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2011 AC Schnitzer 99d

When the calls for ecological awareness are becoming ever more strident, and sustainability is the key word, we‘re standing by our sporting heritage with a clear conscience. Because with the new 99d concept car, the AC Schnitzer engineers have succeeded in achieving the previously inconceivable:

Firstly they‘ve increased the performance of the standard engine from the 320d Efficient Dynamics from 163 HP to 190 HP, and at the same time they‘ve reduced the CO2 emissions from 109 g to 99 g. With a torque of 420 Nm, the AC Schnitzer Concept Car sprints to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and delivers a top speed of 235 km/h. But what‘s the secret behind these incredible figures? rpm

The AC Schnitzer 99d is a concept car not for sale, which was developed as a technology platform. In the form shown here, the vehicle would cost € 149,000.00.

The conversions in the fields of brakes, suspension, bodywork, interior and wheels are part of the accessory range for the BMW Z4 model range. All are TÜV-tested and available from BMW dealers.

Engine – Exhaust

The AC Schnitzer 99d generates only 99g/km CO2 – that’s less than any standard BMW vehicle available at present. And despite this, driving pleasure is guaranteed thanks to 190 HP / 140 kW. The 99d accelerates from 0 – 100 in an electrifying 6.9 s and has a top speed of 235 km/h – a vehicle with all the sporting genes, in fact a true AC Schnitzer. And with a fuel consumption of just 3.8 litres diesel per 100 km.

So how does this Concept Car by AC Schnitzer manage to achieve such low figures? AC Schnitzer calls the combination of features Efficient Performance. “Pleasure is the driving force!“ That applies not only to the BMW engineers but also – and in particular – to the tuning specialists at AC Schnitzer.

A Diesel engine in a BMW Z4, and the most efficient currently available from BMW. It comes from the 320d EfficientDynamics Edition. And of course now the power has been optimised by the Aachen specialists to 190 HP and 420 Nm torque (standard 320d EfficientDynamics Edition: 163 HP).

The elegant lightweight coupé demonstrates what is technically possible today. The energy source for example is a lightweight lithium ion battery instead of the usual lead accumulator and also a lightweigt sports rear silencer system with chromed tailtrim has been fitted.

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
engine 320d EfficientDynamics
position Front Longitudinal
power 140 kw / 187.7 bhp
torque 420 nm / 309.8 ft lbs
wheel type AC Schnitzer Type VIII forged alloy
front tires 225/35*19 Continental BLUECO
rear tires 225/35*19 Continental BLUECO
top speed ~235 kph / 145.94 mph
0 – 100 kph ~6.9 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 3.8 L/100 km or 61.90 mpg-us
emission 99.18 g/km