AC Schnitzer BMW i8

Since the debut of the BMW i8, it has been revolutionizing the car world as the first sports car to have the emissions values and fuel consumption of a compact vehicle. Whenever something truly amazing breaks ground, people want to make it more than what it is: more extreme, more impressive, and more powerful. Thanks to AC Shnitzer, there is more emphasis on the innovative design and sporting performance behind the powerful, environmentally friendly coupé.


By adding AC Shnitzer’s special equipment to the BMW i8, they have lowered the front end by 25 mm and the rear end by 20mm, giving the i8 more grip through the turns, therefore developing maximum efficiency and dynamics while traveling on the road. Other modifications include a carbon front splitter, carbon side skirts, and a carbon rear wing, adding down force and ensuring that the driving pleasure will be fully enjoyed during both acceleration and deceleration. New 21-inch AC1 forged alloy wheels from AC Shnitzer themselves are perfectly designed to fit the sports car, combining a sporty design with the hybrid look. AC Shnitzer logos can be visible on the vehicle’s sides and rear. A flat grey paint job sets this i8 apart from all others.


The interior of the AC Shnitzer i8 remains relatively unchanged from the BMW’s standard model. Some carbon trim additions do add a nice touch to the sportiness of the car as a whole. Alcantara, leather, and suede drown this high-tech interior in luxury and is everywhere that the carbon trim is not. The LED dash display and gauges remain the same.


The powertrain remains the same as well from the standard BMW i8, with the 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder engine delivering 231 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Combined with electric motor, the total horsepower comes out to 362 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. With the drive mode set to “Sport,” the i8 will reach 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and will accelerate to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.


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