dynamics and driving pleasure. The core of the upgraded Bavarian models is the AC Schnitzer performance upgrades. After conversion, the BMW 530d develops an impressive 286 HP and thus leaves nothing to be desired in terms of power. The uprated 535d now accelerates with an impressive 360 HP, while the 520d and 525d develop a powerful 218 HP and 245 HP respectively. The AC Schnitzer engine styling with capacity logo shows just what is concealed below the bonnet.

And what is the perfect complement to the sporting looks of a BMW? A powerful sound. The AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sports Trim" tailpipe trims (left/right) will soon be available for the 550i, 535i, 535d, 530d and 520d. Already the chromed "Racing" tailpipe trim is available for the 520d, 525d and 530d. So the BMW reveals its dynamics right through to the rear.

The "Power Treatment" in the "AC Schnitzer workshop" is evident on the vehicle from a few meters away. This is thanks to the new Aerodynamic components for Touring and saloon with M-Technik upgrade. The front spoiler elements and chromed front grille harmoniously integrate into the fundamental design, and highlight the emphatically sporting style of the vehicle. AC Schnitzer side skirt elements (for vehicles without M-Technik upgrade) are also available as an option with chrome design elements which give the 5-series an even more stunning appearance. The bonnet vents provide the necessary air supply below the bonnet. For the rear of the Touring and saloon, AC Schnitzer has of course developed various elements. Both saloon and Touring can be fitted with a dynamics-enhancing rear roof spoiler. The special rear spoiler for the saloon is trimmed for minimum drag. A further aesthetic enhancement to the rear is achieved with the rear skirt insert for drivers of the 5-series Touring (with M-Technik upgrade). The equivalent on the saloon (without M-Technik upgrade) is the matching rear skirt attachment. The new rear skirt protective foil with AC Schnitzer Logo protects - as it says on the tin - both versions against scratches.

The hand of the BMW specialist has also been laid on the suspension. A new suspension spring kit is available which gives an improved balance between sports performance and driving comfort. In conjunction with the suspension, AC Schnitzer wheels with the corresponding tyres provide optimum springing comfort and the unmistakeable athletic appearance. The wheels are available in sizes from 18 to 21 inch in various designs: Type IV silver, Type IV BiColor, Type V forged alloy wheels in BiColor and Type VIII BiColor, and the brand-new Type VIII racing forged rims.

Finally, the Aachen tuning specialist has also upgraded the interior of the 5-series Touring. Carbon interior trim in black "Exclusive" is available. The driver can "lay hands" on the AC Schnitzer sports airbag steering wheel and as an option, also the carbon steering wheel spokes in black "Exclusive". The iDrive System Controller is available with aluminium cover, and pedals and footrests also come in aluminium. Foot mats and a boot mat of velours complete the interior range.

In the best cases, treatment has a permanently improving effect on people. The effect of the Aachen Power Treatment is visible and perceptible on the BMW 5-series Touring, and is known as the "AC Schnitzer Effect".

Basic car BMW F11 / F10
Engine: AC Schnitzer performance upgrades
for 520d from 135 kW / 184 HP to 160 kW / 218 HP
for 525d from 150 kW / 204 HP to 180 kW / 245 HP
for 530d from 180 kW / 245 HP to 210 kW / 286 HP
for 535d from 220 kW / 300 HP to 265 kW / 360 HP

AC Schnitzer engine styling optics with displacement emblem

Exhaust:
AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sports Trim" tailtrims (right / left)
(for 550i, 535i and 535d as well as 530d and 520d) - in development
AC Schnitzer chromed "Racing" tailtrims (for 520d, 525d, 530d)

Brakes:
AC Schnitzer 8-piston high performance brake system for the front axle, consisting of:
8-pot fixed caliper, left - right
perforated, internally vented brake discs ∅ 374 x 36 mm, set
brake pads, 8-pieced brake pads and caliper mounting bracket

Suspension:
AC Schnitzer spring kit

Aerodynamics:
AC Schnitzer front spoiler (cars without M-Technik)
AC Schnitzer front spoiler elements (cars with M-Technik)
AC Schnitzer front grille, chromed
AC Schnitzer bonnet vents (country specific)
AC Schnitzer chromed centre bar for bonnet vents
AC Schnitzer side skirt elements
AC Schnitzer chromed design elements for side skirts
AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler (Sedan)
AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler (Touring)
AC Schnitzer rear spoiler (Sedan)
AC Schnitzer rear skirt cover (Sedan without M-Technik)
AC Schnitzer rear skirt insert (Touring with M-Technik)
AC Schnitzer rear skirt protection foil

Steering:
AC Schnitzer sports airbag steering wheel
AC Schnitzer steering wheel insert, carbon "black Exclusiv"

Interior:
AC Schnitzer carbon interior, black "Exclusiv"
AC Schnitzer carbon sill trim set, "black Exclusiv"
AC Schnitzer aluminium cover for i-Drive system controller
AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest and pedal set
AC Schnitzer trunk mat, velours
AC Schnitzer floor mats, velours

Wheel/Tyre Sets:
AC Schnitzer wheels Type IV silver
front 8,5J x 19" offset 27 with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear: 8,5J x 19" offset 23 with tyres 245/40 R 19

AC Schnitzer wheels Type IV BiColor
front: 8,5J x 19" offset 27 with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear: 9,5J x 19" offset 33 with tyres 275/35 R 19
front: 9,0J x 20" offset 32 with tyres 245/35 R 20
rear: 9,0J x 20" offset 26 with tyres 245/35 R 20
front: 9,0J x 20" offset 32 with tyres 245/35 R 20
rear: 10,0J x 20" offset 40 with tyres 285/30 R 20

AC Schnitzer Type V Lightweight Forged wheels BiColor
front: 9,0J x 20" offset 22 with tyres 245/35 R 20
rear: 10,J x 20" offset 33 with tyres 285/30 R 20
front: 9,0J x 20" offset 22 with tyres 255/35 R 20
rear: 10,J x 20" offset 33 with tyres 285/30 R 20

AC Schnitzer Type VIII wheels BiColor
front: 8,5J x 19" offset 27 with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear: 8,5J x 19" offset 23 with tyres 245/40 R 19
front: 8,5J x 19" offset 27 with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear: 9,5J x 19" offset 33 with tyres 275/35 R 19

AC Schnitzer Type VIII Racing Forged wheels BiColor
front: 9,0J x 21" offset 42 with tyres 255/30 R 21
rear: 10,0J x 21" offset 42 with tyres 295/25 R 21

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