2012 AC Schnitzer ACS3 Touring
It’s still new on the market but already has many admirers: Recently the new BMW 3-series was launched officially. Now the smart, energetic Bavarian is winning even more hearts – helped by the tuning specialists at AC Schnitzer.
The Aachen-based experts from AC Schnitzer help the 3-series with Diesel engines 318d and 320d to achieve 126 kW/171 HP or 160 kW/218 HP. The performance upgrades for the 328i and 335i will realise 216 kW/294 HP or 265 kW/360 HP but both are still in the final development stage. One thing is for sure: with the AC Schnitzer performance upgrades the 3 series will have an even more impressive presence.
As appearances are also important, these inner values are reflected in the AC Schnitzer engine optics.
The saloon makes itself heard with the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer with one or two chromed “Racing“ tailpipes. A pure optical enhancement is given by the AC Schnitzer “Racing” tailpipe
In the 3 series by AC Schnitzer, you ride out life’s ups and downs on the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit. In combination with lowering, this ensures that you can never lose ground adhesion even on turbulent, twisty events. This is guaranteed with the AC Schnitzer wheels Type IV BiColor and silver, Type VI and Type VIII in 18 to 20 inch, which form a solid yet sporting and elegant basis for the wheelarches.
A new addition to the AC Schnitzer range is the Type VIII wheel in BiColor silver. This comes in 18, 19 and 20 inch and impresses with its sporting elegance. The colouring – lacquered silver with bright turned aluminium accents – makes it appear even larger.
The ACS3 reveals its inner values with the AC Schnitzer “Black Line“ aluminium cover for the BMW “i-Drive“ system controller, several gear knobs, the “Black Line“ aluminium handbrake handle, the aluminium pedal set, a foot rest and floor mats in velours. But that’s not all:
The aerodynamic components from AC Schnitzer make the already excellent standard model into a vehicle with even more dynamism and sporting ambitions. The AC Schnitzer front spoiler, chromed front grille, rear roof spoiler, rear spoiler and rear skirt extension, complemented by design stripes are also now available.
|type||Professionally Tuned Car|
|built at||Aachen , Germany|
|aspiration||BMW TwinPower Turbo|
|displacement||2979 cc / 181.79 in³|
|bore||89.6 mm / 3.5 in|
|stroke||84 mm / 3.3 in|
|power||268.5 kw / 360 bhp @ 5800 rpm|
|specific output||120.85 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Unitary Steel Monocoque|
|driven wheels||AC Schnitzer Wheel|
|f suspension||McPherson Strut Axle|
|wheelbase||2810 mm / 110.6 in|
|front track||1543 mm / 60.7 in|
|rear track||1582 mm / 62.3 in|
|length||4624 mm / 182.0 in|
|width||1811 mm / 71.3 in|
|height||1412 mm / 55.6 in|
|transmission||Six-Speed Manual or 8-Speed Auto|
|gear ratios||4.110:1, 2.315:1, 1.542:1, 1.179:1, 1.000:1, 0.846:1|