AC Schnitzer ACS6 BMW 6-Series Tension Street Version

The bonnet of the AC Schnitzer TENSION, restyled from the standard 6-series, is used on the Street Version. It reveals at first glance, from its large air outlet edged in a chrome frame, that the ventilation of the power plant is actively supported by sufficient cooling airflow. The front skirt of the TENSION technology showcase has been completely adapted. It makes the TENSION Street Version look much lower and at the same time improves down force on the front axle at high speeds. The air intake provides additional cooling for the engine and the front brakes and also gives the TENSION Street Version its unmistakable facial expression. To provide sufficient ventilation for the power plant, the new front wing has integral air outlet openings which with their three chrome ribs and the indicators are reminiscent of a shark's mouth.

Adequate air exchange is essential not only in the front of the vehicle in order to develop its full potential. The same principle applies to the rear.

Consequently, in the TENSION Street Version too air ducts for the rear brakes have been worked into the striking side skirts. The side skirts which give the vehicle its elongated appearance form the smooth transition to the rear, which on the TENSION Street Version in comparison with the Concept Car is still very sporting but slightly less lavish. The rear skirt houses not just the solid stainless steel twin exhaust system with chromed Sports Trim tailpipes but also a carbon diffuser.

Another highlight at the rear of the TENSION Street Version is the boot lid which was originally reserved for the TENSION. But its modified styling gives the rear of the BMW 6-series the "Finishing Touch", so the new boot lid is now a firm part of the Street Version conversion.

The body styling of the TENSION Street Version is completed by the AC Schnitzer sports mirrors and the extravagant two-color paintwork in Alpine White in combination with Anthracite Metallic. Naturally other paint options are available on request.

The TENSION Street Version is fitted with rims size 9.0J x 20" on the front and 10.0J x 20" on the rear, and each front wheel weighs in at just approx. 10.8 kg. The tires to fit the wheels are size 245/35 ZR 20 on the front and 285/30 ZR 20 on the rear.

In conjunction with the wheel and tire combination, a sports suspension has been developed for the TENSION Street Version which lowers the vehicle by around 25 - 30 mm and perceptibly improves driving dynamics. For the M6, a suspension spring kit is available. To counter lateral roll, AC Schnitzer antiroll bar sets are fitted to the front and rear axles. Another suspension highlight is our in-house spring strut brace of aluminum which superbly prevents distortion in the vehicle front.

Whereas the basic engine gives maximum torques of 450 or 490 Nm, the AC Schnitzer 5.1 l engine achieves 550 Nm. Naturally the performance has been optimized. It rises from 245 kW (333 HP) or 270 kW (367 HP) to a superb 302 kW (411 HP). At the same time, driving performance is enhanced. The top speed rises on average by around 35 km/h.

Source: AC Schnitzer press

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