AC Schnitzer ACS3 BMW 3-Series Coupe

The success story of the current 3-series proceeds into the final chapters of the E46 model with the face lift variants of the 3-series coupe and Convertible.

The subtle but striking retouches further emphasize the sporting appearance and take the success story of the "3-series" into the next phase. Accordingly, the AC Schnitzer designers have focused on the creation of a unique aerodynamic conversion which picks up the new styling cues and further emphasizes the sporting lines. Both the Coupe and the Convertible are fitted with their own front spoiler and rear skirt.

All other aerodynamic components from the existing range - e.g. the side skirts, sports mirrors, rear roof spoiler, rear spoiler and wing - can also be fitted to the face lift model. The aerodynamic kit is completed with the motorsport-derived racing rear wing. For vehicles with factory-fitted M-Technik bodystyling, already an AC Schnitzer front spoiler and corresponding rear skirt are available.

As well as the aerodynamic components, naturally all other AC Schnitzer special developments for the E46 range have also been adapted for the face lift models.

For the first time, BMW is offering a powerful 3.0l diesel engine in a 3-series Coupe. For this reason, it was natural for us to refine further our AC Schnitzer diesel performance upgrade. The result is a powerful 180 kW / 245 HP - with maximum torque of 470 Nm at 3660 rpm and a top speed of 249 km/h. For the sprint from 0 - 100 km/h, the diesel Coupe takes just 6.7 seconds.

For all 330i we also offer the AC Schnitzer supercharger performance upgrade, which achieves 217 kW / 295 HP - a maximum torque of 380 Nm at 4800 rpm and a top speed of 265 km/h. In this guise, for 0 - 100 km/h it takes just 5.6 seconds for the speedo needle to reach its goal.

Naturally the fully stainless steel rear silencer with chrome-plated tailpipe trim has been developed for the face lift models.

AC Schnitzer sports suspension in conjunction with corresponding wheel and tire combinations up to maximum size 19", and spring kits for pure lowering, ensure safe and sporting handling with no loss of suitability for everyday use. We recommend high performance tires by Continental and Michelin.

Source: AC Schnitzer press

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