AC Schnitzer ACS5 BMW 5-Series
Even in standard form, the new 5-series is an attractive car - and AC Schnitzer is now developing a complete range of tuning products for the latest BMW saloon which extends its sporting talents without neglecting the comfort of a business vehicle.
These will include a power upgrade for the BMW 530d: With the AC Schnitzer diesel performance upgrade, the 5-series gets an extra 37 HP (27 kW), which increases the maximum torque of 50 Nm and the maximum speed to 252 km/h. Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h takes just 6.9 seconds. Despite the increased power of the AC Schnitzer ACS5 3.0d, the excellent driving performance, moderate fuel consumption and superb durability naturally remain unchanged.
The scope of supply of the performance upgrade includes not only the additional control module but also a sports rear silencer of V2A special steel with chromed tailpipe trim in racing design.
Even without the performance upgrade, we recommend fitting the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer as this greatly improves gas flow. For a purely aesthetic conversion, we are currently developing a tailpipe trim.
The AC Schnitzer suspension solutions which have been thoroughly tested in an extensive program - including the North Loop of the Nurburgring - have been specially matched to the use of low profile performance tires. As well as lowering the car by around 30 millimeters, the AC Schnitzer sports suspension ensures more sporting handling in combination with excellent driving comfort. Logical extensions are the antiroll bars and a racing aluminum strut brace, which stabilizes the front end particularly in fast cornering and braking maneuvers.
The sporting driving performance and agile handling will shortly be accompanied by exciting body styling. The AC Schnitzer front spoiler with integral front grille gives the 5-series a more striking outfit and at the same time improves down force on the front axle. The air ducts integrated into the front spoiler provide optimum cooling for the front brakes.
AC Schnitzer further refines the BMW 5-series with aerodynamically formed sports mirrors which have electric adjustment and heating. The side aspect becomes more elongated with the new side skirts.
To give aerodynamic balance at the rear, there is a rear roof spoiler, a rear spoiler and the excitingly designed rear skirt. This not only integrates the silencer harmoniously but gives the new 5-series a more powerful appearance with the braced underfloor wing.
Depending on personal taste, the customer for aerodynamic components can choose whether he wants the additional and exclusive Chromeline set. The subtle positioning of chrome elements sets new accents for the front spoiler, side skirts and rear skirt.
The cockpit of the BMW 5-series can also be enhanced with chic but practical accessories - e.g. the ergonomically designed airbag sports steering wheel in leather or with carbon trim. A carbon-fiber interior kit in silver for the dashboard and door trims will also shortly be available.
The new development of an aluminum cover for the controller of the BMW "i-Drive system" gives the proverbial finishing touch in an appropriate manner.
Last but not least, aluminum foot rests and pedals, gearknobs or automatic selector lever and finally, velour’s foot mats in the AC Schnitzer design set the decisive tone for the entire interior.
Source: AC Schnitzer press