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AC Schnitzer program for new BMW i8 Roadster I15 results to meaner open-seater

With a starting price of around $163,000, the new BMW i8 Roadster (I15) is one of the most expensive offerings on the market from the premium German carmaker carmaker. It is around $20,000 more expensive from its hard-roofed twin, the i8 Coupe. Yet, such a high price doesn’t mean more elements can be added. In fact, renowned German tuner AC Schnitzer have a number of things to offer for the new i8 Roadster.

To sum up the overall effect of these add-ons and to provide clients a good picture of how their BMW i8 Roadster (I15) would like when the extra components have been installed, AC Schnitzer built a sample car. This i8 (I15) by AC Schnitzer looks meaner and more aggressive than a typical i8 Roadster, thanks to the number of added aerodynamic elements, new wheels, lower ride height and a sportier interior.

Finished in white with some black accents, the i8 Roadster (I15) by AC Schnitzer is marked up front with the AC Schnitzer front grille for BMW kidney, which is also known as the hot climate version. The face of this i8 Roadster is also defined by AC Schnitzer carbon front spoiler elements and AC Schnitzer carbon middle front spoiler. Likewise, the AC Schnitzer has crafted carbon front side wings, carbon mirror cover and carbon door handle panels for the new i8 Roadster.

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Speed Yellow BMW M4 Convertible by AC Schnitzer stuns crowds in Abu Dhabi

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are among a small number of places where flashy cars are a common sight. You will need something really unique if you would like to stand out from the crowd. One fine example is this Speed Yellow BMW M4 Convertible that has been tuned by AC Schnitzer. Abu Dhabi and Al Ain get their vehicles from Abu Dhabi Motors, the official importer of BMW, Alpina and AC Schnitzer vehicles.

This AC Schnitzer M4 is a beauty. No one will disagree with that statement even after seeing treatments from other tuners like Liberty Walk. The front splitter, drive planes, mirror caps and rear accents are made with carbon fiber bits.

The upgrades are so smooth that they look as if they have been equipped from the factory. This M4 was also given the dark finished exhaust tips that look more than amazing. But if there’s one thing that a lot of people are unsure about when it comes to styling is the AC Schnitzer AC1 wheels with thin spokes, as they don’t seem to go too well with the rest of the body.

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AC Schnitzer offers upgrade package for Jaguar F-Pace

German tuning shop AC Schnitzer is all well-known for tweaking aftermarket vehicles made by BMW and Mini as well as, to some extent, Land Rover. However, that doesn’t mean that this famed German tuner is limited to tuning such vehicle makes. As proof, it recently churned a vehicle from Land Rover’s sister brand, Jaguar.

However, AC Schnitzer’s latest creation is somewhat subdued when compared to its previous works. We are referring to a tweaked version of the Jaguar F-Pace, courtesy, of course, of AC Schnitzer. Nonetheless, the tweaks made on the Jaguar F-Pace are visually enticing as well as performance enhancing. After all the works were done, this F-Pace became the very first Jaguar that AC Schnitzer has tuned.

Up front, the most apparent changes include the installation of a new front fascia with a carbon fiber diffuser – a new aerodynamic component that could be availed on the "R-Sport," "S," "Pure," "Prestige," or "Portfolio" trims of the Jaguar F-Pace. This aerodynamic element on the front is matched on the rear with the addition of a new rear roof wing, thereby allowing the tweaked F-Pace to generate more downforce than its regular counterpart.

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AC Schnitzer to present modified BMW i8 at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Given how it has been shaped, it is not surprising that many people will imagine that the BMW i8 has somehow been brought in from the future. With that in mind, AC Schnitzer worked on making sure that this sporty coupe stands out even more.

To make this happen, the company installed a number of carbon fiber components on the i8. On the front section for example, the add-on placed on the bumper gives it a much more aggressive look. This is then enhanced by putting in mounting on the bumper’s sides while the wings that have been dipped in carbon fiber.

Since carbon fiber is a lightweight material, the company made sure to fully utilize this not only on the side skirts but also on the door handles and the mirror caps. Rounding off the carbon fiber treatment on the exterior in the rear section are the three-piece diffuser and the fixed wing.

