While vehicles have only just arrived at German dealerships in May, AC Schnitzer's tuning package represents only the initial products for the F10 5-Series.

BMW tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has applied their hallmark styling once again to Bavaria's latest model, the 2011 BMW 5-Series F10.  While vehicles have only just arrived at German dealerships in May, AC Schnitzer's tuning package represents only the initial products for the F10 5-Series.  We can certainly expect more dramatic performance upgrades and additional styling kits in the future.

Already off-the-shelf, AC Schnitzer plugs in their performance upgrade for the 530d giving 286 PS instead of the standard 245 PS.  But have no fear if you're the owner of a BMW 520d, 525d and 535d.  AC Schnitzer is currently developing power upgrades for these engines as well.  However, it's at the top of the range where AC Schnitzer gives most of its attention.  For the BMW 550i, 535i, 535d and 530d, AC Schnitzer has twin sports rear mufflers with chrome tips.

Once again, off-the-shelf springs drop the suspension 25mm in addition to AC Schnitzer's 8-piston high performance brake system with cross-drilled rotors. AC Schnitzer also offers up several of their self branded wheels in 19- or 20-inch from their Type IV wheels in two-tone or silver, Type VIII available only in 19-inch and their top-of-the-line forged alloy Type V wheel in sizes 9.0J and 10.0J x 20 inch with tires 245/35 R20 on the front and 285/30 R 20 on the rear.

For the exterior styling, AC Schnitzer designers have subtly emphasized the contours of the new 5-series sedan. The package consists of a lower front apron with center grille and foglight cutouts while the rear bumper apron has diffuser styling.  Both bumper aprons attach to the existing bumper fascias.  Furthermore, side sill extensions with chrome blade, roof spoiler and boot lid spoiler round out the package.

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