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
|engine||90 Degree V8|
|valvetrain||4 Valves per Cyl|
|displacement||4398 cc / 268.4 in³|
|bore||92 mm / 3.62 in|
|stroke||82.7 mm / 3.26 in|
|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|
|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|
|top speed||~250 kph / 155.3 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~6.1 seconds|