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Nearly a year ago at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, AC Schnitzer unveiled a 570-hp monster in the form of the AC Schnitzer ACL2. For the 2017 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, AC Schnitzer will be unveiling a new version that is less powerful but is nonetheless appealing.

AC Schnitzer is introducing its new BMW M240i ACL2S, a special edition model that the German tuner has come up with as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. As its moniker indicates, this special edition is based on the BMW M240i. However, AC Schnitzer implemented a number modifications aimed at upgrading both the looks and the performance of a typical BMW M240i.

As it is, a typical BMW M240i is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo engine that could develop 335 hp of max output and 369 lb.-ft. of peak torque. When paired to a manual transmission, this engine allows the BMW M240i to accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. But when mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, this powerplant allows the car to sprint from nil to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

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It is a undisputed that the BMW X6 M is already one of the most daring-looking SUV coupes in the market but it doesn’t mean there’s no more room for improvement.

Apparently, a BMW X6 M has just received a serious makeover. It comes from none other than the BMW dealership in Abu Dhabi. Yes, these guys are back and they’ve just created another extraordinary rolling machine.

To be exact, their latest makeover project is based on a BMW X6 xDrive50i. Since it is unclear if they had upgraded its engine, maybe we’ll just take it from there. A BMW X6 xDrive50i comes with a 4.4-litre V8 stock engine. If they didn’t touch anything under the hood, then what we have here is the same BMW with 455 hp that runs up to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

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How does one go about in making customers seriously consider the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars? You can ask BMW Abu Dhabi Motors, the exclusive importer of BMW vehicles in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

BMW Abu Dhabi Motors simply needed to highlight the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars in a way that people would not forget them. This is why BMW Abu Dhabi Motors took six BMW i8s and painted each with six different custom color finishes: Austin Yellow, Lava Green, Lava Orange, Lava Red, Lava Yellow and Twilight Purple.

Lined up together at Yas Marina Circuit, these BMW i8 sextuplets splendidly created a colorful highlight, which is as vivid as their specs and their plug-in hybrid powertrain. It seemed like a rainbow in the sky fell on earth and transformed into these plug-in hybrid sports cars from BMW. Well, we love rainbows, as much as we love the BMW i8.

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AC Schnitzer showcased a 570 HP monster in the ongoing 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the AC Schnitzer ACL2. The car’s brute force is achieved by replacing the standard engine with an M4 power plant with an AC Schnitzer performance upgrade and by eliminating the Vmax limit via control unit programming. Cornering was vastly improved via the rear limited slip differential with Drexler diff lock increased from 25 to 95 percent.

The concept vehicle was designed with the motto “Less is more” which is reflected in the letter “L” in the name and further reflected in the car’s optimized carbon intake tract as well as the lightweight battery.

Aachen-based engineers working with this “Less is more” formula in mind were able to produce a very lightweight vehicle that, with 2.54 kg per hp, easily outperforms other vehicles like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Ferrari 458 Italia.

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The BMW 1-Series may not look like a vehicle that could dish out a dynamic performance. But now, the 1-series could, thanks to the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer.

To power up the BMW 1-series, AC Schnitzer took an engine that powers the 5-series and further tuned how the vehicle performs. The new core of the BMW 1-series was afforded with the "Diesel M-Technik" that is originally designed for the 5-series.

Now, the BMW 1-series has become the ACS1 5.0d. This engine develops up to 294 kW (400 hp) in output and 800 Nm of torque, allowing the ACS1 5.0d to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and from 80 km/h to 180 km/h in 7.9 seconds.

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AC Schnitzer, the well-known German tuning company, decided that the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe needs some upgrades and decided to enhance the new four-door coupe. As a result, the new vehicle received a new front spoiler, a rear air diffuser, a chromed front grille (for vehicles equipped with the M Sport Package), rear skirt protective film and new carbon fiber mirror covers.

In addition, the ACS4 Gran Coupe a new suspension system which lowers the vehicle by 10-25 mm at the front and 5-15 mm at the rear. Meanwhile, the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit lowers the car by up to 25 mm at the front and between 10-25 mm at the rear.

