2008 AC Schnitzer ACS3 Sport BMW M3 Convt


(from AC Schnitzer Press Release)  The New Spearhead:  The ACS3 Sport Cabriolet based on the BMW M3

The sun shines, the wind's in your hair and the engine note in your ears: almost no other vehicle
on the road evokes such untrammelled emotions as the BMW M3 Cabriolet. Especially when the
road leads via AC Schnitzer in Aachen. The 309 kW / 420 HP V8 engine is (as yet) untouched,
but in the end, extra sporting performance can be achieved in a different way, as suspension guru
Manfred Wollgarten knows: "With our racing suspension set up on the North Loop, we've
thoroughly mastered the physics of driving".

The car is an out-and-out eyecatcher from the outside: with its new front skirt and strictly
rectangular segments of the chromed grille insert, the vehicle has a strong, muscular look. The
sporting presence is further underlined by the carbon spoiler lip with optional aluminium braces.
The power dome on the bonnet hints at the powerful 4.0 litre V8. It is flanked by two
AC Schnitzer Bonnet Vents, which emit a greedy intake howl during driving. At the sides, the
open-air sports car shows its muscles in the form of flexibly moulded side skirts which emphasise
the wheelarches.

The latter are perfectly filled by the 20" Type V lightweight forged rims. Their slender spokes
give a clear view of the 8-pot high performance braking system by AC Schnitzer which
mercilessly reins in the thrust when required. A deceleration performance which the ACS3 rarely
needs for cornering, where it behaves totally neutrally.

A carbon rear diffuser helps the vehicle hunker down to the asphalt. The perfect driving
experience is rounded off by the acoustic qualities of the powerful vehicle, provided by the
AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer with chromed tailpipes in "Racing“ design. The sonorous note
of the cabrio is heard at its best in narrow road tunnels. If only the sun would shine a bit more
often there!

And naturally AC Schnitzer maintains the motorsport atmosphere in the driver's workplace, with
attractive and ergonomically designed aluminium elements for the gear knob and handbrake
handle, pedals and i-Drive controller. A carbon interior trim and sports airbag steering wheels are
available on request, together with velours mats.

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