2011 AC Schnitzer ACS6

The F13 provides the sober model name of the third generation BMW 6 Series Coupé, which in October was presented officially to the public. With flair and technical know-how, the Aachen tuning specialists approached the project of the new “star in the sky-Coupe” (quote “GQ” magazine) to be a true AC Schnitzer.

Powerful, dynamic, elegant and fully suitable for everyday use, these are the qualities that the 6 Coupe by AC Schnitzer aptly describe. The 650i coupe by AC Schnitzer has been given a performance upgrade taking it from 407 HP (standard) to 540 hp. Now the eight-cylinder engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. Added to this is the AC Schnitzer power plant and engine bay styling, which demonstrates the power of the engine even when stopped. The AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed “Sport Trim” tailpipe trims right and left means that the 650i can also be seen and heard from behind.

For the export market, the Aachen tuning experts have developed an 8-piston high performance brake system for the front, in response to the increased driving power. The 8-piston fixed calipers on right and left, and the 8-piece set of brake pads with caliper holders together ensure that the “Bavarian Coupe” scrubs off the speed quickly and safely. The driving dynamics are further assisted over bumps by the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit.

The wheel arches can be perfectly filled with AC Schnitzer wheels and corresponding tires in Type IV BiColor or silver, Type V forged alloy rims in BiColor or Type VIII in BiColor or as forged racing rims in BiColor. A totally new addition to the range is the Type VIII forged alloy wheel in BiColor in 21-inch, which weighs in at just a sensational 11.5 kg (9.0J x 21″) or 11.9 kg (10.0J x 21″). So in comparison with standard wheels (star spoke 311) in 20-inch, these offer a weight saving of 30%. And that’s despite the fact that the AC Schnitzer Type VIII forged alloy wheels are a full inch larger.

The flowing, athletic form of the BMW 6 Series Coupé comes with the AC Schnitzer aerodynamic conversion clearly outlined. Front spoiler, chromed front grille and chrome decor strips can be fitted individually or as a harmonious set to realize the dream of an individual sporting vehicle. AC Schnitzer also offers a rear spoiler, rear skirt insert and loading lip protection film to give the bodywork of the 6-series coupe that finishing touch.

In the interior too, the 650i Coupe by AC Schnitzer lives up to its exterior promises. A sports airbag steering wheel, the AC Schnitzer “Black Line” aluminum cover for the i-Drive system controller and the AC Schnitzer aluminum foot rests and pedals, together with boot and foot mats in velours, ensure that the driver of this coupe enjoys a feeling of exclusivity.

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
built at Dingolfing, Germany
body stylist Nader Faghihzadeh
interior designer Christian Bauer
engine N63 TwinPower Turbo V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbo
ignition Electronic, Coil on Plug
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VALVETRONIC VVT
fuel feed Direct Injection
displacement 4395 cc / 268.20 in³
bore 88.3 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 89.0 mm / 3.5 in
compression 10.0:1
power 402.7 kw / 540 bhp
specific output 122.87 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 305.08 bhp per tonne
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
wheel type AC Schnitzer Type VIII forged alloy
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/8-Piston Calipers
f brake size 36 x 378 mm / 1.4 x 14.9 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/8-Piston Calipers
r brake size 24 x 345 mm / 0.9 x 13.6 in
front wheels F 53.3 x 22.9 cm / 21 x 9 in
rear wheels R 53.3 x 25.4 cm / 21 x 10 in
f suspension Double Control Arm
r suspension Multi-Link
curb weight 1770 kg / 3903 lbs
wheelbase 2855 mm / 112.4 in
front track 1600 mm / 63.0 in
rear track 1657 mm / 65.2 in
length 4894 mm / 192.7 in
width 1894 mm / 74.6 in
height 1369 mm / 53.9 in
transmission ZF 8HP 8-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 4.714:1, 3.143:1, 2.106:1, 1.667:1, 1.285:1, 1.000:1, 0.839:1, 0.667:1
final drive 2.813:1
0 – 100 kph ~4.3 seconds