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BMW 3-Series (F30) by AC Schnitzer [video]

For 318d and 320d.

The Aachen-based tuners from AC Schitzer have decided to create an upgrade program for the BMW 3-Series (F30). This tuning kit is currently developed for the 318d and 320d models, with the former producing 171 HP (126 kW), while the latter pumps out 218 HP (160 kW). In the development stage are the upgrades for the 328i and 335i which will produce 294 HP (216 kW) and 360 HP (265 kW), respectively.

Other changes besides the healthy power boost include a custom suspension lowering spring kit, a sports rear silencer with one or two chromed tail pipes, as well as a variety of 18- to 20-inch alloy wheels.

The aerodynamic kit developed by AC Schnitzer features a new front spoiler, a chromed front grille, rear spoiler, rear roof spoiler and a rear skirt extension. Inside there’s an aluminum handbrake handle, aluminum pedals, velour floor mats and a Black Line aluminum cover for the i-Drive controller.

Source: AC Schnitzer

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.

 

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Comments (6)

 Targa_Florio Targa_Florio
360hp are for the 335i (3.0L 6-cylinders twin-scroll turbo petrol engine), the 318d only gets 171hp, and the "petrol 4-pot" - AKA 328i - gets 294hp
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October 2, 2012 6:21 am
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
Wow, you would expect 360hp from a tuned petrol 4-pot. Getting that much from a diesel is really impressive.
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October 1, 2012 3:59 pm
 cypis cypis
I think this news need to be redone - so far tuning program for 318d seems produce more than 2 x nominal power, which is outrageous..
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October 1, 2012 3:35 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
These are an impressive hp figures for those engines.
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October 1, 2012 1:52 pm