AC Schnitzer BMW M135i

With the new 1-series, BMW is offering a new dimension in dynamics and lifestyle. And with the 1-series F20 (5-doors) and F21 (3-doors), Aachen-based tuning experts AC Schnitzer are also offering even more individuality and driving pleasure. For the M 135i by AC Schnitzer, launched at the Essen Motor Show 2012, the company has several tuning elements up its sleeve.

The AC Schnitzer performance upgrades from 170 HP to 204 HP in the118i, from 143 to 171 HP in the 118d and from 184 to 218 HP in the 120d provide even more fast driving fun. The strongest version in the M 135i is equipped with 320 HP. After the AC Schnitzer treatment the 6-cylinder engine performance is enhanced to 360 HP. You will see that the CO2 emissions of vehicles with the AC Schnitzer performance upgrade remain the same.

On the contrary: the increase in performance even reduces the CO2 figure per HP. This is what we call Efficient Performance by AC Schnitzer. This is reflected visually in the AC Schnitzer engine styling and the chromed "Racing" exhaust tailpipe. Sporting driving pleasure and maximum cornering comfort are provided amongst others by the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit. In combination with the AC Schnitzer aerodynamic components, this achieves driving dynamics to make the heart of every BMW and tuning fan beat faster.

For the front of the 1 series different solutions – depending on model – are available: a front spoiler (for cars without M-Technik) and for cars with M-Technik the new two-piece front spoiler elements are part of the range of products. With or without M-Technik a rear roof spoiler and colour matched design stripes as well as the loading lip protection film completes the overall AC Schnitzer look for the body. Dynamics and lifestyle are also presented in the interior of the BMW 1-series by AC Schnitzer.

The aluminium "Black Line" gear knob, a gear knob with digital gear display, or an illuminated leather gear knob are available for the discerning BMW customer. And that's not all: the AC Schnitzer "Black Line" aluminium cover for the i-Drive system controller, aluminium handbrake handle with chrome details or fully in "Black Line", aluminium foot rest and pedal set, and velours floor mats offer plenty of scope for customizing the interior.

There's a similarly wide choice when it comes to filling the wheelarches in the 1-series by AC Schnitzer. These can be customized - with corresponding tyres - with the Type VIII forged alloys in BiColor in 19 inch, Type VIII rims in BiColor black and silver in 18, 19 and 20 inch as well as with Type IV wheels in silver or BiColor in 18 and 19 inch.

With the new 1-series, BMW presents dynamics and lifestyle. Thanks to AC Schnitzer, the 1-series by AC Schnitzer rolls up to the Essen Motor Show with even more individual driving pleasure and sporting fun.

Source: AC Schnitzer Press

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