2005 AC Schnitzer ACS3

(from AC Schnitzer Press Release)  With the E90, BMW has introduced the next epoch in the successful 3-series. True to the motto "The driving force", the 3-series sets the standards for driving pleasure in a new dimension. To quote the worldwide motoring press in countless road tests in the run-up to the official launch, a simple formula defines the 3-series:

Comfort + High Quality Engineering + Sports Performance = E90  So the 3-series offers a superb basis for creating an AC Schnitzer ACS3 from an already excellent BMW.

It is precisely this challenge which faces our engineers and designers to develop a range which will leave nothing to be desired.

The first challenge was to develop a performance upgrade for the 2.0d. This consists of a special Control Unit Program and takes the power of the M47D20 TU standard engine to 147 kW / 200 HP and the maximum torque to 410 Nm at 2.000 rpm.

For all engine variants - with or without performance upgrade - we offer sports rear silencers made from stainless steel,which improve the exhaust gas flow, available. The "chromed" finish comes from the Racing tailpipe, which will not only be part of the silencer but is also available already for purely visual enhancement as a chromed tailpipe trim.

To further improve the driving dynamics in the 3-series, our engineers have developed a wealth of sports suspension components. The first step was the implementation of a spring kit which lowers the vehicle by around 25 - 30 mm.

In the next stage, the specifications for the suspension engineers include a complete sports suspension and antiroll bar kit with racing strut brace for the front as well as a removable version for the rear. The complete modification perceptibly improves the driving behaviour of the 3-series for more sports performance with no significant loss of comfort, and also substantially increase safety reserves on sudden load changes.

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 19",with 225/35 R 19 on the front and 255/30 R 19 on the rear or optionally 235/35 R 19 all round.
The avant-garde Type IV light alloy and racing rims with their optional chrome elements constitute a true highlight in the wheels sector and are also of course available. In 18" or 19" and soon also in 20" they safely connect the 3-series to the asphalt at all times and transfers the power to the road in the optimum manner.

In addition, the latest AC Schnitzer Type IV wheels with their ultramodern look appear custom-made for the latest 3-series. The maximum wheel/tyre combination is consisting of racing wheels in 9.0J x 20" with tyres in 245/30 R20.

We recommend high performance tyres from Continental and Michelin.

The appearance of the new 3-series is enhanced by the striking contours of the aerodynamic conversion. Depending on personal taste, the customer has a choice between the sports style variant and the Chromeline Design (for the side skirts). Both versions are striking with their modern design, which emphasises externally the high performance internal engineering.

In the sports variant, the side skirts are painted completely in body colour. In the Chromeline variant, additional chromed elements are used.

The BMW E90 is given a quite unique expression thanks to the front spoiler in the new design. This makes the 3-series look even lower and at the same time improves downforce on the front axle.

Aerodynamic balance is provided by the rear roof spoiler, the one-piece rear spoiler and the rear skirt with its striking underfloor wing profile.

The AC Schnitzer aerodynamic range is completed by the sports mirrors.

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