Visually, there’s a roof spoiler and boot lid spoiler, and rear skirt foil, while cars fitted with the M Technik body package can receive front grille inserts, a front lip spoiler and rear diffuser section. 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 420d rise from 137 kW (184 hp) to 163 kW (218 hp), the 430d from 190 kW (258 hp) to 227 kW (309 hp) and the 435d 230 kW (313 hp) to 264 kW (360 hp). Petrol cars are also covered with the 420i producing 180 kW (245 hp) rather than 135 kW (184 hp), the 428i model jumping from 183 kW (245 hp) to 219 kW (294 hp), and the flagship 435i going from 228 kW (306 hp) to 268 kW (360 hp). Customers can also specify a sportier rear muffler with chrome ‘Racing’ tailpipes.
[Source: AC Schnitzer]