2011 AC Schnitzer BMW F11 5 Series


(from AC Schnitzer Press Release)  Power Treatment for the Lifestyle Estate:  The new BMW 5-series Touring with the "AC Schnitzer Effect"

The "most beautiful form of dynamics beyond the standard“ in saloon form was launched earlier this summer. Now the tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has applied the "Power Treatment" to the new dynamic BMW in the Touring variant, with numerous special accessories. At the same time, the product range for the saloon has been expanded to include aerodynamic components for M-Technik vehicles.

BMW has given the new 5-series Touring more load volume and flexibility. The specialists from Aachen have been even more generous - they have taken a step further in terms of driving dynamics and driving pleasure. The core of the upgraded Bavarian models is the AC Schnitzer performance upgrades. After conversion, the BMW 530d develops an impressive 286 HP and thus leaves nothing to be desired in terms of power. The uprated 535d now accelerates with an impressive 360 HP, while the 520d and 525d develop a powerful 218 HP and 245 HP respectively. The AC Schnitzer engine styling with capacity logo shows just what is concealed below the bonnet.

And what is the perfect complement to the sporting looks of a BMW? A powerful sound. The
AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sports Trim“ tailpipe trims (left/right) will soon be available for the 550i, 535i, 535d, 530d and 520d. Already the chromed "Racing“ tailpipe trim is available for the 520d, 525d and 530d. So the BMW reveals its dynamics right through to the rear.

The "Power Treatment" in the "AC Schnitzer workshop" is evident on the vehicle from a few meters away. This is thanks to the new Aerodynamic components for Touring and saloon with M-Technik upgrade. The front spoiler elements and chromed front grille harmoniously integrate into the fundamental design, and highlight the emphatically sporting style of the vehicle.
AC Schnitzer side skirt elements (for vehicles without M-Technik upgrade) are also available as an option with chrome design elements which give the 5-series an even more stunning appearance. The bonnet vents provide the necessary air supply below the bonnet. For the rear of the Touring and saloon, AC Schnitzer has of course developed various elements. Both saloon and Touring can be fitted with a dynamics-enhancing rear roof spoiler. The special rear spoiler for the saloon is trimmed for minimum drag. A further aesthetic enhancement to the rear is achieved with the rear skirt insert for drivers of the 5-series Touring (with M-Technik upgrade). The equivalent on the saloon (without M-Technik upgrade) is the matching rear skirt attachment. The new rear skirt protective foil with AC Schnitzer Logo protects - as it says on the tin - both versions against scratches.

The hand of the BMW specialist has also been laid on the suspension. A new suspension spring kit is available which gives an improved balance between sports performance and driving comfort. In conjunction with the suspension, AC Schnitzer wheels with the corresponding tyres provide optimum springing comfort and the unmistakeable athletic appearance. The wheels are available in sizes from 18 to 21 inch in various designs: Type IV silver, Type IV BiColor, Type V forged alloy wheels in BiColor and Type VIII BiColor, and the brand-new Type VIII racing forged rims.

Finally, the Aachen tuning specialist has also upgraded the interior of the 5-series Touring. Carbon interior trim in black "Exclusive“ is available. The driver can "lay hands" on the
AC Schnitzer sports airbag steering wheel and as an option, also the carbon steering wheel spokes in black "Exclusive“. The iDrive System Controller is available with aluminium cover, and pedals and footrests also come in aluminium. Foot mats and a boot mat of velours complete the interior range.

In the best cases, treatment has a permanently improving effect on people. The effect of the Aachen Power Treatment is visible and perceptible on the BMW 5-series Touring, and is known as the "AC Schnitzer Effect".

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