liter diesel inline-6
hp per liter
(from AC Schnitzer
Press Release) A Convertible provides the ultimate for the
senses: Where can you experience driving more directly than in an
open car, with the wind gently emphasising the acceleration, the
acoustic muscle play of the engine teasing your ears, and a
breathtaking silhouette reflected in every shop window. The new BMW
3-series Convertible, a complete car with folding hard top,
stimulates the automotive pleasure centre without setting reason
aside. When you've had one taste, you soon long for more.
As for all current BMW
models with 3.0d engine, we offer a diesel performance upgrade for
the 3-series convertible. An additional control unit program
provides 195 kW / 265 HP and a maximum torque of 550 Nm.
In order to provide performance upgrades for the 335d and 335i with
the new Twin Turbo technology, totally new developments are
required. These are currently in the first stages of the test phase.
Despite the increase in power, the excellent driving behaviour,
moderate fuel consumption and superb stability remain unchanged with
both performance upgrades.
Even without engine tuning, we recommend to fit the sports rear
silencer which - depending on base model - is available as a single
system or in right-left combination. For a purely aesthetic
conversion, tailpipe trims are also available "solo" for some
components have been specially set up for the use of the wheel and
tyre combinations. Depending on personal preference, the owner of a
3-series convertible of model range E93 can choose between pure
suspension springs and a complete, performance-comfort set sports
suspension which lowers the BMW by around 25 mm.
The suspension concept
developed in extensive tests on the North Loop of the Nürburgring
also includes the AC Schnitzer sports antiroll bars for the rear
axle and aluminium strut braces for front and rear.
In designing the bodykit,
the objective for AC Schnitzer was not to hide the body contours
under excessive bulges, but to emphasise the natural characteristics
of the vehicle in a structured way.
So the front skirt, which simultaneously increases downforce, in its
basic design follows the three-piece original but it is
substantially softer, more facetted and more energetic.
Like the AC Schnitzer side skirts which aesthetically highlight the
side crease of the convertible body and with their asymmetric lines,
rising towards the back, emphasise the sporting abilities of the
vehicle even when stopped.
Although the classic rear view of the new 3-series convertible is
already eyecatching, the AC Schnitzer design language with its more
strongly contoured rear skirt expresses extra sporting ambitions
with no loss of credibility or coherence.
For the interior of the
convertible, an extensive range of high-quality accessories is
For example, the cockpit can be enhanced with an ergonomically
designed airbag steering wheel. There is also a carbon steering
wheel trim in silver Exclusive.
Another highlight in the interior is the AC Schnitzer speedometer
display up to 300 km/h.
Footrests and pedals of aluminium create a more exclusive atmosphere
in the cockpit together with the carbon interior trim in silver
Exclusive. The aluminium gear knob, handbrake handle and cover for
the BMW "i-Drive System" are available in silver or black anodized
finish. Velours foot mats complete the range.
Type II and Type III
alloys and racing rims are of course available. Wheel/tyre
combinations are possible in various sizes from 17" to maximum 20",
with 245/30 R 20 all round.
The avant-garde Type IV alloy with its optional chrome elements as
well as the Type IV BiColor alloys constitute true highlights in the