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AC Schnitzer celebrates 30 years with new BMW M240i ACL2S Special Edition

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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AC Schnitzer presents the ACL2

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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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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2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer gets subtle facelift, now offered with 7-speed, dual-clutch Steptronic gearbox

BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer finally gets its first ever mid-cycle update, and if we could describe the facelift in one word, we would say that it was very “discreet”. This minivan isn’t just the first for BMW, but it also marks their first attempt to do a front wheel drive too.

Both variants, namely the five seater 2 Series Active Tourer, as well as the seven seat Gran Tourer, will be getting the new paint scheme of Jucaro Beige and Sunset Orange, together with the six new options for alloy wheels that vary in size from 17 to 19 inches.

When looking at it from the outside, the changes are very hard to see, which is why we are going to point them out for you. First, the LED headlights have a more hexagonal shape like the new BMW models, while the rear features light emitting diodes that exhibit different graphics. The kidney grille, single-piece air intake, and LED fog lamps are also new here.

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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.

Read the entire article Speed Yellow BMW M4 Convertible by AC Schnitzer stuns crowds in Abu Dhabi

Looking for a fairly new BMW? Well, you can now own a used BMW 228i for 25,000 USD. Though basically considered as a small and modest coupe, the BMW 228i could bring big value for your money. Primarily because it has the perfect size that makes driving more fun. It probably is the best driver’s car around especially with the increasing number of big SUVs on the road.

Tipping the scales at 3,260 pounds, the BMW 228i is not only compact in size but is also relatively lighter. The dimensions are exactly what an everyday driver is looking for in a car because the 228i is neither too long nor too wide. One thing’s for sure, taking this coupe anywhere won’t be a problem since it’s much easier to get through a tight traffic if the car isn’t taking a lot of space to start with.

Most of all, the 2 Series is a relatively new model range, which means, driving one of these won’t definitely ruin your style. It will literally take your driving to a whole new level because it feels more agile than most BMWs. Never mind that it doesn’t come with the M badge like those on the faster BMW models. In fact, the 228i has better suspension than say, a BMW M235 or an M240 because it offers superior comfort and better handling. In most cases, things can get out of hand if the car is too powerful or runs too fast. But certainly not for the 228i since the four cylinder provides sturdy driving force that does not compromise other parts of the vehicle.

Read the entire article Is a pre-owned 228i best BMW you can buy these days?

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.

Read the entire article AC Schnitzer offers upgrade package for Jaguar F-Pace

BMW 2 Series gets a serious facelift, giving it more spunk. The Bavarian company just refreshed the not-so-new model with a limited M240i M Performance Edition. And though the differences between this model and the current model are very subtle compared to the 2 Series update, there’s nothing wrong with adding a few extra features in the special edition package. In fact, updates are almost always a good thing, right?

The company suggests that this M Performance Edition is meant to “express the athletic appeal of the sport coupe even more”. And a sportier car definitely means a faster one right? So let us start off with the upgraded 3.0-liter inline six engine that can yield up to 340 horsepower that is paired to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox - adding only an extra five horsepower over the standard 335 horsepower.

If they choose to get the xDrive all-wheel drive system, they won’t have a choice but get the automatic. Though the company promises that whichever one you get, the 2 Series will get you to 60 miles per hour in a little over four seconds.

Read the entire article Limited-edition BMW M240i M Performance Edition is looking great

BMW had just launched the 2018 2-Series Coupe and Cabrio Facelift and M2 Facelift, now with subtle changes both in and outside. Seems like the 2 Series is following the footsteps of its bigger brother, the newly refreshed 4 Series.

One of the most noticeable changes would be the new bi-LED headlights, that now come standard across the range. The new headlights and clusters were designed in a hexagon-like “angel eyes” shape that replaces the rounder layout of the previous models. Customers also have an option to go for an adaptive full-LED setup for an additional cost.

The pair of kidney grilles are now larger, as well as the air intakes for a more aggressive face. Though the rear end looks untouched, BMW says that the standard taillights got a nip and tuck. To complete the new look of the 2 Series, customers get to choose from three new colours including Sunset Orange, Seaside Blue, and Mediterranean Blue. Plus there are four sets of alloy wheels that they can choose from - two sets of 17-inch wheels while the other two measure 18-inches.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW 2-Series Facelift gets all-new interior and a few exciting exterior upgrades

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.

Read the entire article AC Schnitzer to present modified BMW i8 at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

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.

Read the entire article BMW X6 with M Performance upgrades, AC Schnitzer body kit and a whole lot more

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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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.

