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.