The BMW and MINI tuning specialists from Germany, AC Schnitzer, have put their magic on a car that is considered by practically all the car enthusiasts as being ugly. More precisely, I am talking about the BMW 5-Series GT (Gran Turismo). In an attempt to make the extremely comfortable yet ugly model a bit more crowd appealing, AC Schnitzer improved both the mechanical and styling aspects of the car.
Thus, the only performance kit will be available for the BMW 5-Series GT 530d. The 3.0 liter straight six cylinders turbo diesel engine that initially has an output of 245 horsepower has been tweaked to develop 286 horsepower, which represents an improvement of 41 horsepower or 16.73%. The technical modifications also include a new engine cover and a sports spring kit.
Moving on to the styling improvements, the BMW 5-Series GT gets a number of interior modifications, including an aluminum foot rest and aluminum pedal set as well as a unique aluminum cover for the i-Drive controller. The exterior styling improvements include a variety of alloy wheels in sizes from 19 inches to 22 inches, a wraparound boot lid spoiler, chrome tail pipes, a rear apron with an integrated diffuser, tail light trim, side skirts, bonnet air vents as well as a new front apron.
The modifications make the car look somewhat better, but an ugly car will be an ugly car, no matter how hard you try to modify it. The purpose of this car was not to be a charmer, but to be an extremely comfortable car for those who do not care about looks. To be honest, the BMW 5-Series GT does exactly what it is asked of it.
Unfortunately, no details regarding pricing or availability have been made public until now. You can check out a large photo gallery of the AC Schnitzer modified BMW 5-Series GT below.
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