AC Schnitzer ACS1 5.0d is the fastest Diesel on the Hockenheim Short Circuit

AC Schnitzer vehicles are perfectly at home in the fast lane of the motorway in flowing traffic. Just like on public roads, they are equally at home on the race track. Because every AC Schnitzer vehicle is as ideally suited to the track use as to everyday use.

Following the motto: “Anything goes, everything’s optional”, the customer is always on the safe side because he can have precisely the level of driving potential he chooses.


And “Anything goes” is precisely what AC Schnitzer vehicles have proven in countless tests. But now the AC Schnitzer ACS1 5.0d (based on BMW 120d) has surpassed itself and achieved a record which was previously considered reserved for more powerful sports cars.

The AC Schnitzer ACS1 5.0d is the fastest Diesel car on the Hockenheimring with a lap time of 1:13.80 min. This impressive result was achieved by the trade magazine “sport auto” during a vehicle test (see also “sport auto no. 11/2016).


With this result, the ACS1 5.0d has catapulted into top league of sports cars, and certainly won the hearts of all drivers with petrol or diesel in their blood.

Compact and incredibly powerful The 1-series by AC Schnitzer with impressive motorsport quality

At first sight, you don’t expect brute force from the BMW 1-series. So the performance of the compact Bavarian after the AC Schnitzer tuning experts have equipped it with the M50d power plant and impressive performance upgrade, is even more incredible.


Originally designed for the 5-series, the “Diesel M-Technik” pack propels the 1-series a long way forward. The smallest BMW series now has an impressive drive concept from AC Schnitzer. After the performance upgrade, the concept engine of the ACS1 5.0d delivers 294 kW/400 hp and 800 Nm torque for generous thrust. Equipped in this way, it takes just 4.5 seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h. The acceleration from 80-180 km/h is even more impressive: the ACS1 5.0d takes just 7.9 second for this.

All other modifications are part of the AC Schnitzer prgram for the BMW 1 series LCI (F20, F21).

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