2007 AC Schnitzer S3 Cabrio based on BMW 3 Series Cabriolet review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 1 June 2007 , 11:06:14 byAlina

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AC Schnitzer S3 Cabrio based on BMW 3 Series Cabriolet

German carmaker, BMW revealed their new work of art, the 3-Series Convertible, a car that offers incredible driving pleasure. Tuner AC Schnitzer offered a package to improve the already sensational vehicle by emphasizing its natural characteristics. Because of the front skirts that increase down force, the car is more energetic and the side ones emphasize the sporting abilities of the vehicle even when stopped. The new model features Type II and Type III alloy wheels, but racing rims are also an option. You can choose any wheel/tire combination as different sizes are available, from 17-inch to maximum 20-inch, with 245/30 R 20 all round. There are also the Type IV alloy wheels that feature optional chrome elements like the Type IV BiColor alloys that really represent quality in the wheels sector.

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.


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.

The Wheels

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 wheels sector.