We have photos and details of the modified BMW X1 from the AC Schnitzer tuning firm. The story inside.

German tuners AC Schnitzer have completed their first kit for the BMW X1.  The firm will bring their X1 to the Geneva Motor Show in two weeks.

Engineers worked on all three diesel engines offered on the X1.  The 1.8-liter unit was boosted to 171 PS (126 kW / 169 hp), while the 2.0-liter engine was pushed up to 210 PS (154 kW / 207 hp).  These changes are made for both xDrive and sDrive models.  Also, the twin-turbo 2.3-liter diesel is cranked up to 240 PS (177 kW / 237 hp) from 204 (150 kW / 201 hp).

In a press release, AC Schnitzer does not address performance upgrades for the 258 PS (190 kW / 254 hp) 2.8-liter straight-six petrol BMW uses on the X1 xDrive28i.  They do say that this model will receive a rear silencer and chrome tailpipes.

The X1 now rides on 19-inch double-spoke Type VIII wheel, though 18- and 20-inch rims are also available.  Aerodynamic changes include extensions to the front spoiler and rear skirt.  New ventilation has also been placed on the hood.  Inside, the owner will find aluminum gear knob available with a digital display, aluminum cover for the i-Drive controller, aluminum parking brake and pedals, and a carbon fiber trim.

BMW X1 by AC Schnitzer