2012 AC Schnitzer BMW 650i Cabriolet


(from AC Schnitzer Press Release)  Strong Presence Between Sky and Road

AC Schnitzer presents a complete range for the 650i Convertible

Since spring this year, the new BMW 6-series has been providing airy driving pleasure between sky and road. The open 6-series fun is now enhanced by Aachen company AC Schnitzer with its tuning range for the 650i Cabriolet, which celebrates its premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt this year.

Top down driving pleasure and aerodynamics have not been mutually exclusive for some time. This is proven by the tuning experts with aerodynamic components previously unavailable in this form. Front spoiler, chromed front grille and chrome decor strips can be fitted individually or as a harmonious set to realize the dream of an individual sporting vehicle. AC Schnitzer also offers a rear skirt insert and loading lip protection film to give the bodywork of the 6-series cabrio that finishing touch.

In the engine too, no technical know-how has been spared with a wealth of innovations. The 650i Cabrio by AC Schnitzer has been given a performance upgrade taking it from 407 HP (standard) to 540 HP. Now the eight-cylinder engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. Added to this is the AC Schnitzer power plant and engine bay styling, which demonstrates the power of the engine even when stopped. The AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sport Trim“ tailpipe trims right and left means that the 650i can also be seen and heard from behind.

For the export market, the Aachen tuning experts have developed an 8-pot high performance brake system for the front, in response to the increased driving power. The 8-piston fixed calipers on right and left, and the 8-piece set of brake pads with caliper holders together ensure that the "open-topped rocket" scrubs off the speed quickly and safely. The driving dynamics are further assisted over bumps by the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit.

In the interior too, the 650i by AC Schnitzer lives up to its exterior promises. Interior trim painted in matt space grey, a sports airbag steering wheel, the AC Schnitzer "Black Line“ aluminium cover for the i-Drive system controller and the AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rests and pedals, together with boot and foot mats in velours, ensure that the driver of this cabrio enjoys a feeling of exclusivity.

The wheelarches can be perfectly filled with AC Schnitzer wheels and corresponding tyres in Type IV BiColor or silver, Type V forged alloy rims in BiColor or Type VIII in BiColor or as forged racing rims in BiColor. A totally new addition to the range is the Type VIII forged alloy wheel in BiColor in 21-inch, which weighs in at just a sensational 11.5 kg (9.0J x 21") or 11.9 kg (10.0J x 21"). So in comparison with standard wheels (star spoke 311) in 20-inch, these offer a weight saving of 30%. And that's despite the fact that the AC Schnitzer Type VIII forged alloy wheels are a full inch larger.

A strong presence between sky and road which will certainly not pass unnoticed at the coming IAA.

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