New AC Schnitzer ACS3 Coupe Unveiled
The BMW 3-series coupÃ© was only launched recently and already AC Schnitzer offers a Sports programme for the latest member of the 3-series family. The range comprises aerodynamic components in sports elegant design, performance upgrades and silencers, alloy wheels in various designs and sizes, specially developed suspension solutions and numerous interesting accessories for the interior.
As for all current BMW models with 3.0d engine (M47 D30 O2), we will shortly be offering a diesel performance upgrade for the 3-series coupÃ©. An additional control module provides 195 kW / 265 HP and a maximum torque of 550 Nm (standard 170 kW / 231 HP, 500 Nm), so acceleration from 0 – 100 km/h takes just 6.1 instead of 6.6 seconds . The top speed limit of 250 km/h however is retained in the ACS3 3.0d performance upgrade.
In order to provide AC Schnitzer performance upgrades for the 335d and 335i with the new Twin Turbo technology, totally new developments are required. These are currently still in the first stages of the extensive test phase .
Despite the perceptible increase in power, the excellent driving behaviour, moderate fuel consumption and superb stability remain unchanged with both performance upgrades. Even without engine tuning, we recommend fitting the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer which – depending on base model – is available as a single system or in right-left combination . In each case all AC Schnitzer sports rear silencers are made of special steel and are supplemented with chromed Racing tailpipe trims . For a purely aesthetic conversion, tailpipe trims are also available “solo” for some models.
The AC Schnitzer bodystyling components for the 3-series coupÃ© stand out not only because of their sporting new design line, but also because of the perfect fit and ease of painting that are the result of the use of high quality PU-Rim . The new 3-series coupÃ© has a strikingly contoured front spoiler that not only enhances the appearance with its sporting elegant design – at the same time it increases downforce on the front axle. For the rear axle, the aerodynamic highlights of a rear roof spoiler, a one-piece rear wing and a rear skirt with stylised diffuser profile are now in development. Naturally the latter optimally integrates the various exhaust styles.
Another development for the coupÃ© is the side skirts which give the side lines a more striking and elongated appearance. Optionally the side skirts can be highlighted with a Chromeline Set.
The wheelarches of the 3-series coupÃ© provide space for the AC Schnitzer Type II, Type III and Type IV alloy and racing rims from 18 to 20″ diameter.
As maximum size, the coupÃ© can be fitted with AC Schnitzer racing rims Type IV in 9.0J x 20″ ET 35 or ET 26 on the rear with tyres 245/30 R 20 all round . For tyres, we recommend high performance tyres from Continental and Michelin .
The suspension components have been specially set up for the use of the wheel and tyre combinations. Depending on personal preference, the owner of a 3-series coupÃ© of model range E92 can choose between pure suspension springs and a complete, performance-comfort set sports suspension which lowers the BMW by around 25 mm.
The suspension concept developed in extensive tests on the North Loop of the NÃ¼rburgring also includes the AC Schnitzer sports antiroll bars for the rear axle and aluminium strut braces for front and rear.
For the interior of the coupÃ©, an extensive range of high-quality accessories is available. For example, the cockpit can be enhanced with an ergonomically designed 3-spoke sports airbag steering wheel for vehicles with or without multifunction . There is also a carbon steering wheel trim in silver Exclusive .
Another highlight in the interior is the AC Schnitzer combi instrument with speedometer display up to 300 km/h. Footrests and pedals of aluminium create a more exclusive atmosphere in the cockpit together with the AC Schnitzer carbon interior trim in silver Exclusive . The aluminium gear knob, handbrake handle and cover for the BMW “i-Drive System” are available in silver or black anodized finish . Velours foot mats complete the range.