New alloys for BMW X1 offered by AC Schnitzer

Posted on Thursday, 15 October 2009 , 07:10:09 byEmil

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New alloys for BMW X1 offered by AC Schnitzer

The BMW X1 seems to have got the attention of the German tuning company AC Schnitzer. AC Schnitzer started off slowly by releasing three sets of alloy wheels for the BMW X1 compact crossover. The three sets of alloy wheels are available in sizes of 18 inches, 19 inches and 20 inches, so that the potential customers to have more options from which to choose. It is quite obvious that in a short period of time the German tuning company AC Schnitzer will bring to the market a bunch of styling accessories and mechanical upgrades for the BMW X1.

For those of you who do not know, AC Schnitzer Automobile Technik (the complete name of the company) has its headquarters in Aachen, Germany. They have a long tradition in the modification of BMW and Mini (which is owned by BMW) cars and BMW motorcycles. And what a tradition, I might add, as AC Schnitzer was founded 22 years ago, in 1987. Their range of products includes individual components including light alloy wheels, chassis and custom exhaust systems as well as performance tuning programs for both diesel and gasoline engines. The vast majority of their accessories can be purchased from official BMW dealers (738 dealers and 45 branches in total). More expensive and complicated modifications are done by a highly qualified team directly at their headquarters in Aachen, Germany. The AC Schnitzer tuning accessories are available in over 50 countries worldwide. A great example of how good their work is, is represented by the AC Schnitzer Tension based on the BMW M6 which today is considered as being the second fastest street legal BMW in the world, after being the fastest back in 2006. The AC Schnitzer modified BMW M6 managed to achieve a maximum speed of 331.78 km/h thanks to the 552 horsepower engine.

Returning to the subject of this article, you can see the three sets of alloy wheels available for the BMW X1 in the pictures below.