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7 Things About the AC Schnitzer BMW i8

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AC Schnitzer just introduced its customization kit for the BMW i8. The package offers new exterior and interior kit for the hybrid car. The additions make the auto more aggressive-looking.

Check out the key features of the new AC Schnitzer package for the BMW i8 here:

1. Exterior

AC Schnitzer only released information about its body kit for the BMW i8. The exterior of the car is enhanced by new bumpers plus set of 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels wrapped in 245/35 R21 and 285/30 R21 tires, respectively.

In addition, the specialist offers new wings on the bumper, side skirts, door handles, mirror caps, fixed rear wing on the boot lid and rear diffuser. The parts mentioned all make use of light carbon fiber materials.

2. Interior

AC Schitzer is yet to reveal photos of the car’s interior. However, the specialist confirmed that it will have aluminum pedals and foot rest plus velour floor mats.

3. Power Unit

No changes were made in the hybrid power unit of the BMW i8. Therefore, the car’s combination of AC Electric Motor, 7.1 kWh high voltage lithium-ion battery and BMW TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine retains its 357 hp 420 lb-ft of torque output. It’s acceleration from zero to 60 mph can be achieved in just 4.2 seconds.

4. Pricing

No pricing details were released yet by AC Schnitzer of its body and interior kit for the BMW i8. It should be noted though that the starting price of the car is at $140,700. So be prepared to dish out more than the said amount if you go for the cosmetic upgrades.

5. Debut

The custom BMW i8 of AC Schnitzer will be showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next week.

6. Photos

Check out the photos of the AC Schnitzer BMW i8 which were provided via Motor1.com in the gallery below:

7. Video

Here is a clip showing a quick preview of the vehicle’s exterior:

Four Key Features Of AC Schnitzer 2016 BMW M2

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AC Schnitzer specializes in aftermarket tuning of Bimmers, and what they did with the 2016 BMW M2 from front to back and top to bottom is the stuff fairy tales are made of. The tuning upgrade brought the M2 to the sports car echelon of the automobile industry.

Here are some new features you need to know about AC Schnitzer’s M2 tuning:

Aerodynamics

Tinkering with the aerodynamics is one of the staples of an AC tuning. The program for the M2 did not differ. The aerodynamics kit has carbon front side wings and carbon rear wing that enhance the M2’s looks. But aside from it, the carbon also works well together with the new front splitter, rear roof spoiler, and carbon rear diffuser. It allows well-tuned handling experience even when the car is running on high speed.

Interior

Interior has always been overlooked by every tuning company that upgraded a vehicle. That cannot be said with AC, though the changes are minimal like the aluminum pedal set and footrest, key holder, handbrake handle, aluminum cover for the M2’s iDrive Controller, and velour floor mats.

Drivetrain

The AC Schnitzer’s tuning of the M2 was focused on the engine modifications, though these are mostly software upgrades. Still, AC offers a charge cooler that can help improve the capacity and efficiency of M2’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine. After the tuning, the M2 can now produce 420 horsepower, a 50 ponies upgrade from the standard 370 horsepower.

Suspension and brakes

AC Schnitzer specifically built RS coilovers for the M2. They are height-adjustable, and come with compression and rebound setting. It can also be lowered from 1.18 inches to 1.57 inches. There’s also the suspension spring kit that can drop the M2 from the height of 0.98 inches to 1.18 inches at the front and from 0.59 inches to 0.79 inches at the back.

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