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”.
Interior design elements include a new gear knob with digital gear display, illuminated leather hear-knob or an aluminum “Black Line” gear knob. In addition, there is a “Black Line” aluminum handbrake handle, aluminum pedal set and foot rest, an AC Schnitzer keyholder and velour floor mats.
Other BMW 2-Series Coupe models can be upgraded too and according to the official press release, the tuning company can boost the 218d, 220d and 225d.
The vehicles can also be fitted with chromed “Racing Evo” tailpipe trim or the chromed “Sport” tailpipe trim, with a 90 millimetre diameter. Thanks to the new suspension spring kit, the vehicle can be lowered by 30-40 mm.
At launch, the new BMW M235i Coupe will also be available with the BMW M Performance limited-slip differential, a mechanical rear axle differential system that could optimize traction in suitable driving situations. Once the DSC stability system is turned off, the M Performance limited-slip differential guarantees a drive split between the rear wheels to optimize traction.
M Performance limited-slip differential responses to differing torque between the driven wheels and channels surplus drive to the high-grip wheel -- through a locking effect – thereby reducing slip at the low-grip wheel. Such controlled drive distribution offers optimal traction and a more dynamic handling at the limit, as it allows engine power to be translated into propulsion in the most effective manner.
BMW M also modified the aerodynamic attributes of the BMW M235i Coupe to match the increased power output of its six-cylinder engine. The M-designed front apron sports large air intakes, which flaps are derived from racing car design. These intakes are positioned on the space typically reserved for foglamps in the other BMW 2-Series Coupe models. As customary for BMW M Performance Automobiles, these enlarged air intakes are transected by horizontal crosspieces finished in Ferric Grey metallic.
Wrapped in BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim, new BMW M235i Coupe also features exterior mirror caps in Ferric Grey, contoured side skirts and a rear apron with a lower section finished in Dark Shadow metallic. The exhaust system's twin tailpipes are integrated into the rear apron. In addition, the boot lid of the new M235i Coupe comes with standard-spec gurney.