AC Schnitzer ACS1 3.5i: 360 HP BMW 135i Coupe

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We begin our Essen Motor Show report today with the AC Schnitzer prepped BMW 135i Coupe. The ACS1 3.5i is equipped with a modified version of the standard twin turbocharged 3.o-liter straight six engine which now delivers 360 instead of 306 HP while maximum torque rises from 400 to 450 Nm. According to the German tuner, the ACS1 3.5i accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than five seconds (135i Coupe: 5,3 sec) while the top speed has risen from 250 km/h (155 mph) to an impressive 300 km/h (187 mph). -Continued after the jump

Along with the engine upgrades, AC Schnitzer has improved the 135i Coupe’s handling with a sport tuned suspension and a new strut brace for the front, to further reduce the torsion of the body.

Naturally, AC Schnitzer offers a full bodykit for the 135i Coupe, but to be honest, we don’t care much about it and if anything else, we could have done without the ‘Turbo’ logo at the rear-end of the vehicle which looks like it was stolen from a pimped Zastava Yugo.

The bodykit consists of a new front-grille, front spoiler, rear skirt insert, rear wing and rear roof spoiler combined with 19-inch alloy wheels 225/35R19 tires. Finally, AC Schnitzer offers a wide range of accessories for the interior including a 3-spoke sports airbag steering wheel and carbon fibre decorative trim.

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Engine:

In preparation: AC Schnitzer performance upgrade for BMW 135i from 225 kW / 306 HP to 265 kW / 360 HP

AC Schnitzer instrument display, speedometer up to 300 km/h

Exhaust: AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer incl. chromed tailtrims in Racing design

Chassis: AC Schnitzer sports suspension AC Schnitzer strut brace

Wheels/Tyres: AC Schnitzer Racing Wheels Type VI front: 8,5J x 18” with 225/40 R 18 rear: 8,5J x 18” with 225/40 R 18

AC Schnitzer Light Alloy Wheels Type IV, silver and BiColor- front: 8,5J x 18” with 225/40 R 18 rear: 8,5J x 18” with 225/40 R 18

front: 8,5J x 19″ with 225/35 R 19 rear: 8,5J x 19″ with 225/35 R 19

AC Schnitzer Racing Wheels Type III front: 8,5J x 18” with 225/40 R 18 rear: 8,5J x 18” with 225/40 R 18

front: 8,5J x 19″ with 225/35 R 19 rear: 8,5J x 19″ with 225/35 R 19

AC Schnitzer Light Alloy Wheels Type III front: 8,5J x 17” with 225/45 R 17 rear: 8,5J x 17” with 225/45 R 17

front: 8,5J x 18” with 225/40 R 18 rear: 8,5J x 18” with 225/40 R 18

front: 8,5J x 19″ with 225/35 R 19 rear: 8,5J x 19″ with 225/35 R 19

AC Schnitzer Light Alloy Wheels Type II front: 8,5J x 19″ with 225/35 R 19 rear: 8,5J x 19″ with 225/35 R 19

Bodywork: AC Schnitzer front grille AC Schnitzer front spoiler elements for cars with M-Technik AC Schnitzer aluminium struts for front spoiler elements AC Schnitzer rear skirt insert for cars with M-Technik AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler AC Schnitzer rear

Steering: AC Schnitzer 3-spoke sports airbag steering wheel ‘Evo’ AC Schnitzer carbon steering wheel insert, silver

Interior:

AC Schnitzer carbon interior incl. door panels, silver

AC Schnitzer aluminium gear knob, silver and ‘Black Line’

AC Schnitzer gear knob with illuminated logo and leather gear lever cover

AC Schnitzer carbon automatic gear knob, silver

AC Schnitzer aluminium handbrake handle silver and ‘Black Line’

AC Schnitzer aluminium cover for BMW’s own “i-Drive System”

controller , silver and ‘Black Line’

AC Schnitzer aluminium pedal set, eloxed

AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest, eloxed

AC Schnitzer floor mats, velours