2004 AC Schnitzer ACS6

After years of waiting the new 6-series coupe finally arrived. AC Schnitzer is currently developing an accessories range which will modify this 6-series, proving anything can be improved.

In the first stage of development work, AC Schnitzer adapted alloy and racing wheels for the new 6-series. The Type III wheels and the new Type IV design are available right now.

As their maximum size, AC Schnitzer offers a wheel and tyre combination with the new Type IV racing wheel spreading 21 in. As well as various combinations in 19 inch wheels, the 6-series can also carry the combination of 9.0J x 20” on the front with tyres 245/35 R 20 and on the rear axle 10.0J x 20 with tyres 285/30 R 20. Just this measure perceptibly improves the driving dynamics of the 6-series Coupe.

The sporting performance is further enhanced by the AC Schnitzer sports suspension which is currently undergoing tests on public roads and on the North Loop of the Nurburgring. As well as lowering the car by around 25 mm, AC Schnitzer have made the 6-series Coupe stiffer, with more sporting performance while retaining comfort.

AC Schnitzer engineers and designers, working in close collaboration, have developed a unique AC Schnitzer aerodynamic conversion consisting of front spoiler in a new sporting design, side skirt inserts, rear spoiler and a rear skirt. The aerodynamic range is completed by a Chromeline Set, to provide some chrome highlights if desired.

A further brilliant highlight which is integrated into the rear skirt is the double sports rear silencer with its 2 chromed tailpipes in Trap-Ment form (combination of trapezium and segment). This exhaust system is of course not only an aesthetically pleasing but also optimises gas flow, thus ensuring better response, and gives the V8 a particularly sonorous voice.

Story by AC Schnitzer , edited by Supercars.net

In Detail

engine 90 Degree V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 4398 cc / 268.4 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 82.7 mm / 3.26 in
compression 10.0:1
power 248.3 kw / 333 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output 75.72 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 183.47 bhp per tonne
torque 450.13 nm / 332 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
body / frame Steel, Aluminum, SMC & Thermoplastic Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires 245/35 R 20
rear tires 285/30 R 20
front brakes Discs w/Single Piston Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Discs w/Single Piston Calipers
front wheels F 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 25.4 cm / 20 x 10 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Steering
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Control Arms
r suspension Rigid Axle
curb weight 1815 kg / 4001 lbs
wheelbase 2780 mm / 109.4 in
front track 1558 mm / 61.3 in
rear track 1592 mm / 62.7 in
length 4820 mm / 189.8 in
width 1855 mm / 73.0 in
height 1350 mm / 53.1 in
transmission 6-Speed ZF Manual or SMG 6-Speed
gear ratios 4.055:1, 2.396:1, 1.5:1, 1.192:1, 1.00:1, 0.872:1
final drive 3.23:1
top speed ~250 kph / 155.3 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.1 seconds