Visually, there’s a front spoiler, side skirts, bonnet vents, a rear skirt insert and boot lid spoiler for the Saloon or roof spoiler for the Estate variant. There’s also a wide range of alloys in sizes from 18 to 21-inches, including the Type IV rims in silver, two-tone Type IV BiColor and Type VIII BiColor in black or silver, while the sport spring kit lowers the suspension by 25 mm.
On the inside, AC Schnitzer can supply owners with AC an ‘EVO’ sports steering wheel, velour floor mats, ‘Black Line’ handbrake cover, an aluminium pedal set and interesting gearknob complete with illuminated digital gear readout.
Performance upgrades for the diesel-engined cars see output from the 520d rise from 137 kW (184 hp) to 163 kW (218 hp), the 525d from 160 kW (218 hp) to 190 kW (258 hp), the 530d from 190 kW (258 hp) to 227 kW (309 hp) and the beefy 535d from 230 kW (313 hp) to 264 kW (360 hp). Petrolheads are also catered for with the 528i model jumping from 183 kW (245 hp) to 219 kW (294 hp), the 535i going from 228 kW (306 hp) to 268 kW (360 hp) and the 550i with 386 kW (525 hp) rather than 330 kW (449 hp). Customers can also specify a sportier rear muffler with chrome ‘Racing’ tailpipes and a front brake upgrade utilizing eight-piston calipers.
[Source: AC Schnitzer]