Published on August 21st, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
AC Schnitzer Program for the new BMW 5 series Sedan & Touring
To implement innovations which know no boundaries – this was the aim for the engineers at AC Schnitzer developing the performance upgrades of the 5-series saloon (G30) and Touring (G31), both of which come with a 5-year warranty. When it comes to dynamics, AC Schnitzer pushes the boundaries: for the BMW 540i, this means a power upgrade from 340 to 400 hp. The BMW 530d in the AC Schnitzer version develops 315 instead 265horsepower. Similar boundary shifts for the M550i, BMW 530i and BMW 520d are in preparation. The engine performance already developed by AC Schnitzer however suggests that here too, further astonishing gains in performance can be expected. And AC Schnitzer engine optics is already available for all models.
When it comes to the exhaust, for all petrol-engined models AC Schnitzer will be offering twin stainless steel silencers each with two chromed or black “Sport” tailpipes. Already, the new chromed or black “Quad Sport” tailpipes in right/left combination are available for the 520d, 530d and 540d.
The AC Schnitzer sound module with remote control allows drivers of all models to enjoy the sound track to the motorsport feeling. 5-series Touring drivers will have to be patient a little longer before they too can enjoy the symphony of sound from their vehicle.
For all models, the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit is available immediately. This lowers the vehicle by around 25 mm at the front and around 20 mm at the rear compared with the standard vehicle, while sensitively ironing out unevenness in the road.
Unbounded sporting driving pleasure is further supported by the aerodynamic components which are an essential feature of all AC Schnitzer vehicles. All models benefit from the character and looks of a high-performance athlete thanks to the AC Schnitzer carbon mirror covers and AC Schnitzer rear skirt protection foil.
Vehicles with M-Technik pack can set the boundaries of motorsport aesthetics even higher with the AC Schnitzer front spoiler elements (optionally made of carbon) and the AC front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser. Saloon drivers can enjoy a top class racing look with the AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler and rear spoiler. A carbon racing rear wing will shortly also be available for the saloon.