The AC Schnitzer racing suspension is adjustable in compression as well as rebound stages and can bring the car up to 40 mm closer to the ground. AC Schnitzer offers a choice of four different alloy wheels designs such as Type VIII forged alloys in BiColor, Type VIII rims in BiColor (black/silver/anthracite), Type IV wheels in silver or BiColor and Type IV rims in BiColor black.

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The BMW M235i Coupe is already a fast car but AC Schnitzer want to push things even further and unveiled its customization program for the German coupe. So, if you are not satisfied by the standard 326 hp (240 kW) delivered by the 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, AC Schnitzer can boost the output to 380 hp (279 kW).

In addition, the tuning company offers an AC Schnitzer high performance intercooler to ensure optimum cooling. Visual upgrades are available too and AC Schnitzer offers a new carbon front spoiler, carbon mirror covers, a carbon rear air diffuser and a rear roof spoiler.

Several wheel design options are available and AC Schintzer offers the Type VIII BiColor forged alloy wheels, Type VIII BiColor rims in black/silver/anthracite and Type IV silver or BiColor black rims. The wheels are available with diameters of 18”, 19” or 20”.

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AC Schnitzer revealed today its customized BMW X5 (F15) M50d and announced that it will bring the new high-performance SUV at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The new tuning program includes a front skirts, new side sills, exterior mirror caps painted in gray and a new rear skirt with integrated exhaust system and air diffuser.

The exterior design is completed by the five-spoke 21-inch Type IV BiColor alloy wheels. Ac Schnitzer also added new suspension components that improve driving comfort, dynamics and safety. Inside, we find a new set of AC Schnitzer aluminum pedals and footrest, an AC Schnitzer keyholder and new velour floor mats.

Under the hood, we find the 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line diesel engine that comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection. If the standard version of the engine delivers 381 hp (280 kW) and 740 Nm of torque, thanks to AC Schnitzer the powerplant now generates 430 hp (316 kW).

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The Association of German Vehicle Tuners (VDAT), in cooperation with BMW AG, will launch a special concept car this year, in line with its "TUNE IT! SAFE!" initiative. The initiative is supported by the Police and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Road Development. Just like previous editions, VDAT is launching a specially modified vehicle, which this year is based on the BMW 428i Coupé, as mostly tuned by BMW tuning specialist AC Schnitzer. The result is the AC Schnitzer "ACS4 2.8i Coupé." AC Schnitzer tuned the 2.8i engine to 216 kW/294 HP and 420 Nm, allowing police vehicle to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. It features a AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer made of stainless steel with the chromed "Evo Racing" tailpipe trims.

The ACS4 2.8i Coupé also features the AC Schnitzer Type VIII Lightweight Forged Wheels in 9.0J x 21" donning "Ventus S1evo" tyres in 245/30 ZR 21 91Y from TUNE IT! SAFE! chief sponsor Hankook. Ensuring the police car’s low, safe road position is AC Schnitzer’s racing suspension that is adjustable in compression and rebound stages. The police car also features other aerodynamic elements like front spoiler, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and rear roof spoiler.

Moving inside the cabin, driving policemen are treated to aluminum pedals, foot rest and "Black Line" handbrake handle as well as a new key holder. Completing cabin’s looks are Velours floor mats.  To turn the BMW visually into a "true" police car, TUNE IT! SAFE! partner FOLIATEC provided the official film decor, with Hella providing the special signalling system RTK 7. The TUNE IT! SAFE! campaign vehicle will be unveiled at the Essen Motor Show on the VDAT stand No. F 104 in Hall 10 from November 29 to December 8, 2013. After that, it will be showcased in other shows across Germany.

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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. 

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. 

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German tuner AC Schnitzer has released photos and detailed information with regards to its program for the new BMW M5 F10, which will make its world debut in Geneva. Specifically, the M5 is equipped with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine tuned with an extra control unit to generate 620 PS (456 kW / 612 hp) and a torque of 790 Nm (582 lb-ft).