Read the entire article AC Schnitzer squeezes a 3.0-liter tri-turbo diesel into the BMW 1-Series

The 2 Series Convertible is the third model in BMW‘s 2 Series line-up and is a direct replacement for the 1 Series Convertible. The 2 Series Convertible could be powered by one of the four available engines, including a 2.0-liter diesel for the 220d and an M Performance variant (M235i).

Aside from an average 18-percent improvement in fuel economy, the 2 Series Convertible also boasts of improvements in passenger space and access, acoustic comfort, style, dynamism and equipment. For the first time, ConnectedDrive services now include wireless updating of navigation data.

These improvements were due to the 2 Series Convertible larger dimensions (longer by 72mm, wider by 26mm, longer wheelbase by 30mm). With just a push of a button, the electrically operated folding soft top could rise or lower in just 20 seconds, even while travelling at speeds of just over 30mph.

Read the entire article BMW 2-Series Convertible starts at 29,180 GBP in the UK

BMW has unveiled the 2 Series Active Tourer xDrive – the latest iteration of the model that features with the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. BMW first used the xDrive in the BMW X3 and the X5 around a decade ago and is now making the four-wheel drive system available in a number of models and series.

This system does not only better traction and stability but is also always aligned to each vehicle concept, thus paving way to high degree of functionality and improved cornering dynamics as well as keeping the fuel consumption and emission levels of four-wheel drive vehicles as low as possible.

The 2 Series Active Tourer is the latest example of model-specific alignment of the four-wheel drive system. But unlike previous variants, BMW xDrive for the first time is grounded on a front-wheel drive concept with transversally installed engines.

Read the entire article BMW unveils the 2-Series xDrive Active Tourer

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.

Read the entire article AC Schnitzer ACS4 based on BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe (F36)

BMW’s new 2-Series Convertible (F23) had its world premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and showed its sporty and elegant design lines. For those who don’t know, the 2-Series Convertible is the successor to the BMW 1-Series Convertible and follows the same recipe as its predecessor, featuring an electrically operated soft-top that can be “hidden” in just 20 seconds and while travelling at speeds of up to 50 km or 31 miles.

Moreover, the 2-Series Convertible is the first model to offer the new-generation Navigation system Professional that allows data to be updated “over the air” using the embedded SIM card. The German carmaker will offer the 2-series Convertible with one petrol engine and a diesel powerplant.

The 2015 BMW 228i Convertible uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder in-line petrol engine that generates 245 hp (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). This model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.

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The BMW 2-Series Coupe was unveiled in October 2013, which means it was time for a small update. As a result, the Bavarian manufacturer introduced today an updated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine on the 220d Coupe, delivering 190 hp (140 kW) and 400 Nm of torque. If you don’t remember, the current version of the engine delivers 184 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm of torque.

Bolted to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the new diesel engine offers an average fuel consumption of 4.4 to 4.1 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are 115 to 107 g/km.

As an option, the 2015 BMW 220d Coupe is available with an 8-speed automatic Steptronic transmission that makes the vehicle even more fuel-efficient because it needs between 4.1 to 3.8 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions between 107 and 99 grams per km.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 220d Coupe gets an updated 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine

Last week, BMW introduced the all-new 2015 2-Series Cabriolet (F23) but we didn’t tell you folks anything about the M Sport Pack available for the new vehicle. As you can see from the photos, the new M Sport Pack includes a new front bumper featuring larger air intakes, striking side sills, a rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and a high-gloss chrome twin tailpipe exhaust system.

The exterior design is completed by the 17-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, while 18-inch are available as an option.

Open the doors and you will see the aluminum door sill strips wearing the M logo, new sport seats for the driver and front passenger, a sliding armrest, Aluminum Hexagon interior trim strips with Estoril Blue accents, an M steering wheel wrapped in leather, a special dial design for the instrument cluster, ambient lightning and M driver’s footrest.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 2-Series Convertible (F23) with M Sport Package

BMW has finally unveiled the 2015 2-Series Convertible (F23) and announced that it will bring the new vehicle at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. As expected, this model replaces the 1-Series Convertible and the design is not new as it was already seen on the 2-Series Coupe. The newly developed fabric top opens and closes in 20 seconds and can be operated at speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph).

Moreover, it is available as standard in black but as an option you can get it in Anthracite with silver effect and Brown with silver effect. Compared with the 1-Series Convertible, the 2-Series Convertible has a length of 4,432 mm (+72 mm), a width of 1,774 mm (+26 mm), while the wheelbase increased by 30 mm to 2,690 mm.

Due to the new dimensions, the luggage compartment increased by 30 litres to 335 litres with the top closed or by 20 litres to 280 litres with the top open.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 2-Series Convertible (F23) officially unveiled ahead of Paris Motor Show