BMW 1 Series M Coupe & 6 Series Cabriolet by AC Schnitzer

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Aachen-based tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has created new packages for BMW’s 1 Series M Coupe and 6 Series Cabriolet. The ACS1 Sport Coupe program involves the reworking of Baby M’s engine management system, resulting in a jump from 340 to 400 hp, and a 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds (down from 4.9 s) and 300 km/h (186 mph) top speed. A sports rear silencer provides the correct symphony.

The company also fits its racing suspension kit, which allows adjustment of compression and rebound, and ride height. The M Coupe’s other chassis upgrade is the addition of 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston rear calipers, which grip slotted and vented brake discs.

Visually, AC Schnitzer adds a carbon fibre lower front spoiler and rear diffuser, a discreet roof spoiler, a pair of unusual-looking bonnet vents, and a chrome grille section for the front bumper. There’s also a wide range of 19- and 20-inch wheels available, in a silver or bicolour finish.

The interior is treated to “Valencia Orange” elements and a “Black Line” aluminium gear knob and handbrake handle. There’s also a set of velour floor mats, alloy pedals and an AC Schnitzer sports steering wheel finished in Alcantara.

Based on the 650i model, the ACS6 Convertible also receives an ECU tweak which results in 540 hp (up from 407 hp), which is good for a 0-100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds (down from 5.0 s). Top speed is a handy 310 km/h (193 mph). Again, a twin sports rear silencer with chromed “Sport Trim” tailpipe is added.

Helping to cope with that extra power, AC Schnitzer added a pair of its substantial 8-piston brake calipers up front. A set of sports springs improve the car’s handling while dropping it 25 mm closer to the ground. There are several styles of light alloy wheels to choose from, sized 20- to 21-inch.

Externally, there’s a lower front spoiler and chrome grille insert for the bumper, while around the rear there’s a skirt insert for the bumper. The interior trim is painted in matt space grey, and a sports steering wheel has also been added, along with alloy pedals and velour mats. We won’t mention that i-Drive cover…

[Source: AC Schnitzer]







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