The figures are a bit lower than those of the G-Power M5, but still get a boost of 60 PS (44 kW / 59 hp) and 40 Nm (30 lb-ft). Top speed is at 305 km/h (190 mph). 

The ACS5 has aerodynamic components including carbon front spoiler, rear spoiler, rear roof spoiler, carbon rear diffuser and chromed front grille. It features the ACS5 Sport logo and AC Schnitzer side graphics, and is completed with the "Magic Blue" and silver exterior finish. 

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AC Schnitzer has prepared an aftermarket package for the new BMW 1-Series F20 that will be shown at the upcoming Essen Motor Show. Its diesel engines are getting ECU remaps and new exhausts systems that push the 118d to go from 143 hp to 171 hp. The 120 d is also enhanced to deliver from 184 hp to 210 hp.

Its tech modifications include a lowered sport suspension and some 18- or 19-inch rims. The 1er’s exterior was given a front spoiler lip, a roof spoiler, and even optional side graphics. Its cabin has been equipped with a new steering wheel, new floor mats, aluminum pedals, a new gearshift knob, and an aluminum i-Drive cover.

The first-generation BMW 1-Series has already established a reputation as a premium compact that delivers driving pleasure. Building on this, the second-generation BMW 1-Series hopes to deliver more by offering innovative engine and suspension technology with significant improvements in the areas of fuel efficiency. Likewise, the second-generation BMW 1-Series offers more space and an array of new features and equipment.

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AC Schnitzer has built a package for the 6-Series that will make its debut at the Essen Motor Show. AC Schnitzer has recently unveiled its work on the BMW 1-Series F20. This latest tuning kit dubbed ASC6 Coupe comes with an ECU remap and a rear silencer that has a chrome finish for the 650i. The power of the V8 unit is raised from 407 to 540 hp.

Notably, the M5 offers 560hp, enabling the coupe to sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds.

Its braking system includes eight-pistons for the front axle. Buyers have a wide array of lightweight alloy rims to choose from. AC Schnitzer made sure that the exterior revisions are subtle.

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German aftermarket developer AC Schnitzer is planning to unveil what it did to the BMW 650i Cabrio at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Its V8 engine, which has been enhanced from 407 to 540 hp, enables the car to go from zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds. AC Schnitzer equipped the vehicle with a modified suspension and a stronger braking system. In terms of aerodynamics, its front fascia has been restyled.

It has a new rear skirt and it comes with a loading lip protection film. It features 21-inch lightweight alloy rims that are covered in high-performance tires. Its interior gets a boost with a new steering wheel, aluminum pedal, velour floor mats and even new trimming.

Aerodynamics and all out driving pleasure are not mutually exclusive, as shown by cars that have recently come out. And the 2012 BMW 6-Series Cabrio is proof of that.

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It’s rumored that BMW is working on an M-powered X3 crossover with around 450hp that may arrive in 2012. Fans are justifiably excited to see the X3 M getting a body kit with an aggressive chin spoiler and enormous off-road wheels. But for those who can’t wait or only want the wheels and deep chin spoiler but not the added power, AC Schnitzer has something for you.

The tuner got hold of the X3 and made some custom changes to the Bavarian exterior of the compact crossover.

The X3 was given an aerodynamic kit that included a stunning front spoiler, the rear roof spoiler and a protective film for the rear skirt. The X3 could be fitted with either Type VIII forged racing rims in 22-inch or Type VII racing rims in BiColor or silver in 22-inch.

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Tuning firm AC Schnitzer has unveiled and conducted tests on the MINI Eagle, a project which it claims to be the fastest MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) ever assembled. AC Schnitzer, which is based in Aachen, Germany, said that this car has been fitted with anti-roll bars and a carbon fiber body kit, featuring a carbon bonnet plus carbon wings and doors.

It also gets a set of 18 inch Mi2 BiColor wheels covered in 225/35 ZR 18 tires. Of course, the car also gets race-specific features.

On the technical aspect, we see that the vehicle has been given a new turbocharger and intercooler, a new sports clutch and a limited slip differential. It also has a lightweight ion battery and AC Schnitzer's Motronic program.

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